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The DC Cigar Tweepup 2012


The DC Cigar Tweetup 2012

Brothers of the Smoke 2011 Christmas Dinner – It’s a Wonderful Life










Brothers of the Smoke,

It’s been a blessed year, let’s end it with a celebration. The first annual Brothers of the Smoke Christmas Dinner will be held in the Rocky Patel Cigar Bar at Iris Lounge in McLean, Virgina. The date for the event is Saturday, 17 December, with Hor d’ Ourves at 1800 and dinner service at 1830.

OVTC Annual Memorial Day BBQ for charity


I would like to personally thank everyone one who came out to enjoy some good BBQ and donate to a worthy cause, the MS Foundation. Photos below…

Cigar Review – AVO 80th Anniversary Belicoso

We all have those days, where you walk into the humidor and you want something different, something you have not tried yet. After a few minutes at the local shop, I happen upon the new AVO 80th Belicoso. Nice looking, unique and a limited run, hmmm…let’s give this a run.
So here are the particulars (courtesy of the fine folks at Famous Smoke Shop)
6 x 52
Country of Origin:
Dominican Republic
Wrapper Color:
Wrapper Origin:
Wrapper Leaf Type:


BotS Dinner at Havana 59 on 21 May.


There has been good response to the upcoming dinner at Havana 59 in Richmond on 21 May at 1900.

For those who will me making the trek, I will be leaving from OVTC Woodbridge at 1700. Also, if you are considering drinking at all, consider either a designated driver or getting a room in Richmond.

Brothers of the Smoke dinner at Havana 59


The Brothers of the Smoke will being gathering for another dinner at Havana 59 in Richmond, Virginia on 21 May at 7:00pm. The last time was a blast and we are looking forward to doing it up big again, this time on the roof top patio. Bring your sticks because smoking is allowed and bring your appetites (and wallets) because the food is the finest Cuban cuisine in Richmond. Here is there web site for menu and directions…(

Thank you to our men and women of the Armed Forces!


The U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

Perdomo Tasting at Burke Cigars


Hello Stogies and Stogettes,

Join us the Brothers of the Smoke at  Burke Cigars and Lounge for an exclusive Perdomo Cigar tasting event. Hosted by Walt of Perdomo, the event will feature tasting for several newly released Perdomo cigars.

The Lil’ Puff

Friday, September 24, 2010
6:00pm – 10:00pm
The Roof Deck at Charlie Palmer Steak DC
101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC

The “Little Puff” is Draper’s signature fundraiser, an intimate gathering of cigar lovers (limited to 300 people). Proceeds from ticket sales and the auction benefit three local DC academic scholarships (The Erik Kristensen Memorial Scholarship in honor of a Navy SEAL killed in action; The Pat Krimm Scholarship & The Anne Berman Memorial Scholarship).