• In my opinion, the allure of smoking a Cuban is one of “the forbidden fruit.” As Americans, we can't have them and that makes us want them even more. It's much like what makes us crave all those delicious fatty foods, like double-bacon cheeseburgers and pizza when we're on a diet. We know we can't (or at least shouldn't) have them, so we want them even more. So, now that there is a way to purchase and enjoy Cuban cigars legally, when will we be able to buy them in our local brick and mortal cigar stores? ...Read More
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  • Within the cigar world there is probably not a more hot button issue like the trade embargo placed on Cuba in 1960. In the early hours of February 7th, 1962 a near total embargo against Cuba was signed into effect by President John F. Kennedy. This is the common date everyone associates the Cuban Democracy Act with as prior to this date it was simply a partial embargo against the Communist island. As most know this is still in effect to this day and is the most enduring trade embargo in modern history...Read More
  • Last year, Oliveros launched a new line of cigars called Swag, a Domincan puro that was a big departure from what folks assumed a Domincan cigar was. Fuller bodied, fuller flavored, as they stated, this was not your grandpa’s Domincan cigar. Fast forward several months and Swag introduced a cigar called Aging Room, a blend using the same tobacco but aged longer then the standard Swag. Fast forward to 2012 and now we have the new Aging Room Quattro, a box press cigar made in 5 sizes using an Indonesian wrapper....Read More

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Daz Herring - The Smoking Gun Cigar Review


Daz Herring is a cigar reviewer and has been involved in the premium cigar industry for several years.

His blog, “The Smoking Gun Cigar Review,” can be found at http://thesmokinggunsite.wordpress.com/, Facebook and Twitter.

In addition to his cigar interests, he is a professional musician, composer and director, having lived, traveled and performed around the world.

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