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…