Cigar Surgeon's Blog – March 2016 Archive (5)

Review: CAO Havana Daydreamin’

One of the projects General Cigars launched for CAO at the IPCPR 2015, was a collaboration with Jimmy Buffet. The two cigar projects are named after Buffet songs, the Margaritaville and the Havana Daydreamin’.

The Havana Daydreamin’ has an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, over a Nicaraguan binder and filler. Available in three sizes as a Robusto (5x50), Toro (6-1/2x50), and a Torpedo (6-1/4x52).

 

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 29, 2016 at 7:00am — 12 Comments

Review: Davidoff Seleccion 702 Limited Edition

Davidoff has had an official Limited Edition release dating back 17 years. The most recent of those is the Davidoff Year of the Monkey Limited Edition 2016. Today we’re going all the way back to 2009 for the Davidoff Seleccion 702 Limited Edition. This came to me by way of a cigar bomb from my good friend Tim at Havana Controls.

As with almost all Davidoff Limited Editions, the Seleccion 702 was available in a single vitola, in this case a Toro Especial (6-5/8”x48…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 22, 2016 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Review: Nomad Esteli Lot 8613

The Nomad Esteli Lot 8613 is a regular production follow up being produced at Tabacalera Fernandez. It follows the succesful release of the S-307 and the C-276, and brings the total regular production line to 8 blends.

The release covers a significant range of vitolas. Coronita (5-1/2x46), Robusto (5x50), Toro (6x50), Churchill (7x48), Gran Toro…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 15, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Review: MBombay Kesara Torpedo No. 2

One of the brands I was introduced to this year was MBombay. After watching the CigarChat with Mel Shah, his passion for tobacco had me excited to try some of their blends.

One of the fascinating things MBombay does is to rest or age their cigars in special chests constructed of Sandalwood and Spanish Cedar.

The Kesara is available in eight different vitolas, including the No. 4 (5.1x44), Robusto Largo (4-1/2”x54), 585 (5”x58), Salomon (6”x58), Torpedo No. 2 (6”x52), Toro…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 8, 2016 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Group Review: Pope of Greenwich Village

The Pope of Greenwich village is the latest exclusive release for Smoke Inn under their Microblend Series. The original exclusive release was to celebrate Smoke Inn’s 15 year anniversary, and is now in its tenth release. The Pope of Greenwich Village is blended by Drew Estate and is packaged in 10 count bundles. Each release in the series is only a single vitola and the Pope of Greenwich Village is available as a Panatela (6x40).

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 1, 2016 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

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