EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Scott Pearce, Executive Director at the Premium Cigar Association

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Scott Pearce, Executive Director at the Premium Cigar Association

Question: Why was the new name necessary so soon after the last one? Are they jettisoning pipe smokers or maybe even marginalizing them further? Is the name changing really worth the confusion? Answer: We undertook the name change based on meetings with staffers dealing with health oversight responsibilities to whom “CPR” has a different connotation. And we were spending a lot of time in meetings overcoming the impression “CPR” has. We wanted to shift ourselves to much more of a lobbying...

REVIEW: Fat Bottom Betty (5” x 54) by Deadwood Tobacco Co./Drew Estate

REVIEW: Fat Bottom Betty (5” x 54) by Deadwood Tobacco Co./Drew Estate

This is a review of the Fat Bottom Betty from Deadwood Tobacco. The cigar is manufactured by Drew Estate at their Esteli, Nicaragua factory. It’s one of five vitolas in this Deadwood line. Other offerings include Sweet Alice (corona), Sweet Jane (figurado), Baby Jane (cigarillo) and Sweet Jane “A” (A-size). There is also a Deadwood Special Edition line. From the names of the cigars and the fact that Deadwood Tobacco is located in Deadwood, South Dakota—a Biker’s...

NewAir 400 Climate Controlled Automatic Cigar Humidor CC-300H Review

NewAir 400 Climate Controlled Automatic Cigar Humidor CC-300H Review

If you could dream of a place to store your prized collection of cigars, where would that place be? The NewAir 400 CC-300Haims to be cigar lovers dreams when maintaining the quality of their collection with a built in Opti-Temp technology to keep the perfect temperature year round, as well as a top of the line storage capacity of 400 cigars total. While the 400 CC-300H is much smaller in size than some traditional cabinet humidors, it is also much more smaller in price, too. Try to shop around...

REVIEW: Cusano Nicaragua Estelí Toro

REVIEW: Cusano Nicaragua Estelí Toro

Time marches on. It has been said often enough and recalls a once-popular country song of the same name. The Beatles expressed a similar sentiment as well. SO, here goes nothing or very little. Life and living continue with every complete rotation of the Earth and we cannot stop it. We can only try to keep juggling the objects in our own lives in the air. This is true. Certainly for me. Smoking companion Reese, the intentionally incontinent dachshund is gone. In her place at that domicile is...

REVIEW: Don Juan Calavera Maduro Toro

REVIEW: Don Juan Calavera Maduro Toro

Danli Honduras Tobacos – Don Juan Calavera Maduro Toro (6×52) First Impressions: The Don Juan Calavera Maduro is another extension of the Don Juan Calavera line.  Similarly, to the Sumatra line, the Maduro is dressed up with the same beautiful label and a piece of black tissue paper made to look like the calavera is wearing a tuxedo.  The maduro is sold in a beautiful dress box of 10.  I have said it before, but I really like the marketing behind this brand. ...