Issue 29

Posts From John Larkin

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John Larkin

John Larkin

John Larkin is co-owner of Jake’s Cigars & Spirits in both Omaha and Lincoln. He’s been smoking and selling cigars for close to 15 years, having begun his career as a tobacconist right out of high school in Salt Lake City. John moved to Lincoln in 2002 to run Jake’s for longtime friend Alex Roskelley. After serving a tour in Iraq with the Army Reserve. he came home and bought into the original Jake’s in downtown Lincoln. In August 2006 John and Alex opened a new shop in downtown Benson, where he now resides with his wife. John spends much of his time in business meetings (golfing), smoking cigars, and questing after the best beers bourbons and wines he can get his hands on.

Cigar Bars Rviewed

With Nebraska’s Cigar Bar exemption to the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act celebrating its first birthday, I thought it would be a good time to take a closer look at the landscape that this hard fought bill created. During the

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The Cigar Bar is Back in Town

So you might have heard recently that a crack in the armor of the mighty Nebraska state government has been achieved. No, they didn’t legalize medical marijuana (damn, my cataracts have really been acting up lately), they decided to let

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What’s In a Name?

Macanudo, Punch, Romeo y Julieta, Hoyo de Monterrey, Partagas, Montecristo, Cohiba. If you’ve ever smoked a premium cigar in your day, you’ve probably tried one of these brands. Unless you frequent cigar shops, these might be the only brands you’ve

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More Bang for Your Buck

With people these days moving away from the generic and cozying up to the unique with just about all consumer products, I thought that I’d deviate from my normal topic of cigars and try to educate the public on another

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Smokes and Stuff

Having spent my first two articles talking about general cigar smoking and purchasing knowledge I figured it was about time to touch on all stogies brothers in arms: booze. As a disclaimer I would like to state that you don’t

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Smoking 101

Last issue I wrote about some of the basics of cigar etiquette including cutting, lighting, ashing and extinguishing your cigar. Now that we’ve gotten the actual smoking component out of the way we can go back to the beginning –

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Smoking 101, or How to Smoke a Cigar Without Looking Like an Idiot

Cigars are supposed to be a fun, relaxing pastime enjoyed by people from all walks of life. But whether you read the Robb Report or Maxim, you should know a few simple rules that won’t leave you looking foolish in

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