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Reviews by Steve R

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Hoyo de Tradicion

Posted , by Steve R
89

Over the past 2 or 3 months I’ve been enjoying a cigar pretty regularly. And by regularly I mean at least 1-2 each week. Now, that might not seem ‘regular’ to you, but considering the variety of cigars offered to me each week, between samples and new blends, 1-2 a week is surprisingly routine these days. That cigar …

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San Cristobal

Posted , by Steve R
91

The first few months leading up to each RTDA include a massive influx of hype, whispers, ratings, reviews, and of course excitement. Each year, several cigars remain the focal point throughout the show. Whether they’re from CAO, Felipe Gregorio, Perdomo, or Rocky Patel...these are the cigars we’re all waiting to try. And so we hit the show floors with burned-out palates, ready to …

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Perdomo Habano

Posted , by Steve R
90

I apologize for my negligence. It appears as though I haven’t officially reviewed a cigar in exactly one month. This is simply unacceptable, especially per the standards of my boss. But, let’s not assume I haven’t enjoyed any noteworthy cigars over the past 30 days. Quite the contrary...I’ve been burning more than ever, and most have been recent releases, or cigars …

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601 Serie Blue Box-Press Maduro

Posted , by Steve R
90

A while back I reviewed the original 601 Serie, a high-end cigar made by Don ‘Pepin’ Garcia in his Nicaraguan-based factory, El Rey de los Habanos. Since I wrote this review, a new breed of 601 has been released, in the form of a box-pressed maduro, which also represents one of the few, if not the only, super-premium maduros made by Pepin Garcia. CigarFest ‘07 was the …

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Gispert

Posted , by Steve R
87

The fact that certain cigars fly under the radar amazes me. I mean, there are some wonderful sleepers out there: anything by Felipe Gregorio or Oliveros, La Aurora Leoninos, and many, many more. These brands go unknown by most, who simply reply with a “who?” or “what?” whenever mentioned. Yet, Gispert is a great seller. Now, I’m not saying Gispert is a bad cigar, …

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