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Reviews by Brandon S

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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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Padron

Posted , by 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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CI Legends Pepin Garcia

Posted , by Brandon S
91

It goes without saying that Pepin Garcia has exploded onto the cigar scene as one of the premier makers of spicy, full-bodied cigars whose flavor and strength profiles are oh so reminiscent of true Cuban cigars. Just take a gander at the man’s portfolio of blends and you’ll notice that there isn’t a mild or light-bodied cigar in the lineup. Finally, a man after my own …

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Partagas Black

Posted , by 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 …

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El Mejor Espresso

Posted , by Brandon S
90

El Mejor, literally translated means “the best one’ or, “the great one”. Truly a fitting moniker in this case because the El Mejor Espresso is an excellent cigar no matter how you “cut” it. Nicaraguan cigars are most often likened to the Cuban cigars of old. They are typically stereotyped as being medium to full-bodied and spicy with a rich and robust flavor …

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