Cigar Reviews

Talking Tobacco authors share their personal experiences and opinions on cigars they've smoked. Top 25 Cigars of 2012

top 25 cigars of 2012

2012 has been a great year for P&C, and for me personally. I got on board here towards the end of 2011 after a number of years elsewhere in the world of cigars, and my first full calendar year with P&C has been quite a ride. I’ve gotten to travel a lot, I went to […]

Cigar Review: Asylum 13 550

Asylum 13 550 Cigar

Cigar: Asylum 13 550 (robusto) Maker: Tabacalera Unidas Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Travis, knowing my taste for fuller-bodied cigars, suggested that I smoke an Asylum 13 550 for a review, so I grabbed one and headed off to our lounge. Christian Eiroa burst onto the scene by bringing the first widely distributed powerhouse […]

Pint Friday – Surrogates Tramp Stamp & Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout

Pint Friday - The Best Day of the Week

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to another round of Pint Friday, the best day of the week. I feel great about getting this project back on track, and I know all of our weeks are more enjoyable with some drinking and smoking to cap them off. For the second week in a row we’ve invited a […]

Pint Friday – Paul Stulac White Blinding Light With Murphy’s Irish Stout

Pint Friday - The Best Day of the Week

Hi everyone, and welcome back to the best feature on this blog, Pint Friday! We’re sorry to have been away so long, I’m sure you’ve missed our Friday afternoon posts to get you thirsty. We’ve been missing drinking and smoking too! We’re back this week, and more committed to smoking and drinking than ever. It’s […]

Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Fine & Rare 2012 Torpedo

Alec Bradley Fine & Rare cigar

Last year’s Alec Bradley Fine & Rare release was a serious highlight smoking experience for me, and I was thrilled when I heard there was going to be another version this year. I think Alec Bradley first announced it sometime in the spring, so it’s been a long wait but they are finally here. Our […]

Cigar Review: Fausto Avion by Tatuaje

Fausto Avion by Tatuaje cigars

I have always been reluctant to try any of the Fausto cigars due to my preferences against overly powerful cigars.  I did, however, wind up with a 3-pack of some tasty looking sticks on my desk courtesy of this year’s IPCPR, so I figured I would bite the bullet and smoke one.  I went with […]

Cigar Review: Headley Grange by Crowned Heads

Headley Grange Cigar Review

Headley Grange; this cigar had a lot of hype, in my eyes, before the IPCPR show last week, so when one showed up on my desk the following Monday, I was thrilled.  When I read the card that accompanied the sample, I got even more excited.  The card talks about 2 of my favorite things […]

Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana Oro Chisel

La Flor Dominicana Oro Chissel

I have always called myself a cigar geek.  I get excited about new cigars being released throughout the year.  So when the IPCPR trade show comes around every year I get giddy like a school girl at a Beiber concert.  IPCPR, as most of you know, is when cigar companies lay out all their new […]

Leaving Orlando


Well, we’re all done here, I’m sitting at the airport waiting for AC the Groovedog to check his ridiculous bag, and wanted to give you a recap of today at IPCPR. Sorry I didn’t do an update during the day, I was racing around the floor like a madman scoring great deals on all sorts […]

New Alec Bradley Connecticut


Got a chance to catch up with the fine folks at Alec Bradley today and sample their new Connecticut blend. Nice, mellow smoke with a little more spice and complexity than I expected. Great construction, nice burn, and good price as well. These will make great everyday smokes for guys who like a milder smoke […]