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Staff Reviews

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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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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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