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Reviews by Brandon S
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  • Park Avenue Serie 44

    Brandon S
    87
    Finally! An everyday smoke from Kaizad Hansotia (maker of Gurkha cigars) without the Ferrari price tag! Seriously, I don’t mind ponying up the big bucks every now and again for a cigar as unique, complex and well-constructed as a Gurkha Master Select or Gurkha Regent but for me, it certainly is not a cigar that I can afford to enjoy daily! Don’t get me wrong now as I do believe that …
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  • Sun-Grown by Rocky Patel

    Brandon S
    90
    Unless you have been wandering the Gobi Desert for the past few months without food or water, chances are you are becoming increasingly familiar with name Rocky Patel. Rocky is the brilliant founder behind the Indian Tabac brand and after a few tough years in the beginning, Rocky is really coming in to his own with a recent string of releases that have quickly become some of the hottest and most …
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  • The Edge by Rocky Patel

    Brandon S
    92
    A while back we had an in-store event featuring Indian Tabac products where Rocky Patel first began introducing the Edge. As we were getting setup I noticed from across the room that Rocky was walking around applying stickers to the 100-ct boxes of Edge cigars. Closer inspection of these stickers revealed something along the lines of a friendly warning to cigar enthusiasts, “For …
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  • Carlos Torano 1916 Cameroon

    Brandon S
    91
    Last year I had the pleasure of attending my first RTDA show in Nashville and needless to say, I felt like Charlie in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory! Unless you have been to one it is hard to describe the pure, unbridled exhilaration that one experiences in such a place. For the most part, days spent at the RTDA consist of sampling cigar upon cigar from the very moment you wake up until …
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  • CAO Black

    Brandon S
    90
    Originally the first cigar ever produced by Cano A. Ozgener the Black is back and in my opinion, it’s better than ever! I keep an ample supply of these on hand at all times because quite frankly, I think they’re addictive. At home I have so many empty CAO Black boxes that at a quick glance it damn near looks like a Zebra standing next to my humidor! The Black is a …
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