Cigar Surgeon's Blog – January 2016 Archive (6)

Review: Warped La Colmena Black Honey

The Warped La Colmena Black Honey was a limited release to a select group of retailers. Only 60 bundles 10 cigars were made available. The blend was an adjusted La Colmena using a Habano Oscuro. Better late than never applies to my review here. I was only fortunate enough to review this due to a generous bomb from a Redditor.

The La Colmena Black Honey was only released in a…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 26, 2016 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Review: Romeo y Julieta Piramides Anejados

In mid 2014 Habanos S.A. announced the new Anejados program. Cuban cigars would be aged 5 – 8 years and then be released with an Anejados second band. Habanos S.A. says the cigars were aged in cedar boxes, in a strictly climate controlled environment.

They came to me by way of event cigars at the 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 25, 2016 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Review: Hammer + Sickle St. Petersburg Hermitage No. 1

I was excited to sit down and interview Eric Hanson of Hammer + Sickle at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans. The top reason was their launching the Caleanoch, which utilizes peat fire cured tobacco. The other was that we didn’t’ have a single review of the Hammer + Sickle lineup on Cigar Federation.

Start with the St. Petersburg Hermitage No. 1, we’ll have a series of reviews on…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 19, 2016 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Review: Gran Habano Corojo No. 5 Maduro Limitado 2011

Rob and I had a chance to chat with George Rico of Gran Habano about their new Corojo #5 Maduro,  and the 2011 Gran Reserva. He also gives us a sneak peak at the new Gran Habano 2016 release which is a Nicaraguan puro.

The Corojo No. 5 Maduro Limitado 2011 uses a hybrid Corojo / San Andres wrapper grown in Nicaragua. Sold in 20 count boxes, available in three vitolas:

Robusto (5x52), Gran Robusto (6x54), Imperiales (6x60), CZAR (6x66), Triumph (7-1/2x58), and the Grandioso…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 12, 2016 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Review: ACME Premier Ecuador

We had a chance to chat with Tom Poehler of ACME Cigar Company, and go over his existing line and the new Premier offering at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans.

The logo on the box is a cigar band dating back to the 1930s. A nice homage to the past ACME cigar brand.

The Premier cigar line is split into two wrapper choices. Either the Ecuador Cuban-seed Habano, or a San Andres maduro. They’re sold in 12 count boxes, that are designed to be travel humidors.

The three vitolas…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 5, 2016 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Top Ten Reviewed Cigars for 2015

It’s that time of year again when everyone is posting their top cigars list. This year I smoked and reviewed more cigars by far than I did in years past. Even so, there were so many cigars that I didn’t get a chance to try or review.

At the top of that list was the Senorial by Jose Blanco (unbelievable complexity), the El Gueguense from Nick Melillo (it’s in my queue for the next few weeks), and of course the Sobremesa by Steve Saka (also in my queue for the next few weeks). Honorable…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 4, 2016 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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