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Gurkha Beauty

Posted , by Brock
90

There’s a lovely young lady that stops by the CI Super-Store from time to time and, for the sake of anonymity, let us refer to her as “Lola”. Lola is an avid Gurkha fan and has a way of pushing the brand on me (keep in mind, I’M the cigar salesperson and she’s the customer!) Days ago, she graced us with her presence at the shop and, while it’s ....

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CI Knock-Offs: Cohiba

Posted , by Brock
92

“Pequeno” in size, “Grande” in flavor… For those who pay attention to detail, I whipped up this review the day after CIGARfest 2012, still jacked up from the weekend’s festivities. As we wrapped up the CIGARfest 2012 aftermath, I was embarrassed, humiliated, and appalled at the fact that I didn’t smoke many cigars. Between drawing ....

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El Mejor

Posted , by Steve R
91

This is a great time of the year. New products are rolling in from the annual trade show, showcasing new brands, new line extensions, and exciting new blends. I love this time of the year....and it’s easy for us to get caught up with blogs, advertisements, and ratings....driving our decisions and setting our expectations. However, plenty of new items are flying in well beneath the radar, ....

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Punch Bareknuckle

Posted , by Steve R
92

If you’re on our mailing list, you’ve likely seen Punch Bareknuckle on the cover. Eye-catching, no? Rightfully so, because I’ll say it up front: the mighty Punch brand was desperate for a blend like this. Years ago, Punch was among the strongest blends on the market. Times have changed, new makers have entered the fray, powerful new tobaccos have been produced, and ....

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Genesis The Project by Ramon Bueso

Posted , by Steve R

This is the question I heard over and over (and over) throughout CIGARfest 2012. Indeed, aside from us hosting our 9th annual CIGARfest, which turned out to be a huge success for 6,000+ cigar lunatics, Ramon Bueso was the buzz word of the day, every day, between May 2nd and May 6th. So who is Ramon Bueso? Lemme fill you in with some back story. The first tobacco farm in Honduras was ....

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