• Cigar Review – Sfumato in C Major by Crowned Heads

    Britannica educates us that Sfumato (from Italian sfumare, “to tone down” or “to evaporate like smoke”), in painting or drawing, is the fine shading that produces soft, imperceptible transitions between colours and tones. It is used most often in connection with the work of Leonardo da Vinci and his...
  • Cigar Review – Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo Phineas Gage Lancero by Drew Estate

    My personal history with the Liga Privada H99 series from Drew Estate is a long and somewhat frustrating one… so bear with me here. I smoked my first two samples of the original toro at the 2018 PCA trade show and instantly fell in love. Due to production issues...
  • Cigar Review – Intemperance EC XVIII Goodness by RoMa Craft Tobac

    Sometimes I select a cigar for review not based on “what’s new on the shelf” or “what’s everybody talking about” but, rather, I’ll choose a cigar from my personal humidor that I’ve enjoyed many times over the years but have never reviewed. These are cigars in my somewhat regular...
  • Cigar Review – Villiger de Nicaragua by Villiger Cigars

    Who here likes transparency? I know that I do. More so than ever before, for several reasons, if you are interested in seeing your company’s cigar reviewed by The Tuesday Night Cigar Club hunks then you might want to contact us about submitting some samples. Over the years we...
  • Cigar Review – Long Live The Queen’s Crown by Caldwell Cigar Company

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s review is dedicated to all the queens in our lives and all the shit they have to put up with. And if you’re reading this, I’m assuming you smoke a lot of cigars so these queens do indeed put up with a lot of shit....
  • Cigar Review – El Baton by J.C. Newman Cigar Company

    This budget-friendly offering from J.C. Newman has quite an interesting history behind it: El Baton is one of J.C. Newman’s vintage brands made by our founder, J.C. Newman, back in 1914. This nickel cigar was originally hand rolled in a Cleveland, Ohio factory with Cuban tobacco. Although it was...
  • Cigar Review – Mi Querida Black SakaKhan by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

    In a recent social media post, Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust explained the history behind the name of his latest creation the Mi Querida Black SakaKhan: “It was the 80’s when Chaka Khan became known as an artist and I was getting certified to Con(n) as a...
  • Cigar Review – Ricochet Oscuro toro by La Barba Cigars

    In an interesting bit of kismet, as I took my seat in The Corner Of No Hope to review tonight’s cigar, Facebook reminded me that I last reviewed a La Barba offering on this exact date back in 2017. Seriously, out of all the brands in the world, what...
  • Cigar Review – Muestra de Saka The Bewitched by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

    We here in The Corner Of No Hope are fans of Dunbarton’s Muestra de Saka series. So much so that the Nacatamale remains, several years later, as not only my favorite of the series but perhaps my favorite Dunbarton offering overall since the company’s inception back in 2015. So...