Saturday, February 27, 2010


A snowy shout out to all the readers of my blog site.  I am writing this post from the smoking lounge at Barclay Rex, 75 Broad Street NYC.  They are hosting the La Flor Dominicana cigar event.  It was from 12- 5pm.  John, the La Flor rep, braved the elements and was at the event.

The event was a buy three get one free.  The free cigars were either the new Airbender or the DL-600 maduro. I purchased three of the Oscuro size Ligero cigars and chose the new Airbender cigar.  This new cigar features a Dominican filler and binder with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.  This cigar comes in 4 different sizes from a 5 x 50 up to a 6 1/4 x 60.  This is a medium bodied cigar.  I will post a review of the Airbender cigar as well as the DL-600 maduro at a later date.

Well that's it from the La Flor Dominicana Cigar Event.  As always will keep my ear to the cigar ash in case anything develops.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Hi again, just getting a chance to write about the NY Pipe Club's International Pipe Smoking Day event.  We met at De La Concha Cigar Shop at 56th Street and Sixth Avenue at 4pm where we began smoking our pipes.  The folks at De La Concha was  nice enough to provide the members with a discount on pipe tobacco and any pipes in the store.  Most of the members stocked up on the pipe tobaccos.

Afterward a group of us decided to go over to Merchant's where we were able to continue to smoke our pipes and also drink and enjoy some great food.  We stayed at Merchant's till about 11pm when everybody was basically smoked out and we ended an enjoyable evening.

Here is a link Pictures from De La Concha to the pictures from the beginning part of the evening.

The next event takes place this Friday @ Barclay Rex, 75 Broad Street NYC, from 12  - 5pm.  The event will feature a new cigar from La Flor Dominicana in a buy three get one free.  Hope it'll be a great turn out.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Hi again folks, had an opportunity to try a most unique cigar made.  This is made by Arturo Fuente and is called the Reserva No 77 Pyramid.  This  rare cigar is also know as the Shark due to its unusual shape and is made in very limited quantities.  It starts off as a pyramid shape at the head and becomes, what someone would call Box Pressed, square in shape at the foot.  It is a 5.8 x 54 cigar with a 5 year old Maduro wrapper aged in a cognac barrel.  The filler and binder are reported to be from the same tobacco that goes into the Fuente Fuente OPUS X.  It is a full bodied smoke and, as this reviewer can attest, should be smoked on a full stomach.  Whoa to those who smoke this without having consumed a decent meal.  I have smoked a couple of them but haven't had the time to dissect this cigar to write a review.  Hopefully I'll be able to smoke one and provide my loyal followers with a detailed review.

See you at De La Concha this Saturday as we celebrate the International Pipe Smoking Day.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Howdy all, just got back from Barclay Rex, 75 Broad Street, and have a few updates from the cigar ash. First Barclay Rex us celebrating their 100th anniversary, can you believe it they've been in business 100 years, and in honor of their centennial they are doing an interesting promotion. Come in to any of their locations on your birthday and you'll get a free cigar (same as the one purchased). Also on Friday February 26th,2010 from, 12:00 - 5pm, they will be hosting an event with La Flor Dominicana which is a buy 3 get one free. Since I am a long time fan of this brand, it's the first one I smoked, I will make sure to be in attendance. Hopefully the La Flor representative will be on hand so I can have pictures to show all.

Also on Saturday February 20th the NY Pipe Club will be hosting an event at De La Concha cigar lounge to celebrate the International Pipe Smoking Day. Looking forward to attending this event and will also have pictures to commemorate the event. Should be a fun time for all.

Until next time or if the cigar ash brings us another exciting event.

Monday, February 15, 2010

NY Pipe Club meeting / Miami Cigar Event

Hello again, it's been a while since I've posted anything. A lot has happened since the last posting. I went to the February meeting of the NY Pipe Club and also attended the Miami Cigar event at Barclay Rex in NYC.

Had the pleasure of attending the meeting of the NY Pipe Club this past Tuesday February 9th. As always it was held at Florio's / Three Little Indians on Grand Street in Little Italy. We started out with a nice Italian meal, followed by a night of pipe smoking. We had a fabulous turnout with quite a few first timers joining us. Peter, our resident treasurer and webmaster, brought in a few odd named pipe tobacco. One was called Beck's Ol' Limey Bastard and the other was called Frenchy's Sonza Bitches.

I was able to smoke the Ol' Limey Bastard, which is heavy on the Latakia. I thoroughly enjoyed this tobacco and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys smoking the non-aromatic blends. We had a wonderful time at the pipe club meeting and I look forward to report on the March meeting.

Thursday and Friday February 11th and 12th from 12 noon - 5pm Barclay Rex, 75 Broad Street, hosted the Miami Cigar event. This featured, among others, the Aurora cigar, the Leon Jimenez, the Murcielago cigar among others that Miami Cigar handles. Unfortunately the Miami Cigar representative got snowed in and was unable to attend the event. They had a buy 2 get 1 free deal with the free cigar being two new sizes in the Leon Jimenez line. I bought one of the Murcielago, one of the Leon Jimenez and an additional Leon Jimenez in the new sizes. Smoked the two Leon Jimenez, which smoked wonderful. Haven't smoked the Murcielago yet but this is the retail size to the one I reviewed in an earlier posting on my Blog site. Hopefully it'll smoke as well as the one I smoked for the 50 Best event.

Well I could go on forever but I'll leave you while I go load my pipe with Black Dawg pipe tobacco and my iPod with Led Zeppelin's Black Dog.

Till the Cigar Ash gives us details on the next event, I look forward to reporting from the annals of the pipe and cigar world. In the meantime I hope to hear from my followers on new cigars or pipe tobaccos that would be worth trying.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pipe Club Meeting and Other Musings

Hello folks, it's been a while since I last posted to this Blog. Lot has happened since my last post. Went to the first pipe club meeting of 2010 where we smoked some great pipe tobaccos. A fun time was had by all.

The next pipe club meeting will be taking place on Tuesday February 9th, 2010 at, as always, Florio's Italian restaurant in Little Italy starting at 6pm. As we did last month we'll be smoking some unique blends as well as our regular pipe tobacco.

The cigar ash has revealed some great news. Barclay Rex in conjunction with Miami Cigar will be holding an event on Friday February 12th, 2010 from 12 noon - 5pm. Will be attending the event and will be reviewing the event and cigars(s) and will have associated pictures as well.

Not sure what the next event will be but as always will keep an ear to the cigar ash to see what, if any, will be happening in the immediate future.