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Staff Reviews

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La Herencia Cubana CORE

Posted , by Brock
94

Just when I think A.J. Fernandez has finally put together a cigar so grand that I consider it his pièce-de-résistance he puts together a new blend that proves me wrong.  How can this one guy make so many terrific cigars, really?  Never before have I become so fond of a cigar that falls near my upper price-range of my cigar budget (that price is at the $10.00 mark if …

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Warlock

Posted , by Steve R
86

The other day I read a cigar review from....well, a magazine that writes cigar reviews. The tasting notes included ‘a touch of linen.’ WHAT?! I’ve seen some odd tasting notes in the past....pencil lead, avocado, motor oil, etc. But linen? “This cigar tastes of a 50/50 blend of polyester and pre-shrunk cotton. Personally, I prefer a microfiber blend.” Needless to …

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Gran Habano Azteca Double Maduro

Posted , by Brock
88

I have a friend who’s about the same age as me (for sake of argument, let’s call him Dos Cubos) but has easily smoked 4 to 5 times more cigars I have in my lifetime.  His knowledge in the industry is vast and if you have questions about a cigar, he has smoked it.  With this in mind, I find that Mr. Cubos really enjoys cigars that I hate and vice versa.  A brand that …

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Don Pepin Garcia Blue

Posted , by Brock
85

In this industry, I learn something new every day. Whether it’s from a cigar manufacturer, manager or co-worker, if you have something interesting to say about tobacco, I’m all ears. Believe it or not, one of my finer resources for good information is customers from the CI Super-Store. It amazes me how much these folks know about tobacco growing, fermenting, rolling …

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Hoyo Excalibur Cigarillos

Posted , by Jeff K
89

With a small cigar, there’s really not much to say. So I’ll keep it short and sweet. Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Cigarillos are my favorite small cigar. In between my normal rotation, or when time demands something quick, these are my go-to.  First, they’re all tobacco....no homogenized wrappers or even, God forbid, paper like some of the other stuff out there. …

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