Today’s Pick / Review – La Flor Dominicana Airbender Matatan

Filed Under (Cigar Reviews, Todays Pick) by David on 21-02-2010

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So this is one Ben picked up at Edwards Pipe & Tobacco here in Tampa during the La Flor Dominicana event on January 30, 2010. I will say I was a little hesitant to smoke the Airbender since I haven’t had too much luck with the draw and flavors with the La Flor Dominicana brand especially the Salomon. Getting over all that I went ahead and took Ben’s gift and started my review.

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Today’s Pick / Review – Esteban Carreras 10 Anos Maduro (Toro)

Filed Under (Cigar Reviews, Todays Pick) by David on 19-02-2010

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So Ben and I are at SoHo Cigars with some cigar manufacturers and an ex-Buccaneer. I am choosing to go with an Esteban Carreras 10 Anos Toro Maduro because someone at another shop had mentioned they are similar to the Padron. Before I even start this review let me say this cigar is nothing like a Padron.

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Today’s Pick / Review – Los Blancos Nine Torpedo

Filed Under (Cigar Reviews, Todays Pick) by David on 16-02-2010

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So my whole Los Blancos introduction came from the Los Blancos Cigars President, Cesar Blanco. The story begins just a few weeks ago when earlier in the night myself and Ben were smoking Anejos down in Ybor City at King Corona. During our time at King Corona we had been chatting about the Alec Bradley Vice Press and wanted to go pick one up. So we finished our cigars and headed strait to a shop where we knew they had them. Arriving at SoHo Cigars we noticed Scott the owner of SoHo Cigars sit back and another guy popped up and started helping us out. We later found the guy who popped up was Cesar Blanco. Apparently according to Scott they were having an impromptu event that hadn’t even been announced. Cesar asked some great questions about our tastes and pointed Ben at the Los Blancos Criollo while I picked up the Los Blancos Nine Robusto. By the way I also picked up the Vice Press.

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Today’s Pick / Review – Alec Bradley (Red Label) Cugine (Cousin)

Filed Under (Cigar Reviews, Todays Pick) by David on 15-02-2010

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Today’s Pick – Alec Bradley (Red Label) Cugine (Cousin)

Picked this one up at Cigar Cave in Palm Harbor for $8.24 on Friday during a mini-herf meet up with the guys from Cigar Sage, Cigar Obsession and the Tampa Cigar Examiner. I hope to have another post soon on meeting thhose guys and if you haven’t checked out their sites you should.

Some more information on the Cugine brand and Cugine events: http://www.josephrgannascoli.com/

It looks like there may be an Event on Feb. 24th, 2010 at Soho Cigars here in Tampa according to Joe’s site. Granted it is a tad confusing.

Also I am seeing a number of different labels (Silver, Gold & Red) and since this is the first one I have been able to find maybe someone can fill me in on the differences.

Now onto the review of the Alec Bradley – (Red Label) Cugine – 5″ x 50  Robusto!

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Today’s Pick (Review of) – Alec Bradley – Tempus – Magistri Maduro

Filed Under (Cigar Reviews, Todays Pick) by David on 12-02-2010

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As a pretty big fan of Alec Bradley and the Tempus I have been wanting to check this cigar out for a while.  Last month I was in the store and spent the $10.50 per cigar and purchased two of them.

Alec Bradley – Tempus – Magistri Maduro [ 6 3/4″ x 53 – Figurado]

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