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Reviews by Brandon S

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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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Oliva ’O’ Maduro

Posted , by 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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