Archive for June, 2009

Padilla 1932 Corona Gorda – Original Blend

Ernesto Padilla and Don Pepin Garcia joined together to make some of the best cigars ever released by Padilla Cigars: Miami 8/11, 1948 and 1932. Today I will be reviewing the 1932 which is named to celebrate the birth year of Ernesto Padilla’s father, famed Cuban poet, Herberto Padilla. There are two versions of this […]

Part II: Black Band Project B

This is the second installment of the Black Band Project cigars. Cigar “B” has a milk chocolate brown wrapper with rich earthy pre-light aroma. Watch the video to find out what I think of this cigar.

Part 1: Black Band Project A

The other day my cigars showed up for watching the Black Band Project videos. I figured this would be a great opportunity to do a blind review. In the third and final part I’ll reveal the identity of these cigars.

Bolivar Royal Corona SVF JUN 05

The Bolivar line was first established in 1901 by Jose Rocha as was named after Simon Bolivar. In 1954, the Bolivar line was bought by Cienfuentes y Cia and production was moved to the Partagas factory. One of the most popular vitolas in the line is the Royal Corona which is a robusto measuring 4 […]

Monday Fiver- June 22, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the Web. Cigar Reviews A few folks from Cigar Weekly participated in a blind review of the (1) Padilla Hybrid. Jesse over at Cigar Jack reviewed the (2) new Canimao Maduro. Justin at Las Vegash TV conducted a great interview with Jon Huber of CAO about the (3) […]

Siglo III

Today I’m smoking a Siglo from Altadis. The Siglo, most commonly associated with Habana Cohibas, is a new line from Altadis that was introduced in late March of 2009. The Siglo III is a lonsdale, measuring in at 6 1/2 x 44 and retails for about $5.50 per stick. The wrapper is a medium brown […]

Cuba Aliados Miami Toro Viejo

The Cuba Aliados Miami is a new cigar blend that Reyes Family Cigars has unveiled this year to much anticipation. Created by Rolando Reyes Sr. and Carlos Diez, this blend is somewhat of a departure from their regular line as it is rolled in Miami in small batches. I asked Frankie Santos of Reyes Cigars […]

La Flor Dominicana Premium Line

This cigar from La Flor Dominicana is the Grand Maduro No. 6. It’s a boxpressed cigar that sports a dark and oily wrapper. The cigar provides an interesting collection of flavors that left my mouth watering. Company: La Flor Dominicana Made in: Dominican Republic Made by: La Flor Dominicana Size: 5 3/4 x 54 Grand Maduro No. 6 Wrapper: Connecticut […]

Cuchillos Cubanos ~46~

Here is another guest review from Dave (@DX_FXN). The Cuchillos Cubanos is Illusione’s entry into the world of “budget” smokes. Each cigar is a 60/40 blend of long and medium filler and is available in a number of different sizes that come in five packs and retail for UNDER $20 each! Tobacco Origin: Nicaragua Size: […]

May Contest Winner

Congratulations to Kirk for winning a 10 stick sampler courtesy of Reyes Family Cigars.  Kirk’s joke gave us a pretty good chuckle.  A guy dies and is sent to Hell. Satan meets him, shows him doors to three rooms, and says he must choose one to spend eternity in. In the first room, people are […]