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Staff Reviews

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Don Pepin Garcia Legado de Pepin

Posted , by Steve R
93

The other day I received two scathing emails from the same person. He took the time to tell me how wonderful my reviews are, how much he agreed with them, and how awesome my palate is. Seriously, both emails made me all warm and fuzzy inside. After the insults, in his most charming and classy way, he then told me to go back to drinking Bud Light and …

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Dunhill Aged Dominican

Posted , by Jeff K
91

I’m bad at this. It’s been too long since my last review, but I’m making a promise to do better.  So expect more this year, and if you’re bored, shoot me a request on a cigar you’re interested in and I’ll write something up. Dunhill. It’s a brand you’ve likely heard of, but not …

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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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