Cigar Surgeon's Blog – February 2014 Archive (6)

Review: Bodega Reunión Aperitivo Double Robusto

I was fortunate enough to have a sampler pack of the newly launched Bodega cigars from the fantastic Cigar_G. Besides being a super classy Canadian from Ottawa, he’s an all around great BoTL.   I went through the cigars he sent and decided the Reunión Aperitivo Double Robusto was going to be the way to go.  

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on February 21, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Editorial: Smoking Cigars In the Great White North, Eh?

There was a time, which doesn’t seem that long ago, where you could smoke anywhere.   You could smoke on planes, you could smoke in bars, you could smoke on patios.    I wasn’t a big fan at the time, because you would go home from a pub or bar absolutely reeking of cigarette smoke with your eyes red and inflamed.  

Originally I the smoking ban was implemented to make establishments non-smoking by default, and then all businesses would have to request a smoking permit.   This…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on February 19, 2014 at 1:28pm — 7 Comments

Review: Crowned Heads Headley Grange “Drumstick” LE 2013

This Headley Grange Drumstick came to me by way of a side trade with a member of /r/cigars by the handle of carstenosu.  It was really great of him to set up this trade as the Headley Grange Drumstick was proving extremely difficult for me to get my hands on.

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on February 14, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Event: Partagas Festival 2013 Cuba Part 5

Tobacco Farms Are Best Farm

We had a pretty early start as we were hopping on a bus to head to Pinar del Rio.    Assuming no surprises on the highway we had approximately a 4 hour drive ahead of us.    We all settled in as comfortably as possible and lit up some cigars to relax.  

 

The long drive gave me an excellent opportunity to talk to Punch Joe.   I asked him hundreds of questions about Cuba, the history, tobacco farming and many other things.  In turn he asked…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on February 11, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Review: Bolivar Edición Limitada 2009 Petit Belicoso

This Bolivar EL 2009 Petit Belicoso came to me by way of a bomb from butternutsquashpie at Canada Cigar Forum.  Thank you so much for the opportunity to review a limited and fantastic release from Bolivar.    It had been resting in my humidor since November 15, 2013 before I had a chance to review it.

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on February 7, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Event: Partagas Festival 2013 Cuba Part 4

Rollers and Appies and Humidors, Oh My!

Unfortunately due to the events we did on the 4th day, I wasn’t afforded the opportunity to snap many pictures.  Our itinerary for the day was to have breakfast, then immediately head over to the La Corona factory.   I’m not sure if the story was true, but we were lead to believe that the vehicle we were riding in was originally one of 12 fleet vehicles specifically for El Jefe.   It probably isn’t true, but the tale sounded interesting enough…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on February 4, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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