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Reviews by Brandon S
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  • La Aroma de Cuba

    Brandon S
    92
    La Aroma de Cuba was always a decent smoke in my humblest of opinions but it lacked that certain something that could take it from simply “decent” to a whole lot more…and then some. The folks at Ashton seemed to agree with this as was evidenced by their recent factory change for production and subsequent re-blending of the La Aroma de Cuba. Now made by Pepin Garcia in his …
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  • Punch Gran Puro

    Brandon S
    88
    With 23 million sticks in our monstrous humidor at any given time it can be tough to single out a cigar to review. I know, I know…poor Brando. Millions of premium cigars at your disposal and you can’t find one to write a review on? You’re right, it’s pathetic. Truth is, much of our time is spent evaluating new blends for upcoming releases and at any given time there …
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  • CAO 'VR'

    Brandon S
    91
    Well folks, another Thanksgiving is in the books! I hope you all enjoyed your time with friends and family and I certainly hope you found time to enjoy that all-important Thanksgiving Day cigar! I know I did…3 in fact. Funny though, of the cigars I had selected for my Thanksgiving enjoyment the one that stood out head and shoulders above the others was none other than the CAO …
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  • Montecristo

    Brandon S
    86
    Montecristo is easily one of the world’s most recognizable trademarks when it comes to cigars and I’m quite sure you’ll agree with me on that. Ask a few folks to name three brands of cigars off the top of their head and I can all but guarantee you that Montecristo will be one of them along with Macanudo and Cohiba. What I find interesting is that for all of the fame and …
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  • Padron

    Brandon S
    86
    First, let me say that I have never been a huge fan of Padron cigars. I’ve had them all from small to large, aged to fresh out of the box, natural and maduro, Anniversario and so on and I have to say, I don’t think they are anything to write home about. Call me what you will, but Padron is nothing more than the …
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