Cigar: CLE Prieto Toro
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Since the SYAP (Shut Your Ash Up) team has been busy, I decided to burn some time with an unadulterated, no-holds barred review of the #17 cigar of the year, the C.L.E Prieto Toro. While the robusto is technically the vitola that got the rating from Cigar Aficionado, I wanted a longer smoke…so sue me.
Now, to preface this, I am eating pizza and drinking coke. The traditional lazy man’s delivery dinner when all other options are exhausted. I say this only because when I looked down at my cigar…the paper wrapping is stained with pizza grease. Just sayin’….now on with the show!!!
Tatuaje is a company created out of passion. Passion for art and fine cigars! The creator, Pete Johnson, channels his love of tattoos
and cigars in his company and it shows in all of his creations. Mr Tatoo, as they call him for good reason, came on the scene with his
vision and passion and has yet to let up. In all of his products from the boxes to the bands to the stogie itself, there is a part of him
and that's why he is one of the best boutique companies out there! Today's review is on a little bombshell (while it has been out for a while),
the Petite Cazadore!
Welcome everyone to our first official blog straight out of Don Juan of Metairie! In these articles, we are going to try to touch on recent happenings in the cigar world and all around the world! Feel free to share on your social media for any interested readers and be sure to sign up for our newsletter!
Over the years, we have urged everyone to sign-up for the CRA(Cigar Rights of America). They continually fight for our rights to enjoy cigars! If you haven't joined them, now is the time to. The FDA has acknowledged that they are going to attempt to regulate the premium cigar industry. This is the worst case scenario, unfortunately. With the FDA rules in effect, for example, we would no longer be able to give away free cigars. Blends of cigars will be subject to an application where the FDA may allow or disallow the manufacturing of particular cigars. That means we could be seeing the same old same old from every cigar maker and not be able to enjoy the creativity expressed through tobacco just because the FDA doesn't deem it fit for consumption weather it be too strong or even using tobacco grown in certain locations. This will most definitely stifle the experimental cigar lines out there like certain small batch companies often do. This is the time to act and we whole heartedly encourage you to visit www.cigarrights.org and sign-up.
Even if you do not sign-up(although please do and support them), they have an "Action Alert" button that will aid you in getting a message out to your state reps and congressional representatives. This is not a drill and this industry faces a very hard battle....help out on the front lines and lets save cigars as we know it! A full article on what the FDA plans to do can be found at www.halfwheel.com
Thank you and as always, Smoke on!