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5 Vegas Series A

Description

Magnificent from A to B.

Quite frankly, this has got to be one of the best handmades to ever land at CI, one that has nearly caused our cigar-crazed staff to come unhinged. Covered in a juicy Costa Rican maduro wrapper, it is breathtaking - like an ocean of dark chocolatey goodness - and will make you fumble, stumble and bumble for cutter and lighter. The toothy, dark wrapper in turn hugs a 3-country long-filler blend of 4-year-aged tobaccos, and the whole thing rests for 6 additional months after rolling.

5 Vegas Series 'A' delivers a panoply of robust, medium to full-bodied flavors, including subtle spices and coffee-like notes. The flavorful bouquet includes heavy doses of toasty earthiness served up in a rich but ultimately smooth fashion. The aftertaste is long and pleasant, featuring an enjoyable sweetness that relaxes your palate. The presentation is terrific: nestled inside an attractive, dark, Spanish cedar box, each cigar is handsomely dressed in cedar sleeves. Lastly, for just a few bucks per stick I will boldly state that this cigar may very well be the best bargain in the entire industry. If you are a fan of medium to full-bodied cigars, you owe it to yourself to pull the trigger on a box of ‘A’.

Note: The 'Apex' and 'Archetype' sizes both feature box-pressed cigars.

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Pack
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MSRP
Price
Qty
Cart
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Anomaly (Corona) (4.5"x44)
Box of 20
In Stock
$95.60
| save $28.61 30% off
$66.99
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Anomaly (Corona) (4.5"x44)
Pack of 5
Delayed 30+ Days
$23.90
| save $1.91 8% off
$21.99
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Artisan (Robusto) (5.0"x52)
Box of 20
In Stock
$110.00
| save $33.01 30% off
$76.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Artisan (Robusto) (5.0"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$27.50
| save $3.51 13% off
$23.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Archetype (Toro) (6.0"x50)
Box of 20
Delayed 30+ Days
$117.00
| save $35.01 30% off
$81.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Archetype (Toro) (6.0"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$29.25
| save $4.26 15% off
$24.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Alpha (Torpedo) (6.0"x52)
Box of 20
In Stock
$125.60
| save $37.61 30% off
$87.99
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Alpha (Torpedo) (6.0"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$31.40
| save $4.41 14% off
$26.99
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Apex (Toro) (6.5"x52)
Box of 20
In Stock
$125.60
| save $37.61 30% off
$87.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Apex (Toro) (6.5"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$31.40
| save $4.41 14% off
$26.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Apostle (Churchill) (7.0"x50)
Box of 20
In Stock
$135.60
| save $40.61 30% off
$94.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Apostle (Churchill) (7.0"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$33.90
| save $4.91 14% off
$28.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Apocalypse (Gordo) (6.0"x58)
Box of 20
Delayed 30+ Days
$143.00
| save $43.01 30% off
$99.99
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Apocalypse (Gordo) (6.0"x58)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$36.75
| save $4.76 13% off
$31.99
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Costa Rican
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Honduran,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.54 out of 5 True { } True { } True { } Based on 887 Ratings
Customer Reviews of "5 Vegas Series A"
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5 out of 5
Anomaly great flavor construction and price.Really good cigar
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5 out of 5
nice everyday smoke. good construction . holds a good ash. great price
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5 out of 5
I never recall, having a poorly constructed five Vegas series A or series AAA
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5 out of 5
very good vegas
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5 out of 5
Really nice cigar with good flavor and very smooth smoke. Great option if you’re looking for an everyday, easy smoke.
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5 out of 5
Wonderful cigar, worth every penny!
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5 out of 5
Great smoke very tasty nice draw I find the Vegas comparable to La Gloria Cubana Serie R Black Maduro and Partagas Black Label. Each have been blended to a achieve a pleasing and satisfied experience.
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4 out of 5
Ver good, smooth smoke with a nice even burn.
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5 out of 5
5 Vegas series A is my go to smoke
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5 out of 5
A good go to smoke never disappoints
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5 out of 5
Good draw and lots of smoke. Flavor is strong and provides a steady burn.
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5 out of 5
Good flavor and smoke on 5 vegas gold and series A
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3 out of 5
Good cigar but only if you get it at the right price
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5 out of 5
I tend to smoke a mild blend such as many in the Monte Cristil lineup. I find this much darker and full bodied smoke it’ss nice change of pace from time to time. The Nicuragan blend has a really rich and somewhat heavier flavor. While I can’t manage this daily, it has a place in my humidor for those times when I want something a bit different. The price is a real bonus as well!!
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5 out of 5
Great cigar! Great packaging. They smoke slowly and retain flavor.
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5 out of 5
Wonderful.
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4 out of 5
A GOOD SMOKE. I ENJOY ONE WITH A JAMESON.
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5 out of 5
A go to high quality smoke for a reasonable price. Medium to full bodied, burns well, maintains a good ash, smooth rich flavor.
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5 out of 5
Great as always. I’ve never had a complaint with the Series A
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5 out of 5
5 Vegas never ceseas to amaze me. Just another great cigar at any price level, but when you consider these are under 4.00 a piece...Wow!!
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5 out of 5
I hadn't has the 5 Vegas experience before, I was not disappointed in this offering. It has a solid construction and it burns evenly, with good flavor and a smooth draw. I will definitely be purchasing these again.
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4 out of 5
Nice flavor with a good burn.
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5 out of 5
These are great tasting cigars, but I’ve never encountered a victor sinclair I haven’t liked.
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4 out of 5
Excellent mid- priced cigar
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5 out of 5
CI asks for a review every time I buy these, and it's always the same: great, low-priced maduros. These stand up against big-brand cigars that are twice the price.
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3 out of 5
Flavor was good but the draw was a little hard. Had to work to get a good mouthful of smoke
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5 out of 5
Excellent cigar.
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3 out of 5
The construction quality of this cigar seems to be down compared to when they were first introduced. I used to smoke these frequently when they were first released and they were great, similar to a Romeo Reserve Maduro. Not anymore. Still a good everyday cigar
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5 out of 5
I like the 5 Vegas brand of cigars. I bought the Series A Alpha on a whim and I was not disappointed. Slow even burn with a medium flavor. I’d say that the quality and the smoke was beyond my expectations.
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5 out of 5
A bit stronger than their lighter smokes. A bit more slow burning than the lighter version and great taste
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5 out of 5
Excellent cigar all around. Great burn and draw. Cigars are better after a year in the humidor.
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5 out of 5
a very good maduro, long smoke and just the right size
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4 out of 5
A very good cigar for the price a dark wrapper makes it a little strong for some people maybe but a good cigar in my opinion so give it a try
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3 out of 5
Draw and smoke are excellent, but these cigars are milder than I like.
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5 out of 5
Great cigar, i've been buying him for years
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4 out of 5
Nice looking cigar and burns very well. Great ash. Love the cedar wrap. This is my go to when it comes to sitting on my patio and enjoying a 40 minute smoke not a heavy cigar, much more on the medium side. Deep rich flavor, and a great cigar for the price point.
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5 out of 5
Love these sticks. Smooth smoke, great flavor. One of my all time favs
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5 out of 5
Excellent cigar and very good price. Will buy again.
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5 out of 5
These cigars were so good my grand-daughter wanted a smoke because they smelled so good. She thought they tasted good also.
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5 out of 5
So many great flavors in this smoke. And the burn well. Solid even ash.
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5 out of 5
great cigar all around one of my top 5
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5 out of 5
Nice draw!
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5 out of 5
This is my favorite smoke. I am never disappointed when I buy the alpha torpedos.
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5 out of 5
These are great cigars, good burn, great flavor
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5 out of 5
Great tasting cigar!
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5 out of 5
Fantastic value. Great go to smoke when you dont want to smoke a Padron. I love em.
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5 out of 5
All 5 Vegas blends are worthy of being in my humidor. Got the Series A robusto on sale. Tasty! Couldn't pass up the deal. The Classic blend is my favorite from 5 Vegas.
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4 out of 5
I good even smoke. I did have one side burner out of 7 or 8 I've smoked thus far.
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3 out of 5
OK but not a complex cigar
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4 out of 5
Good tasting cigar. Had some issues with the caps coming off when I cut them but otherwise very enjoyable.
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Brandon S

5 Vegas 'A' Apocalypse

Brandon S
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 fan of the Series ‘A’ since it was first released. I mean, how can you not fall in love with this cigar after merely glancing at it?!? Each cigar is draped in a cedar-sleeve which covers a dark and oily Costa-Rican Maduro wrapper beneath. Marry that to a 3-country blend of long-filler tobacco that has been aged for 4 years and the stage is set for one of the most incredible smoking experiences you can possibly imagine. If you’re not salivating by now, do me a favor and check your pulse because you might be dead.
 
But wait…..it gets better! Just last week we took delivery of a brand new vitola called the Apocalypse. It’s a 6X58 beauty that is so good it’s nearly indescribable! For the most part it is accurate to say that as the diameter (ring) of a cigar increases, the spiciness decreases. I think it’s also fair to say that as the length of the cigar increases, so too does the level of complexity. I’ve always been a believer that there is a perfect size to complement every blend produced and without question, the Apocalypse is it for the Series ‘A’. Light one up and your palate is immediately engulfed by large clouds of smoke just bursting with rich and earthy flavors. As the Apocalypse continues to burn you’ll notice a subtle change in the flavor after only an inch as the complexity begins to build like a run-away freight train. Make sure you’ve got some time on your hands because this is one smoke that won’t quit for at least 2 hours! Construction is second to none as I found myself leaving my Apocalypse on several occasions for as long as 15 minutes only to return and find it still burning upon my return. Hey, what’s the last cigar you set down for 15 minutes that you didn’t have to light when you came back to it? That’s what kind of construction we’re talking about here.
 
I could go on and on about the Series ‘A’ all day but hopefully I’ve said enough to push you over the edge so that you’ll give it a try. If you’re still in doubt or you want more details, shoot me an email. I’d be happy to sing Series ‘A’ praises to you for as long as you’ll listen!
Gonz

5 Vegas Series 'A'

Gonz

a·nom·a·ly, n., deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule.

Let me get it out of the way 'geez Gonz, back to back 5 Vegas reviews???' Well, after my incredible string of good fortune in furthering the supremacy of 5 Vegas (in my mind at least) with my last review of 5 Vegas Gold, I couldn't resist picking up the recently released Series 'A'. I ripped open a bundle as soon as they came off the dock (at the time of this writing, the boxes aren't even ready yet). I was so anxious that I even picked up a size I'm least likely to smoke...a 4.5 x 44 petite corona called Anomaly.

It's a sporty looking, dark maduro wrapped cigar individually dressed in cedar from below the band down to the foot. Peel back the cedar to find an impeccably rolled firm cigar with one of the finest maduro wrappers I've ever seen. Kinda like Homer Simpson's infatuation with the rare gummi Venus de Milo, the front of my shirt was soon covered in drool as I nervously fumbled for a cutter and lighter, as I began grunting softly "must light 5 Vegas 'A'....must light 5 Vegas 'A'" I soon fell into a trance-like state. Heart-racing, taste buds singing, I couldn't light this cigar fast enough.

Holy cow, a leathery burst of intoxicating deep body quickly lights up your senses. Call this the 5 Vegas 'Wild Side" b/c even on the small size I picked up, the raw full-bodied richness starts with the initial draw and finishes strong with a lingering note of black pepper. Whoa, is it hot in here or is it just me? The surprisingly cool burn of this impressively stuffed cigar proves this is no fly-by-night, I just need a quick cigar fix, cigar. While it'll satisfy any crave and then some, I'm finding myself wanting to enjoy and analyze every puff. Featuring a Costa Rican maduro wrapper that leaves off the occasional sweetness you often get from a Broadleaf Maduro, yet the fullness of body won't overwhelm. I didn't find one speckle of flat flavor here, and in case I haven't hinted at this already, this borders on powerhouse in my book, but thanks to a smooth character that keeps me puffing for more, I've smoked two back-to-back and can still stand up straight in my chair. A beautiful chalky-white ash holds firm and furthers the perfect construction. An inch or so in, the flavor levels and then picks up again about midway through.

So back to my definition at the top - the true anomaly is that even this petite corona (code-named Anomaly) I'm smoking feels more like a 50-ring toro than 44 ring petite. After smoking a 1/2 dozen of these, I'm afraid to smoke anything else for my palate has been tainted toward the wild-side, and dammit, I like the wild side. The 5 Vegas Trio is complete in my book - Original, Gold, and 'A'. The 'A' very well could be the best one that was saved for last. Doh, almost forgot to mention that they start at about $2.50 per stick, you betcha, that's no joke.

Light'em up.

Keith

5 Vegas Series 'A'

Keith

When you're inside CI headquarters, even if you're not looking for cigars, boy, cigars sure do find you. This place is a 49,000 square foot playground chock full of handmades, and resistance is just about futile. That's the position I found myself this past Sunday. I ran to the office with a plan to get a few things done and a promise to my wife to speed back home without delay. But on my desk was a box of 5 Vegas Series 'A', the Archetype size. Ooooooh. This toro is gorgeous. A pitch black Costa Rican wrapper, oils beading off, individually wrapped in cedar sleeves. Rolling it between my forefinger and thumb, my thoughts were racing. Risk the scorn of wife and family by not coming home, or stick around and light one up? This ethical dilemma continued for a moment before I succumbed to the inevitable charms of the 5 Vegas 'A'. After all, I asked myself, am I not human....do I not bleed? Having justified it in my mind, I lit it up. Oooooh. 3 cigars later, not only did I spend a productive afternoon at the office but I enjoyed every second of it.

This is a cigar that you could smoke all day: after one is done you just want to light up the next ....and it continues like that, it's like having one long cigar. The most distinctive thing about the 5 Vegas Series 'A' blend is the undeniable smoky, charred character - so appealing. The interplay of the Costa Rican maduro wrapper with the complex long leaf filler blend creates an almost decadent cigar. In body it's somewhat heavy, and it offers a very rich and dense flavor profile, including dark chocolate, almost espresso-like notes. The charred character and toasty aroma imbeds itself in your nostrils and by the end, you're ready to spark another....and another. To me, this blend is cigar heaven.

Oh, and how about this: looks as though we'll be receiving two new special sizes in the next couple months, the Apocalypse (6"x58) and the Atomic (4.5"x54). Dream the impossible dream!

Steve R

5 Vegas Series 'A'

Steve R
Wow. Winter just started and already it's rough. Bitter cold, windy nights, sleet, snow...I absolutely despise the cold. For one, I hate having to warm up my car. I am way too impatient (and usually running too late to wait). Second, the winter marks the end of the NFL season – why can't football be a year-round sport? Lastly, and most importantly, the cold weather seriously cuts into Steve-o's Cigar Time. Normally, after leaving the office I like to go home and walk the streets of historic downtown Bethlehem with a nice cigar. As the temperature drops, so does the time and length of these walks, and since I hate pitching a half smoked cigar I needed to find a short, but satisfying smoke.

Fortunately for me, my every day brand has just what I need and it's called the Anomaly. I always thought Anomaly was a funny name, since I see the word in a negative light. But, ironically enough, it fits perfectly. Within the 5 Vegas Series 'A' line you will find five sizes. Four are standard, 50+ ring parejos. And then, there's the Anomaly: a small, 4.5” x 44 petite corona – when putting this cigar next to the rest one might think it'll have the least amount of flavor. But the amazing part is, after reviewing each size over and over, I constantly find this size to be the spiciest, and fullest (in both flavor and strength) of the bunch. Instantly upon lighting one up, a fiery assault of pepper hits the palate leaving your taste buds tingling after each puff. Although enjoyable, this assault tones down a bit, giving way to a rich toastiness, reminding me of the seared edges of a well-done steak. Weird, I know, but it's good nonetheless. Especially considering I like my steak as red as possibly. About midway through, an unexpected nicotine buzz relaxes me and fills my belly, leading into a robust (but oh-so smooth) finish filled with an explosion of rich, toasty notes and spice. A delicious and satisfying 20-minute investment of your time.

Bottom line, good things come in little packages and this Anomaly has become the ultimate bang for the buck this winter.