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Staff Reviews

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Rocky Patel Sun Grown

Posted , by Steve R
90

Today has been a crazy cigar day. At 10am, I embarked on a daunting task of testing nine blends. However, I had to burn these nine cigars at the same time in an effort to find the best of the bunch. I’ll be honest....some were horrific. Those were sent home from the island with haste and pleasure. However, a few did stand out, so I had to cleanse the palate, grab some fresh air, and …

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Man O' War Ruination

Posted , by Keith
95

Man O’ War Ruination. Oh yes. This holy cocktail of Cuban-seed Nicaraguan and Honduran long-leaf ligeros along with Habano Ecuador ligero leaf is a veritable powderkeg. Ligeros are the tobacco plant’s highest priming (the leaves on the top of the plant). This means more sun exposure which in turn leads to maximum strength and robust flavor. And since Man O’ War …

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5 Vegas Classic

Posted , by Steve R

Unless you’ve been asleep at the wheel the past few months, you know that SCHIP has hit home. This bill places a heavy tax on all cigars, and has resulted in higher prices starting 4/1. Some manufacturers are using this tax as a vehicle to introduce price increases that, in some cases, go above and beyond the level of the tax. In several cases, manufacturers have instituted multiple …

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Perdomo 10th Anniversary Criollo

Posted , by Jeff K
90

When the new Perdomo 10th Anniversary line was launched several months ago, I was excited. I had always been a big fan of Perdomo cigars and was eager to dig in. Initially, I smoked through the three different 10th Anniversary blends- Criollo, Maduro, and Champagne (Connecticut). All great tasting, all great quality – which has always been my experience with …

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John Bull

Posted , by Steve R
89

SCHIP Buster Series - Volume 4 Unless you’ve been asleep at the wheel the past month or two, you know that SCHIP has hit home. This bill places a heavy tax on all cigars, and has resulted in higher prices starting 4/1. Some manufacturers are using this tax as a vehicle to introduce price increases that, in some cases, go above and beyond the level of the tax. In several …

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