J.D. Howard Reserve is the third release (not counting the limited edition Mule Kick) from Crowned Heads. The name of this new line comes from the alias used by the outlaw bank robber Jesse James back in 1876 as he attempted to establish a normal life while living in Nashville, also home to Crowned Heads.
Cigar Stats: Like all their previous releases,…Continue
Added by Jason Zahner on August 16, 2013 at 8:38pm — No Comments
Morning Drive Time
Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Blender: Chris Tarler and Keith T.
Description: The first of our working mans series. Morning Drive time is a light English and Burley blend with a touch of Perique to start your day off right.
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Burley, Latika, Perique
Strength: Mild to Medium
Flavoring: very mild
Taste: Mild to Medium
Room Note: Very…
Added by Dougie D. ( D² ) on August 16, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments
Macanudo Cru Royale Poco Gordo (4 x 60)
Good morning, folks! Today's review is of another cigar sent to me from my good friends at StogieBoys. This is the Macanudo Cru Royale. I had smoked a robusto size the other day and really enjoyed it. After smoking this size, I'll do a little comparison for you to make sure you get the correct vitola for your preference and palate.
This cigar is a little rustic looking. It's covered in spider…
Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on August 16, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
I'm not the biggest fan of Cubans but the H. Upmann Royal Robusto was highly recommended to me. I ended up picking up a box of 10 to try out.
All I was picking up here was the delicious smell of fermented tobacco.
This cigar measures 5.31" x 52…Continue
Yeah, finally fired one of these up. Before I go and to a full review, I'll have to smoke the other to make sure I get a full set of notes.Continue
Last night I carved out some time to smoke George Rico's Gran Habano S.T.K. Miami Barracuda robusto. From what I have read, only 100 boxes of 20, were made of these, so they might be hard to find, but they are out there. So, on to the review!
The foot of the Barracuda was purely cedar with a slight tobacco note for me.…Continue
Country of origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Nicaragua Double Ligero
I received this cigar…Continue
Added by FineCigarAZ on August 15, 2013 at 2:50pm — No Comments
Paul Stulac Red Screaming Sun Torpedo (6 x 54)
This cigar I received with a group of other delicious morsels from Paul Stulac. A contest hosted by Paul and a fellow reviewer and friend, Phillip Kohn, granted me these great cigars. This time around, I'm smoking the Red Screaming Sun. Let's get into the review!
Covered by a dark brown toothy wrapper, this cigar has large but minimal veins and tight seems. The foot smells of earth, cocoa, and tobacco…
Last year we met the guys from Ezra Zion at the show (here's the post) and have gotten to know Kyle, Chris and Alan since. I can't say I agree with their politics or spiritual views all the time, but I can say that they make fine cigars and are passionate about tobacco. Whereas last year they had a booth along side their …Continue
Added by Craig Vanderslice on August 14, 2013 at 6:29pm — No Comments
The Davidoff Nicaragua (released in July at IPCPR 2013) is the first Nicaraguan Puro in the history of the company. Davidoff, as I am sure you know, has a reputation of creating brilliant cigars made predominantly of Dominican tobaccos. This Nicaragua blend has been mentioned in rumors for a while, but Cigar Aficionado broke the story back on April 9, 2013. CA also posted an Exclusive First Look in June.
This is a major step for Davidoff to expand to a new territory,”…
Gran Habano - George Rico S.T.K. American Puro (4 3/4 x 52)
Welcome back to The Cigar Collection! Today I have another special review to share with you. This review is of one of the VERY few American Puro cigars (comprised of all American grown and rolled tobaccos). I believe it is the only American Puro that is grown, rolled, and than distributed all from within the United States. Let's get to the nitty gritty:…
Added by Nate Martin on August 14, 2013 at 8:44am — No Comments
John has been smoking cigars for over 7 years. John has been involved in many social cigar communities, including /r/cigars,…Continue
I figured I would just go ahead and review the Viaje TNT since I just reviewed the C-4.
What little I could find on the TNT was available at Halfwheel:
“Viaje’s TNT release will also be returning for the fourth time. It will once again measure 6 1/4 x 54. Pricing remains the same as last year at $10.40 per…
Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on August 14, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
What is this you ask? A giant non-commercial herf (we're not making any money!) that not only supports two amazing cigar lounges in Chicago, but creates a great opportunity for a ton of us to meet up, smoke cigars, and chat with members of the industry. We will stuff our faces, smoke til…
The Cigar Surgeon will be flying to Havana, Cuba to enjoy the Partagas festival from November 16 - 23. Expect some great shots and reviews to be forthcoming shortly afterwards.Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 13, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Last night I picked up a Cain Daytona #4 that had a few months rest to it. While it burned well, it suffered from a very tight draw that I couldn't remedy.…Continue
Added by The Nothing on August 13, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments
A little over a month ago, I wrote the following in my blog from 7/9: