Category Archive: Reviews

Aug 23

San Lotano Habano Toro Cigar Review

Binder: Honduras Wrapper: Brazillian Habano Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua Length: 6 Ring Gauge: 52 One great thing about cigar culture is that if you keep your eyes and ears open you can win free cigars. I had the great luck of winning a nice five pack of San Lotano Habano Toros from Buck Head …

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Aug 07

Fuente Fuente Opus X Perfecxion X Cigar Review

Binder: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Dominican Republic Rosado Filler: Dominican Republic Length: 6 1/4 Ring Gauge: 48 There are very few cigar brands that are synonymous with  excellence. The Fuente Fuente Opus X line is right in that small circle. Last year I had the distinct pleasure of smoking the Opus X Petit Lancero and I …

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Aug 07

Refugio Cigar House Brooklyn, NY

Refugio Cigar House 635 Lorimer Street Brooklyn, NY 11211-2205 347.384.2282 While enjoying a smoke outside of your home is becoming more of a task, I am happy to announce that Brooklyn has a place smokers finally can call home. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Refugio Cigar House is my new favorite cigar lounge in …

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Jul 31

La Flor Dominica Air Bender Chisel Cigar Review

Binder: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Filler: Dominican Republic Length: 6.5 Ring Gauge: 54 When I smoke a certain brand of cigars, I expect a similar experience when I try other sizes in the same family. With my profound adoration of the LFD Air Bender Guerrero, I decided to pick up the Chisel size. Unfortunately I …

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Jul 14

Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Serie Lancero Cigar Review

Binder: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuadorian Shade & Nicaraguan Criollo Filler: Nicaragua Length: 7.5 Ring Gauge: 38 At the end of June I had the pleasure of the launch of the new Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Serie Lancero hosted at Nat Sherman. While the event was more than memorable, the purpose was to highlight this a great …

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Jun 12

J & D Temptation Habano Claro Churchill Cigar Review

Binder: Ecuador Wrapper: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Length: 7 Ring Gauge: 50 While I tend to gravitate towards premium name brands, I am always on the look out for great independent cigars. In April I came across a new cigar called The Temptation. Distributed by J & D Cigar Co., The Temptation Habano Claro is hand-made …

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Jun 09

Rocky Patel Autumn Collection 2009 Robusto Cigar Review

Binder: Cameroon Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Filler: Nicaragua Length: 5 Ring Gauge: 52 I really have an affinity for Rocky Patel smokes. Their cigars are very much premium but are priced very consumer friendly. I’ve come to really favor the Rocky Patel Connecticut, and The Decade. A while ago someone gifted me the Rocky Patel …

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Jun 04

Nestor Miranda Art Deco Coffee Break Cigar Review

Binder: Dominican Criollo ’98 & Nicaraguan Habano ’00 Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo ’06 Filler: 60% Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 & 40% Dominican San Vicente Length: 45 Ring Gauge: 50 The Nestor Miranda brand is very highly respected in the cigar world. It should be as it is a collaborative effort from Nestor Miranda and Jose Pepin Garcia. …

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Apr 28

Shelly’s Back Room DC

Shelly’s Back Room 1331 F Street NW Washington, DC 20004 202.737.3003 http://www.shellysdc.com/ Want to enjoy a cigar with a cocktail and a meal during your next trip to Washington DC? Then Shelly’s Back Room should be a must go on your itinerary.

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Apr 18

5 Vegas Relic Perfecto Cigar Review

Binder: Dominican Piloto Wrapper: Dominican Corojo Filler: Dominican Piloto (’96), Dominican Corojo, Dominican Criollo Length: 5 5/8 Ring Gauge: 54     In cigar culture it is a great gesture to give another smoker a cigar to try out. Through this smoker etiquette I’ve received a bunch of sticks I have grown to appreciate or to stay away …

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