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.

Review: Casa Magna Colorado Gigantores

Released in 2008 the Casa Magna Colorado line was well received by consumers and reviewers alike. With the Robusto named Cigar Aficionado’s #1 Cigar of…

Review: Vegueros Seoane

Established as a marca in 1997, Vegueros lived a relatively short life on the market only lasting 15 years before being discontinued in 2012. The…

Review: Cain F (Prerelease)

At the 2009 IPCPR show Oliva released Cain, the second of their two new age lines following NUb’s release in 2008. Sam Leccia was pegged…

Ramón Allones Specially Selected Gran Robusto (ER Benelux 2008)

In 2005, Habanos S.A. introduced the Edición Regional releases creating specific sizes for various regions around the world. Most of these regions were entire countries:…

Tatuaje Verocu No. 1 Lado Occidental

In July 2007, Pete Johnson released the first of the limited edition Verocu cigars, an extension of the Havana VI line introduced in late 2006….