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Luthier Sessions: Apostate Cigars The Liahona

Luthier Sessions: Apostate Cigars The Liahona

I’ve been meaning to replace the nut on my FeatherFoot guitar. I have just been putting it off for awhile for fear that I wouldn’t have a chance to finish when I started. However, I finally went ahead and got some String Joy strings I’ve been wanting to try and while I’m changing strings, I might as well make and install the new bone nut.  I grabbed an Apostate Cigars The Liahona to smoke while I worked on this job. This is the last of the three initial blends from Apostate that I need to review. I have been very...

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Paul Garmirian Cigars 25th Anniversary Connoisseur

Paul Garmirian Cigars 25th Anniversary Connoisseur

I have been familiar with Paul Garmirian Cigars for quite some time, however, up to this review I had only smoked one of their cigars. I was very excited when I received another PG cigar as a surprise gift from a very generous cigar smoking friend. The 25th Anniversary Connoisseur was released in 2015 to celebrate 25 years of PG Cigars. According to the PG website:  “The cigar transitions effortlessly, many have called it, “A Masterpiece” A beautiful dark and oily Oscuro Maduro wrapper, four complex fillers and a Dominican barrel aged binder produce a rich, complex and balanced smoke...

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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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