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Reviews by Steve R

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Diesel Unlimited

Posted , by Steve R
92

I’ve decided to do something a little different with this Staff Review. Last week I was in Nicaragua visiting several factories, creating new blends, and trying some upcoming releases which we’ll soon be carrying. The latter was the most exciting, largely in part to the cigar I am writing about now: the new Diesel Unlimited. Although the final product is still a few months out, I …

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Indian Tabac Ltd. Reserve

Posted , by Steve R
91

A few days ago I received an email from a longtime customer of ours. JL of Austin, Texas. Dude is a trip....we always crack on one another. I bleed green (this is no secret) and JL is a Cowboys fan. Rarely will I come into the office on Monday morning between September and January without finding an email from my pal, JL, waiting in my inbox. Usually it contains one or any combination of the …

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Graycliff 'G2'

Posted , by Steve R
90

Finding a mild-bodied cigar with substance can be tough. Tougher still is finding a mild-bodied handmade with enough gusto to rival the likes of Ashton and Davidoff, without the hefty price tag. Well, one has arrived from the most unlikely of sources: Graycliff. First some info on Graycliff. This Bahamas-based factory is tiny, housing a mere dozen Cuban-born rollers that – …

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Cuba Libre

Posted , by Steve R
89

Rarely do I have a chance to sit down and truly enjoy a cigar. As a member of the CI Merch Squad, I am constantly testing samples for potential blends, writing descriptions for new brands, or providing feedback for upcoming new releases. Yes, I enjoy many of these cigars and some are true gems, but having the freedom to dig deep into my humidor to find something I’ve been craving is rare …

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La Estrella Cubana

Posted , by Steve R
91

When I think of a maduro cigar, I imagine dark, rich flavors. I’m talking rich flavors....flavors that coat the palate with notes of chocolate, roasted coffee, and rich well-fermented tobacco. Flavors that linger on the palate and leave behind that velvety feel on the taste buds. Flavors that stick with you - in a good way - and urge you to draw in big, thick clouds of smoke with each …

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