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Reviews by Brandon S
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  • Perdomo ESV ‘91

    Brandon S
    92
    I was first introduced to the new Perdomo Estate Selection Vintage 1991 (ESV ’91 for short) last year at the annual RTDA show in New Orleans. I was captivated by the new packaging which is some of the most ornate I have ever seen. From the hand-stained and carefully painted boxes to the tiny Perdomo “P” that adorns the latch on each box to the quadrant hinges, it is clear that …
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  • Gurkha Centurian

    Brandon S
    91
    I reviewed this fine smoke some time back before we started "formally" reviewing cigars and I have to tell you, it's as good if not better than the very first one I ever tried. After speaking with Kaizad Hansotia (founder and blender behind Gurkha cigars) I was nearly foaming at the mouth to get my hands on one. In fact, the very moment these arrived at our warehouse I was opening boxes …
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  • Oliva ’O’ Maduro

    Brandon S
    92
    ‘O’ Maduro….Oh wow, where do I begin... Like a monkey attracted to a shiny object, I first picked one of these up when the fabric band adorned with gold sparkly stuff caught my eye some years back. I love Maduro cigars and I also love full-bodied cigars and when I first laid my eyes on this beauty it was love at first sight! Oily, dark and superbly constructed, the …
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  • Graycliff Espresso

    Brandon S
    84
    You might recall a short time ago when the Robb Report labeled this bad-boy as being “nearly hallucinogenic”. I suppose that might be an applicable description by some, but in my humble opinion it’s merely a buzz word designed to attract attention to Graycliff’s original Espresso line. Certainly the blend is enticing enough with a combination of long-fillers …
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  • La Gloria Cubana Serie ‘R’ #5 Maduro

    Brandon S
    84
    A couple of days ago Steve-O and I received an email from a customer requesting a review/ score on the La Gloria Serie R. First off let me just say “Thank You!” to Chris S. for taking time out of his day to shoot us an email! I love getting feedback from you guys and just discussing cigars in general. The fact that our reviews help you to decide which cigars might be worth your …
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