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Staff Reviews

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Ashton Majesty

Posted , by Jeff K
91

The Ashton Classic line has been a force in the world of mild cigars ever since their release. They’re not cheap, but they deliver every time. A consistently well-made, mild Dominican handmade that has a long-time reputation for quality. Ashton was one of the first cigars I really enjoyed, but I later dismissed them for being too mild and uneventful for my tastes. I like Connecticut …

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Magellan Dominicans

Posted , by Jeff K
88

It almost feels a little weird to say this, but I actually like Magellan Dominicans. If you had told me that I would actually enjoy a 55-cent, mixed filler, small corona that comes wrapped in a map (yes, a freaking map), I would have told you that you were crazy. But the truth is, Magellans are pretty good....actually better than a bunch of brands that cost a whole lot …

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Graycliff 'G2'

Posted , by Steve R
90

Finding a mild-bodied cigar with substance can be tough. Tougher still is finding a mild-bodied handmade with enough gusto to rival the likes of Ashton and Davidoff, without the hefty price tag. Well, one has arrived from the most unlikely of sources: Graycliff. First some info on Graycliff. This Bahamas-based factory is tiny, housing a mere dozen Cuban-born rollers that – …

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Cuba Libre

Posted , by Steve R
89

Rarely do I have a chance to sit down and truly enjoy a cigar. As a member of the CI Merch Squad, I am constantly testing samples for potential blends, writing descriptions for new brands, or providing feedback for upcoming new releases. Yes, I enjoy many of these cigars and some are true gems, but having the freedom to dig deep into my humidor to find something I’ve been craving is rare …

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5 Vegas Triple-A

Posted , by Jeff K
93

It’s Christmas Eve and I’m feeling the holiday spirit all through my veins. Grinning from ear to ear, drinking eggnog, trimming the tree, decking the halls and singing Christmas carols all throughout the CI office. Actually I’m not, but I figured it sounded nice. In reality, I just sat down to do what I love – burn a tasty, tasty cigar. That puts a smile on my face …

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