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  • Master Built?

    Jeff K
    90
    Powerband is the newest addition to the Master Built Series from Camacho. There are two other cigars in that line: Triple Maduro and American Barrel Aged. Triple Maduro has been a crowd pleaser since the blend debuted. And I liked American Barrel Aged enough to review it last year, and give it a 90 point rating. Needless to say, Powerband had some big shoes to fill if it was going to live up to …
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  • CAO...at it again.

    Jeff K
    92
    More and more today, new cigar releases seem to be hyping up some sort of gimmick or “uniqueness” factor. Some work, some don’t, and it’s nice to see the industry moving forward in different ways. But most nights, when I’m looking for a cigar to unwind with after a long day, I don’t want something flashy. I want something simple and elegant. Enter CAO Pilon, …
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  • This one handles beautifully...

    Jeff K
    91
    Bugatti accessories have been around the cigar world for a while now, and they’ve always been solid performers. When I heard that they were going into cigar manufacturing, I must admit, I had some doubts. When you’re good at what you do, I want to see you do that, not something else. No one’s lining up to watch Jordan Spieth play football (although, after the recent Masters, …
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  • The best you've never had.

    Jeff K
    93
    If you haven’t met him, Ernesto Carrillo is one of our industry’s biggest assets. Hardworking and innovative, Ernesto is a true tobacco man whose cigar and blending knowledge ranks easily side by side with anyone who’s every walked this planet. Additionally, he’s a genuinely great guy who’s building his eponymous family business and brand alongside his son and …
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  • They had me at Bourbon...

    Jeff K
    90
    Cigar makers are always seeking out ways to innovate and bring new experiences to the cigar smokers. Some of these work well, while others, ehh not so fast my friend. Camacho successfully capitalizes on the ever growing popular trend of barrel aging by utilizing a blend of tobaccos placed in Kentucky bourbon barrels for 5 months with their new release, Camacho Barrel Aged.   My love for …
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