A Yuletide Treat! (5 Vegas Cask Strength Torpedo)

What a whirlwind the holiday season can be!  I’ve hardly had time to think, let alone write a review.  So I was pleased to finally sit down with a cigar I’ve been saving; the 5 Vegas Cask Strength Torpedo.  The wrapper note revealed a mild cocoa scent, presented in an attractive maroon and gold label…

Hard Core (CAO LX2 Maduro Belicoso)

This interesting cigar was sent to us by Famous Smoke to review.  I have to admit before I start that this is not normally a cigar I would smoke.  The L in LX2 stands for “ligero,” and the “X2” is “times two,” and I don’t like ligeros as a general rule; I find them bitter…

A Fine Vintage (Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Toro)

For my 41st birthday, a truly special cigar was called for, and so I went back to my Rocky Patel Luxury Toro Sampler from Holt’s Cigar Company, this time for the Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Toro.  This lovely six and a half inch long, 52 ring gauge, box-pressed cigar had a beautiful wrapper note of…

Sailing Into Adventure (Rocky Patel Ocean Club Toro)

I’ve been really ill for a few weeks.  You know how people say they have a flu?  And then there’s the real flu?  Actual genuine influenza that affects pretty much every body system and knocks you flat for weeks?  Well, I had that.  Then, having been diagnosed with asthma as a child (though it’s usually…