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Charter Oak Connecticut Shade Cigar Review in Poem Form

Posted by Luis Paredes on

Charter Oak Connecticut Shade Cigar Review in Poem Form
Cigar review in poem form of the Charter Oak Connecticut Shade Cigar by Luis Paredes

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My Father the Judge Cigar Experience

Posted by Luis Paredes on

My Father the Judge Cigar Experience

I'm going to be blunt - a cigar named "the Judge" sounds intimidating as fuck. As a new cigar smoker, a brand's (or individual stick's) name does influence my purchase - especially if I'm left to shop on my own without any help from a tobacconist. Fratello? That sounds like that cigar could be my brother! Sold! Murcias Especial? That rolls of the tongue. Roger that, ring me up.Magazine reviews feel lightyears away from what I'm experiencing. Although, I've recently started reading The Hot Ticket's online reviews and find them refreshing and much more approachable. So, I was thankful for...

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Nub By Oliva Connecticut Review

Posted by Luis Paredes on

Nub By Oliva Connecticut Review

I have to admit that I'm still struggling to find a balance between life and work. Running two businesses is not easy. Add a two-year-old into the mix and all hell breaks loose. Still, I'm finding time for what matters most to me - family and art. Taking a cigar break helps settle my mind and pulls me out of my anxiety. The smoke gives me something natural to look at and admire. Shapes twist, puff and fade into the air. It's soothing. Which is why I picked this NUB Connecticut to smoke yesterday. It helped break me out of my routine and...

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Fratello Bianco IV Review

Posted by Luis Paredes on

Fratello Bianco IV Review

As I exhaled, I watched the cigar smoke ride the breeze and break apart into chalk white slivers. In between puffs, my eyes focused on tree branches, clouds and the houses in the background. The sounds of cars rolling by calmed my mind and I realized that I was, for the first time in weeks, relaxed. I had high hopes for my Fratello Bianco IV, but a sense of Zen was a side effect that I wasn't expecting. Thankfully, it was there and I'm grateful for it. I've been so focused on work that I lost sight of taking time for...

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