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E.P. Carrillo and Twin Peaks Hollywood
Join us at 7pm on June 24th at the Twin Peaks Restaurant in Hollywood for an evening with special guest David Spirt, V.P. for E.P. Carrillo Cigars and learn more about The Pledge Prequel, this year’s Cigar of the Year.
This event is open to all cigar aficionados. We will be on the second floor dining area again. There is a parking garage just north of the restaurant. Hope to see you there.
TWIN PEAKS Hollywood
1903 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33020
A special night for all the members that were in attendance at our May 27th event. Our group was among the first in the country to sample the upcoming Patrimonio blend from Casa Cuevas Cigars. The cigar was excellent… sweet, creamy, nutty and just the right amount of pepper to keep you engaged. Construction wasContinue reading “05/27/2021 – Casa Cuevas Cigars and Gulf Stream Brewing Company”
In April, the Cigar Board was lucky to have Albert Sosa with Oliva Cigars, an amazing venue like the new Hollywood Twin Peaks location and Cigar Snob Magazine along to take photos of the event; all converge on one night. It was a spectacular event and we are so thankful to Luz Normand and theContinue reading “4/29/2021- Oliva Cigars and Twin Peaks Hollywood”
For Spring Break this year, I packed up the family and with some close friends, also a BOTL, we headed to the west coast of Florida for a few days. We settled on the Treasure Island area and I knew no trip to Tampa would be complete without a stop at J.C. Newman’s El RelojContinue reading “J.C. Newman Factory Tour and Ybor City – March 2021”
On Thursday, March 18, 2021, the Cigar Board gathered at Cafe Vico in Ft. Lauderdale to enjoy an evening of fine food, good drink, and excellent cigars. Working with Luz and the team at Neptune Cigars, we asked if Terence Reilly from Aganorsa Leaf could join us and walk us through a tasting event. TerenceContinue reading “03/18/2021 – Aganorsa Leaf Tasting Event with Terence Reilly”
January 2021 Pack Beginning in January 2021, Abe and the crew at Smoke Inn rolled out a new monthly club for cigar connoisseurs looking to test their abilities in blind smoking tests. Visit Smoke Inn to sign up for your own Connoisseur pack. What follows below are my notes * and photos of the January 2021 inaugural pack. RememberContinue reading “Are you a Connoisseur?”
Oppose Federal Tax Increase on Premium Cigars & Pipe Tobacco
Senator Durbin (D-IL) has reintroduced a massive tobacco tax increase as part of a bill that is otherwise intended to address maternal mortality. Buried within S. 411, the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness Act (MOMMA’s Act), are changes to the tax code that would treat the entire tobacco industry as cigarettes. The result is an estimated 500% – 1000% increase on the tax for premium cigars (depending on size) and a 1650% increase on the tax for pipe tobacco!
A tax this big isn’t just lost profit. This bill will raise the costs for manufacturers, retailers, and consumers. Jobs, businesses, and ability to buy and enjoy a premium cigar will be at risk. Take action now by letting your US Senators know that S.411 (MOMMA’s Act) shouldn’t be paid for on the back of a single industry!
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