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 / 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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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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