Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 118

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 118

posted on May 17th, 2019

Henry Clay War Hawk Toro

Henry Clay War Hawk Toro

posted on May 13th, 2019

Cazadores by La Aurora Robusto

Cazadores by La Aurora Robusto

posted on May 8th, 2019

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 118

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 118

It’s once time again for another issue of Brian’s The Week In Smoke. In case this is your first Week in Smoke, be advised that it covers many (though not necessarily all) of the cigars I’ve smoked in the past week (or the past month, or however long it has been since the last issue), along with a couple of quick thoughts that came to me at the time. These are not full cigar reviews, but quick blurbs based …

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Henry Clay War Hawk Toro

Henry Clay War Hawk Toro

The Henry Clay line has a rich history that started in 1840 and was revived a few years ago by Altadis USA.  The Henry Clay line has always been a line of modest cigars that have a more rustic appearance.  In March of 2019, the Henry Clay line was expanded to include the War Hawk.  The War Hawk is a nod to the US senator Henry Clay that the line is named after.  Henry Clay was considered a war hawk …

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Cazadores by La Aurora Robusto

Cazadores by La Aurora Robusto

La Aurora introduced a new value cigar line called the Cazadores by La Aurora earlier this year.  The line is available in 3 sizes all priced under $4.25 per cigar.  The Cazadores enters a crowded field with several cigar companies introducing value priced cigars over the past few years.  It’s actually a nice turn in the industry as many cigar companies have been releasing cigar, many that are limited editions, that are in the $15 plus price range.  There wasn’t …

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Padron Black Label No. 89 Maduro TAA Exclusive

Padron Black Label No. 89 Maduro TAA Exclusive

After reviewing the Padron Black Label No. 89 Natural TAA Exclusive, I figured it would only be appropriate to also check out the Padron Black Label No. 89 Maduro TAA as well.  The Padron Black Label No. 89 Maduro TAA Exclusive has been the most popular as Padron usually makes amazing cigars with their maduro wrappers.  I won’t go into much detail here about the cigar, because the maduro version is the same as the natural with a different …

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Padron Black Label No. 89 Natural TAA Exclusive

Padron Black Label No. 89 Natural TAA Exclusive

The Padron Black Label No. 89 TAA is one of the most anticipated releases in recent years for Tobacco Association of America (TAA) and was released in both natural and maduro wrappers.  The Padron Black was originally released in very limited quantities for Jose Orlando Padron’s 89th birthday in 2016.  They were a huge hit and everyone sought after these cigars.  Padron decided to take a departure from their regular TAA releases, which they normal release a special sized 1926 …