Contest Day #5 – Emilio Cigars (and Day #4 Winner!)

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I trust everyone had a wonderful, and safe St. Patrick’s day weekend? I did. I laid low, had a few drinks and a cigar with my older brother, and just relaxed. The past few weeks have been insane for me, and I was glad to finally get some rest in. Who cares about that stuff though right? You guys just want to win stuff!

Today’s sponsor is non other than Gary Griffith, owner of Deleware Cigars and founder of Emilio Cigars. Now if you aren’t familiar with Emilio Cigars, you need to get up to date. Emilio Cigars made a HUGE splash last year when it dropped it’s first three lines, the AF1, AF2, and Grimalkin. You can read my reviews of the AF1 here and the AF2 here along with Daniel’s take on the Grimalkin here. The AF1 and AF2 are properly named after the madman that teamed up with Gary to create the blends, non other than the infamous AJ Fernandez who is known for blends such as the Man O’ War series, The San Lotano, Ave Maria, Diesel, Rocky Patel Fusion, La Herencia, and so much more. The Grimalkin on the other hand remains a mystery. Interesting enough there have been many rumors that this blend was actually crafted by none other than Don Pepin. Is it really? No one knows.

Anywho, Gary has always been an awesome guy. He is one of the wittiest, smartest, and most genuine guys out there. Strike up a conversation with him, anytime, about anything and you will see what I mean. You can touch base with him through his website, on Twitter, and on Facebook. He’s a pretty likable guy, most of the time.

Gary has always supported the cigar community. He’s a big believer in making a change. It was no surprise that, without hesitation, he jumped on board to support us. Gary has offerrred up a HUGE Emilio Cigars prize pack for one lucky winner. One lucky winner will win 2 Grimalkin coffee Mugs, an Emilio Cigars polo shirt, and a sampler of all of his cigars (10 in total)! How awesome is that?

Now how do you win all this goodness? I’ll make this easy on you. Anyone who knows Gary, knows that he likes to kick people in the nuts, or at least, threaten to kick people in the nuts. Pretty funny stuff. Now I want you, in a comment below, to tell me two things. 1) Who would you like to have Gary kick in the nuts and 2) why?. You get an extra entry if you have him kick Daniel in the Nuts. (totally kidding on that).

Make it fun, make it creative! Again, please be 18 years and over. I will have Gary choose a winner from the comments tomorrow.

And now, to announce Friday’s winner!

Lisa, over at RocketFuelCoffee was presented all your images, and has chosen one lucky winner. Before we get to the winner, why not look at some of our honorable mentions?

Tadd - Showing off his vespa. It's actual size.


Swede - With his hole in one!

Jeff's cup is bigger than his face.

Terrie getting "lit" before getting "lit" on St. Patrick's day

Michael - sporting an awesome mug with his little one!

Jesus's coffee commuter.

Again Corey, as long as it's not the Flyers, you are ok.

And the winner, chosen by Lisa is….

Doogie! Who must have REALLY needed his fix!

Doogie! Email your name, address, phone number, and email to “[email protected]” and we will get this out to ya!

Tony Casas is a 32 year old Creative Managing/Webdesigning/Craft Beer Drinking Cigar smoker from El Paso, Texas. When he isn't loving his wife he is either sleepy, hungry, or suffering from a headache.


  1. czerbe

    March 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I like Gary alot he is really down to earth and makes a great product I alway buy his sticks on my trips to Delaware. My vote is for a “Self Kick in the Nuts!!” Thats right he has been handing out “Nut Kicks” for so long now he probably forgets what a good swift Kick in the “Nads” feels like. So Gary this one is for you….” Kick you in the Jimmy “

  2. abraxas828282

    March 19, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I have heard that Gary is a vampire, I have heard that Gary is older than the hills, I have heard that Gary is Superman’s, Batman’s, and Luke Skywalkers real father. I have even heard that Gary is in fact the true Dos Equis guy! Therefore, I would like to see Gary do something truly amazing and kick himself in the nuts!

  3. Michael Constantine

    March 19, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I’d like to kick one of you in the nuts for not choosing me to win yet!!!!!

  4. Todd

    March 19, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I would like to see Gary kick “Ron Mexico” in the nuts and let me explain… First of all, I’m not referring to the Ron Mexico herpes scandal (look it up). Ron Mexico is the name of a HORRIBLE cigar, and EVERYONE agrees! Even CI, who sells it mind you, states “This brand might be a new low….” I don’t know if Ron Mexico is a real person but whoever came up with this blend needs to be kicked in the nuts, and if you’ve ever smoked one, you will definitely agree!


  5. nad

    March 19, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Well if he has a lot of strenght he could try to kick my students in the but (like that we aren’t sexist! kidding though)…Might wake them up! In the meantime I could relax while I smoke his cigars (so many students I might need more then 10)!LOL

  6. kekoa kai

    March 19, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Gary should definitely nut-kick any politician he can get to who is ‘anti-cigar’. Oh what the hell, he should nut-kick any politician he comes across (unless they are smoking a cigar)!

    Not that I think politicians are useless or anything!!!

  7. cjrio

    March 19, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Who to have Gary kick in the nuts? That’s too easy, Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of Gary’s unique talent.

    “My” Governor has been trying to get a tax hike on cigars while simultaneously attempting to ban interstate and online cigar sales so us smoker’s have to dig deeper into our pockets at our local B&M’s.

    Now Gary, I’m not asking for anything too fancy. You don’t have to make it a round house, an axe kick, or even a crescent kick. I’m a simple man. A straight on front kick to the balls will do nicely. It’s clear and right to the point.

    A kick may not be as elegant as a strongly worded letter or as complex as a bill. Yet a busy man such as O’Malley will appreciate the conciseness.

    A shot to the balls is a message that says “Never come between a man and his tobacco”. O’ Malley may be upset temporarily, but with time I’m sure he’ll come to understand and acknowledge it was for the best.

    Happy hunting,


  8. Julie Nicholls

    March 19, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I will kick Gary in the nuts just for the hell of it!

  9. irratebass

    March 19, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Gary, I am sorry I am not familiar with your cigars, but I hope to change this soon (and maybe by winning this contest *wink wink*) if Mr. Casas says you are an awesome dude then dagnabbit that’s good enough for me.

    Who should you kick in the nuts? I say the cigar industry peeps who continually make these hard to find limited edition smokes, sure they are cool and sometimes they are even good smokes, but a lot of the middlemen are left out in the cold while the hardcore collectors buy them all up.

    Now I am not saying anything bad about le’s I just wish they weren’t so LIMITED and hard to find, especially when great blogs like this one will hype them up only to make me want more.

  10. TADD

    March 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Nut Kick…. Without a doubt… My Boss….. Hahahahaha Just a little wake up call nothing catastrophic… It just seems when people that assume the leadership role tend to lose what it is really like here at the bottom…The Leadership lobotamy I call it.. Plus only having minimal experience as a opposed to 15-20 years does not make you an expert and that I should trust on giving me advice in world. Now I am not dissing all of my bosses…. Just my immediate boss…. 🙂 I have had some amazxing bosses….

    • TADD

      March 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

      And just for fun Daniel T needs a swift kick in the Crotch… Moose style….

      • TADD

        March 19, 2012 at 11:25 am

        Wait… Can I kick Daniel T in the crotch instead?

        • Dalamscius

          March 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

          You can try but then I’ll tell your boss!

  11. kent

    March 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I’d like Gary to kick the postman in the nuts! I’m still waiting on him (her?) to deliver a package that was sent priority mail on Tuesday!

  12. chris - Leo_Botl

    March 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Me. So I could finally meet Gary in person. Perferrably at noon so the sun will be right over head, I’ll feel a lot safer

  13. DavefromPhilly

    March 19, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I’d like Gary to kick Andy Reid in the nuts.

    Because he’s a fat, worthless, ignorant, rude, arrogant, no clock managing, refusing he ever made a mistake about anything, throat clearing, no personality having, tastykake eating, never gonna win a super bowl, piece of shit.

    And i hate his face.

  14. Nick

    March 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    The one and only @brianhewitt needs the nut kicks. Maybe it will wake him to the fact that he’s a fat drunk and needs help. haha

  15. jimbobber

    March 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I think Gary should kick everybody in the nuts, because we all deserve it at one time or another.

  16. TylerLimbrick

    March 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I would have Gary kick every player’s nuts on the Missouri basketball team for screwing up everyone’s brackets!

  17. Paul Tyler

    March 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I would love Gary to give the entire cast of “Jersey Shore” a kick in the nuts…with the conclusion of season 5 last week, I am hoping a good swift kick by Gary to the nut sacks of all of them will prevent a season 6. Please Gary…stop this train wreck…put an end to their 15 minutes of fame! Now! Please! I know you can do it!

    • Tadd

      March 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Can I vote for Paul Tyler instead…. ? the fact he knows Jersey Shore has a 5th seasons…. deserves him a kick in the crotch….bwahahahahahahahaha

      • Paul Tyler

        March 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm

        Um, er, it is the guilty pleasure of the bartender at the curling club…it is on every Thursday night while I am there…she fills me in on the details…um, yeah, that’s it.

        • Dalamscius

          March 19, 2012 at 9:07 pm

          Sure Paul, Sure… we believe you…. lol

  18. jjo

    March 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Man, who doesn’t need a good kick to the nuts now and then?
    I would suggest that Gary give a good hard one to all the highly paid corporate execs of hemorrhaging companies who enjoy the good life while their laid-off workers and shareholders go down the tubes.

  19. Elizabeth V

    March 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I liked Gary to kick the parking enforcer who gave me a parking ticket, right in front of my own house for parking over 3 hours!!! From 5:55 to 9:15 when I got the ticket. Kick ’em good. Kick ’em hard. Then I will be happy and gladly pay the $15 ticket……..

  20. Michael Constantine

    March 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    In all seriousness I would kick Rosie O’Donnel in the nuts. No explanation needed.

  21. Peter Glad

    March 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I would have Gary kick Brett Bowersox in the nuts. Now one may ask me, Peter, why would you have Gary kick poor Brett Bowersox in the nuts? My reply is have you met Brett Bowersox?

    P.S. I don’t want to be eligible to win since I have my own blog, but I’d take an honorable mention.

  22. Tony Judice

    March 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I would like Gary to line up all the people who are running for president and kick them in the nuts. Maybe it will knock some sense into them since that is where they seem to be thinking from. There or around the back!

  23. Henry C.

    March 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I would like to see Gary in next year’s SuperBowl half time show. Competing against both team’s kickers, the contest is to see who could kick Donald Trump in the nuts faster than the Donald could say “you’re fired” !

  24. Jake

    March 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    How about a good kick in the ‘nads to Nancy Grace? That bitch is LOUD.

  25. JustJoeEd

    March 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I’d like to have Gary give me a swift kick in the nuts, at least that way we could finally get the “vampire” to come hang with all the blood-suckas here in Hotlanta! Great cigars from my favorite vampire! PS that guy Nate is weird you can kick him too! 😉

  26. dmjones1009

    March 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    He should kick Casas in the nuts…because he’s boooooooooooring! 🙂

    J/K, Tony…great contest!

  27. Josh

    March 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    My list of people for Gary to kick in the gonads is long. I have visions of him destroying the entire NY Giants team for beating the Packers this year. The FDA could use a kick in the junk for trying to fuck with cigar sales. Honorable mention would go to Paul (@smokedthatcigar) since his kid tries to punch me in the nuts all the time. But, the winner for the ultimate ball kick has to go to me. I have heard how amazing the AF1, AF2, and Grimalkin are, yet my lazy ass hasn’t purchased one yet. Bring it on, I need a swift kick in the ass and the junk for that.

  28. GICIGR

    March 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    I say Chaz Bono, he/she just got a new pair. I say Gary tests them out with a swift kick!

  29. Tom Perry (The Newbie)

    March 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Gary might agree I am in Central Florida and we can’t B&M any of the Emilio brand. I have tweeted him numerous times where last week I got a” hey guy be patient I’m trying” I think he was wanting to kick me in the nuts. So I nominate myself because I broke down and ordered the cigars anyway. So Gary go ahead kick me in the nuts

  30. Andy K

    March 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I’ll go for Rush Limbaugh. Cause he’s giving cigar smokers a name. Or @BrianHewitt

  31. LeafBeanVegas

    March 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I love Gary and I love his cigars even more. Totally concur on kicking people in the nuts. They need it. My vote is for Congress and the SoBs that want to take away our freedom to smoke and tax us! That’s a lot of nuts to kick so we can all help him.

  32. Luan N

    March 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I think gary should kick peyton manning in the nuts for taking all this time and playing with the minds of 4-5 different fan bases, and then getting tim tebow’s hopes of ever starting for a team again, for choosing the denver broncos. Hopefully manning’s nuts go up high enough into his neck so we can see how far along his procedure has come.

  33. Smokin Aces

    March 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I would like Gary to kick the tobacco beetle that just ruined half my desktop stash in the nuts!!!! The little bastard probably doesn’t even have nuts cause no species with a set of balls would wreck a man’s cigars like this. Please Gary…..for the love of all thing holy…..kick that little prick in the stones for me.

    P.S. That awesome prize pack of yours would make me feel so much better. Thanks.

  34. Dan Brown

    March 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Gary needs to give a swift kick in the nuts to both Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey for absolutely destroying social media with awesome posts and tweets, but also to give the whole world a chance to try out these great cigars!


  35. Swede214

    March 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    We all now this guy, looks at you like you just commented a crime as you sit on the public bench minding your own business having a cigar and says,” you now that smoke is blowing right at me, do you have to smoke that cigar”? As he sits two bench’s down from you. He needs to have Gary sitting next to us.

  36. Josh

    March 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I have a last minute change for my Gary nut kick. My church burned down today and two 13 year old boys have been arrested for arson. Those two truly deserve a HUGE kick in the sack.

  37. Martin Ibarra

    March 19, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I think Gary should kick the The Commisioner of the FDA Margaret Hamburg for wanting to regulate cigars, since she is female and no nuts are present a BIG kick in the ass should do >:(

    If she’s busy and can’t be reached Gary please kick all those douchebags on Jersey Shore !

  38. eunoia

    March 19, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Gary seems like a chill dude, so I’ll suggest an easy target: He might have to be a bit sneaky though, Mr. Peanut seems to be light on his feet.

  39. Jeremy H.

    March 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Narrowing it down to a single individual is pretty tough, but I would want Gary to start with kicking anybody in the nuts who infringes on the constitutional right of Americans, and mostly our right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Driven by false science and political agendas, the FDA and “our own” politicians continue strip us of our very liberty to smoke fine cigars…… So with that said, Gary needs to give Margaret Hamburg (Commissioner of the FDA, and, yes I know, a female) a good heartfelt kick in the nuts.

  40. Dbell

    March 19, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Guess I should of checked back sooner. Better late than never!

    • Dbell

      March 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Gary should kick my neighbor in the nuts for letting his dog crap all over my driveway and walkway while I was away on vacation. This is also the same dog that bit me while getting into my car a few weeks ago. If my neighbor could get a nice steel toe boot to a tightly positioned fruit basket in front of everyone, he can keep his dog.

  41. david pyle

    March 20, 2012 at 4:29 am

    I would like Gary to find whoever invented the mankini and kick him in the nuts, he must be one of the most deserving people – it’s just wrong! It must be a wide kick in case they are wearing a mankini and there is “hangage” or “split displacement” ocurring…..

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