halfwheel extends our condolences to the friends and family of J. Paul Tucker, owner and operator of Oxmoor Smoke Shoppe in Louisville, Ken., who passed away last week after being in the cigar business for more than 50 years. Numerous members of the cigar industry reached out to halfwheel with news of his passing, and we join them in celebrating his contributions and legacy. — PL

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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.