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Oliva Saison

Posted , by Steve R
92

Oliva. I’ve always loved the brand. Back when it was lesser known, and the Serie ‘O’ cigars came in felt bands and the maduro variety came in toilet bowl shaped boxes....yeah, I loved them back then. Some of you might remember the days I’m harking, some may not. Either way, most folks know the name Oliva, and the brand has been ....

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Tabacalera Zapata

Posted , by Brock
88

Roughly five years ago, my hair was longer, face was cleaner and midsection was smaller. Moreover, I couldn’t refer to myself as a cigar connoisseur or aficionado, but rather, a cigar groupie. I was fascinated by anyone who worked in this great industry and it didn’t matter if it was a cigar maker, rep, roller or anybody else who does this for a living. Hell, the ....

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Ramon Bueso Odyssey

Posted , by Steve R
91

My recent trip back to Connecticut.... Like most avid enthusiasts, my palate has evolved over the years. A combination of me wanting more and cigar-makers giving me more, has resulted in my preference for complex, full-bodied, and full-flavored cigars. I love bold handmades. I love spicy handmades. I love big, rich flavors that consume every square millimeter of my palate, with ....

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Plasencia Reserva 1898

Posted , by Brock
90

Years back, I had the privilege to travel to Central America with a purchaser of ours in hopes of negotiating deals, working on new blends and overall prove my worth to the company. Why the powers that be here at CI allowed me to do this, I sure as hell don’t know. But what I do know is that it was one of the most memorable experiences in my life.  While I’m ....

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Diesel Hair of the Dog

Posted , by Steve R
94

Let’s set the record straight.... Hey. How are ya? Been a while. You may have noticed a change - a big change. We just updated our site in a very big way. Aesthetically, you will notice an instant difference. But as you browse our site, you’ll soon see products are easier to find, vital information is more readily available, and the overall ....

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