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16th Annual Draper’s Little Puff

By |August 2nd, 2015|

The 16th Annual Draper’s Little Puff is on September 25, 2015, from 6:30-10:00 PM. The baby brother to Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke, W. Curtis Draper’s event is held at the 101 Constitution Roof Terrace, 101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. […]

Cigarnival 2015 Cigar Reviews

By |July 9th, 2015|

In June 2015, Smokey Butts, myself, my son little c.gar, and his best friend Ben-Jammin attended Cigarnival 2015 in Easton, PA. At this two day event, we received over 75 cigars each. As a refresher for our readers, CigarIntel is […]

House Committee Passes Language to Save Our Cigars

By |July 8th, 2015|

When the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, aka the Tobacco Control Act, was passed in 2009, the legislation required that any tobacco product that is commercially marketed after February 15, 2007, must be reviewed by the Federal Drug […]

Jimmy Fallon Broke All of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Cigar Rules

By |July 7th, 2015|

Here’s a great video of Arnold Schwarzenegger discussing how he taught Jimmy Fallon how to smoke cigars. Hilarious! […]

Drew Estate Lounge Opens at Famous Smoke Shop Retail Store

By |July 5th, 2015|

Drew Estate recently announced the opening of their newest Drew Estate Lounge at Famous Smoke Shop’s retail store in Easton, PA.  This new lounge is the second  in the United States. The first Drew Estate Lounge is located at Corona Cigar Company […]

Steve Saka Returns to Cigar Industry

By |July 3rd, 2015|

Multiple online sources are reporting that Steve Saka, the former CEO and President of Drew Estate, is returning to the cigar industry. Halfwheel reports that Saka’s new company is called Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust. The company name is based on […]

Drew Estate Unveils Second “Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera”

By |June 16th, 2015|

Drew Estate announced today the release of the second “Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera” blend, a concept cigar by Master Blender Willy Herrera. Made at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, this release is a small batch, specially crafted cigar produced […]

Cigar Etiquette or How to Not Be an Ass to Your Cigar Friends

By |May 8th, 2015|

Fellow Herfers,

Don’t you hate it when your friend does something “cigar stupid” at your local cigar bar and everyone in the place notices? To help your friend (and you) not look like an ass, below is a list of Do’s […]

Announcing the Cigar Intel 2014 Cigar of the Year–Part 2

By |February 3rd, 2015|

The Cigar Intel 2014 Cigar of the Year is. . .
The Rocky Patel Cargo

What? You’ve never heard of this cigar? No worries. Here are the details.

Sizes and Shapes: Rocky Patel Cargo comes in eight sizes and shapes:

Churchill (7.0 x 50)
Churchill […]

Announcing the Cigar Intel 2014 Cigar of the Year–Part 1

By |February 2nd, 2015|

Each year, Smoky Butts and I select the Cigar Intel of the Year. Our selection criteria is simple. The cigar we smoke the most of wins. Period. We don’t pay attention to cost, manufacturer, country of origin, strength, etc. Smoky […]