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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

Size:

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

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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

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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

Review: Meier & Dutch Lucious Lyon

Meier & Dutch Lucious Lyon

Size: 5 x 50

Vitola: No. 1 (Robusto)

Wrapper: USA/Connecticut Shade

Binder:  Mexican San Andres

Filler:  Dominican Republic and Nicaraguan Factory: Scandanavian Tobacco Group (Danli, Honduras)

MSRP: $12.50

Cigars smoked for review:…

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Added by 007MI6 on February 3, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Providencia El Santo

Providencia El Santo

Size: 4.5 x 58

Vitola: Robusto Gordo

Wrapper: Sumatra Nicaraguan Maduro

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Factory: Providencia Factory in Danli, Honduras

MSRP: $8.00

Cigars smoked for review: 1…

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Added by 007MI6 on February 1, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Emilio Cavatina

The Cavatina is a collaboration with James Brown of Black Label Trading Co. (& BLK WKS Studios). There is not a whole lot of other information out there, so let’s get to it.

 

Emilio Cavatina

Size: 4.5 x 48

Vitola: Corona

Wrapper: N/A

Binder: N/A

Filler: N/A

MSRP: $8.00…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 27, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Review: Crowned Heads Luminosa



Crowned Heads has finally filled a void in their lineup. The Luminosa adds a "milder" Connecticut wrapped cigar to their already healthy lineup of cigars. This is not a mild cigar though, and is touted as being mild-medium. Let's see how it stacks up.

Crowned Heads Luminosa

Size: 5 x 50

Vitola: Robusto

Wrapper: Ecuadorian…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 25, 2017 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Review: Chogui Dos77

Chogüí Cigars launched in 2014, but it didn’t hit the US market until 2015. The Dos77 Rogusto was released that year. The name commemorates a box of the original Primera Edición, limited to 300 boxes and only sold in the Dominican Republic. During the trip from the factory in Tamboril, Santiago and Santo Domingo, one box was lost. Box number 277. Get it? The Longsdale, which is the cigar reviewed, was released in 2016.

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Added by 007MI6 on January 20, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Review: La Aurora Commemorative 1987 Connecticut

This cigar was released to commemorate the year in which La Aurora began blending this specific leaf. In this case, this Connecticut blend was started in 1987. It was released in tandem with the 1962 Corojo, but that is for another time.

La Aurora Commemorative 1987 Connecticut

Size: 5 x 50

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Added by 007MI6 on January 18, 2017 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Review: Moya Ruiz La Jugada Claro

Moya Ruiz La Jugada Claro

Size: 5.5 x 50

Vitola: Robusto (No. 4)

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 13, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo (Yellow)

Released in the same sizes as the original blends, the Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo joins the ConnecticutHabano and …

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Added by 007MI6 on January 13, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Cornelius & Anthony Venganza

Cornelius & Anthony Venganza

Size: 5x52

Vitola: Judge (Robusto)…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 6, 2017 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

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