Category Archives: Cigar Reviews

I am often asked what is my favorite cigar. This is a very difficult question to answer and I would like to explain. A few years ago we had a driver for one of our wine distributors who was the type of person we would all want representing our business. Every week he would come in with a smile on his face and looking genuinely happy to be serving us. One day he came in and I asked him what was his favorite wine.
He said “When I go on vacation we go to the ocean. In the mornings I get up early just to watch the waves. I may see a wave on Monday that is my absolute favorite but when I am back on Tuesday I see another. Wine is like the ocean..you may have a favorite but you may find another that will take it’s place.”

I found this to be quite profound and correct. I have many brands of cigars that I really enjoy and there is a commonality. It’s not just the cigar or the glass of wine that makes it my favorite. Much of it is the circumstances it which I am enjoying them. As I think back, I can remember individual cigars or a glass of wine I enjoyed 20 years ago. In all cases it’s about celebration…. Being with friends or family….A great day at the store… a birthday or anniversary… a great meal. Like wine, cigars pair well with all of the above…It’s relaxation.. a reward…it’s about friends and family. My staff and I will be posting reviews of the cigars we carry and how we feel about them. We hope you enjoy the reviews and find them helpful in finding your perfect wave.

E-Cigar King

As many of you know we have been selling E-Cigarettes for several years and although it’s not a major portion of our business it is growing. I was introduced to E-Cigar King about 2 weeks ago and decided to test … Continue reading

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CAO Concert

CAO Concert Size:  Roadie – 5 ½ x 54 Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Rosado Binder:  Connecticut Broadleaf Filler:  Nicaraguan & Honduran The tagline for the CAO Concert is “Perfect Harmony.”  I figured these were just words picked to fit the theme.  They … Continue reading

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Aging Room Quattro (Small Batch F55)

Aging Room Quattro (Small Batch F55) Size:  Maestro – 6×52” Torpedo Wrapper:  Indonesian Sumatra Binder:  Dominican Habano Filler:  Dominican Habano This small batch, box pressed cigar is a limited run gem.  Only 300,000 to 400,000 were wrapped due to the … Continue reading

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Fernando Leon Family Reserve by La Aurora

La Aurora Fernando Leon Family Reserve Wrapper:  Dominican Corojo Binder:  Dominican Corojo Filler:  Peruvian, Brazilian, Dominican The Fernando Leon Family Reserve is one of those cigars that, just by its appearance, begs to be roasted.  The rich, brown Corojo wrapper … Continue reading

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Oliva Serie V – Torpedo 6 X 56

Torpedo 6 X 56 Wrapper: Habano Sungrown Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Jalapa Valley Ligeros Background: Oliva Serie V is a high rated, proven powerhouse. It has earned 92 and 94 ratings by Cigar Aficianado in 2007 and 2008 as well as two top … Continue reading

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La Aurora C-1 a Good Smoke, Great Value

La Aurora C-1 – A Fine Smoke, Great Value One of the best-kept secrets at the Tinder Box is the C-1 cigar from La Aurora. This Dominican 6 X 60, which is priced at $6, is a very good cigar … Continue reading

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La Sirena

King Poseidon 6×60 Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro Binder: Nicaraguan Habano & Corojo Filler: Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 & Corojo ’96 Strength: Medium/Full The La Sirena is a medium to full bodied cigar that is full flavored and complex. The dark oily … Continue reading

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La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero

Before I decided to purchase the La Flor Dominicana as one of our cigar offerings I tried many of the blends they have to offer. After trying the “Double Ligero” it was a no brainer. “Full Bodied”  This is definitely … Continue reading

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Half Moon Cigars

Our Half Moon Cigars are produced exclusively for our store by one of the world’s premier cigar companies. This all tobacco..long leaf filler cigar has a Connecticut leaf wrapper that gives you a soft mild smoke. This budget priced cigar … Continue reading

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