Just in from the “They can’t all be perfect” department, the Eminence from @ezrazioncigars One quick browse of my feed and you’ll see that I’m somewhat of a fanboy of Ezra Zion cigars. Hello...they’re from Texas! This one is from the 9/2019 Cigar and Coffee of the month club mailing. One look at the foot and cap, after cutting, and I knew there would be issues. And I was right. There was just too much daylight between the leaves. The draw was OPEN. Reminded me of when I was a kid siphoning gas out of my old man’s car to power the lawnmower. There was zero resistance. The result: tunneling. It burned hot and fast. Then the canoe was delivered. And not the fun kind out on the lake. I chased the burn with my torch because it actually was a great tasting cigar. Thick smoke that covered the palate. Construction issues are an anomaly with this company, hence the spoiler alert. I have several more, each month they usually include one amongst the mix of five. Am I concerned? Nah...I’m not a fair weather fan. I report the good with the bad, nothing personal. The glass of @martinhousebrewing is always half full! The beer was excellent, btw. #ezrazion#ezrazionnation#texascigars#martinhousebrewery#beer#beerandcigars#cigarsandbeer#beerpairing#cigarpairing#cigar#smoke#smokeoftheday#cigaroftheday#nowsmoking#cigars#cigaraficionado#botl#boutiquecigars
I had an opportunity last night to give the person who inspired me to be a cigar photographer something personal. The Iconic Smokers Challenge coin and the look on his face as he showed it to his wife blew me away. Nothing will ever top this feeling. Thank you @mannyiriarte for your words of encouragement and most of all your friendship.
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The legend, Guillermo Pena, welcomed us in and took us under his wing. We’re grateful and excited to share what we’ve been working on.
Taking pride in every single step of the process. The name of each person who is responsible for separating, de-vaining and sorting wrapper leaves is put on every bundle of material.
We’ll only present you with the best cigars and that comes from quality at every single step in the process.
2 14721 February, 2020
Rocky Patel has created his brand one customer at a time. With fresh new concepts in blending, marketing, and packaging, Rocky is always trying new ideas and techniques for his cigars. These premium Rocky Patel cigars are handmade in Honduras and Nicaragua, and each tobacco blend is unique and delicious.
Plasencia Alma del Fuego radiates passion and highlights the strong character of the volcanic soil that stems from the Ometepe Island. Gleaming with oils, this box-pressed cigar offers a hint of spice, complemented by savory citrus notes, toasted cashews and guava wood. Perfect for even the hardest to please cigar connoisseurs.
Photo credit, @plasenciacigars
El elemento esencial en las fincas de tabaco es el conocimiento y experiencia del cosechero. Aquí vemos tabaco San Vicente destimado para el Falto Edición Especial ELH Hato Viejo 2018, en celebración de nuestro 25 aniversario y listo para ser recogido de abajo hacia arriba junto a su cosechero.
Thanks to @cigarsnobmag for ranking the Sindicato Maduro no. 21 in the "Top 25 Best Cigars of 2019"! "Sindicato is owned by a large group of tobacconists who benefit from intimate knowledge of and relationships with the best cigar makers in the world." #SindicatoCigars
3 5720 February, 2020
Alberto J. Medina
Founder & Blender
PIO Cigar Company