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90 Miles to Cuba

The Southern Most Point in the Continental United States is only 90 miles from Cuba, but Cuban cigars are still illegal for U.S. citizens, whether they are at home or abroad.

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Long Ashes to You!

Sunday February 23, 2014

Gary Manelski, Cigar Expert

The term long ashes is sometimes used in the cigar world when greeting or saying goodbye to a fellow cigar smoker. This term is also a suggestion to enjoy a fine premium cigar that is handmade with long filler tobaccos (since these type of cigars are more likely to hold a long ash).

After eight years as About.com's Expert Guide to Cigars, it is finally time to say long ashes to all of my site visitors, followers, readers, and all those in the cigar industry whom I have met over the years. I'd also like to thank About.com for giving me the opportunity to share my knowledge and opinions with millions of cigar enthusiasts, from the newbies up to the experienced connoisseurs. A special thanks also goes out to Dr. Mitch Fadem, who helped me spread the good word about premium handmade cigars, in his roles as Guest Author and Contributing Writer.

In the future, I intend to continue writing about cigars and the cigar lifestyle in other capacities. If you like what you've been seeing here on About.com, you will still be able to find me on Twitter and Facebook. For current contact information, please visit my new personal cigars website at SmokeYourAshOff.com.

Photo 2014 Gary Manelski, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Cigar Kismet

Thursday February 20, 2014

When faced with a major decision, smoking an appropriate cigar while pondering the alternatives will always help you select the best option in fulfilling your destiny. This is called Cigar Kismet. For more, read my Review of Kismet Robusto Cigars.

Review of Three Four-Star Cigars

Wednesday February 19, 2014

Nick Perdomo, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and Nestor Miranda sure make some fine premium cigars. To compare one of each of their cigars to the others, check out my Review of Three Four-Star Cigars.

Review of Quesada Tributo Cigars

Tuesday February 18, 2014

Quesada Tributo cigars are made by Manuel Quesada in the Dominican Republic, and feature a special HCHS hybrid wrapper. The cigars are available in four sizes, each honoring a deceased member of the Quesada family. For more, read my Review of Quesada Tributo Manolin Cigar.

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