03/24/2022 – Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust

For our March event, the Cigar Board teamed up with Neptune Cigars and Tribeca Restaurant and Lounge in Miramar to host, one of my favorite brands, Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust. We had Pete Hernandez join us and talk to the attendees about DT&T. Pete gave us some background and history about Steve and the companyContinue reading “03/24/2022 – Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust”

02/26/2022 – The Great Smoke

Abe and the crew at Smoke Inn host an annual event for cigar aficionados called The Great Smoke. I believe 2022 marked their 16th event and was both an in-person and virtual venue. The event is a fun filled weekend with Pre-Parties, dinners, the main event, and a morning after breakfast. The show itself isContinue reading “02/26/2022 – The Great Smoke”

02/24/2022 – Rafael Nodal and Altadis USA.

Mr. Rafael Nodal and Susan Georgiou, the Territory Manager for Altadis USA joined us for our February event at Twin Peaks in Hollywood. We all got to sample the new H. Upmann 1844 Nicaragua Heritage blended by Nodal and AJ Fernandez. When these two premium cigar industry giants get together the result is magical andContinue reading “02/24/2022 – Rafael Nodal and Altadis USA.”

10/28/2021 – AJ Fernandez at Runway 84

Thanks to everyone that braved the weather last night and joined us at Anthony’s Runway 84 for a fantastic dinner and even better Cigars by the AJ Fernandez Cigar Company and Neptune Cigar Superstore – Fort Lauderdale. Luckily, after 7pm the skies dried up and allowed to enjoy the evening. Frank and crew from AJFContinue reading “10/28/2021 – AJ Fernandez at Runway 84”

10/02/2021 – Cigar Snob Magazine’s 15th Anniversary

What a terrific event tonight celebrating Cigar Snob Magazine’s 15th Anniversary. For a group of aficionados, this was an amazing peek behind the curtain. The event was first class all the way and there were so many cigar celebs in attendance! I was like a little kid running around trying to say a few wordsContinue reading “10/02/2021 – Cigar Snob Magazine’s 15th Anniversary”

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”

11/19/2020 – Emperors Cut Cigars and Cafe Vico

Welcome back Board Members. This past Thursday, we had our monthly meeting at Cafe Vico in Ft Lauderdale. Emperors Cut Cigars joined us as our brand of the evening and brought with them their new Jazz and Natural Pleasure lines. Both were excellent cigars and I ended up purchasing some additional cigars to enjoy atContinue reading “11/19/2020 – Emperors Cut Cigars and Cafe Vico”