When the torcedor arranges the leaves, he also arranges his mind and the mind of the person smoking the cigar.
- Adaptation of a Zen saying
Category Archives: Cigar News & Notes
Just letting everyone know, the El Picador, Don Pepin’s version of the Cheroot is available at Empire Cigars. This cigar is smooth and spicy. If you are a fan of the My Father line of cigars, this is a must … Continue reading
Last but not least! Time to put 2009 to rest with the Zen Limited Edition Cigar of the Year! This is a new category and just like the Zen Cigar of the year; this time I asked for readers to … Continue reading
Alright! Time to close out 2009 with the Zen Cigar of the Year! This time I asked for readers to vote for their Cigar of the Year as well. I received a lot of responses and votes were very close! … Continue reading
Now it really heats up! Limited Edition cigars do not have the constraint of tobacco availability and the need for mass production when developing the bend. it’s just the best cigar a manufacturer can make with the best tobacco on … Continue reading
Alright, here we go! Please keep in mind all cigar eligible for the Cigar of the Year, must not exceed retail price of $10 (for the most part). Here is my Top 5 Candidates for Zen Cigar of the Year … Continue reading
Rakesh “Rocky” Patel has been in the business for a short time, but has worked hard to produce one of the most popular cigars on the market, The Edge, and a list of other popular lines. He initially made his … Continue reading
Fear not those who mourn the demise of the Defiance (which may be news to most). Xikar is squashing the Defiance cigar but at the same time is unveiling a new line: the HC Series. The Havana Collection Series cigar … Continue reading
Wow! What a blast! I was lucky to be one of a lucky 100 to get tickets to the AVO Companero dinner at Sullivan’s in Raleigh, NC hosted by Empire Cigars and the birthday boy himself, Mr. Avo Uvezian! I … Continue reading
Synonymous with luxury, the Davidoff brand for years has produced the finest clothes, fragrances and cigars. Davidoff cigars have been long heralded as the symbol of luxury and decadence. But who is the man behind the name?