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I hear that Facebook has been in the process of closing cigar groups without recourse because they don’t like the cigar forums; and so because their regulations forbid the sale of tobacco products they’ve just been arbitrarily deciding that they all sell tobacco products and shutting them down. In light of this, I just want to…

A Lady’s Perspective is Moving!

Hey there, Smoking Jacket fans!  Due to changes in my schedule I find that I’m having difficulty getting my posts done by Friday morning, so as of tomorrow I’m moving my “A Lady’s Perspective” column to Saturdays instead.  This way we’ll be more able to assure that regular content appears when it’s expected to.  Tomorrow I’ll be…

Piper’s Talk Podcast – Interview with Erin McRoy

We’d like to thank George McCormick for having our fearless leader on his brand-new podcast Piper’s Talk!  George is a pipe enthusiast who’s about as Texan as they get, and I think any pipe or tobacco culture enthusiast will enjoy listening to the two of them banter together about the magazine and their favourite hobby.…

How I Review a (Deserving) Prize-Winning Cigar (Rocky Patel Renaissance Toro)

Friday morning, and I’ve been so busy that I am just now sitting down to smoke a morning cigar for review.  With everyone having been ill this week, the duty falls to me to maintain regular content!  So today I have selected the lightest of the two cigars I have not yet tried from the…

Every Now & Then You Just Get a Dud (Don Pepin Garcia 1950 Cuban Classic “Black”)

The Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic (the one with the pretty black, gold and red label with a gold ribbon at its foot) made Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2007 with its 92 rating.  So I’m sure you can understand my bitter disappointment when this one turned out to be a complete wash-out! Billed as…