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Davidoff Millennium Blend

Posted , by Brock
89

Since I began working in this industry, I find the most commonly used phrase within the retail paradigm of the cigar universe to be, “I feel like a kid in a candy store,” as most customers are overwhelmed with the different brands, sizes, and colors of cigars. One of the more sought-after brands I have the privilege to sell is Davidoff, which brings me to the second-most ....

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Fonseca Arana

Posted , by Brock
87

A few people have already asked me my thoughts on Fonseca Arana. But up until now, the thought of burning one hasn't even crossed my mind.  I’m not knocking it, but I like fuller-bodied cigars....and the mild, Dominican Fonseca brand doesn’t even make its way onto my radar. And to boot, it’s a cheap, bundled cigar. But I’m a man of the people, so I grab a ....

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Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros

Posted , by Steve R
87

A couple weeks ago I received a request to review Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros. I’ve been meaning to try this new addition to the HdM stable, so I agreed. Without further ado.... I’ve selected the Sueno size. A 5.25”x54 Robusto. At first glance, nothing about this cigar reminds me of Hoyo de Monterrey. In my mind, this is a shame. HdM is an old, old brand with ....

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Mark Twain

Posted , by Brock
88

Being in the CI retail stores for many years now, I noticed that I get a lot of requests for specific styles of cigars & one of the most popular requests in general is for “Good, BIG, mild, cheap cigars that are reasonably priced.”  Some of these guys don’t want to pay much more than a Buck-a-Stick for anything 8” or bigger, but then again they’re ....

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Puros Indios Viejo

Posted , by Brock
88

There are numerous reasons why I like and dislike cigars. Taste, construction, appearance, duration of the smoke, volume of smoke and many other factors determine whether I describe a cigar as a gem or a vomit-inducing turd. Because I grew up in an era where babysitting equated to sitting a little one in front of a Sega or Playstation, I find it difficult to pay much ....

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