All Blog Posts Tagged 'Reviews' (702)


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Review: Moya Ruiz La Jugada Claro

Moya Ruiz La Jugada Claro

Size: 5.5 x 50

Vitola: Robusto (No. 4)

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 13, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo (Yellow)

Released in the same sizes as the original blends, the Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo joins the ConnecticutHabano and …

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Added by 007MI6 on January 13, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Surgeon’s Top 25 of 2016, #10 - #6

Top cigars #25 - #21

Top cigars #20 - #16

Top cigars #15 - #11

 

In order to qualify for my list this year a cigar must meet the following…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 10, 2017 at 6:00am — 10 Comments


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Surgeon’s Top 25 of 2016, #15 - #11

Top cigars #25 - #21

Top cigars #20 - #16

 

In order to qualify for my list this year a cigar must meet the following criteria:

  • It either had to have been formally reviewed, or smoked more than 3 times
  • Has to have been released in 2016. If it was…
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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 9, 2017 at 6:00am — 5 Comments


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Review: Cornelius & Anthony Venganza

Cornelius & Anthony Venganza

Size: 5x52

Vitola: Judge (Robusto)…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 6, 2017 at 7:00am — 9 Comments


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Surgeon’s Top 25 of 2016, #20 - #16

Top cigars #25 - #21

 

In order to qualify for my list this year a cigar must meet the following criteria:

  • It either had to have been formally reviewed, or smoked more than 3 times
  • Has to have been released in 2016. If it was a pre-release it will move to 2017
  • Line extensions to a previously released cigar will…
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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 6, 2017 at 6:00am — 6 Comments


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Press Release: Black Works Studio announces upcoming release of SINDUSTRY

January 5, 2017— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of SINDUSTRY: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragaua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 5, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Surgeon’s Top 25 of 2016, #25 - #21

As I wrote in my introduction article, I’ll be posting my countdown in blocks of 5 cigars. I do realize this doesn’t provide instant gratification of seeing who is #1, but it does allow me to sleep between writing articles.

 

In order to qualify for my list this year a cigar must meet the following criteria:

  • It either had to have been formally reviewed, or smoked more than 3 times
  • Has to have been released in 2016. If it was a pre-release it will move to…
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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 5, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments


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Surgeon’s Top 25 of 2016, Introduction

This year has gone by faster than any I can remember in the past. The FDA legislation dropped like a storm cloud on the industry, but I remain hopeful that things will turn around in 2017.

 

My 2016 list will only consist of non-Cubans. While I smoke Cuban cigars, I didn’t smoke enough new releases this year to justify a separate list. I apologize to all the CC smokers out there.

 

Looking back on the year; when the FDA legislation and pending date of…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 4, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments


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Surgeon’s Top 25 of 2016: Best Factories

Before we get into the top cigars of 2016, it’s time to get some recognition to factories that stood out.

As I look back, there’s no question there are four standouts for me.

 

La Zona (Espinosa Cigars):

The little factory that could. La Zona might seem small, if you’ve ever had the pleasure of taking a tour. If you were to guess at their size looking at their…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 2, 2017 at 6:00am — 7 Comments


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Review: Villiger 1888

Villiger 1888

Size: 4.875 x 50

Vitola: Robusto…

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Added by 007MI6 on December 23, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Surgeon’s Top 25 of 2016, Introduction

This year has gone by faster than any I can remember in the past. The FDA legislation dropped like a storm cloud on the industry, but I remain hopeful that things will turn around in 2017.

 

My 2016 list will only consist of non-Cubans. While I smoke Cuban cigars, I didn’t smoke enough new releases this year to justify a separate list. I apologize to all the CC smokers out there.

 

The biggest struggle I find with compiling this list, is not with the cigars that…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 19, 2016 at 7:00am — 3 Comments


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Review: La Sirena LT

La Sirena LT

Size: 6x52

Vitola: Toro

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Nicaraguan Habano

Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras & Nicaragua…

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Added by 007MI6 on December 16, 2016 at 7:00am — 4 Comments


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Review: The Voyage By Baracoa Cigar Company

Baracoa Cigar Company released their debut cigar, The Voyage, at the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas. Founded by Danny Vazquez, the cigar was inspired by the adventures of Christopher Columbus.

Rolled in La Aurora, it features a Dominican Corojo wrapper from 2011, and is rolled…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 16, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments


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Review: Rocky Patel Catch 22 Connecticut

The Catch Twenty-Two represents a line extension to the 2014 release of the original Catch Twenty-Two.

The Catch Twenty-Two Connecticut has been released in 4 sizes which mirror the original release. They’re sold in 22 count boxes, with the Rothschild coming in 50 count boxes. The Rothschild (4-1/2x50), Toro (6x52), Sixty (6x60), and the Double Corona (7-1/2x52).

 

Check out our interview with Rocky Patel at the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas:…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 8, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Press Release: BLTC Shipping Deliverance Nocture to Retailers

December 6, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) is pleased to announce they are shipping DELIVERANCE NOCTURNE to select retailers this week.

The Nocturne was hand crafted at BLTC’s own factory; Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua.

“We are…

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Added by Cigar Federation on December 6, 2016 at 12:42pm — 1 Comment


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Review: Dapper Cubo Connecticut

Cubo Cigars (by Dapper Cigar Co.) is based on a simple idea. Recreate classic Cuban profiled cigars out of Nicaragua. Although, trying to create medium-bodied cigars from a country known for it's bold and powerful tobaccos can be tough. The Connecticut uses a "Cloud-Grown", Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper from Oliva Tobacco and Nicaraguan binder and filler from the Jalapa and Condega regions. They are produced under…

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Added by 007MI6 on December 2, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Review: Southern Draw Code Duello Kudzu

One of the people I missed at the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas this year was Robert Holt of Southern Draw cigars. With the looming FDA legislation, Robert decided to focus his attention and energies on new releases before August 8th.

The Code Duello is the result of that focus, and it’s a very interesting concept. Packaged as a two pack, the cigar is intended to be shared in a cigar duel of sorts. The purpose is to settle disputes in a civilized manner.

Available in…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 1, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Review: Torano Exodus

One of the big stories of the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas: Jack is back. Jack Torano is back with the Torano Family Cigar Co., and with his return the entire Torano portfolio received a packaging overhaul.

Sold in 20 count boxes, the Exodus is available in 4 vitolas; The Torpedo (5-3/4x52), Robusto (5x54), Toro Grande (5-1/2x58), and the Gigante (6x60).

 

Check out our interview with Jack Torano at the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas:…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 8, 2016 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

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