Top 10 Cigars of 2018

Top 10 Cigars of 2018

posted on January 18th, 2019

Montecristo Epic Craft Cured Toro

Montecristo Epic Craft Cured Toro

posted on January 14th, 2019

Davidoff 50th Anniversary Diademas Finas

Davidoff 50th Anniversary Diademas Finas

posted on January 10th, 2019

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Top 10 Cigars of 2018

Top 10 Cigars of 2018

Once again, the season of lists is upon us. And in keeping with tradition, we err on the side of caution when it comes to creating our list of the top 10 cigars for the year. The goal is to publish after we’re certain the old year is completely dead, but just before people get completely used to writing the next year in dates.

This is the place where make the obligatory note about how hard it is to make …

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Montecristo Epic Craft Cured Toro

Montecristo Epic Craft Cured Toro

Altidis USA released the third cigar under the Montecristo Epic series, the Montecristo Epic Craft Cured, in December 2017.  The Montecristo Epic cigar series is produced in Nicaragua by the Plasencia family and consist of the Epic, Epic Estoque and Craft Cured. The tobaccos used in the Montecristo Epic Craft Cured are quite unique in that they were fermented in small pilones instead of large ones because Altidis claims this gives the tobaccos a richer flavor.  The wrapper is …

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Davidoff 50th Anniversary Diademas Finas

Davidoff 50th Anniversary Diademas Finas

Davidoff introduced the Davidoff 50th Anniversary Diademas Finas as a limited edition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Davidoff Cigars. Originally released in 2006, the Diademas Finas was re-released in 2018 in 4 different 10 count ceramic jars featuring artwork from Mariane Leger with only 8000 cigars being made. Below is the press release from Davidoff on the Diadema Fina:

To mark Davidoff’s 50th anniversary, the Swiss cigar maker will bring back its popular Diademas Finas –a cigar that was

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Proud Owner of a New Pipe

Proud Owner of a New Pipe

Back in November, Gilbertsville Cigar Factory celebrated their 1 Year Anniversary. As a thank you to the customers for supporting them throughout the year, they hosted an event featuring 20% off all items in the store. In addition to the deal, they also had Dan O’Brien come in and play live music.

The event looked like it was going to be a lot of fun, unfortunately it didn’t look like I was going to be able to make it. Th …

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Ben’s Week in Smoke – No. 18

Ben’s Week in Smoke – No. 18

It’s been a busy week getting ready for the holidays, but at least I was able to get in several cigars during this time.  I tried to smoke some new stuff or stuff that I haven’t had in quite awhile.  I was lucky that none of the cigars I smoked were duds and even some really good.  Without further ado, here is my weekly list.

Nestor Miranda Special Selection Lancero

This was an old throwback for me.  I smoked a …