Multi Review – Jose Seijas – LFD Ligero – Cain Habano – Frank Llaneza – Liga Privada

Filed Under (Multi Review, Quick Review, Weekly Picks) by David on 09-05-2010

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So while I still smoke everyday I have been tied up with a ton of freelance so I am having to bunch these up for the last couple weeks. I have picked 5 form the past couple weeks but since some are repeats that I just wanted to smoke again.

The best two first…  Since they blew me away!

Jose Seijas

I was introduced to this cigar a few years ago by a friend in Seattle who said it was one of the best cigars he had ever had. While it was a little pricey I gave it a try and was sold back then. This Figurado Seijas was purchased from Tampa Humidor Feb. 7th 2010 for $15.00. Not cheap but every Seijas I have had has always been a great smoke. With a medium body and super smooth super clean and flavors of cedar and floral notes, I would have no problems recommending this cigar to anyone.

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Today’s Pick / Padilla Series 68 Robusto [5″ x 50]

Filed Under (Quick Review, Todays Pick) by David on 19-04-2010

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A couple months back I had my first experience with the Padilla with the Dominus and it wasn’t a good one. After chatting with some some local shops they didn’t have too many nice things to say about Padilla bringing up some major changes a couple years ago leading to some major inconsistencies to the point where they won’t even carry the brand. However after chatting with Dave (CigarSage.com) he eased some concerns telling me he wasn’t to fond of the Dominus and to give some of the other Padilla cigars a try. Also I generally am not a fan of the Corojo wrappers but I won’t hold it against this cigar.

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Today’s Pick / Quick Review – 2010 Cain F Torpedo

Filed Under (Quick Review, Todays Pick) by David on 18-04-2010

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I have been a fan of the Cain F since they were introduced in the 5 packs. The new 2010 Cain F cigar is no different. The F in Cain F stands for Fuerte, when translated from Spanish means Strong. It’s good to see that you can now buy these as single cigar which makes it much easier to try then the 5 packs. I picked this up at the Cigar Castle during the 2010 Cain F Tour featuring Sam Leccia. I added some picks to the March 30th post as well with Sam rolling some personal label cigars.

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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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Cigar Castle – Cain F Tour 2010 – Event

Filed Under (Todays Pick) by David on 30-03-2010

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Posting this a little late but have been out of town and trying to get caught up!

Sam Leccia was a great host who was willing to chat with everyone.  Great time and hope to see the tour come back soon.

Tom (Tampa Cigar Examiner), Sam Leccia (Cain & Nub), David (Cigar Estate)

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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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Today’s Pick – Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic

Filed Under (Todays Pick) by David on 21-03-2010

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Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos prior to smoking this and I only picked up one. But this 5″ x 54 Belicoso was very surprising. It had a perfect draw and a large smoke volume.

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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 Pick – Cubao Maduro Belicoso

Filed Under (Quick Review, Todays Pick) by David on 18-03-2010

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I have seen this cigar in many shops and have overlooked it for a while now but after seeing others review it I decided I would give it a shot. I also bought a pretty wide range of Don Pepin cigars last night so even more to come.

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