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Review: Romeo San Andres

Romeo San Andres

Size: 6 x 54

Vitola: Toro…

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Added by 007MI6 on July 11, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: La Palina Bronze Label

The La Palina Bronze Label was originally introduced in 2017 as a TAA exclusive. It was only available as a 6.5 x 52 Toro at that time as well. After getting inundated with requests from other B&M's for orders of the Bronze Label, La Palina decided it was advantageous to make the line full production. They also added two vitolas to the blend, a Robusto, at 5 1/2 x 50, and Gordo, at 6 x 60.…

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Added by 007MI6 on July 4, 2018 at 10:18am — No Comments

Review: La Palina Bronze Label

The La Palina Bronze Label was originally introduced in 2017 as a TAA exclusive. It was only available as a 6.5 x 52 Toro at that time as well. After getting inundated with requests from other B&M's for orders of the Bronze Label, La Palina decided it was advantageous to make the line full production. They also added two vitolas to the blend, a Robusto, at 5 1/2 x 50, and Gordo, at 6 x 60.…

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Added by 007MI6 on July 4, 2018 at 10:18am — No Comments

Review: Debonaire Maduro Sagita

Debonaire Maduro (Sagita)

Size: 5.5 x 38

Vitola: Petite Lancero

Wrapper: Connecticut…

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Added by 007MI6 on June 22, 2018 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Review: Diesel Whiskey Row

The Diesel Whiskey Row is a collection blended by AJ Fernandez and developed in partnership with Rabbit Hole Bourbon. It features binder leaves aged in bourbon barrels, in a proprietary process developed by AJ to enhance the profile of the cigar. Diesel Senior Brand Manager Justin Andrews said, “The partnership between Diesel and Rabbit Hole speaks of going against the grain in traditional industries. Rabbit Hole doesn’t claim to use 12 year old juice or have a 6th…

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Added by 007MI6 on June 6, 2018 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Review: AVO Improvisation 30 Year

The AVO Improvisation 30 Year, is the sixth installment of the AVO Improvisation Series. Started in 2015, with the AVO Classic Covers Volume 1, this series takes select tobaccos from previous AVO releases and incorporates them into a whole new blend.  The AVO 30 Years Improvisation uses tobaccos from the AVO Classic and is a one time release with only 2,400 boxes of 25 to be produced. It was released in March to coincide with Uvezian’s birthday, which was March…

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Added by 007MI6 on May 9, 2018 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon (Lancero)

Southern Draw Rose of Sharon

Size: 6.5 x 40

Vitola: Lancero

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua…

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Added by 007MI6 on April 26, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Crowned Heads Four Kicks Maduro

Crowned Heads Four Kicks Maduro

Size: 5x50

Vitola: Robusto

Wrapper: Connecticut Habano

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua…

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Added by 007MI6 on April 4, 2018 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Review: Gran Habano La Conquista

Gran Habano La Conquista

Size: 6 x 54

Vitola: Toro Extra…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 27, 2018 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Reviews: La Gloria Cubana Colleccion Reserva

Ernesto-Perez Carrillo teamed up with General Cigar Co. to create a special La Gloria Cubana blend. It is based on a blend he created in the 1980's. In case you don't know, General Cigar Co. bought La Gloria Cubana from Ernesto in 1999 and he stayed on board until 2009 and eventually went out on his own. This cigar however, is supposed to keep with the original spirit of the LGC brand.

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Added by 007MI6 on December 15, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Macanudo Inspirado White

This is the other half of the Inspirado line released at the 2017 IPCPR. I reviewed the Black here if you want to check that one out too. I was very impressed with the Black version and was excited when I learned that there was a White, or Connecticut, version. I have really started to enjoy Connecticuts over the last few years. So, let's get this cigar going…

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Added by 007MI6 on November 24, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Review: Macanudo Inspirado Black

Released at the 2017 IPCPR, the Macanudo Inspirado Black is one half of a pair. The other being the Macanudo Inspirado White, but I will leave that one for another day. I missed getting to try this cigar at IPCPR this year, but I was able to enjoy most of an Inspirado Black during a visit to the General Cigar Co. farms in Connecticut. While walking through the fields of Connecticut Broadleaf tobacco plants, in Connecticut, I smoked a larger vitola of this cigar and was amazed.…

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Added by 007MI6 on November 17, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Crux Limitada Show Exclusive IPCPR 2016

This years Limitada is a new vitola in the same blend as 2015's PB5. The biggest difference is that the IPCPR 2016 wasn't available to just anyone. It was only available to retailers who attended the show and made an order of $1000 or more. So, this makes it hard to get production numbers and makes availability spotty.

Crux IPCPR 2016 Show Exclusive

Size: 5 x 52

Vitola: Box-Pressed Robusto Extra…

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Added by 007MI6 on April 28, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Emilio Fifteen

Emilio Fifteen

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Vitola: Torpedo

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

MSRP: $?

Cigars smoked for review: 1

Cigars for review provided by: Emilio Cigars

Note: For this review…

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Added by 007MI6 on April 21, 2017 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Review: Southern Draw Firethorn Pome

Southern Draw Firethorn Pome

Size: 6.5 x 40

Vitola: Lancero

Wrapper: Habano Rosado

Binder: San Andres Mexican

Filler: Nicaraguan

Factory: Tabacalera Fernandez (Nicaragua)

MSRP: $8.99

Cigars smoked for review: 1

Cigars…

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Added by 007MI6 on March 22, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Illusione Gigantes

Illusione Gigantes

Size: 6.5 x 56

Vitola: Toro

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Factory: Tabacalera Ventura

MSRP: $8.75

Cigars smoked for review: 1

Cigars for review provided by:…

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Added by 007MI6 on March 8, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Caldwell Eastern Standard

Caldwell Eastern Standard

Size: 44 x 5.5

Vitola: Euro Express (Corona)

Wrapper: Connecticut Hybrid Ecadoriano (2006)

Binder: Habana Dominicano (2005)

Filler: Criollo ’98 Viso Dominicano 30% (2008), Corojo Dominicano Ligero 30% (2006) Habano Seco Nicaraguense 40% (2007)

Factory: Tabacalera…

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Added by 007MI6 on February 24, 2017 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Review: Matilde Quadratta

Matilde Quadrata

Size: 5.25 x 50

Vitola: Robusto (Box-Press)

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican & Nicaraguan

Factory: Tabacalera Palma

MSRP: $8.50

Cigars smoked for review: 1…

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Added by 007MI6 on February 22, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Review: Providencia El Padre

Providencia El Padre

Size: 5.5 x 42

Vitola: Corona

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Rosado

Binder: Dominican San Vicente

Filler: Dominican Corojo 2006, Dominican Criollo Ligero & Dominican Negrito Ligero

Factory: De Los Reyes

MSRP: $8.50

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Added by 007MI6 on February 15, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Review: El Primer Mundo 10th Anniversary

El Primer Mundo 10th Anniversary

Size: 5.5 x 42

Vitola: Corona

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Rosado

Binder: Dominican San Vicente

Filler: Dominican Corojo 2006, Dominican Criollo Ligero & Dominican Negrito Ligero

Factory: De Los Reyes

MSRP: $8.50…

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Added by 007MI6 on February 8, 2017 at 10:58pm — 3 Comments

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