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Staff Reviews

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Nub Cameroon - Vertical Tasting

Posted , by Steve R
89

After tasting countless cigars and working hands on in the Oliva factory, Sam Leccia concluded that a cigar normally hits its ‘sweet spot’ within 3 to 4 inches of the burn. Therefore, one must invest a good amount of time with a cigar prior to being rewarded with its true character. So, Sam worked with the Oliva Cigar Family (maker’s of Serie ‘V’ and Serie ....

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Nub Habano - Vertical Tasting

Posted , by Steve R
89

Unless you’ve been living under the rock the past 3 weeks, you’ve probably heard of the Nub. If not, here’s your crash course: After tasting countless cigars and working hands on in the Oliva factory, Sam Leccia concluded that a cigar normally hits its ‘sweet spot’ within 3 to 4 inches of the burn. Therefore, one must invest a good amount of time with a ....

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Sol Cubano Cuban Cabinet

Posted , by Steve R
90

The folks behind Sol Cubano have been on the move for a while now. A couple years back, the classic Sol Cubano line received some fancy new packaging, reigniting the brand. Last year, a Sol Cubano Artisan was crafted...a monster-sized Salomon featuring three select wrappers finished in barber pole and pinstripe fashion. Now, in just ....

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Arturo Fuente

Posted , by Steve R
86

Just over 3 years ago, I wrote a review on the Arturo Fuente Double Chateau. If you haven’t read it, or would like to reference back, you can find it here. Despite being 2+ years old, this single review still (to this day) results in a constant stream of hate mail from diehard Fuente fans, in addition to in-depth debates with retail ....

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5 Vegas Classic Fifty Five

Posted , by Steve R
92

Over the past few months I’ve been receiving emails asking me if I had something magical up my sleeve for my 100th review. Even customers of our Super-Store are expecting something big. Truth is, this is actually my 110th review, but 10 older reviews have been removed, as the brands have since been discontinued by its maker. So, I guess you can say this is, unofficially, my 100th review. ....

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