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Reviews by Steve R
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  • El Mejor

    Steve R
    91
    This is a great time of the year. New products are rolling in from the annual trade show, showcasing new brands, new line extensions, and exciting new blends. I love this time of the year....and it’s easy for us to get caught up with blogs, advertisements, and ratings....driving our decisions and setting our expectations. However, plenty of new items are flying in well beneath the radar, …
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  • Punch Bareknuckle

    Steve R
    92
    If you’re on our mailing list, you’ve likely seen Punch Bareknuckle on the cover. Eye-catching, no? Rightfully so, because I’ll say it up front: the mighty Punch brand was desperate for a blend like this. Years ago, Punch was among the strongest blends on the market. Times have changed, new makers have entered the fray, powerful new tobaccos have been produced, and Punch …
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  • Genesis The Project by Ramon Bueso

    Steve R
    This is the question I heard over and over (and over) throughout CIGARfest 2012. Indeed, aside from us hosting our 9th annual CIGARfest, which turned out to be a huge success for 6,000+ cigar lunatics, Ramon Bueso was the buzz word of the day, every day, between May 2nd and May 6th. So who is Ramon Bueso? Lemme fill you in with some back story. The first tobacco farm in Honduras was located on …
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  • La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale

    Steve R
    91
    La Gloria Cubana has been on my radar lately. Ok, I lie. I’ve been watching this brand like a hawk and burning LGCs like it’s going out of style. I’ve always been fond of La Gloria, mainly the Serie R Maduro. The blend is solid. Consistent, flavorful, and performs perfectly cigar after cigar. But here’s the thing....La Gloria Cubana has been releasing some fantastic new …
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  • Obsidian

    Steve R
    93
    A lot has happened since my last review. The Phillies collapsed. The Eagles have gone from the best team in the NFL, to the worst, to the best, then back to the bottom of the barrel about....oh, eleven times. MLS became the number 3 sport in America - I love soccer, but really? Kim Kardashian got married, again. And divorced, again....all while Gurkha released 17 new small-batch brands. …
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