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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 79

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 79

posted on March 25th, 2015

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Bandolero Bravos

Bandolero Bravos

The Bandolero Bravos is part of a sampler set available at 2 Guys Smoke Shop in New Hampshire.  It comes in a three pack with Atabey and Byron cigars and special humidification tubes with humidifying solution that retails for $99.00.  I was sent one of these sampler sets for review by Barry Stein of 2 Guys so I decided to break these up into 3 reviews.  The first cigar I will be reviewing is the Bandolero Bravos.

Bandolero Bravos

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2013 Bolivar Belicoso Finos

2013 Bolivar Belicoso Finos

The Bolivar belicoso finos has been one of the best selling Cuban cigars to date and for good reason.  Even when young, its a good smoking cigar.  Considered one of the more powerful cigars out of the Cuban brands, these age quite well and mellow out with age.  I’ve had several of these over the years, usually with at least 5 or more years on them.  I’ve always love them, but have never had one young.  The point of this …

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Davidoff Winston Churchill Churchill

Davidoff Winston Churchill Churchill

When Davidoff released this new version of the Davidoff Winston Churchill cigar line, I knew a few people that were wondering what to expect from this release.  The first version of the Winston Churchill line wasn’t really well received with most cigar smokers because they were pretty expensive and were pretty mild in body and flavor.  This new version is a total rebranding and reblending that I was personally excited to see.  The new blend has a new wrapper, binder and …

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Week In Smoke – Bayou Edition No. 10

Week In Smoke – Bayou Edition No. 10

Drew Estate Dirty Rat

I was looking through a section of my humidor that I haven’t really dug much around in lately and stumbled upon this Dirty Rat. This one was quite “ratty” looking.  As you can see in the picture, the wrapper was many shades of brown.  Not sure how that happened, but the looks didn’t affect the smoke.  The cigar was still the awesomeness that is the Dirty Rat.  This must have been an early sample because the …

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Lucky Leaf Cigars Duo

Lucky Leaf Cigars Duo

I was sent a two pack of Lucky Leaf Cigars Duo from Jef Dunphy of Lucky Leaf Cigars for a review with a card describing the blend of the cigar.  I haven’t heard of Lucky Leaf Cigars before as they are a new boutique cigar company that has been building up quite a presence.  The Duo only comes in one size so far which is a 6 x 52 toro retailing for $212.50 for a box of 25.  It uses …

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Top 10 Cigars of 2014 Winner Announcement

Top 10 Cigars of 2014 Winner Announcement

I selected all the comments from StogieReview.com, YouTube and Facebook and put them in random list on Random.org to generate a winner for my Top 10 cigars of 2014 plus a 10 count Xikar humidor.  Congratulations to the winner!  If I get no response from the winner, I will move down the list until someone claims it.  Thanks for taking part in our contest.

 

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Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of 2014 – Contest!

Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of 2014 – Contest!

Every year, we try to come up with our individual Top 10 Cigars of the Year which is quite a task.  There are so many really good cigars out there, its hard to choose only 10.  At Stogie Review, we do it a little different in where we choose the top 10 cigars we smoked that year, not necessarily the top 10 NEW cigars of the year which is why you will see some old favorites along with our new …

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Week in Smoke – Bayou Edition No. 9

Week in Smoke – Bayou Edition No. 9

I’ve been working all week on getting my Top 10 Cigars of the Year list ready, but its not easy. I thought I had an idea of what my 10 favorites were, but as I looked through my Facebook pictures and talked to my cigar buddies, I realized it wasn’t going to be as easy as I thought. While trying to figure all this out as I’m hanging out at my local cigar shop, The Cigar Shop in Biloxi, MS

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Camacho Ecuador Robusto

The Camacho Ecuador was released this year as an edition to the Camacho line.  This new cigar features an Ecuadorian habano wrapper with a price point of $6.50.  I was sent a box of these from Dylan Austin of Camacho for review (Thanks Dylan!).  I had smoked several of these at my local shop before receiving the samples from Camacho as well as many from a couple of Camacho events I attend at shops around my area.  I have to …

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Week In Smoke No. 8 – Bayou Edition

Week In Smoke No. 8 – Bayou Edition

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with plenty of good smokes.  Nothing follows a great meal better than a nice cigar.  Luckily, I had a good bit of down time and didn’t have to do as much cooking as I normally do this Thanksgiving thanks to my family.  That means more time for cigars and bourbon.  Here are a few I enjoyed over the week.

CLE Connecticut

This is becoming one of my go to Connecticuts along with the …

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