Cigar Surgeon's Blog – March 2015 Archive (5)

Review: Ortega The Glynn Loope Project

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…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 31, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Review: Victor Vitale Tortuga 215 Reserva El Cedro #5

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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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 24, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Review: Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan

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.

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 17, 2015 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Review: Oliva Nub Café Cappuccino

For those who have been following my reviews for a while, you’ll know by now that I’m a full blown Oliva fan boy. I have at least one box of ever Oliva Serie V Maduro ever release, along with Nubs and regular Serie Vs.

At the IPCPR in 2014 I was surprised to hear that Oliva was entering the infused market with their offerings of the Nub Cappuccino, Macchiato, and Espresso.

The Cappuccino is available in the Cigarillo (4”x30), 354 Rothschild…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 10, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Review: Viaje Cache

At the 2014 IPCPR in Las Vegas Rob and I interviewed Andre Farkas of Viaje, and he revealed that the name for the Cache was based on the  storage area for the tobacco which looked like a weapons cache. In the bottom of every box they built a hidden cache of 5 box pressed Cache cigars, which you can see in the interview video below. 

My good friend Derek from Texas was generous enough to bomb me with a significant number of Viaje cigars I had not tried…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 3, 2015 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

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