During the 20 years I have traveled to Cuba, changes were rarely obvious. Once in a while, a new hotel would appear. There might be a few more buildings painted and restored in Old Havana. You might come across a busy street paved instead of filled with potholes.
See. Feel. The dictionary defines both words with the phrase "to become aware." By sight. By touch. Add emotion, and Peter Turnley's photographs begin to weave each word together into powerful visual images, capable of triggering deeply visceral responses, pulling at your heart.
Cigar monthly clubs and beer monthly clubs have been there for ages. I've looked at some of those clubs in the past only to find a second-choice selection of smokes for a regular retail price (at best). But it seems like the subscription boxes trend revived the monthly clubs and brought them at the next […]
Black Friday and Cyber Monday cigar deals, carefully hand-picked for you. This post will be constantly updated, bookmark for future reference! JR Cigars - simply but efficiently, JR Cigars offer $20 off $100+ orders. You might also want to download their new app, Beat the Dealer, for additional discounts and special offers - the app […]
Origin : Nicaragua Format : Robusto Size : 4 7/8 x 52 Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro Filler : Dominican, Nicaraguam Binder : Nicaraguan Hand-Made Price : ~$6.50 per singleMore info about purchasing Casa Toraño Maduro... The Casa Torano Maduro is by far the darkest Maduro I have ever seen. This cigar has a jet […]
We finally finished processing the answers from our last week's survey. Below you will find the community's favorite Cuban cigars - first the brands, then the specific cigars. The low score of Romeo y Juieta cigars may come as a surprise - not a single cigar in the top 15 (the Romeo y Julieta Short […]
Dos Maderas (5+5) PX is Caribbean rum I’d been hearing great things about for some time, so I decided to give it a try. The name “5+5” is a reference to the aging process. For the first five years, the rum is aged in the Caribbean in American oak casks. After that, it is sent […]
Origin : Dominican Republic Format : Petit Robusto Size : 4 x 52 Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sun Grown Maduro Filler : Dominican Republic Binder : Dominican Republic Hand-Made Price : ~$6 eachMore info about purchasing La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero... A nice dark oily plug of a cigar. I was instantly drawn to this cigar […]
Origin : Cuba Format : Robusto Extra / Duke Size : 140 x 22 mm (5.5 x 54) Released in : 2011 Hand-Made Price : ~$15 eachMore info about purchasing Partagas cigars... The Partagas Serie E No. 2 was officially released at the XIII Habanos Festival in Cuba in February of 2011. Distinctive features include […]
We've regularly hosted various cigar contests this fall and here's another great one! Today's contest is courtesy of Swiss Cigar Bank, a Cuban cigars retailer from Switzerland. Check out their selection and feel free to use the code 'cigarinspector' when ordering for a 5% discount. The contest's objective is to determine our community's favorite Cuban […]
Origin : Cuba Format : Piramide Extra Size : 6.3 x 54 (160 x 21.43 mm) Released : 2012 Hand-Made Price : $30+More info about purchasing Cohiba cigars... The Cohiba Piramide Extra is a relatively new vitola (released in 2012) which measures 6.3″ inches in length by 54 ring gauge. Although it is considered to […]
Origin : Dominican Republic Format : Robusto Size : 5 x 50 Wrapper : Dominican Filler : Dominican Binder : Dominican Hand-Made Price : ~$10 eachMore info about purchasing Litto Gomez Diez Cubano... This is an average looking cigar with a smooth feeling, light brown colored wrapper. There are a few moderate sized veins in […]