The Secret History of Smoking Jacket Magazine

How We Started, Why We Succeeded, Why We Folded, and Why We’re Relaunching Now Hello, old friends and new! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Sable Aradia, writer of A Lady’s Perspective, Once More with Feeling, and vlogger of Fast Review. Mostly I review cigars and related products, with an occasional dabble…

Edgy (Rocky Patel the Edge Habano Corojo Robusto)

Another meeting of the Okanagan Pipe and Cigar Club!  Knowing it was a good time to savour a smoke at length, I chose the Rocky Patel the Edge Habano that I’ve been saving.  Its wrapper was a lovely dark Colorado shade, with few veins and a matte finish.  It was capped with a double cap which…

A Royal Flush! (Perdomo Five Card Stud Sampler)

It took me quite a long time to work my way through the Perdomo Five Card Stud Sampler from Pipes & Cigars.  That was because I think I was savouring it.  Looking back, I would have to say that the smokes featured in this set were the most consistently highly-rated of any of the sampler…

GQ Tobaccos Askwith Kake

Recently I was most pleasantly surprised with a package from our Editor, Erin, containing two small pouches of GQ Tobaccos blends. Though I have read many praises of this blend, living in the USA they aren’t something easily obtained. In fact, my wife, wondering why I was so giddy over the contents of the small…

Such Promise! (Alec Bradley Nica Puro 1685 Robusto)

Okay, I’m going to tell you straight out; I’m really disappointed. The Alec Bradley Nica Puro 1685 was a promising-looking cigar with a matte chocolate shaded wrapper that emanated nut and chocolate wrapper notes. It’s a 50 ring gauge and five inches in length; a fairly normal-sized robusto.  I got mine as part of the Alec…