Joe Gulino

Chicago is my kind of town! 

When done enforcing the law for the day, a nice cigar and dram of whisk(e)y always does the trick. I am an enthusiast cigar and whiskey pairing review Staff Writer for Whiskey Network Magazine, since August 2021. I also Co-Host a live monthly cigar and whiskey pairings on The Great Cigar & Pipe Show since February 2022. This is truly a passion of mine, as I have been developing my palate and knowledge for both crafts since 2015.

My developed palate, ability to write about cigars, a life-changing visit to The Oscar Valladares Tobacco Factory in Dani, Honduras, and access to industry professionals presents us with a unique, thorough, and engaging perspective on cigars

I am honored to contribute to this new adventure with and under the guidance of Dave Yancey and Ash Red, who both took my reviewing ability to the next level through their Twisted Pair Podcast. Here, I will be providing straight cigar reviews and ratings, with transparency and honesty, to help elevate our cigar-smoking experience.

Joe Gulino

Cigar Review: Tailgate by Karen Berger - Cigar Review: Tailgate by Karen Berger   Brand: Karen Berger Vitola: 6×52 Toro Filler:  Nicaraguan Wrapper: Indonesian Sumatra Binder: Nicaraguan Flavor intensity: Medium Body: Medium Price: $8 What Makes It
Cigar Review: Leaf n Grain Robusto - Cigar Review: Leaf n Grain Robusto Originally published on The Whiskey Network on November 1, 2022 “Explore the pairings, there’s something for everyone!” —The Twisted Pair Podcast What Makes It
Cigar Review: Lampert Don Patron Oro Line - Cigar Review: Lampert Don Patron Oro Line Brand: Lampert Cigars Vitola: 6×52 Toro Filler: Dominican Republic / Peru Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder: Ecuador Flavor intensity: Bold Body: Medium Boldness Price:
96/100 Cigar Review: Midnight Bender - Brand:  Fuerte y Libre Cigars Vitola: 6×52 Toro Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano Ligero Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro Binder: Dominican Piloto Cubano Ligero Flavor intensity:  Full Boldness Body: Medium to
Don V Maduro Don V Cigar Line: Leaf n Grain Introduction - Al Capone is always top of mind when we think of Chicago. In the heart of Chicago’s Norwood Park neighborhood is the midwest’s largest 1,800 square foot humidor, at Norwood
96/100 Cigar Review: TIMELESS PRESTIGE by Ferio Tego - Leaf n Grain Cigar Review – TIMELESS PRESTIGE by Ferio Tego Brand: Ferio Tego Vitola: Hermoso 5.5×54 Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Wrapper: Honduran Maduro Binder: Dominican Republic Flavor Intensity:
Cigar Review: Ozgener Bosphorus - Ozgener Bosphorus Cigar Review by Joe Gulino Brand:  Ozgener Family Cigar Vitola:  4.0×50 Box Press Filler: Nicaraguan (Esteli, Jalapa, Ometepe) Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Binder: Ecuadorian Connecticut & Nicaraguan Jalapa Smoking