Cigar Surgeon's Blog – December 2016 Archive (4)

Surgeon’s Top 25 of 2016, Introduction

This year has gone by faster than any I can remember in the past. The FDA legislation dropped like a storm cloud on the industry, but I remain hopeful that things will turn around in 2017.


My 2016 list will only consist of non-Cubans. While I smoke Cuban cigars, I didn’t smoke enough new releases this year to justify a separate list. I apologize to all the CC smokers out there.


The biggest struggle I find with compiling this list, is not with the cigars that…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 19, 2016 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Review: The Voyage By Baracoa Cigar Company

Baracoa Cigar Company released their debut cigar, The Voyage, at the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas. Founded by Danny Vazquez, the cigar was inspired by the adventures of Christopher Columbus.

Rolled in La Aurora, it features a Dominican Corojo wrapper from 2011, and is rolled…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 16, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Review: Rocky Patel Catch 22 Connecticut

The Catch Twenty-Two represents a line extension to the 2014 release of the original Catch Twenty-Two.

The Catch Twenty-Two Connecticut has been released in 4 sizes which mirror the original release. They’re sold in 22 count boxes, with the Rothschild coming in 50 count boxes. The Rothschild (4-1/2x50), Toro (6x52), Sixty (6x60), and the Double Corona (7-1/2x52).


Check out our interview with Rocky Patel at the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas:…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 8, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Southern Draw Code Duello Kudzu

One of the people I missed at the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas this year was Robert Holt of Southern Draw cigars. With the looming FDA legislation, Robert decided to focus his attention and energies on new releases before August 8th.

The Code Duello is the result of that focus, and it’s a very interesting concept. Packaged as a two pack, the cigar is intended to be shared in a cigar duel of sorts. The purpose is to settle disputes in a civilized manner.

Available in…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on December 1, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments


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