The wrapper of this Cubanacan Soneros Habano Claro is a light brown, with minimal veins, clean seams and a fair amount of fine toothiness. The length of the cigar feels perfectly rolled and the overall construction looks great. That's honestly all I know to start this cigar, so I'm ready to get to the good part.
Soneros Habano Claro by Cubanacan
Size: 5.5 x 60…Continue
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The La Palina Collection Goldie Laguito No. 5 ended up ranking #3 in my top cigars of 2014. When the La Palina Black Label, a full bodied blend, was announced, I was eagerly anticipating their arrival.
The Singulare is an annual limited edition release from illusione cigars. The first Singulare was released in 2009 and we have seen one every year since. Each year we see a new blend and a new size. The 2014 iteration is a Nicaraguan puro which measures in at 5 1/2 x 54 and features a Nicaraguan Corojo 99 Cafe Rosado wrapper. It features the familiar white band with silver text which is damn near impossible to photograph on a sunny day.…Continue
On my recent trip down to Cuba for the Partagas festival, a good friend of mine Tom, dropped a Cohiba Robusto Supremo in my lap for me to enjoy. Not wanting to waste this opportunity I waited until I got home to do a proper review.
The Cohiba Robusto Supremo is the latest Edición Limitadas for 2014 along with a Partagas and a Bolivar. In the past the Edición Limitada cigars have been unusual production sizes, and the decision to go to a very large ring gauge…Continue
Over the past several weeks/months, the online cigar world has been going crazy about the new venture from Tony Bellatto of La Barba Cigars and Robert Caldwell & Jaclyn Sears of Caldwell Cigar Company - Lost & Found. The concept behind Lost & Found is interesting, but it has taken awhile to be told. In February, we posted this Press Release announcing…Continue
So, I just really wanted to smoke a cigar named Spam Artist, which I did last week HERE. But this time, I am smoking the Le Pigeon because, lets face it. We all need to smoke something with such a seemingly random name. The Spam Artist was a tasty, FULL-bodied smoke. Lets see how the Le Pigeon stacks up.
Le Pigeon by Lost &…Continue
For whatever reason Viaje is not a brand that has been on my review rotation for some time. A good friend of mine from Texas, Derek, hit me up with an epic Viaje sampler pack when he found out.
The Viaje Full Moon 2014 follows their 2013 release with the only change of adding a closed foot. They are released in a single Robusto Gordo (5”x58) vitola in unique Halloween themed boxes of 24.
It seems that Lost and Found is all the rage these days, prying old cigars out of factories and rereleasing them to the public with slick marketing tactics and names that bring attention to the consumer. For instance, as I am writing this review, I have a cock in my hand. Not just any cock mind you, a Swollen Cock, one of the latest releases from Lost and Found, sent to me by Logan to give my thoughts on. Before I begin the review, I must say that the response to these releases seems to be…Continue
Spam Artist. What a great, albeit odd name, for a cigar. They are hard to find and sell extremely fast! But that is about all I know about this cigar. But I was able to find the blend. So, let's get to it.
Spam Artist by Lost & Found
Size: 6 x 50?
Vitola: "Shotgun Wedding Toro"
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
When Rob and I started Sharing Our Pairings there wasn’t much on the cigar landscape in the way of cigar pairings. We fast forward to 2015 and it seems that every other week we’re reporting on a cigar blend for pairing.
The Dram Cask No. 1 is one release a 4 cigar lineup from C & C Cigars…Continue
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In February 2014, Jesus Fuego's social media accounts started spreading the word about the latest release from J. Fuego Cigar Company, the Americana. Named for the use of American tobacco, Fuego stated that this release would be tailored to the hardcore enthusiast who was attracted by exciting and innovative releases.
The Viva Republica Culebra is limited to 1000 coffins and I was lucky enough to get my hands on one. I think the CigFed store will have a few in stock soon as well, but don't quote me on that. Check out the press release form Viva Republica for all the details on this release.
One of the main reasons I was excited about this review was because the LE…Continue
Created by Ortega cigars for the retailer Tobaccology, The Glynn Loope Project is a tribute to Glynn Loope, who is the Executive Director of the Cigar Rights of America.
Production was limited to 2,000 cigars, as 100 – 20 count boxes. We received these as a review sample from the 2014 IPCPR…Continue
I've been trying to think if I have tried any Cubanacan to date, and I can't think of any. So, I am going into this without any prior opinions on what to expect. The looks are top notch and I'm a sucker for a torpedo. And this one looks amazing. I'm ready to get going.
Habano by Cubanacan
Size: 6 1/8 x 52
The Legacy Brands by Victor Vitale Tortuga 215 Reserva El Cedro No. 5 was released late in 2013. Additional vitolas were added through 2014 with the No. 10 being announced at the 2014 IPCPR in Las Vegas.
Released with a cedar wrapper on the bottom half of the cigar, it is currently availabe in a No. 5 (5-1/2”x48, Robusto Extra), Belicoso (6”x54), and a No. 10 (6-1/2”x58, Parejo). The No. 5 is sold in 48 count boxes.
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To close out my reviews on the Nestor Miranda Collection, it's going to be the Maduro. I'm a big maduro fan and this one has a lot to keep up with after the first two. Especially that Habano, the Connecticut was good but that Habano is still winning. Let's see what happens.
Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro (Red) by Miami Cigar & Co.
Size: 4.5 x 50
I purchased the Filthy Hooligan back in 2013 along with other candela cigars I intended to review. 2013 and then 2014 both came and went before I had a chance to prioritize this in my review list. It seemed fitting to try and line this up with St. Patrick’s Day.
The Alec Bradley Filthy Hooligan was first released in 2013 to only 2,000 boxes each at 22 count in a single toro vitola.
The Untamed by La Aurora is billed as the strongest cigar in the La Aurora portfolio. La Aurora is known more for medium strength cigars with lots of flavor like the Cien Anos. The Untamed is a cigar that was blended for the "modern palate" with lots of strength and full flavor to back it up.…Continue
After a little hiccup in my schedule last week, sorry about that guys, I continue my way through this collection. I've become a pretty big Connecticut fan the last couple years, so I'm always excited to try new blends. And after a pleasant experience with the Habano, I have great expectations.
Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut (Blue) by Miami Cigar & Co.
Size: 4.5 x 50