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Farm Work Sessions: Caldwell Cigar Co. Blind Man’s Bluff Nicaragua Toro

Farm Work Sessions: Caldwell Cigar Co. Blind Man’s Bluff Nicaragua Toro

Every year it seems like the grass - and, unfortunately, weeds - shoot up over night. Then, before you know it, you can barely see the pigs grazing and the chickens have to jump to pick grass seed. So today I have to do some bush hogging to catch up. I grabbed a Blind Man’s Bluff Nicaragua to smoke while mowing. I have smoked, and enjoyed, the regular Blind Man’s Bluff, the Connecticut, and the Maduro. I am anxious to see how an all Nicaraguan blend from Caldwell smokes.  Country of Origin: Honduras Factory: STG Danli Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Binder:...

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Outdoor Work Sessions: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Stillwell Star Aromatic No. 1

Outdoor Work Sessions: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Stillwell Star Aromatic No. 1

It’s a very warm day out so I’m leisurely doing some things that need done like setting up the dehumidifier in the garage, putting together a new porch umbrella, watering the garden, taking care of the barn, etc. I looked in the humidor and this Stillwell Star Aromatic No. 1 grabbed my attention. This is one of four Stillwell Stars available, and the third one I am reviewing. So far I haven't had any bad experiences with these pipe tobacco and cigar blends, however, I haven’t really wanted to smoke more of the blends either. Nevertheless it is a neat...

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Spring Cleaning Sessions: Lampert Cigars Ocean Breeze

Spring Cleaning Sessions: Lampert Cigars Ocean Breeze

This time of year is when I like to do some spring cleaning around the property. I don’t have a ton of time today, so I am just trying to clean up the garage a bit. I recently went through and got rid of anything I thought I needed, but haven’t used in four years. Then I moved things around to make room for a workbench. Now I need to move things to the shed, set the workbench, and plan for another work area I will be setting up. To accompany me with this is the Lampert Cigars Ocean Breeze....

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Standard & Twain Blind Tasting: June '22

Standard & Twain Blind Tasting: June '22

You can check out my spiel on what Standard & Twain is, what you get, and how awesome it is here. Use the code “Whiskey” at checkout and you will receive a free cigar with your first order!  This is my sixth month with this subscription and I have to say that I continue to be pleased month to month. I haven’t loved every cigar that I have received, but that’s kind of the point. You can’t possibly like everything you try, but you have to try different things to better understand what you do enjoy. The biggest concerns for...

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Yard Work Sessions: ADVentura Cigars The Navigator Pinzon

Yard Work Sessions: ADVentura Cigars The Navigator Pinzon

We’ve gotten a decent amount of rain lately, so I’ve got to catch up on some mowing this evening. I also wanted to smoke something new so I grabbed an ADVentura Cigars The Navigator from my humidor. This will be only the second ADVentura I have smoked. Something I always find intriguing with ADVentura’s cigars are the blend details. They always seem to utilize tobacco from multiple countries in their cigars. This Navigator utilizes tobacco from 5 countries, for example.  Country of Origin: Dominican Republic Factory: Tabacalera William Ventura Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro Binder: Indonesian Sumatra Filler: Dominican Republic,...

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