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Blogs : Gordon Mott

A Rainy Night in Havana

The name had barely slipped off the comedian’s lips when the crowd erupted in applause and shouts of admiration echoed in the small...more

Posted: December 12, 2010    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : David Savona

The Secret of Behike

The secret ingredient to Cuba’s superb new cigar brand, Cohiba Behike BHK, is a rare kind of tobacco called medio tiempo. While you may have heard...more

Posted: December 10, 2010    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

First Leaf

The first tobacco leaf of the 2010-2011 Cuban tobacco harvest was picked today, and tonight it is hanging in a curing barn. It wasn’t just any...more

Posted: December 9, 2010    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : David Savona

A Tale of Two Cuban Factories

Dave visits two vastly different Cuban cigar factories, El Laguito and...more

Posted: December 8, 2010    By David Savona

Blogs : David Savona

Cigar Shopping In Havana

Any cigar aficionado writing out his bucket list needs to include one item right near the top—buying a Cuban cigar in Havana....more

Posted: December 7, 2010    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

My Stunning Mystery Cigar

I smoked one of the best cigars of my life last night. I don’t know its name; actually, it doesn’t have one. You can’t buy it. I can’t buy...more

Posted: December 7, 2010    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : Gordon Mott

First Night in Havana

After a long delay in Miami, and then yet another long delay in Havana immigration, Dave Savona and I finally made it to the Hotel Melia Cohiba, our...more

Posted: December 6, 2010    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : Gordon Mott

Waiting for Havana

Dave Savona and I had taken an early flight out of New York to ensure we had plenty of time to make our flight, and God forbid, deal with any...more

Posted: December 5, 2010    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Feeling Scotch

I'm not much with digging into my emotions, yet I think I'm having one right now. My wife says it's guilt, but I'm not sure I trust her because...more

Posted: November 19, 2010    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : Gordon Mott

Our Cigar Community

The Las Vegas Big Smoke this past weekend reminded me of one of the enduring realities of being a cigar smoker. There is a huge community of us. And,...more

Posted: November 15, 2010    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : David Savona

Ultra-Fat Smokes—Love ‘Em Or Hate ‘Em?

Sixty ring gauge smokes have been on my mind lately. They're everywhere you look, and they're the hot new thing in cigar...more

Posted: October 28, 2010    By David Savona

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Martin Miller's High Life

Martin Miller saw the vodka market as too crowded and decided gin was where he wanted to put his name down—literally. Now two such spirits, the...more

Posted: October 25, 2010    By Jack Bettridge

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