Cigar Surgeon's Blog – September 2016 Archive (3)

Review: RoMa Craft Tobac CroMagnon Firecracker

One of the fun projects in the cigar industry is a recurring annual release from Two Guys Smoke Shop. Originally launched in 2007, David Garofalo had Jose Don “Pepin” Garcia produce a short cigar with a pig tail cap approximating a fuse. That release has become a tradition, changing factories through various incarnations.

The 2016 release comes from RoMa Craft Tobac and Skip Martin as the CroMagnon blend, produced in a 3-1/2x50…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on September 27, 2016 at 8:18am — 4 Comments

Review: Charter Oak Broadleaf

There was a lot of excitement in 2015 when Nick Melillo announced he was starting  Foundation Cigar Company. His first release, the El Gueguense, was a great cigar but disappointed some who were expecting a Broadleaf wrapper from the “Chief of the Broadleaf”. The Tabernacle and Charter Oak 2016 cigars prominently feature Broadleaf wrappers.

Nick described the Charter Oak as his homage to Connecticut, and Nick’s grandfather. The box features the Charter Oak tree, discovered in the 12th…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on September 13, 2016 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Review: Powstanie Habano Perfecto

Produced out of the Nica Sueno factory, the Powstanie Habano and Broadleaf wrapper options came about as sampler packs that were mailed out to customers. The customers voted for their favorite, and the Habano won by a slim margin. Since both were popular they decided to release both. Originally just released in the Cigar Hustler store, it was made available to other retailers in November 2015.

The symbol for Powstanie pays homage to the Kotwica, which was the emblem for…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on September 6, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

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