Archives for : June2016

The Smokey Cigar 2 “Operation Stand Down” Charity Event with Crowned Heads

Crowned Heads Cigars and Black Abbey Brewing Company Tap Takeover

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Next Friday, June 24th from 5PM-9PM at our Brentwood Location please join us for our Annual Event with Crowned Heads Cigars! The deals for the night will be Buy 4 Get 1 Free, Buy a Box Get 3 Event Only Cigars and 3 Regular Production Cigars and a Travel Humidor Free! We will be running beer specials on 5 Black Abbey Beer options that night as well as filling growlers.

The Most Important thing about this message is our involvement with Operation Stand Down for the evening. As some know, OSDTN is a charity that helps local at risk Veterans in the Greater Nashville community. After their audit they were pleased to tell me that $0.86 of every $1.00 they raise goes directly to the Veterans. Right now their greatest need is to fill their Food Pantry, so all next week we will be accepting donations of non perishable, microwavable food items to give to this great cause. For every 5 Non Perishable food items you bring in, I will give you a cigar from my Personal Humidor.

You can also Pre-Order you 2016 Las Calaveras at the event and receive the same deals once the cigars arrive in our shop (hopefully) next week!

As always any concerns, Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Patrick Landrum
Smokey Cigar 2- 1800 Carothers Parkway Suite 1, Brentwood TN 37027
Smokey Cigar 3- 706 Columbia Ave, Franklin TN 37064

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Black Works Studio Green Hornet



June 22, 2016 — Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of GREEN HORNET: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

GREEN HORNET will be debuting at this year’s IPCPR Tradeshow and will be released in small batches throughout the year.

“It’s never easy following up your biggest hit, but I think the Green Hornet is the perfect addition to the Killer Bee Line. The Green Hornet started as an event only cigar, however after seeing the response from consumers and retailers we knew it had to become a regular release.

The blend is a touch stronger than the Killer Bee to compliment the larger vitola and the closed Candela foot creates a very unique profile from the first puff. The Green Hornet is big, bold, rich and spicy. Everything you expect from a cigar in the Killer Bee lineup,” said James Brown.

GREEN HORNET will be available in limited quantities at select BLK WKS retailers at the end of July, 2016.

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Wrapper: Ecuador Maduro w/a Candela linear cap & closed foot

Binder: Nicaraguan Habano

Filler: Nicaragua

  • Robusto – 5 x 48 (20 count) MSRP $9.50

BLK WKS cigars are an expression of art showcasing the talent, technique and tobacco behind boutique cigar factory; Fabrica Oveja Negra.

BLK WKS Cigars are available for purchase through Boutiques Unified. More information can be found at

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MBombay Gaaja

For Immediate Release
MBombay Gaaja MBombay Gaaja cigar

Our new brand, Gaaja (Pronounced : Gaa-ya), will be released on July 1st, 2016.

In Sanskrit language “Gaja” (Pronounced: guj ), means elephant.

We had been working on the blend of Gaaja for more than 4 years. The process involved in logistics and long fermentation of tobacco from countries like Peru and Paraguay, really tested our patience. We had to wait for 3 vintages of the Hybrid Connecticut wrapper leaf for the perfection we wanted. As the elders say, “patience pays off”; hence Gaaja.


Blend information :

Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut desflorado, Variety Hybrid Mejorado 2004

Binder: Ecuador HVA Seca Mejorada


Seco: Perú Hybrid Habano

Viso: Ecuador criollo 98, Paraguay Hybrid Habano 2000, Dominican criollo 98.

Ligero: Dominican HVA Mejorado


Size : 6.00 in ; 54 RG – Box press

Packaging : Cedar Box 24 count

Suggested Retail : $15.50 (does not include any local State taxes)

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Hoyo by Hoyo de Monterrey

Hoyo by Hoyo de Monterrey


Wrapper: Esteli Habano Shade

Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Filler: Pennsylvania Ligero, Nicaraguan Esteli, Nicaraguan Ometepe

Size: 5×54 Robusto

Price: $6.59

Acquired: Samples sent courtesy of General Cigar Co.

Smoking Conditions:  Sunny, approximately 80 degrees and humid.

April 1st of this year was the release date for the all new Hoyo.  The newly designed Hoyo features all new packaging from the boxes to the band and presents a new and tasty blend of tobaccos.  The new Hoyo line will be packaged in 20 count boxes and is available in four different sizes:

Gigante: 6×60

Toro: 6×50

Robusto: 5×54 Which we are smoking for review.

Rothschild 4 1/2 x 50

Looks:  The all new Hoyo presents a stark change from the classic Hoyo de Monterrey look.  The band of the new Hoyo cigar is jet black with chrome/silver lettering and design.  The band reads, “Hoyo” in a cross pattern.  The wrapper leaf is a cuban seed shade grown wrapper that is medium brown in color.  The leaf  has an oily sheen and has a slight bit of toothless to it.  The wrapper leaf has minimal veining and is finished off on top with a triple cap.


Taste:  The Hoyo opened with a slight bit of pepper on the lips which softens quickly into flavor notes of nuts and leather.  About a quarter of the way in I am detecting notes of leather, slight pepper, and just a hint of cocoa.  Half way through the cigar, the prominent flavor notes are still that of leather, pepper, and cocoa.  There is an overall background nuttiness that is presented on my palate.  The cigar finishes with the previously mentioned flavors.

Burn:  I have struggled a bit with proper burn on this cigar.  I have smoked three and am currently smoking a fourth and all seem to require one to two touch ups to keep the cigar burning evenly.  I will note that these cigars are brand new and fresh.  The cigar that I smoked on first arrival in late March is not the same cigar I smoked today.  This cigar continues to improve with age and I am hoping that the burn quality will also continue to improve.

Buy it?  I believe the new Hoyo is definitely a cigar you should put on your “to try” list.  I am really excited to see what some age on these sticks will do.


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