Aging Room Event

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Aging Room will display their excellent cigars including Quattro F55 cigar which was Cigar Aficionado Magazine’s No.1 Cigar of the year in the free world! We will have raffles and giveaways plus Texas Hold ‘Em tournament! Fun for all levels. And special appearance by flamenco style guitarist! You do NOT want to miss this event!

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Gurkha Legend Autumnal Cigar Sampler

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First day of Autumn is September 22. Get yourself a great leg up this year and buy your choice of the Gurkha Legend Autumnal cigar sampler. You can choose to get only 5 cigars, that is one of each of the five awesome cigars presented here. You can also choose two of each for a sampler of 10 cigars, 4 of each for a sampler of 20 cigars, or get yourself a FULL count sampler and receive this smart gadget torch lighter – the Hammer TT lighter. The Gurkha Legend Autumnal cigar sampler includes two different great Gurkha legends, the incredible La Gloria Cubana 758 Super Churchill, the new Partagas Extra Oscuro and the Baccarat torpedo at a whopping 65%!

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Camacho Double Shock Limited Edition – Toro Review

You know what we love more than cigars? NEW cigars. So there was no way we were going to pass up a chance to light up a new Camacho Double Shock Limited Edition. It had us drooling on looks alone, you really cant deny that barber shop pole look. Check out our thoughts on this enticing new smoke.

Specs:

Made By: Camacho
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuador, Mexico
Binder: Criollo
Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras
Strength: Medium to Full
Ring Gauge: 50
Length: 6

First Impression:

At first glance, this cigar is stunning. The Ecuadorian habano and Mexican San Andres maduro wrappers make for an aesthetic that we found visually pleasing. Upon further inspection, we weren’t disappointed. There’s a nutty, earthy and slightly toasty smell. Its a well constructed cigar, no obvious veins, firm but not too tight. Cold draw was smooth and effortless.

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First Half:

Right on the first draw you get a hit of that creamy, toasty flavor. Going into the first half, there’s lots of cloudy smoke and it feels peppery on the tongue. Its spicy and bold and there’s an even burn so far. Primary flavors are nutty and toasty, overall delicious on the palate.

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Second Half:

Coming into the second half, the burn became a tad bit uneven, but it held together wonderfully and the smoke and flavor didn’t lose its power. The primary flavors are still coming through, that creaminess still making an appearance. Smoke is thick and abundant. By this point, we’re definitely enjoying this smoke. Its mild, but still very bold.

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Third Half:

By this point, it mellows out a bit. Smooth yet tangy with an almost citrus kick. Quite surprising. This smoke is still going strong, and we are not disappointed with the punch of flavor it provides. Towards the end of our smoking session, the cigar became a bit warm and soft, but it did not impact the flavor profile.

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Conclusion:

As usual, Camacho didn’t disappoint. We definitely recommend this cigar if you’re looking for a consistent, flavorful smoke. From the packaging down to the ash, this was an all around winner in our books.

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Flor De Gonzalez Event: An Evening of Art, Music & Cigars featuring Famous Artist

Flor de Gonzalez has been consistently rated by Cigar Aficionado among some of the best cigars in the world. Now they will display their superb cigar, 90 miles, so we can get a taste of amazing aroma that Flor de Gonzalez cigars provide. We will be featuring artwork by international artist, Milton Bernal. Often referred to as “the painter of tobacco”, Bernal focuses on portraiture style in which uses tobacco leaves as his main medium.

Also, live performance by Gyorgy Lakatos! He’s a prolific guitarist in the style of the “Gypsy Kings”. He is proficient in MANY instruments but as a guitarist he has toured the world around and now resides in South Florida, where he shakes things up with his rhythmic styles. He plays every style of music, Latin, Spanish, European, American Disco, Dance, Funky, Popular Ballads and so much more.

Cigar Deals:
• Buy 3 cigars, get 1 cigar free
• Buy a box get 10 cigars free
• Box Giveaway Raffle

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Camacho Double Shock Limited Edition available at Mike’s Cigars

The Double Shock is the latest limited edition cigar by the red-hot Camacho cigars. This is a very unique cigar, with signature Camacho packaging. As usual, they aim to separate themselves from the rest of the cigar-pack. Beyond the beautifully crafted black and red box, there is a scorpion with not one, but two tails. Once you open the box, you will instantly see these bold cigars paired together with a stylish black and red band embraced by the same scorpion in display. Not only aesthetically pleasing, this cigar boasts an amazing smoke. The cigar has an Ecuadorian habano and Mexican San Andres maduro wrapper that gives a distinct look very much like a barber shop pole. The flavors are further enhanced by five different origins of tobacco. The Double Shock has hand-selected criollo binder and filler leaves from the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Pennsylvania. This extremely rare combination gives a fantastic aroma of spice, sweetness and rich, creamy flavors making this new blend a high impact and stimulating flavor experience. This is a medium-full bodied cigar are available at Mike’s Cigars. Sizes include Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 50), and Churchill (7 x 48), Figurado (6 1/8 x 54 x 42) and Gordo (6 x 60). Camacho cigars are produced in Danli, Honduras and distributed by Davidoff. The Double Shock Limited Edition is part of two annual limited edition series for the company. For pricing click here.

Camacho cigars are produced in Danli, Honduras and distributed by Davidoff. The Double Shock Limited Edition is part of two annual limited edition series for the company

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H. Upmann The Banker Event

Over at Mike’s Cigar Bar, our weekly poker nights (on thursdays!) are always guaranteed to be a good time. This time however, we upped the ante and hosted a special event with H. Upmann to showcase their newest line, The Banker. The stakes were high, and our giveaway prizes hot. Every poker round was as intense as the one before it! As an added plus, we raffled out humidors, caps, and all sorts of goodies.

The Banker cigar was a huge crowd pleaser, being described as having “earthy, peppery notes with an excellent draw”. Offered in sizes called Currency (48×5 1/2), Arbitrage (56×7) and Annuity (52×6) we just knew our poker night would be the richest moment to share this medium bodied cigar with our customers.

 

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H. Upmann Banker Event on August 28, 2014

H. Upmann Event at Mike’s Cigar Bar will display The Banker, the newest cigar that has everyone talking about and most importantly, smokin’ it! We will have special deals on the event including:

Deal 1: Buy 3 Cigars & get 1 FREE + Scratch Card
Deal 2: Buy 5 Cigars & get 1 FREE + 2 Scratch Cards
Deal 3: Buy a Box & get a 3-Pack FREE + 3 Scratch Cards

Also, we will have Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament. Have a Drink, cigar and play poker!Mike’s Cigar Bar is located in Miami Beach, 2 blocks from Bal Harbour Shops, Bay Harbor 33154 It’s a great bar to enjoy a drink with smooth leather furniture, classy lighting, flat screen HD TV’s, and meeting cigar enthusiast. Come by and appreciate the finest cigars selection you can imaging from Montecristo to Romeo.

To view an exciting video introducing H. Upmann The Banker cigar, click here.

To RSVP, click here.

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New Montecristo Espada Cigar

Montecristo has been one of the leaders in premium cigar brands globally and they continue to push the envelope with exquisite cigars by releasing the Espada by Montecristo.  This marks the very first time that Montecristo releases a cigar that has 100% Nicaraguan leaf which is a significant moment for the legendary Montecristo brand. The leaf is elegantly aged vintage and refined by the proud and historic Plasencia family who are world-renowned for releasing premium handmades for major cigar brands such as Rocky Patel, Gurkha, and Alec Bradley to name a few. The collaboration between Plasencia family and Altadis blending team is known as the Grupo de Maestros who have joined forces to combine the knowledge of centuries and expertise of growing superior tobaccos. The Montecristo Espada is a spicy cigar with rich, complex and deeply satisfying smoke that is truly inspired by tradition, knowledge, and power inspired by the craftsmanship of the old sword makers. The Montecristo Espada is beautifully packaged in a marvelous hazel suede-covered box of ten that will have cigar aficionados yearning to take the first puff. The wrapper is Habano Jalapa Vintage 2010, binder is Habano Jalapa Vintage 2009, the filler is Habano Jalapa Seco Vintage 2008, Habano Ometepe Viso Vintage 2008, and Habano Condega Ligero Vintage 2008. Mike’s Cigars will offer all three sizes which are Ricasso 54 x 5, Guard 50 x 6, Quillion 56 x 7.

To view an exciting video introducing the Montecristo Espada cigar, click here.

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We are now taking pre-orders. For more information go to Montecristo Espada

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La Flor Dominicana Ligero Cabinet Oscuro Review

la-flor-dominicana-oscuro-holdingIt’s time for a cigar review and I’m excited to be reviewing La Flor Dominicana Ligero Cabinet Oscuro. Athough it’s not new, I’ve been contemplating smoking this cigar for a while now. I’ve been keeping my eye on this cigar and it’s about that time to sit back, get a drink, and let the aroma serenade around me. This cigar is a L- 500 Cabinet coming in at 60 x 5 3/4. They also have other size such as 400 Cabinet, 300 Cabinet, 250 Cabinet, 200 Cabinet, and Torpedito. Now, let’s light this baby up and see what it’s made of!

After lighting this bad boy up, which is Oscuro, not Maduro, I notice it has a great structure to it. Beautiful, shiny, rich Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, and nice Dominican binder and fillers from their own farm in La Canela, Dominican Republic. It has a very oily wrapper with excellent texture to it and the veins have a slight embossed to it. You can immediately sense that it’s a full body cigar yet it’s rich and so far, enjoyable in its first few puffs. Looking at this 500 Cabinet, you would think it would feel heavy because it’s dense but it feels cozy holding it. Once I fired it up, there is a rich aroma of leather with slight hints of pepper that is gratifying. So far, I’ve been smoking the cigar for 15 minutes.

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Now, I’ve been smoking the La Flor Dominicana Oscuro for a little over 45 minutes and I’m still enjoying the rich body taste which I’ve steadily tasted an increase elements of leather and earthy flavors. A nice progression of creamy scent has slowly developed like a drummer slowly crescendoing his cymbals to compliment the guitar and bass during the bridge section of a song. The construction of the cigar has been superb with a steady smoke of what I would call, intensively rich and it has mellowed a little bit. I would suggest to eat a nice size meal before smoking a Ligero Cabinet Oscuro.

After an hour and fifteen minutes of smoking The Oscuro, it has come to an end my friend. Overall, the La Flor Dominicana Cabinet Oscuro is an outstanding cigar that is just a step under a full-bodied cigar with great consistency of rich, earthy, and spicy smoke. Each puff generated a bundle of smoke that I enjoyed. The burn was very consistent except for 1 time I had to rotate the cigar, otherwise I had no serious issue with it. I would recommend this cigar for anyone to experience after enjoying a nice lunch or dinner. Now kick back and enjoy an impressive rich cigar with a favorable price point.

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Top Cigar Accessories and How to Organize Them

Top Cigar Accessories and How to Organize Them

Smoking fine cigars is a relaxing and luxurious activity. When you smoke a cigar, you will enjoy richly layered flavors along with a sense of style and taste. Continue reading “Top Cigar Accessories and How to Organize Them” »

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Mikes Cigar Sampler Feature: Swag and Aging Room

SUMMER SPECIAL CIGAR SAMPLER

In an effort to draw more attention to some damn good cigars you might be missing, our Mikes Cigars elite have procured a collection of some of the best small batch boutique cigars you don’t want to miss. Our favoites are the Swag SoBe Edition and the Aging Room F55 and are not only enjoyable smokes, they really reflect the modern cigar lifestyle and are the perfect smokes for summer.

Swag South Beach Edition VIP is a true Dominican Puro with some nice Dominican Ligero in mixed in the blend. This vitola is a smaller 4.5×48 Rothschild size for a quick smoke. Its wrapper is rich and caramelly and the flavor profile is of sweet spice, nut, and peppery citrus notes. This is a handy full-bodied cigar with pop to it with a fantastic presentation. From the tissue wrapping that makes it feel like a present to the South Beach inspired band, this VIP is sure to become your signature summer smoke. Swag says this is not your father’s Dominican Cigar….this is a new kind of Dominican smoke with the aroma, flavor and combustion that Dominican tobaccos are known for but with strength, complexity and character that until now has been found only in Nicaraguan tobaccos.

Swag’s Quickie is one of the best bargain cigars of 2011. At 5.5 inches plus a 52 ring, Swag Quickie cigars are a new kind of Dominican cigar. Swag is Dominican Puro with the aroma and flavor that Dominican tobacco is known for. The character and complexity of Swag cigars is sure to please the most discriminating smoker.

Aging Room M356 Presto is a nice and neat 4.5×48 in size. Cigar Insider rated the Aging Room a respected 94. The Aging Room cigar is creamy and smooth despite being a full body. It brings flavors of slightly roasted almonds with cedar and spice.

Aging Room Quattro F55 Stretto cigars are box pressed small-batch cigars sporting an obscure Sumatra wrapper aged nine years. This vitola is the smaller of the Quattro collection. Expect full-bodied robust flavors orchestrated by this particular wrapper. Here is a rich and meaty smoke with earthy notes, some pepper, cream and a sweet caramel finish worthy of an ovation.

As a free bonus, we are adding the very delicious VegaFina Toro to this very special summertime sampler. If you are not yet familiar with These extraordinary yet affordable cigars have become one of the most sought-after cigars in Europe. Now you can enjoy these cigars without a passport. Handcrafted at the famous Tabacalera de Garcia factory, Vega Fina cigars boast a luxurious, hand-selected Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper and a flavorful combination of Dominican, Colombian and Honduran long filler tobaccos with a Indonesian binder. Vega Fina is a distinctly smooth, aromatic smoke with medium body that is considered by many to be a true connoisseur’s smoke.

For more information about this cigar sampler, click here. Please enjoy.

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Licenciados Toro

Today’s review is the Licenciados in a toro 6×50 ring gauge. This is a great cigar at a bargain price. It’s handcrafted by Manual Quesada in his MATASA factory in the Dominican Republic. If you’re a lover of Macanudo cigars, you’ll probably enjoy the Licenciados. I’m smoking the connecticut shade wrapper  and by the looks it would be considered a higher quality wrapper. The appearance is great. It has some veining, but overall a nice looking cigar.

As I lit up, I couldn’t help but notice several nice nutty notes right off the bat. That was something I wasn’t expecting, because most of the time you will get a bitter tone on less expensive cigars. Not this one! In fact, Manual Quesada blended this cigar to taste like a Macanudo. He kicked things up a notch by adding some rich flavors that we will get into shortly.

There is a nice smoky aroma that is hard to place, but it’s something close to a mixture of cream and spice. It flows effortlessly with every puff of the cigar. You will notice a nice flaky ash along with big beautiful wasps of smoke. As you get about fifteen minutes or so into the cigar, you’ll taste milk and light coffee tones. The burn has been spot on and the draw is right in my range of above average to excellent. If you really dig deep, you will notice some very light spice undertones, another pleasant surprise that I wasn’t expecting.

 

As you hit the midway point, the spice notes found earlier begin to pick up. Rich creamy undertones of milk are also evident. At this stage I would classify this as a mild to medium body cigar. On the back half of the cigar, expect the nutty tones to pick up along with the coffee. The milk and spice tones remain pretty consistent to finish out the cigar.

While not an overly complex cigar, it is a very enjoyable smoke. Rich and consistent are two words that come to mind. If you love connecticuts or are a fan of Macanudos then I would highly recommend the Licenciados. Oh, and I should mention it received a 93 in Cigar Aficionado. The price starts around $3.00 per stick. For me, I’ve personally added this as one of my everyday cigars.

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Bauza – Casa Grandes

A true gem of a cigar, the Bauza is sure to meet all of your expectations. They are made in the Dominican Republic and were originally released in 1980. They have stood the test of time. It is not only an excellent cigar, but they are made in the prestigious Fuente Factory. That should tell you all you need to know about this cigar. The Fuente Factory is known for making some of the highest quality cigars and the Buaza is no exception.

I’ve chosen to smoke the Casa Grande size for this review; it is a 6.75”x48 ring gauge. However, it’s available in eight different sizes to fit your preferred choice of ring gauge. It’s semi dark Sun Grown Ecuadorian wrapper looks fantastic. You will notice some small veining, but nothing that takes away from the look of the cigar. An oily sheen along with a triple cap completes the presentation.

Right away, you will notice hay like notes as you toast the end of the cigar and begin smoking the first inch or so. After you get past the initial start of the cigar, the hay starts to subside and cedar and spice tones begin taking over. Ten minutes in and the burn has be spot on. The draw on the cigar is one of the best that I’ve had in a long time. It requires just enough effort to keep it interesting.

A third of the way in, I’ve begun to get a touch of plum like notes that lasted for several minutes. It quickly disappears and the cedar and spice tones are back in full force. The burn to this point has been impeccable. I wanted to test the cigar further and decided to set it down for five minutes to see how it would do. To my surprise, when I returned the cigar remained lit and I didn’t have to touch it up.

Two thirds of the way in now and hints of coffee, nutmeg and nuts are all evident. Smooth creamy notes can also be found. As mentioned prior, the burn and draw have remained consistent with no issues so far. In the final third of the cigar, everything begins culminating and you will get hints of all the flavors and notes mentioned throughout the cigar. I tasted a nice cedar like aftertaste on my palette that enhanced the smoking experience.

The Buaza is an overall winner for sure. It has received a 92 rating from Cigar Aficionado. Also, it’s one of Carlos Fuente Sr.’s favorite cigars and can be found sitting on his table in his office. I would recommend that you go buy a few and try it out for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

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Mike’s Cigars Releases Licenciados in a Smaller Size

Licenciados Espresso Small CigarsBest selling brand now available as a small cigar.

The Licenciados cigar has been the best selling cigar for Mike’s Cigars for decades. When Cigar Aficionado magazine scored Licenciados a 93 rating, it was the highest rating ever given to a non-Cuban cigar. This cigar was originally created to taste like a Macanudo but with richer flavors. The cigar paved the way for other Dominican cigars to get noticed. Cigar Aficionado described this cigar as “a medium-bodied cigar packed with flavors of nuts, coffee and a solid cedar finish. It is very well-made with a beautiful dark brown wrapper.”

In the spirit of the original Licenciados, Mike’s Cigars has made it in a small cigar size. “For those times when you haven’t got time for a long smoke, but still want to enjoy a cigar,” the cigarmaker said.

Licenciados Espresso premium small cigars are available in tins of 10 and units of 50 and have a nutty, creamy flavor. Back with the same signature flavor, the cigars now come in new packaging and a convenient compact size for enjoyment anytime at any place.

Mike’s Licenciados cigars are also available in Supremo Maduro, and EMS in Churchill, Excellentes, Figurado, No. 4, Panetalla Linda, Presidentes, Soberanos, Toro, and the world renowned Wavell.

About Mike’s Cigars: Established in 1950, Mike’s cigar store is one of the big three independent cigar mega-stores in the United States with retail and wholesale cigars online since 1998 and mail-order catalog services since 1970, and also a flagship cigar shop in Miami’s Bay Harbor. All venues offer premium cigars from most cigar manufacturers worldwide. The company ships cigars, cigar samplers and cigar accessories to consumers all over the world, and carries over 1,000 different brands of premium cigars. Small cigars, large ring gauge cigars and everything in between are available on sale, on site and online.

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Meet the Cohiba Gigante

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Hear ye, hear ye! To answer the current callout for giant gauge cigars, here comes the Cohiba Gigante, a substantial Cohiba cigar with a 60 ring gauge. This big cigar is just what cigar fans have been waiting for from Cohiba with its proprietary Dominican blend of tobacco mixed by cigar master Senor Daniel Nunez. There is already a Cohiba Black Gigante cigar in lucious Maduro, so the Cohiba Gigante is the Natural counterpart. From Cohiba cigars you know you are going to get consistency and richness in a medium-bodied smoke that anyone can enjoy. Be the first to try one – order now!

Receive a FREE Cohiba Slice Cutter worth $95 with any box of Cohiba Cigars while supplies last.

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Perfecto Padrón

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When you remember life’s important moments, you’ll remember a Padrón, it is said. There has not been a year that this family of cigars has not ranked in the top five cigars of that year, and on several occasions, a Padrón cigar has been named the best cigar of the year. A good place to start is the Padrón Original Series, or the thousand series, as it is sometimes called. With 15 vitolas in both natural or maduro, perhaps the best way to begin is to get acquainted with the Padron 8 Cigar Sampler. Here you can try a couple from each of three Padron cigar collections, in both natural or their rich maduro.

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Michael Jordan’s Cigar Smoking Paradise

Million Dollar Humidor Michael Jordan’s 12.4 million dollar live-in humidor.

TMZ – Jupiter, FL – Consider the world record for “largest humidor ever” broken — Michael Jordan’s $12.4 MILLION Jupiter, FL palace is juuust about ready to move in to … and it features an insane cigar-friendly home theater.

His Airness — rarely seen these days without a tightly-rolled Cuban between his teeth — has been building the 28,000 square foot estate for the past three years, complete with a giant state-of-the-art home theater … outfitted with special equipment made to handle mass amounts of cigar smoke.

The 3-acre, 11-bedroom compound is being built in the middle of an ultra-exclusive golf course community called the Jack Nicklaus’ Bear Club … where Tiger Woods also lives.

It’s unclear where Jordan plans to display his 5 MVP trophies and 6 NBA Championship rings … but between the main house, the pool house, the guest house, and the 2-story guard house … he’s got plenty of choices.

FYI — There’s also a ridiculous athletic facility … complete with b-ball court, naturally.

Cigar Enthusiast Michael Jordan

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/12/11/michael-jordan-new-house-jupiter-florida/#ixzz2My4N0rUJ

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The Highly Favored Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary Robusto

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As for the Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Robusto, those in the industry are calling the Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary their favorite RP blend, and reviewers are saying it is different from your standard Rocky Patel cigar, with more spice and richness not unlike the smoking characteristics of a great Nicaraguan Puro. Perhaps most noted is the complex flavor the 15th Anniversary tobacco blend delivers. Attractive construction lends the Robusto a certain elegance, and the definite sweetness of dried fruit or black cherry and floral are particularly noted, as well its velvety Jalapa wrapper, voluminous smoke output and sturdy ash. The cigar band and cigar box have that commemorative Americana appeal like minted money and ornate engravings, letting the cigar smoker know this is a special release. Pleasant and never overpowering, a spicy start and enjoyable ending of flora, wood and mocha are the stars here, and another reason the Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Robusto just received a 92 point rating.

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iFlame is a Flameless Lighter

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Be the first to have a fashionable flameless lighter you can travel with, take in airports and aboard flights, and use outdoors in the wind, weather and elements. This is the perfect smoking accessory with a high-tech design – a hot gadget that you can quickly recharge with your USB port and use it to light up to 200 cigarettes. Best of all, it comes in bright colors so you can find it and identify it. It is the size of a pocket mp3 player.

We tested it outside our Bay Harbor storefront on a breezy day, and after a couple of tries to ignite, we got the hang of it. You have to hold it just right then press the button, and there’s no need to make direct contact between your smoking device and the iFlame. So light it up.

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Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado

February's Featured Cigar The Hot Cigar of the Moment
Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado is the hot cigar of the moment.  Just highly rated at 92 points by Cigar Aficianado, (also the number 1 cigar of 2012 according to Cigar Snob)  and the featured cigar of February, the Figurado is “a gorgeous and complex cigar brimming with floral notes and hints of malted nougat.”  The Melanio is named for Don Melanio Oliva, grand-daddy of the Oliva family cigar business.  The Figurado vitola is packed with out of the ordinary tastes including herbal flavors like anise that give it a hint of root beer, a salty quality that gives it a peanuttiness, red pepper and leather.  Spicy and sweet with a toasted finish.

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