Cigar Surgeon's Blog – December 2015 Archive (6)

Review: Cesar Grata Corojo

At the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans we had the pleasure of sitting down with Cesar Espinal to talk about all the cigar projects he has on the go. Building on the successful release of the Cesar Habano, the Cesar Grata is new for 2015.

The Cesar Grata is available in two different wrappers, but otherwise the same blend. The Corojo or a Mexican San Andres. Initial production is in three different vitolas; Corona (6x44), Robusto (5x52), and Corona Doble…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 29, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Top Reviewed Non-Cuban Cigars for 2015

This will be my third year doing a list of top cigars reviewed for the year. As with previous years My top cigars of 2013 list.this list is comprised of non-Cuban cigars that I have smoked and reviewed in this particular year. A reminder that taste is highly subjective.



Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 22, 2015 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Review: Epic Maduro Reserva Lancero

Depending on who you asked, the IPCPR 2015 was either busy or slow. One of the booths that required multiple passes before we could secure an interview was Epic Cigars. Dean Parsons was seemingly busy from the open each day until the close with no breaks.

This year Dean was focused on expanding their existing line instead of creating a new line. The Epic Maduro Reserva is available in Robusto (5x52), Double Corona (6x54), Gordo (6x60) and the new Lancero…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 21, 2015 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Review: Luchador El Gringo Frog Splash by Sam Leccia

If it isn’t immediately obviously from the name conventions, or the cigar bands, the Luchador El Gringo from Sam Leccia pays homage to Mexican professional wrestling.

The Luchador El Gringo comes in four vitolas. The Frog Splash (4-1/2x70), Chin Music (6x48), Pile Drive (6x60), Squared Circle (6-1/2x64).


Vitola: Frog…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 15, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Review: Dominion Flor De Claro

I previously posted a review of the Dominion Cigar Black Lotus. They were first introduced to me at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Smokeout event. At the 2015 event they introduced their new Flor De Claro line. As a part of my event tickets I smoked several there, but was eager to try one on a fresh palate. The Flor…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 8, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Review: Duran Cigars NIcaTabaco Factory Blend No 2

At the IPCPR 2015 in New Orleans one of the new products Jack Torano talked about was the budget focused NicaTabaco line. Designed to compete against the very popular Quorum line from JC Newman, prices will range from $34 for a 20 count bundle up to $45. If you’re doing your math correctly, that makes the single stick price range from $1.70 – $2.25. The name for the line comes from their factory in Nicaragua, the Fabrica Nicatabaco.

Sizes will be Robusto (4-7/8x50), Toro (5-7/8x52),…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 1, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments


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