Archive for February, 2009

Cheap Ash: Leoninos by La Aurora

For the second installment of our Cheap Ash series I smoked the Leoninos, by La Aurora. This cigar sports a Dominican grown Corojo wrapper that has been aged for 3 years. According to La Aurora this is the only cigar that uses a Dominican Corojo wrapper.


Cusano 59 Rare Cameroon Robusto

Cusano cigars are known for their use of a wrapper leaf in the filler of their stogies, and the 59 Rare Cameroon is no exception. Given the moniker “59″ for the year of co-founder Joe Chiusano’s birth year, it features a true African Cameroon wrapper and a Dominican wrapper leaf plus a dose of ligero in the filler.


Xikar Travel Humidor

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure or just herfing with your buddies, no trip is complete without a stash of your favorite cigars along for the ride. Problem is properly caring for those cigars in the process.


Sunday Fiver – February 22, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the Web. Reviews Jerry over at the Stogie Review has a twin pack of video reviews this week. The first was one of Charlie’s favorites, the El Triunfador from Pete Johnson’s Havana Cellars. The second was was the Por Larrañaga Panatela from Habanos S.A. Patrick from The Stogie [...]


United Tobacco 601 Red Rabito

The United Tobacco (EO Brands) 601 line is produced in Esteli, Nicaragua by Don Pepin Garcia, with 4 wrapper choices.  The 601 Red is wrapped with a Nicaraguan Habano Natural leaf and is available in 7 sizes: Chruchill, Rabito, Robusto, Toro, Torpedo, Trabuco and Guapito. 


Carlos Toraño Tribute 2008 Churchill

The Carlos Toraño Tribute 2008 is a limited production cigar with only 60,000 sticks making it to U.S. soil. It was created to honor the company’s namesake and what he has contributed to the industry.


Arganese Maduro Presidente Robusto

Arganese Cigars was originally created as the personal cigar for Gene Arganese. After he began passing the cigars out to family and friends he realized the potential for developing his own line of products. He eventually settled his operations in La Palma Free Trade Zone of the Dominican Republic, where he now operates a 13, 500 square foot factory with 110 acres of tobacco fields. Today Arganese produces 9 lines of cigars, one of which being the Maduro line that I’ll be reviewing for this post.


CAO Lx2 Lancero

The Lx2 is the latest cigar from CAO, and it’s been highly anticipated. We have chosen the limited edition lancero for our first video review.


Palio Cutter

Name: Palio Original Composite Silver Cutter Made by: Brother of the Leaf, LLC MSRP: $44.96 but can easily be found for $35.96 on the Internet. Warranty: Lifetime


Poll: What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a single cigar?

Poll asking our readers just how much they’ve spent on a single cigar.