Archive for September, 2009

Padilla 1932 – New blend vs Old blend Flavor Comparison

This week, I’m sampling the Padilla 1932 again, but this time its the new blend. As I explained in my original 1932 review, the old blend was being made by Don Pepin Garcia, but now that Pepin has decided to end his relationship with Padilla, its being developed completely in house now. A few readers […]


Islands Robusto

The only things I can tell you about this cigar is that it’s called “Islands” it’s a robusto and I purchased them for $4.99. So this review is going to work more like a blind review. Although I’ve smoked a few of these, I don’t know any particulars that might cloud my judgement of the […]


Sunday Fiver- September 13, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the Web. Cigar Reviews Jerry at Stogie Review smoked the new (1) Padron Family Reserve 45 Years, and gave it the Great Torpedo Seal of Approval. This stick comes with a hefty price tag, but it sounds like a winner as a celebratory smoke. Adam over at Fire […]


Cheap Ash: Padron Londres Maduro

This week I have a wallet friendly smoke for you. The Padron Londres is part of the regular line from Padron. According to the Padron website: “All tobacco in this line is sun-grown habano that is aged for a minimum of two-and-one-half years. Every cigar in this line is available in natural and maduro wrapper. […]


Avo Maduro

Avo Uvezian began as a talented Jazz musician. A chance encounter in the early 1980’s with Hendrick Kelner of Davidoff lead to his career in the cigar industry. His cigars are produced by Davidoff in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The first line Avo released under his name was the Classic line, and in early 21st century […]


New Ash: Liga Privada T52

In 2007 Drew Estate introduced the Liga Privada No. 9, which is the personal cigar of President Steve Saka. Now two years later an extension of the Liga Privada Line has been introduced. The Liga Privada T52 debuted at the 2009 IPCPR Trade Show and has been described as a stronger and more full-bodied version […]


La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial No. 3

A while back Ben did a review of the Ashton product La Aroma de Cuba. Originally Ashton had two lines in the La Aroma de Cuba stable manufactured by two different factories. The original line that Ben reviewed was made in Honduras and the blend I have today, the Edicion Especial, is made in Nicaragua […]


New Ash: Oliva Cain Habano

The Oliva Cain was introduced last month during IPCPR in New Orleans in both a habano and maduro wrappers. This new blend is another brain child from Sam Leccia of the Nub fame. I met Sam along with Ian Hummel and Josh Rushlo, Oliva sales representatives, at IPCPR in New Orleans and they gave me […]