Featured Blog Posts – May 2014 Archive (33)

Review: Royal Danish Regal Blend Double Robusto

             I love getting oddball cigars for review, especially ones with odd packaging and European flash.  I love me some mild-medium blends, and the Euro’s are all about it, so when Rob hit me with this Royal Danish sample, I was intrigued from the get go.  I will be honest, it did get lost in my sample humi, which currently lies at about 300-400 at any time.  However, the owner of the company hit me up on Instagram about cigars in general, and that prompted me to go find it when I…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on May 30, 2014 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Habanos Review: Sancho Panza Non Plus petite corona

             Sancho Panza is a brand I have very little experience with honestly.  I have only had a Belicoso once, and never cared for it.  I still had to try the Non Plus though, given the insane corona whore I am when it comes to Habanos. I really want to know Sancho Panza, who he is, and what his whole story is.  It seems like there is little information in regard to Mr. Panza and his Habanos brand, other than a literary reference.  Who knows who came up with the name, but…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on May 29, 2014 at 8:43am — 1 Comment


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Group Review: 1907 by Dunhill Robusto

The 1907 by Dunhill is the newest addition to the line of cigars.  In fact, the 1907 is the first full-time cigar to be added to the Dunhill family since 2001.  For those of you wonder, I was still in college.  Go Hornets!

According to Yves Politi, head of the British American Tobacco Ltd.'s Dunhill cigar division, "1907 celebrates the Dunhill brand's time-honored tradition of tobacco mastery, while incorporating elements that spoeak to the modern cigar smoker's passion: a…

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Added by RobbyRas on May 29, 2014 at 7:00am — 7 Comments


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Press Release: An all Nicaraguan Puro, Room101 presents The Big Payback

BIG RINGS. BIG FLAVOR. BIG VALUE.…



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Added by Matt Ross on May 27, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments


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Review: J.D. Howard Reserve HR 46

This J.D. Howard Reserve HR 46 by Crowned Heads came to me by way of the /r/cigars Secret Santa last December.   Thanks again to whoever sent me an extremely generous package of cigars.  I was eager to try the J.D. Howard Reserve as the Drumstick currently sits at #1 position on my top non-cuban cigars of 2014.  I was also a…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 27, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Pre-Release Review: Regius Exclusivo USA Fat Perfecto

             Man I love this time of year.  This is the time when all the companies are teasing new releases and I start drooling like a Pavlov dog over what may be coming out of the Domincan Republic, like anything made by a family named Kelner, and my favorite Nicaraguan blenders.  That being said, given my love for the Regius brand and the rankings of Akhil’s blends on my Top 13…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on May 26, 2014 at 5:00am — 5 Comments


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Press Release: Moya Ruiz Announces the La Jugada Nunchuck

May 23, 2014 (Miami, FL) – Moya Ruiz Cigars is proud to announce that the highly anticipated La Jugada Nunchuck will debut in July at the 2014 IPCPR in Las Vegas, Nevada. Coming off last year’s successful debut of the medium-bodied Habano, Moya Ruiz plans on adding a limited edition…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 24, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Review: Habanos H Upmann Connoisseur 1 Robusto

             Being one of the residing Presidents of the Upmann Slim with the Tilted Brim Fan Club, I am always on the lookout for Upmann smokes that deliver the love. I had always collected the No 2 vitola, the Magnum 46, and several smaller sizes including the Majestic. For some reason, I never got around to trying the Connoisseur 1, even though it had a reputation that was impeccable amongst the Upmann faithful and forum nuts. When I finally grabbed a box from 2011, I was…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on May 23, 2014 at 9:05am — 3 Comments

Review: AJ Fernandez Oval Maduro

            ***I posted this for another board and figured I would post it here for our readers as well***

             It’s AJ Fernandez day on Cigar.com woohoo!  So in response to this wonderful event I was asked to review an AJ Fernandez blend.  Unfortunately, the only AJ blend that I have in my humi is the Crucible, which I have reviewed before, and love dearly.  For the most part, my humi’s are very specific to my tastes, and normally full-bodied Nicaraguan cigars are not…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on May 23, 2014 at 4:00am — 7 Comments


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Review: Punch Rare Corojo Salomone

The Punch Rare Corojo is a beautifully constructed salomone, with a smooth, medium brown wrapper, clean seams and no soft spots. I really like the elegant, yet muted design on the bands. It goes very well with the elegance of this particular shape. I can't discern too much from smelling the wrapper, except a slight sweet, tobacco. The cold draw confirms the sweet tobacco flavors, along with some cedar.…

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Added by 007MI6 on May 22, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment


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TBT: Drew Estate Cigar Safari Day 4 & Final Thoughts

Editor's Note: I've been meaning to port my old blogs over to Cigar Federation for awhile now, but have just been too lazy to do it.  This is a blog I posted on another forum in late May 2012 after my Cigar Safari trip - I have not made any updates to this.

Saturday we woke up - some in better shape than others - and had our final breakfast together on Drew…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 22, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Review: Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2013

I picked up a box of Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2013s when I was down in Orlando in December of 2013. I was attending a cigar event at Corona Cigar Company and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring some back with me to Canada.

If you’ve been following my reviews for even a short while you’d know that I’m a huge fan of Oliva cigars. I also have a growing collection of the Serie V Maduro Especial releases. Last year…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 21, 2014 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Review: Guayacan Torpedo

I had waited a while to get back to reviewing another one of the samples Guayacan owner Noel Rojas had given to me at IPCPR.  Knowing the maduro was a little strong for my tastes, I figured letting the natural line age for six months or so might be advantageous to my palate.  I reviewed the maduro here, and interviewed Noel at IPCPR…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on May 19, 2014 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

All about RH: What Embargo Episode Quatro recap

   Another installment of writing up a previous show so that folks have a written account of the recommendations of the show.  The following is a writeup on what RH's to store at, why and how.  Funny thing is, while I wrote this, I had not touched my wineador in well over a year, and wrote about the stability of it.  I went in and did some organizing, and noticed it at 60-61 so I actually seasoned it a bit for the fist time.  Back up to 63, and all is well.

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Added by Catfishbluezz on May 16, 2014 at 9:54am — 4 Comments

Review: Azan White Premium Robusto

             My first experience with Azan was rather pleasant, so I was very excited to get into another one of their releases for review in the White Premium line.  The Robusto was what I chose, as the size is a personal favorite.  If you recall in my first review (Click Here for the Burgundy review!), every size is rolled by one roller, and there is something about knowing one…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on May 16, 2014 at 4:00am — 9 Comments


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Press Release: Drew Estate Names Willy Herrera as “Master Blender”

Miami, FL, May 15, 2014: Drew Estate announced today that Willy Herrera will become the “Master Blender” of Drew Estate, effective immediately. Herrera was originally recruited by Drew Estate to create a signature brand illustrating his Cuban heritage and…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 15, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment


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Review: Tatuaje Tattoo

The Tatuaje Tattoo is a new blend from Pete Johnson and the Tabacalera Cubana factory in Esteli.  While this is a new blend, the was another Tatuaje Tattoo released back in 2011.  The previous release was a Limited Edition Box Pressed Lancero and was a completely different blend (see pic at bottom).

The Tattoo is set to be released in four different sizes.  The Caballero, which is a 5x50 robusto, is the only size currently available (released May 2014).  The three additional sizes and…

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Added by RobbyRas on May 15, 2014 at 10:00am — 10 Comments


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TBT: Drew Estate Cigar Safari Day 3

Editor's Note: I've been meaning to port my old blogs over to Cigar Federation for awhile now, but have just been too lazy to do it.  This is a blog I posted on another forum in late May 2012 after my Cigar Safari trip - I have not made any updates to this.

After returning home after midnight Saturday night, immediately heading to MDW activities all day…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 15, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment


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Group Review: Herrera Esteli Limited Edition Lancero 2014

The Herrera Esteli Lancero is the newest limited edition cigar from Drew Estate. The Herrera Esteli Lancero was set to come out in February, but this date has been pushed and it has just begun to hit store shelves. Logan actually saw them being packaged while he was at Drew Estate in early April.

 

The Herrera Esteli Lancero is the same blend as the original Herrera Esteli, but in a lancero vitola. The exact size of this limited edition has changed over the last few…

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Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 14, 2014 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

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