Avo Limited Edition 2010

Tonight I’m smoking an AVO LE10 and I have more to report on than just the cigar itself — I can speak a bit to the man behind the cigar. No, this isn’t an AVO meet and greet event like where Ray got to meet Rocky Patel. It’s just the result of Avo and me hanging out at our favorite neighborhood cigar bar, Corona Cigar, in Orlando. Read the rest of this entry »


La Flor Dominicana Cameroon Cabinet

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The Glenlivet 12 is poured and a La Flor Dominicana Cameroon Cabinet is lit at pool side in Orlando on what passes for a Winter day in Florida. I’m sitting here in a t-shirt while the natives are running around in coats complaining about the 60 degree temps and my buddies in Seattle are gloomily facing another round of snow. It’s a delightful change of pace from brainstorming last month about how and where to smoke comfortably. Anyway, it sure makes this Halogen webinar I have for to do for work a lot more fun! Read the rest of this entry »


Indian Tabac Super Fuerte Toro Maduro

Happy New Year Leaf Lovers!

Tonight I’m smoking something new — Indian Tabac Super Fuerte Toro Maduro. I think it was included in a Rocky Patel sampler pack but I don’t think it is made by Rocky. Nevertheless, Leafmeister Cassell has been egging me on to try it and it is a wonderful maduro stick with rich flavors — it’s smooth and sweet with just a hint of spice and loads of smoke in a box press. It’s lip smacking good!

http://www.famous-smoke.com/brand/indian+tabac+super+fuerte+cigars

Light ’em if you’ve got ’em!

Leafmeister Duncan */:-)


A Little Slice Of Heaven

The Tobacco Temple

A business trip to Orlando in March is a sweet thing. It’s a whole lot warmer and sunnier than Seattle in Winter and a welcome change of pace. It means taking a break from the Vitamin D supplements and doing it the old fashioned way with real sunshine. It means the simple joy of not having to wear a coat. It means attending consciousness expanding, fact filled seminars and talking shop with all sorts of interesting people, usually with an alcohol beverage in one’s hand after dinner. It’s so much more fun to talk about work with a pleasant glow, isn’t it? You bet. Read the rest of this entry »