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Reviews by Brandon S

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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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Torano Exodus 1959

Posted , by Brandon S
91

Boy Howdy! If it could ever be possible to infuse a chocolate bar into a few leaves of tobacco and roll it into a cigar, it would unquestionably be called a Torano Exodus 1959! Now don’t get me wrong here because I’m not saying that this is a flavored smoke in any way. Instead, what I’m trying to get across to you without actually handing you one is the fact that this cigar …

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5 Vegas 'A' Apocalypse

Posted , by Brandon S
93

If you haven’t tried a 5 Vegas Series ’A’ by now you should seriously consider re-prioritizing your life. Few are the times when a cigar commands this kind of attention and I’ll be damned if this isn’t one of those moments!   I’ve been a huge …

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Perdomo ESV ‘91

Posted , by 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

Posted , by 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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