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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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Obsidian

Posted , by Steve R
93

A lot has happened since my last review. The Phillies collapsed. The Eagles have gone from the best team in the NFL, to the worst, to the best, then back to the bottom of the barrel about....oh, eleven times. MLS became the number 3 sport in America - I love soccer, but really? Kim Kardashian got married, again. And divorced, again....all while Gurkha released 17 new small-batch …

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CAO OSA Sol

Posted , by Jeff K
87

OSA Sol marks CAO’s first major release in a couple of years – since La Traviata. And naturally, people are pretty excited about it, including myself. Well, I was excited….   Here’s what I liked about it: the construction, the burn, and the draw were perfect. Honestly, as good as it gets.   Here’s …

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