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Staff Reviews
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  • Edge Counterfeit Toro Corojo

    After spending more than a decade in the cigar industry I’ve seen tons of cigar brands (and “Cigar Super-Stars” come & go. Don Juan, Don Smith, Don This & Don That…the list just never seemed to end. Now, long after the dust has settled from the Cigar Boom of the 90’s we’re well past the end of the Don’s & only the strong are left …
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  • Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro

    Steve R
    I’ve long been a fan of Alec Bradley Tempus. This 94-rated stud is damn tasty and always well-made. Especially the Quadrum size, which sits heavy in the hand and comes jam-packed with delicious tobaccos. I just received a Tempus Maduro in this very same size: 5.5”x55 Quadrum. It looks and smells amazing, offering a sweet tobacco pre-light aroma and a bready pre-light flavor …
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  • Morro Castle

    If you’re like me, you love to press your nose up against the CI candy store and ogle over the latest batch of tasty new offerings to arrive. Yum, the scrumptastic looking Ave Maria!  Ooooh, the devilishly rich Diesel Unlimited!  Drew Estate’s succulent Tabak Especial Red Eye blend.  The heavenly Cuba Libre One and tantalizingly zesty Cu-Avana Punisher (oops …
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

    Jeff K
    La Aroma de Cuba has always been a brand to which I didn’t give much attention. But I’ve recently seen the light. La Aroma de Cuba is an old Cuban brand with a great back story. Supposedly, the Cuban La Aroma de Cuba brand was a favorite of Winston Churchill. In 2002, Ashton released a Honduran-made La Aroma de Cuba which initially made a big splash. Quickly earning some impressive …
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  • Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo

    Steve R
    A few days ago, my December issue of Cigar Aficionado was delivered. Today, I got around to leafing through it. Amongst the ads for countless items I’ll never be able to afford, something caught my eye, inspiring me to write this staff review. Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo received an ‘88’ rating. Wait a minute.... Let’s go back 10 years. An 88-point score …
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