March 2013 Blog Posts (14)

COVERING YOUR ASH: CULT OMETEPE TORPEDO

Cult cigars have gained an enthusiastic following in recent years, first with its Classic and Fuerte lines, and now with the Ometepe. The newest line, introduced in 2012, is billed as a full-bodied smoke packed with nuanced flavors. What’s not to like about that description? Sign me up for a test…

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Added by Jason Zahner on March 29, 2013 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Cigar Poll: Shop around much?

Many of you know that I occasionally get a wild hair and curiosity gets the best of me over some trivial matter.  It’s in these moments that I post up a Cigar Poll to satisfy said curiosity, but serves little purpose in the grand scheme of things.

Today is just such a day.…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on March 29, 2013 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Cigar Smoking, An Aesthetic Experience not Nicotine Delivery

The differences in the way that cigars and cigarettes are made tells you a lot about the goal of the end product. For example, tobacco companies add ammonia to cigarettes while cigar manufacturers try to remove it. Why?

Cigarette manufacturers add ammonia to cigarettes to increase the absorption of the nicotine into the bloodstream, increasing the impact and the likelihood of addition. It is…

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Added by Ron Barker on March 29, 2013 at 3:46pm — No Comments


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Review: Tatuaje The Mummy 2012

The Tatuaje Mummy is part of the annual Halloween Monster series.  Each release has corresponding ​limited edition boxes that make up a small number of the overall run.  The 2012 release was 666 boxes of 13 coffins that were in high demand.   It is the 5th release in the Monster series.  I picked up a non-dress box of these from Union Cigars Society when I visited Seattle in November for an NFL…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cigar Spotlight: Tarazona/Cubanacan Cigars

Now that Half Ashed is somewhat under control, I thought I should get back into the reviewing routine here on The Cigarmy.  And, what better way than with a Cigar Spotlight?  I met Eddie Tarazona, of Tarazona Cigars, at …

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on March 27, 2013 at 3:44pm — No Comments


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Review: La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Magnifico

This stick was given to me by LostAbbott a BOTL from my trip to Seattle back in November

Nose:

I picked up coffee, cedar and a little bit of white pepper.​

Construction:

The first thing that caught my eye was the band.  It's a bright blue with gold and an intricate inner pattern with a center image of a lady with 'La Aroma De Cuba' around it. ​ The wrapper is a rich brown and is very smooth with no imperfections to the…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Just Announced - Special Guest added to 2013 Tour de Panacea

2013 Tour de Panacea Update - Special Guest Announced



JUST ANNOUNCED:

Troy Mason will be offering autographed copies of his debut novel OUTLAW at Potomac Point Winery on Sunday, May 26 as part of the 2013 Tour de Panacea.  He is a retired United States Marine, Iraq War Veteran, and an avid biker,…

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Added by Ron Barker on March 26, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments


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Review: Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro Reddit CotM (Mar 2012)

Padron 1964 Anniversary Principe Maduro (4.5 x 46).   I picked up a box of these from Serious Cigars while I was down in Houston.  This cigar was picked as the cigar of the month for March.

Nose:

Lots of chocolate with spice and a rich aromatic tobacco.  ​

Construction:

Flawless ​dark wrapper with a slight amount of tooth.  Careful inspection reveals only a single cap.  The band is a rich shiny gold with a…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: Padron Serie 1926 No. 2 Maduro

This is my review of the ​Padron Serie 1926 No. 2 Maduro cigar.   I picked this up on my way through Bellingham, Washington last year.   I was saving it for a special occasion and I decided to smoke this delicious cigar on my birthday this year.

Nose:

I was surprised that I was only able to pick up cedar and light spice.  Based on the rich looking wrapper I was hoping for chocolate  or coffee.  …

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

COVERING YOUR ASH: LA PALINA FAMILY SERIES LITTLE BILL

In 2010 William C. “Bill” Paley re-launched La Palina CIgars, originally founded as the Congress Cigar Company by Bill’s grandfather, Samuel Paley, in 1896. La Palina, which translates to “The Paley Lady,” was named for Sam’s wife, Goldie Drell Paley. It was Bill’s father, William S. Paley’s interest in…

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Added by Jason Zahner on March 15, 2013 at 9:23pm — No Comments


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Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Review

Schwartz_BR takes a look at the Alec Bradley Black market Filthy Hooligan

Let’s just get this out of the way: Yes, I bought the Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan solely because of the color of the wrapper. There’s been a lot of buzz about this release and I have a feeling…

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Added by RobbyRas on March 12, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments


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Review: J. Fuego Origen Corona Maduro

This is my review of the J. Fuego Origen Corona Maduro (5.5 x 46).   I won this cigar ​from Cigar Brief in their Foxtoberfest giveaway.

Nose:

​Picked up a nice waft of coffee and some sweet tobacco.  I'm eager to…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 12, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: Illusione Epernay Reddit CoTM (Dec 2012)

This is my review of the Illusione Epernay Le Monde (6.25 x 52) which was Reddit /r/cigars December cigar of the month.​  This cigar was generously bombed to me from LostAbbott while I was visting Seattle for an NFL football game. 

Nose:

I picked up barnyard and cedar.  The nose was quite subtle.​

Construction:

The Epernay is solidly constructed.  Unfortunately in the…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 5, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

COVERING YOUR ASH: SENCILLO PLATINUM SHORT CHURCHILL

When exploring a line of cigars, it’s always best to smoke more than just one of the sizes that are offered. There can be subtle, yet clear differences in taste and smoking characteristics from one size and shape to the next, even though they share the same blend. Operating on that premise, I went back…

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Added by Jason Zahner on March 1, 2013 at 9:14pm — No Comments

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