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Staff Reviews
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  • 5 Vegas Gold Maduro

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Perdomo ESV 2002 Sun Grown

    Brock
    90
    Not a Perdomo? Don’t smoke that kid…you’ll grow horns. WOW! This is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of this blend! These babies arrived at the CI Super-Store a measly 2 weeks ago and it’s already among our most popular selling BOXES. Nick Perdomo is one of the most distinguishable personalities in this complex industry …
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