05/27/2021 – Casa Cuevas Cigars and Gulf Stream Brewing Company

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”

J.C. Newman Factory Tour and Ybor City – March 2021

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”

Are you a Connoisseur?

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?”

01/21/2021 – An evening with Reinier Lorenzo from HVC Cigars

On Thursday, January 21st, the Cigar Board hosted Reinier Lorenzo from HVC Cigars. The session was recorded and posted on our YouTube Channel for future viewing. The Cigar Board and our followers would like to thank Reinier for joining us and speaking so candidly about his start in the cigar industry, blending philosophy and inseminatingContinue reading “01/21/2021 – An evening with Reinier Lorenzo from HVC Cigars”

PDR 1878 CAPA MADURA TORO 6 x 52

PDR Cigars is a boutique cigar manufacturer based in the Dominican Republic and has been in business for over a decade. Under the watchful eye of Abe Flores, PDR has garnered several rewards for their blends. PDR is committed to providing aficionados with quality cigars at reasonable prices and boasts of using the “entubado” methodContinue reading “PDR 1878 CAPA MADURA TORO 6 x 52”

10/08/2020 – Downtown Cigar Bar Ft. Lauderdale

10/08/2020 – Our Thursday night meet has come and gone. Always good to get together and meet with the crew on a Thursday. We had a smaller turnout than expected but its about quality, not quantity. Thanks to the eight members who joined us that evening and thanks for bringing your friends. The Santa TheresaContinue reading “10/08/2020 – Downtown Cigar Bar Ft. Lauderdale”

10/1/2020 – Anthony’s Runway 84

In typical south Florida fashion, Thursday night was plagued by rain. Members were shooting emails, texts and posting to Facebook to see if we were still meeting. A few brave members went down and got things started and were feeding information back to be disseminated. The night ended up being a success and several ofContinue reading “10/1/2020 – Anthony’s Runway 84”

9/3/2020 – Anthony’s Runway 84 and Epic Cigars

I want to thank everyone that made it out to Anthony’s Runway 84. I would like to give a BIG thank you to Sean Knowles for all his hard work to get tonight setup. Amazing job Sean and thank you from all of us. A special thanks goes to Dean Parsons and Epic Cigars forContinue reading “9/3/2020 – Anthony’s Runway 84 and Epic Cigars”

My Visit To Rodriguez Cigars

Seems that I have started an annual tradition of taking my wife away for a few nights before she heads back to work. 2020, being the bear of a year it has been, made us rethink our plans and we decided on a last minute over night to the Keys. I had previously heard anContinue reading “My Visit To Rodriguez Cigars”