Featured Blog Posts – December 2015 Archive (15)


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Review: Xikar Resource Pipe Lighter

Been having sinus issues this week, so I haven't been able to smoke. Well, I could, but that wouldn't be doing anyone any favors. So, what better time to do a pipe related product review? I have been using my Xikar Resource Pipe Lighter since I started smoking a pipe, about a year and a half ago. Which will make this a long term review.…

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Added by 007MI6 on December 30, 2015 at 7:00am — 3 Comments


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Review: Cesar Grata Corojo

At the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans we had the pleasure of sitting down with Cesar Espinal to talk about all the cigar projects he has on the go. Building on the successful release of the Cesar Habano, the Cesar Grata is new for 2015.

The Cesar Grata is available in two different wrappers, but otherwise the same blend. The Corojo or a Mexican San Andres. Initial production is in three different vitolas; Corona (6x44), Robusto (5x52), and Corona Doble…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 29, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment


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Review: Stage V Clinger

First off, Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is enjoying the season and their time off from work. Since, it IS Christmas Day on my review day, I decided to change it up. Today I am going to do a quick review of a new cigar holder. I figure this short review might fit in easier with the busy holiday.

I received…

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Added by 007MI6 on December 25, 2015 at 7:00am — 4 Comments


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Review: Epic Maduro Reserva Lancero

Depending on who you asked, the IPCPR 2015 was either busy or slow. One of the booths that required multiple passes before we could secure an interview was Epic Cigars. Dean Parsons was seemingly busy from the open each day until the close with no breaks.

This year Dean was focused on expanding their existing line instead of creating a new line. The Epic Maduro Reserva is available in Robusto (5x52), Double Corona (6x54), Gordo (6x60) and the new Lancero…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 21, 2015 at 6:00am — 4 Comments


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Review: Wilson Adams Mr. Wilson

I have to be honest here, I am not all that experienced with Wilson Adams. I have had a couple of their original blends, but otherwise they do not come across my desk very often, as I have no source of them. So, I am going into this cigar with zero expectations, except that it looks delicious! And sorry, but my pictures don't look as delicious this time. I rearranged my smoke room, and I obviously don't have my lighting and angles down for it yet.

Mr.…

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Added by 007MI6 on December 18, 2015 at 7:00am — 11 Comments


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Review: Luchador El Gringo Frog Splash by Sam Leccia

If it isn’t immediately obviously from the name conventions, or the cigar bands, the Luchador El Gringo from Sam Leccia pays homage to Mexican professional wrestling.

The Luchador El Gringo comes in four vitolas. The Frog Splash (4-1/2x70), Chin Music (6x48), Pile Drive (6x60), Squared Circle (6-1/2x64).

 

Vitola: Frog…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 15, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment


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Group Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 Box Press (Corona Cigar Exclusive)

The Liga Privada No. 9 Cuadrado is a box-pressed version of the No. 9 that is available exclusively through Corona Cigar Company.  Back in September,…

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Added by RobbyRas on December 14, 2015 at 10:56am — 4 Comments


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Review: Southern Draw Firethorn

Founded by U.S. Veterans, Southern Draw Cigars is based upon the principles of the Southern Gentleman. Respect for others, women and the common courtesies that have become less common lately. That's the Southern part, the Draw portion refers to their effort to produce cigars with a perfect draw. I reviewed the Kudzu last…

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Added by 007MI6 on December 11, 2015 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Review: Davidoff Year of the Monkey Limited Edition 2016

In November of 2012, Davidoff released the Year of the Snake. You could say it was a follow up to the previously released Year of the Dragon, a very limited release that was not talked about, but in reality it was the beginning of releases honoring the Chinese Calendar. Since the release of the Snake, they have released the Horse and Sheep, and for 2016 they have recently released the Monkey. All cigars have been different in blend and vitola, and even the packaging is unique for the annual…

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Added by Seth's Humidor on December 10, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Press Releases: Mombacho Cigars, S. A. announces Tenth Anniversary festivities and plans for 2016

GRANADA, NICARAGUA – December 9, 2015 – Granada based Mombacho Cigars, S. A. (Mombacho) is ready to kick off the holiday season announcing their Tenth Anniversary festivities and plans for 2016.

“In 2006, a deal sealed with a friendly handshake was commemorated with a trek to the top of the majestic…

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Added by Matt Ross on December 10, 2015 at 1:51pm — 2 Comments


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Review: Dominion Flor De Claro

I previously posted a review of the Dominion Cigar Black Lotus. They were first introduced to me at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Smokeout event. At the 2015 event they introduced their new Flor De Claro line. As a part of my event tickets I smoked several there, but was eager to try one on a fresh palate. The Flor…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 8, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments


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Review: Nomad H-Town Lancero

Nomad Cigar Company is the latest name to join the growing list of cigar manufacturers to make lanceros exclusively for Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston.  We posted up a press release with all the details last month.  The Nomad H-Town Lancero is…

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Added by RobbyRas on December 7, 2015 at 1:17pm — 6 Comments


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Review: Southern Draw Kudzu

Founded by U.S. Veterans, Southern Draw Cigars is based upon the principles of the Southern Gentleman. Respect for others, women and the common courtesies that have become less common lately. That's the Southern part, the Draw portion refers to their effort to produce cigars with a perfect draw. 

Kudzu by Southern Draw Cigars

Size: 5.5 x 54

Vitola: Robusto…

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Added by 007MI6 on December 4, 2015 at 7:00am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Releases Catacomb

December 1, 2015 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the upcoming release of CATACOMB: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

Black Label Trading Co. is excited to announce the 2015 release of Catacomb. This cigar is made exclusively for the Underground…

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Added by Matt Ross on December 3, 2015 at 6:52am — No Comments


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Review: Duran Cigars NIcaTabaco Factory Blend No 2

At the IPCPR 2015 in New Orleans one of the new products Jack Torano talked about was the budget focused NicaTabaco line. Designed to compete against the very popular Quorum line from JC Newman, prices will range from $34 for a 20 count bundle up to $45. If you’re doing your math correctly, that makes the single stick price range from $1.70 – $2.25. The name for the line comes from their factory in Nicaragua, the Fabrica Nicatabaco.

Sizes will be Robusto (4-7/8x50), Toro (5-7/8x52),…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 1, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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