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Archive for August, 2009

Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970

In the early 1970’s Joya de Nicaragua was one of the most popular cigars in the American market. To commemorate this Joya de Nicaragua released the Antano 1970 in 2002. This stick is a Nicaraguan puro and utilizes Criollo tobacco. The Antano is often referred to as a full-bodied cigar with a heavy nicotine kick. […]


Roberto Cigars Standard Blend Robusto

A while back I was searching for a new cabinet humidor and I came across Roberto Cigars that had the humidor I was looking for at a very reasonable price. I ordered the humidor and through some snafus in the ordering process, which I go into in the video, I began emailing back and forth […]


The Art of the “Cigar Bomb”

It has always been my experience that cigar enthusiasts are among the most generous people on the face of the earth. It’s nothing for most Brothers/Sisters of the Leaf (BOTL/SOTL) to walk up to a fellow enthusiast and hand them a cigar, often without knowing them for more than a few moments. This generosity extends […]


Sunday Fiver – August 23, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the web. The latest buzz in the cigar world is the (1) ISOCigars.com.  Chris talked a bit about this new cigar service in his Oliva Master Blends III review.  ChiefHava has a nice write up about it and his encounter with the founder of ISO Cigars on his blog […]


Oliva Master Blends III

The Master Blends III is the third in a line of limited edition cigars from the Oliva Family. This Nicaraguan puro has a beautiful caramel colored Broadleaf Sun Grown wrapper and is adorned with one of the most interesting bands I have ever seen. This video runs a little longer than I typically like, however, […]


Marco V Platinum Grand Reserve

Today we have a much larger ring gage cigar than you are accustomed to seeing me review. The Marco V Platinum Grand Reserve is a 5″ x 60 ring that comes from the Dominican Republic. Marco V claims that they are the only company in the world that deals exclusively in 60 ring gage cigars […]


Perdomo Grand Cru Connecticut

While at IPCPR, I visited one of my favorite cigar companies, Tabacalera Perdomo. The they were not introducing any new lines, but they were presenting two additional cigars: Perdomo Patriarch Connecticut and the Perdomo Grand Cru Connecticut. Today, I’m sampling the Grand Cru cigar. Perdomo states that this cigar is a Nicaraguan puro using all […]


Perdomo Reserve Cameroon

Introduced in 2003, the Perdomo Reserve Cameroon was recognized in multiple cigar publications as being an excellent cameroon wrapped cigar. The particular vitola I smoked for this review was the “R”, which is a 5 x 54 robusto. I have some history with this cigar which I will explain in the video, but if you’re […]


Highlights of IPCPR 2009 – New Orleans

Four years ago, RTDA came to New Orleans and two week after the show, the mother of all storms hit us….Katrina. After 4 years and changing its name to IPCPR, it has come back bigger and better than ever with hundreds of vendors. Many cigar companies introduced a lot of new cigars and it seemed […]


CAO Mx2 Box-Press

The Mx2 line from CAO has been out for a few years now, however a few months ago they released a new addition to the line with the Box-press. I was a fan of the original line, particularly the robusto, so I’ll give this new vitola a shot and let you know what I think.