Brian Burt
About the author
I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.

PCA 2021: Casa 1910

Not many new, small companies show up to their first PCA Convention & Trade show and make the kind of splash Casa 1910 did. Aiming...
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PCA 2021: El Artista

Stopping by the El Artista booth, I was greeted by the team and introduced to Kevin Newman, the company’s national sales director. He told me...
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PCA 2021: Top 3 Things — Brian Burt

Each year I forget about this Top 3 Things post, but each year I already have a list of candidates in my mind. I find...
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PCA 2021: Drunk Chicken Cigars

When I saw I had a company named “Drunk Chicken Cigars” on my list to cover, I had no idea what I was getting into...
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PCA 2021: Perdomo

The Perdomo booth has been memorable for a number of years now. First, it was because of the massive drum set that Nick Perdomo Jr....
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PCA 2021: Bocock Brothers Premium Cigars

While this might come as a surprise, Bocock Brothers Premium Cigars is owned and operated by two brothers, Bryant and Douglas Bocock. While modest in...
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PCA 2021: Zander-Greg

In 2018 Zander-Greg had a new booth but no new products at the show. In 2019, the company had a new brand under their umbrella...
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PCA 2021: American Caribbean Cigars

While I’m not sure when the first year American Caribbean Cigars had a booth at the trade show, 2018 was the first time I visited...
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PCA 2021: Brizard & Co.

Brizard & Co. is one of the more impressive booths I cover, while at the same time being one of the most intimidating ones. The...
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PCA 2021: Graycliff

Graycliff Cigar Co. is a mainstay at the show, though like many manufacturers, the booth is smaller than in years past. Visiting the booth late...
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PCA 2021: Gran Habano

Gran Habano has a redesigned booth this year with a very South Beach Miami feel to it. The theming is on point, and despite it...
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