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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 shiny …
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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 are …
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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 Michelob of cigars. Now before you fire off an email to me telling me …
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  • Partagas Black

    Brandon S
    90
    I must say, it’s been some time since I’ve last enjoyed the wonder that is the Partagas Black and I owe it all to an email I received from Angela who requested that I provide some thoughts on this blend. I think we all have tendency to write reviews on cigars we enjoy on a regular basis so when I received this request to review the Partagas Black, I was all too happy to oblige! For my …
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