Today’s Pick / Quick Review – Hammer + Sickle La Habana Tradicion Serie

Filed Under (Quick Review, Todays Pick) by David on 22-04-2010

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Let me start by saying the marketing behind the Hammer & Sickle brand is pretty heavy. They already have a vodka made just north of Moscow and know what they are doing when it comes to marketing. With that said the presentation of these cigars is amazing, they come in an amazing crystal cigar box. While this cigar was just introduced at IPCPR last year it seems like within the last couple months they are starting to make it out to the local B&M.

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Today’s Pick / Quick Review – La Flor Dominicana Factory Press III

Filed Under (Quick Review, Todays Pick) by David on 21-04-2010

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The Factory Press III is limited edition cigar with only 300 boxes released. Each box has 10 trays of 12 Factory Press III for 120 per box. The packaging was pretty interesting with wood separating each stick and at my B&M they had a sign that basically said don’t touch unless you are going to buy.

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Today’s Pick / Quick Review – San Cristobal Selección Del Sol

Filed Under (Quick Review, Todays Pick) by David on 20-04-2010

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Made by Don Pepin under the Ashton umbrella the San Cristobal Selección Del Sol is the first cigar to have a wrapper from Don Pepin’s Estrella Farms in Nicaragua. The upper label is the typical San Cristobal label with a second bright teal label at the foot. It does have the signature Don Pepin triple cap and is few shades lighter than the Ashton VSG.

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Today’s Pick / Quick Review – JFR Maduro (Authentic III Habano Maduro) Super Toro [6 1/2 x 52]

Filed Under (Quick Review, Todays Pick) by David on 17-04-2010

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The JFR – “Just For Retailers” is a normally a brand that I would pass right over but the packaging looked interesting and the placement in the shop was with some cigars that I prefer.  When I picked it up to inspect it I noticed a heavy cocoa smell to it almost like a Drew Estates Naturals – Dirt.  I asked the guy at the shop about it but he hadn’t tried it and he hadn’t heard anything about cocoa in it but he did mention someone else asking the same question.  Made by Tabacalera Tropical – Casa Fernandez the first employer of Don Pepin once he left Cuba and rumored to be his main tobacco supplier.

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Today’s Pick / Quick Review – Tatuaje Ambos Mundos No. 2

Filed Under (Cigar Reviews, Quick Review, Todays Pick) by David on 23-03-2010

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Again, the Ambos Mundos is the first budget conscious cigar from Tatuaje. It is said it uses B and C grade tobacco based on appearance and fermentation. For some reason the Ambos Mundos No. 2 is far better than the No. 1

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Today’s Pick / Quick Review – Tatuaje Ambos Mundos No. 1

Filed Under (Cigar Reviews, Quick Review, Todays Pick) by David on 22-03-2010

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The Ambos Mundos is the first budget conscious cigar from Tatuaje. It is said it uses B and C grade tobacco based on appearance and fermentation.

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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 – Tatuaje Cabaiguan Maduro RX (Robusto Extra)

Filed Under (Cigar Reviews, Todays Pick) by David on 20-02-2010

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One of my favorites and one that I am pretty familiar with. Only problem is this Tatuaje Cabaiguan has some crazy imperfections!

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