Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

East End Cigar Company

East End Cigar Company here in Myrtle Beach, is more than a cigar store it is an experience. I have always felt that local tobacco shops play a pivotal role in the overall cigar lifestyle. A great shop is the central hub for information, supplies, and above all fellowship. East End like most shops, carry a nice selection of premium cigars from major brands. In addition to the normal favorites, the also sell an East End Cigar Company house line that is an awesome smoke. The cigar is rolled on site at the shop and is always in high demand. I particularly enjoy the maduro cigars, but all of the smokes I have tried are very good. The shop also offers a large inventory of cigar and pipe accessories. Everything from lighters to humidors, if you need it East End Cigar probably has it in stock. Their prices on both accessories and smokes are very good, which in today's economy helps keep things affordable without sacrificing quality. Above all this place has atmosphere. John and Pete really make their customers feel welcome in the shop. You are invited to sit down and encouraged to enjoy your smoke and relax. There is a nice comfortable lounge area with a television, and conversation is always available. Coming from an area that did not have a local tobacco shop, I knew that I had been missing out on a vital part of the overall cigar experience. When I walked in to East End Cigar Company I knew, I had found my local cigar shop. I encourage anyone who is visiting the Myrtle Beach area to check this place out, you will not be disappointed.

East End Cigar Company

7708 N Kings Hwy (US 17)
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
Phone: 843.839.4499

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Oliva Serie O Habano

When I first began smoking and enjoying cigars, the Oliva Serie G was one of the first cigars that I found myself purchasing on a regular basis. There is always an Oliva cigar in my humidor. Anytime that I not sure what I want to smoke I find myself lighting up a cigar from Oliva. So you can imagine my delight when the box of smokes arrived from Cigars Direct, full of five of Oliva's best selling cigars. The box contained Cigars Direct's June Cigar of the Month Club selections. The Oliva Master's Blend III Maduro, Oliva Serie O Maduro, Oliva Connecticut Reserve, Oliva Serie G Cameroon, and an Oliva Serie O Habano made up the month's line up. As you can see from the list, an Oliva fan's dream come true. I decided that the Serie O Habano would be a nice place to start enoying Oliva's best sellers.

The Serie O Habano was beautifully constructed and the quality was excellent, a fact that I have became accustomed to concerning anything I get from Cigars Direct. I checked the draw of my smoke and it was dead on and the cold taste presented my palette with a hint of sweetness. Immediately upon lighting the cigar, you can't help but notice just how aromatic the smoke is, and after just a few draws, the sweet notes that were present in the pre light are much stronger. The taste of chocolate or cocoa remains throughout this cigar with a hint of coffee appearing along the way. I did feel that the bitterness of the coffee flavor became more apparent on the finish of the cigar. Both the sweet and bitter tastes really worked well together, giving this medium body cigar a nice balance. The cigar never really over powered my taste, yet had enough complexity to keep it interesting. The Oliva Serie O Habano will definitely be a staple in my humidor.

Here are a few links that you may find helpful.

For more information on the Oliva Serie O Maduro.

If you want to check out Cigar Direct's Cigar of the Month Club.

If you want to check out Cigars Direct.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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