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Stolen Throne Cigars War Council Review

Stolen Throne Cigars War Council Review

Stolen Throne War Council It is a cool, cloudy morning. I just got back from vacation and am still off work, so I thought I would start my morning out in style and smoke a cigar for review.  The cigar I elected to smoke this morning is the War Council from Stolen Throne Cigars. This is a limited edition of only 1,895 cigars released through the Cigar Federation Store. I missed these cigars when they became available, but got one courtesy of a friend of mine (@rightcalf_cigars on instagram). I will save you the trouble of sifting through the CFed...

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Build Your Cigar Starter Kit

Build Your Cigar Starter Kit

For most of us, we start as occasional cigar smokers. Maybe you had a family friend who let you try one of the Swisher Sweets he always smoked, no matter where he was. Maybe you only had the occasional CI Mega Sampler cigar from the Ziplock gallon bag passed around at the tailgate. Maybe you and a buddy would go to the Smoker’s Express and grab the coolest looking cigar you could afford on a college budget so you could smoke, shoot the shit, and watch the drunk students on their walks home on thirsty Thursdays. Maybe that was just...

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Cigar Basic - Part 3: Shop to Smoke

Cigar Basic - Part 3: Shop to Smoke

So far we have discussed tobacco on the farm in the article Cigar Basics - Part 1: Seed to Factory, and tobacco in the factory in the article Cigar Basics - Part 2: Factory to Shop. This article will discuss the consumer experience of cigars. From the packaging and marketing to the smoking experience. As with the previous articles, there could be so much more written with regards to the topics in this article, however, this will provide some basic information and terms.   The Stage: Shop to Smoke The Terms: Box, Bundle, Cab, Jar, Cellophane, Sleeves, Tubo, Band, Company, Brand,...

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Cigar Basics - Part 2: Factory to Shop

Cigar Basics - Part 2: Factory to Shop

In the first article, Cigar Basics - Part 1: Seed to Factory, we discussed tobacco seeds, the plant, growing, and the final stages at the farm. This article will follow tobacco as it makes its way through the factory. As with the previous article, this is brief, not in-depth discussion. It is meant to introduce some common terms and show the processes that occur in the factory as the tobacco is prepped and eventually rolled. The Stage: Factory to Shop The Terms: Fermentation, Pilon, Wrapper, Binder, Filler, Bunch, Long Filler, Mixed Filler, Short Filler, Blend, Blender, Rolero, Torcedor, Bunchero, Lieberman...

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Making The Most of Bow Season

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Making The Most of Bow Season

Every Whitetail season, bowhunters take to the woods in hopes of bagging a target buck, filling the freezer with meat or just simply getting back into the deer woods. Archery season is a great opportunity to hunt because in most states it comes before any firearm seasons. This makes for far less pressured deer and if approached properly, makes for increased likelihood of success. But, what can we do as bowhunters to ensure our success even more? Well, that's what we'll cover here in this blog post. Keep reading for our key three things to make the most of your...

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