Veritas – Connecticut Shade – Robusto 5×50

Filed Under (Cigar Reviews, Quick Review, Todays Pick) by David on 22-08-2011

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I got this cigar from Brian the Lion of the Stogie Show. He was generous enough to let me into his personal stash of cigars that he brought back from his IPCPR Vegas trip.

When Brian and I were first chatting we thought this was a new cigar from Pete Johnson which it is not. The name very similar to the Tatuaje La Verite and the Veritas cigar band colors are very similar to La Verite cigar band colors. However after a little research we got it all cleared up and found out it’s a new cigar company who’s cigars are manufactured by Blue Mountain Cigars out of Miami.

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Weekly Pick / Review – Arturo Fuente Reserva Anejo Shark #77

Filed Under (Cigar Reviews, Weekly Pick) by Alex on 21-03-2010

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Let me start off by saying that I went into smoking this stick with great anticipation as the Anejo is one of my absolute favorite smokes and has been since I first enjoyed one back somewhere in time in the earlier part of this decade. Anyway, on to the review…

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Today’s Double Pick! / Review – El Tiante Maduro Belicoso & Cain Habano

Filed Under (Cigar Reviews, Todays Pick) by David on 23-02-2010

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So it was a Tuesday and with nothing really going on so Ben and I decided to stop at SoHo Cigars to find something new to smoke while doing the review at the shop. After chatting with Scott he recommended I try the El Tiante Corojo but for some reason I thought I needed something a little stronger after a long day at the office and grabbed the Maduro. So before I even get into the review let me just say you can add me to the 50% who are not fans of the Maduro. I found out a little later that El Tiante is working to update the Maduro blend due to a 50/50 love/hate of the blend. To be fair Scott hooked me up with a Corojo which he said was much better and I will be trying it out in the next week or so (Thanks Scott!).

The entire El Tiante brand was pretty interesting. At SoHo Cigars they are presented a nice glass case in the center of the walk in humidor. They have fairly nice packaging and their boxes are pretty similar to Graycliffs. Every time I’ve been in SoHo Cigars I always seemed to check them out but I was always a little unsure if they were worth a try. The one thing that did stand out to me was that the Natural, Corojo and Madura all have red hues which is kind of odd to me for a cigar.

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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 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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