Archives for : October2013

Ezra Zion Tantrum Limited Edition

Ezra Zion Tantrum

Ezra Zion Tantrum

Wrapper: Limited 1999 Cuban Seed Corojo

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: 4.4″ x 44

Price: $9.50

Acquired: Courtesy of Emilio Cigar

This week I was pleasantly surprised when I went to my mailbox and found a box full of Halloween “treats” from Mr. Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigar.  Emilio Cigar is the distributor for the Ezra Zion cigar brand as well as many other great boutique blends.  Inside the box was the all new limited edition release from Ezra Zion, the Tantrum.  The Tantrum, as I just mentioned, is a limited release of only 1500 boxes, each containing 28 cigars.

Continue Reading >>

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Xingu Black Beer

Origin: Brazil

ABV: 4.6%

STYLE:  Schwarzbier

Xingu is a line of exotic beers dedicated to bring awareness to the Amazon Rainforest. Xingu Black Beer is very smooth and drinkable and is a two time winner of the Beverage Taste Institute of Chicago’s Gold Medal as the best dark lager in the world. But, if you’re not in to the whole “save the rain forest” routine, shut up and at least drink a great beer!

Appearance – pours really dark almost black, thin line of light brown head, dissipated fast with minor lace

Smell – really malty, sour grapes, black cherry, some faint roasted coffee and cocoa. Sounds like a bad combination, but I truly tasted all of these flavors, all at different points of the sip.

Taste – malty with fruity notes and caramel-like sweetness balanced by grassy (but not overpowering) hops. This beer really tasted like it looks, and how you’d expect it to taste.

Drink-ability –  Smooth, medium bodied. This has a lighter mouth feel than the overall appearance would have suggested. Nonetheless, very easy to drink for such a dark beer.

Continue Reading >>

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Scarlett Johansson-Sexiest Woman Alive

scarlett-johansson-352741337

Esquire writes an article every year on the sexiest woman alive.  Last year, it was Mila Kunis, and we agreed.  This year Scarlett Johansson, and I have to say, once again, the guys at Keeping Your Man Card concur!

 

Check out Esquires article here: http://www.esquire.com/women/the-sexiest-woman-alive/scarlett-johansson-interview-1113

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Headley Grange Drumstick

Headley Grange Drumstick

Headley Grange Drumstick

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: 7 ½ x 38

Price: $10.00

Acquired:  Sample courtesy of The Crowned Heads

It is about that time of the year again, the time when The Crowned Heads releases their next limited edition line.  This years release, the Headley Grange Drumstick.  The “Drumstick” is The Crowned Heads first attempt at a lancero sized cigar, and they really hit the mark with this one.  The Drumstick will be a limited edition release with a total of only 1,500 boxes being made.

Continue Reading >>

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Beer Guy Richard’s top 5 Fall Brews

I’ve been in hideout for a while (last review I did was for my home brew a couple months back). But, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been drinking beer- that would be a disgrace!

October(fest) is one of my favorite times of the year. While there are many great beers out there year ’round, my love for octoberfest and “fall” brews come second only to my love for high gravity Belgian tripels. Let’s do a run down of 5 of my favorite.

Continue Reading >>

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Montecristo Monte

Montecristo Monte

MOntecristo monte

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Dominican Olor and Nicaraguan Corojo

Filler: Aged Dominican

Size: 6×60

Acquired:  IPCPR Trade Show Sample

I’ll start off by saying that I don’t normally smoke cigars from the Montecristo line.  Now, I have nothing against them, but they are generally just too mild for me.   When I first started smoking I smoked them all the time, but as my tastes evolved, I leaned toward other offerings.  I do have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by what the new Montecristo Monte had to offer.  I smoked this with my friend and owner of Big Star Cigar, Scott Partridge.  Scott told me before I fired it up that he liked it as well and was stronger than he thought it would be.

Continue Reading >>

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Press Release: Wooden Indian Tobacco Joins House of Emilio Master Retailer Family

Wooden Indian Tobacco Joins House of Emilio Master Retailer Family

Nathan McIntyre announced today that Wooden Indian Tobacco of Havertown, PA has received the designation of “Master Retailer” by House of Emilio.
“Master Retailers are a special group of brick and mortar tobacconists,” says McIntyre. “It is our desire that each be known not only as a fine tobacco shop, but also as an expert resource on the House of Emilio lines. Dave and his staff at Wooden Indian have been supporters of House of Emilio for a very long time, know our cigars, and we are honored to name them a Master Retailer.”
In order to qualify, retailers agree to not only carry a broad spectrum of House of Emilio facings, but their staff must undergo training to assure consumers they are fully familiar with all the blends in House of Emilio.
“Over time, more Master Retailers will be announced,” according to McIntyre, “in various markets around the country.”
Wooden Indian Tobacco is located at 95 South Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083, and interested consumers may call(610) 449-7001 for more information.
Nate McIntyre
House of Emilio National Sales Director
Gary A. Griffith
Follow us!
Facebook Twitter
Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter