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After a long hiatus, I’m finally going to get my blog going again and I have some pretty cool things planned. Stay tuned!

JT Limitado

Size: 6 ¼ x 58
Strength: Very Full
Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Beverage: Room temp bottled water.

The cigar that I am reviewing today is the Los Blancos JT Limitado. It is a all ligero cigar. When I mean all ligero I mean just that; the wrapper, binder, and filler are all Nicaraguan ligero leaf. The JT in the name of this cigar is the blender’s initals Joe Torres. He is the Texas-based gent whom originally blended the Los Blancos Nine cigar and now has taken his love for ligero to a new level with his new cigar. Read the rest of this entry »

PG Gourmet Series – Bombones

Size: 3 ½ x 43
Strength: Medium
Wrapper: USA Connecticut
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler:  Dominican Republic

Bombones! It’s actually a fun word to say and probably the most interesting name of any cigar vitola. I asked Paul and Kevork Garmirian and this was the response that I received: Read the rest of this entry »

PG Symphony 20

Size: 6 x 52
Strength: Full
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras
Beverage: Room Temp Bottled Water

While enjoying a nice relaxing day at the park with my girlfriend, I fished out a PG Symphony 20 out of my bag. The Symphony 20 is a limited edition offering from PG commemorating 20 years in the cigar business and comes in just one vitola. This double banded cigar sported a attractive milk chocolate colored colorado wrapper. It was smooth and blemish free in appearance and silky to the touch. Taking in the bouquet of the cigar, I got a sweet, woody smell from the wrapper and a dark and somewhat musty smell from the foot. I then pinched the cigar and it was firm to the touch with just the right amount of give. Read the rest of this entry »

PG Interview 

Communicating via email, I was able to conduct a interview with the Garmirians. I was impressed with their answers as well as how much thought they put into their responses. Enjoy! With father and son working together, how has it affected/influenced your relationship? What are the up’s and down’s? 

Paul Garmirian There are no downs. It’s all up. We consider ourselves Artisans and as such, the tradition of the experience and the wisdom goes from father to son with major inputs made by the son.  Read the rest of this entry »

PG Soiree – Robusto

Size: 5 x 50
Strength: Full
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Beverage: Room Temp Bottled Water

Another day, another cigar. And on this particular day I made my way out to my usual smoking spot, settled under the warm afternoon sun, and got ready to smoke a PG Soiree Robusto. Examining the body of the cigar under the bright sun, I appreciated just how nice the capa was with it’s dark brown colorado apperance. There were veins running through out the body as well as a dry look to it. I also noticed that there was a certain sparkly quality to the wrapper. Must of been from crystals forming on the wrapper. After pinching the body of the cigar I found it to be very firm and well packed. Read the rest of this entry »

A Week of…Paul Garmirian!

Welcome to the first installment of a new feature that I am calling “A Week of…” where for that week all new posts will spotlight something in particular.

This first installment brings you Paul Garmirian cigars. With unique marketing practices, uncompromising quality of their product, and a father and son team running the business, this makes for great cigars and a great story to be told.

First up is:
A Review of the PG Gourmet Series Torito

Todays review is of the:
PG Soiree Robusto

An interview with Paul and Kevork Garmirian is featured today:
PG Interview

The Symphony 20 is featured today:
PG Symphony 20

The final installment is a review of the Gourmet Bombones:
PG Gourmet Series Bombones

Paul Garmirian Gourmet Series – Torito

Size: 4 x 50
Strength: Mild – Medium
Wrapper: USA Connecticut
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic

On this day I was at the park ready to walk my dogs. I had selected the PG Gourmet Series Torito as my smoke for the walk because it’s smoking duration matched up perfectly on how long I was going to walk. Before I hit the trails I examined the cigar. What a attractive stick! The wrapper was silky smooth, albeit dry in appearance,  and had a few veins throughout. When I pinched the body of the cigar, it proved to be very firm. I then took in the bouquet from the wrapper and it was very bright and appealing, smelling mostly of cedar. The foot of the cigar offered up more of a dark, earthy aroma. Read the rest of this entry »

Di Fazio Picoso – Robusto

Size: 5 x 50
Strength: Med – Full
Wrapper: Honduras
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Honduras

With only three blends in the portfolio of Di Fazio, this review of the Picoso will be the last of the three. When I took this cigar in hand, I couldn’t help but notice it’s attractive appearance. The wrapper was milk chocolate colored, had a few prominent veins and, upon closer inspection, had some slight tooth. Not to mention that the red label in contrast to this cigar’s capa gives it a eye catching look.  The cigar felt very firm during the pinch test. I also noticed the attractive triple cap. After taking in the aroma from the wrapper, I was able to make out a slightly sweet smell but what was most dominate was more of a plant bouquet. Read the rest of this entry »

Di Fazio Connecticut – Robusto

Strength: Mild
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Indonesia
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua

This was the day that I was going to start changing up things, cigar-wise at least. I usually stay away from Connecticut wrapped cigars because these types of cigars are usually bland in taste, weak bodied, and the taste turns bitter towards the end of the smoke. But today I was wanting to revisit Connecticut cigars to see if I can find one that I will like. That’s why I chose the Di Fazio Connecticut that particular day. Read the rest of this entry »