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Staff Reviews

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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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Estd. 1844

Posted , by Brock
88

Estd. 1844 Anejado No. 50 During the year of 1844, several historical events had occurred: The Dominican Republic had declared their independence from Haiti and drafted their first constitution, the US ship USS Princeton exploded on the Potomac River killing numerous passengers, including two U.S. cabinet members, and Mr. Samuel Morse sent the very first electrical telegram from …

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5 Vegas Gold Maduro

Posted , by Brock
89

One of my favorite people to visit when I travel down south to cigar country is Nestor Plasencia, Jr. I don’t know whether it’s the greeting of a cigar and Cuban coffee when arriving to his Esteli factory, the bales-upon-bales (properly called “pilones”) of tobacco at his fabrica in Ocotal, or possibly the delicious feast his family puts on at his home outside of …

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La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale

Posted , by Steve R
91

La Gloria Cubana has been on my radar lately. Ok, I lie. I’ve been watching this brand like a hawk and burning LGCs like it’s going out of style. I’ve always been fond of La Gloria, mainly the Serie R Maduro. The blend is solid. Consistent, flavorful, and performs perfectly cigar after cigar. But here’s the thing....La Gloria Cubana has been releasing some fantastic new …

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