Category: Reviews

Apr 10

Frank Llaneza 1961 Corona Grande Cigar Review

Binder: Nicaraguan Wrapper: Ecuadorian Criollo ‘98 Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan Length: 6 1/2 Ring Gauge: 44     Everytime I hit my local cigar lounge, I try to sample cigars that I haven’t tried yet. After thinking it over for about 5 minutes I decided to go with a Frank Llaneza 1961. For those not in …

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Mar 27

AVO Heritage Robusto Cigar Review

Binder: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuadoran Sungrown Filler: Dominican Republic Length: 4 7/8 Ring Gauge: 40     During my last trip to my local Davidoff cigar shop, I was turned on to the AVO Heritage line. The Avo brand was founded by musician and composer Avo Uvezian with the help of master blender Hendrik Kelner. Hendrik Kelner manufacturers the Avo brand in the …

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Mar 16

La Flor Dominicana Factory Press III Cigar Review

Binder: Nicaragua Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Filler: Dominican Republic Length: 6 1/4 Ring Gauge: 58   The La Flor Dominicana company is synonymous for top quality cigars. My first experience with LFD was with the Air Bender and it was very impressive. Recently a good friend of mine Ade gifted me a LFD Factory Press III cigar. This …

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Mar 13

Palmarejo Robusto Cigar Review

Binder: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Length: 5 Ring Gauge: 50   Palmarejo is a Dominican brand that I recently came across during at a get together at one of my preferred cigar lounges. I was gifted a the Robusto size. I let it sit in my humidor for about a week before I …

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Mar 07

Diamante’s Brooklyn Cigar Lounge

Diamante’s Brooklyn Cigar Lounge 108 South Oxford Street (Between Lafayette Ave & Fulton St) Brooklyn, NY 11217 646.462.3876 Enjoying a good cigar in Brooklyn has become more difficult within the last couple of years. Thankfully we have Diamante’s Brooklyn Cigar Lounge.

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Mar 04

Shelly’s Back Room Cigar Lounge

Shelly’s Back Room 1331 F Street NW Washington, DC 20004 202.737.3003 Hard core cigar smokers will always scout out a town for any local cigar lounges before planning any trip. Chances are I’ll be in Washington DC in the next couple of weeks for business and I found the exact place I plan on going …

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Feb 27

Quesada Tributo Manolin Cigar Review

Binder: Honduran Ligero Wrapper: Hybrid Ecuador HCHS (Habano 2000, Corojo, Habana Vuelta Arriba & Sumatra) Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Ligeros Length: 6.5 Ring Gauge: 60 The Quesada family has a long rich history in the cigar world for making quality sticks including Fonseca. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Quesada Tributo Manolin. At a very thick 60 …

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Feb 20

La Aurora 107 Lancero Cigar Review

Binder: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sungrown Tobacco: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua Length: 6 7/8 Ring Gauge: 40 La Aurora continues to impress me with their cigars. I’ve loved the 107’s since they were released and I can’t stop raving about the La Aurora Corojo’s. I finally got the chance to try the very limited La Aurora 107 …

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Feb 01

La Aurora Corojo Robusto Cigar Review

Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo Tobacco: Piloto Cubano, Dominican Olor & Nicaraguan Length: 5 Ring Gauge: 50 The La Aurora Corojo is a cigar that was introduced last year at the 78th annual IPCPR (International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailer Association) convention in New Orleans. Reviews praising this cigar have been coming from everywhere since its …

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Jan 29

Perdomo Habano Corojo Robusto Cigar Review

Binder: Nicaraguan Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo Tobacco: Nicaraguan Length: 5 Ring Gauge: 52 When I first started smoking cigars I would stick to softer more milder smokes just because I didn’t want to deal with any strong harshness. As my palette developed a bit more I soon started trying cigars of all brands, wrappers and tobacco. Since …

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