Author: daveburck

Weekly Music Pairing #5: The Rebirth of a Legend: The Viaje Skull and Bones Daisy Cutter 2017

The original Skull and Bones Daisy Cutter was released in 2010 and is the stuff of legends. If you are one of the lucky few to have smoked one, you got on the ground floor of one of the most successful limited edition lines in the cigar industry; Viaje’s Skull and Bones series. I have had a number of the Skull and Bones series and all of the entries I have had have been excellent. Let’s see how this cigar compares to the legendary original. Continue reading

Episode #156: Quesada Keg Pairing Challenge with Cigar Surgeon and Trippy from Sharing Our Pairings Hi. Sorry for the week off, but I make up for it with a great episode with John and Trippy from Sharing Our Pairings (SOP). We pair music and drinks with the Quesada Keg. Also, tune in to see if John “Cigar Surgeon” gets eaten by a Direwolf. Check out Cigar Hut here in Australia: In the U.S.,…

Weekly Music Pairing #4: My Go To Blend: RoMa Craft Aquitaine

Most cigar smokers have their “go to” blend. This is a blend that no matter what the vitola, you know it will perform and be consistent. My “go to” is the Aquitaine blend by RoMa craft. The salty meaty richness is a great fit for the body and strength behind this cigar. I can grab any Aquitaine blindfolded and know I am going to have an amazing cigar experience.  Continue reading

Why Lorde’s Track Liability is Fragile, Vulnerable and Brilliant

Lorde is known for pushing the boundaries of pop music and her record Pure Heroine in 2013 defined music for years to come. She is back with Melodrama and the years between releases have sharpened her writing to surgical precision. The emotional, fragile and vulnerable side of Lorde in the track Liability is both tragic and beautiful. This is easily the song of the year thus far and may be one of the best written songs of the last few years.  Continue reading

Weekly Music Pairing #3 Caldwell Eastern Standard Midnight Express

The Midnight Express is one cigar I heard a lot about. A number of bloggers and cigar media people I respect put this cigar as one of their favourite Caldwell offerings. Caldwell is a brand that I always have to try, so I spent months tracking this cigar down. After some dead ends, I finally have it and the Midnight Express is worth the wait. Continue reading

Weekly Music Pairing #2: The Dojo has Done it Again – The Camacho Imperial Stout Barrel Aged

Eric “Master Sensei” from The Cigar Dojo has a knack of bringing unique exclusives to the market. In fact, some of the best cigars I have ever had have been Dojo exclusives. The Undercrown Dogma and RoMa Craft Whiskey Rebellion are two that some to mind. New FDA regulations put these small batch exclusives in some doubt, which is heartbreaking. However, if this is to be the last Dojo exclusive release, they went out with a bang.  Continue reading

Why Everyone Should Have a Cigar Notebook

People just starting in cigars often ask me what the first step is. Get a humidor? Grab a box of cigars? Get a high end cutter and lighter? No, my friends. I will tell you why your first stop should be Target. Continue reading

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