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Reviews by Brandon S

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La Aroma de Cuba

Posted , by 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

Posted , by 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'

Posted , by 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

Posted , by 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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Cuvee Blanc

Posted , by Brandon S
91

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Mike Cusano and his sidekick JT. It’s worth mentioning that Mike and JT are both great guys and JT is quite literally the first person I’ve ever met who actually presses his jeans. Seriously, his jeans have creases in them typically reserved for the …

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