IPCPR 2019:  Plasencia Cigars

IPCPR 2019: Plasencia Cigars

posted on July 16th, 2019

IPCPR 2019:  Crux Cigars

IPCPR 2019: Crux Cigars

posted on July 16th, 2019

IPCPR 2019: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

IPCPR 2019: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

posted on July 16th, 2019

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Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he currently works as a data scientist focusing on natural language processing and is pursuing a PhD in computer science in his spare time. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Northern Virginia, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker.

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E Cigars by BOTL LLC [Esencia] (first impressions)

E Cigars by BOTL LLC [Esencia] (first impressions)

With limited time again this week, I figured I should look for something interesting to serve as the subject for a first impressions video review. As I was digging through my remaining samples from this summer’s IPCPR, I recalled the glowing praise offered by our own Walt White and also our friend Craig Vanderslice from CigarCraig.com for the new “E” Cigar by BOTL LLC, makers of Esencia Cigars and Palio cutters. Marc Aub provided some background information about the …

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La Musa Melete by Emilio Cigars (first impressions)

La Musa Melete by Emilio Cigars (first impressions)

Here I am again, late as usual with my weekly post. It seems like I’m always apologizing… but then again, you guys keep coming back, so I must be doing something right. You’ll probably be glad to see that I’ve actually got a video uploaded this week. I recorded this first impressions clip last Thursday, but a combination of house guests over the weekend and a 16-hour workday yesterday prevented me from posting it until now. And, boy is it …

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Charlie’s Month in Smoke, vol. 11

Charlie’s Month in Smoke, vol. 11

These days, time seems to be a luxury I can’t afford. I was hoping to have a video recorded for today, but alas, it was not to be. I do have some interesting reviews and first impressions in the works, and will try to have something ready for next week. In the meantime, just because I haven’t been able to sit down in front of a camera doesn’t mean I haven’t been enjoying some great cigars. Today’s mini-reviews cover some …

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Alec Bradley Crescendo

Alec Bradley Crescendo

A while back, I was given the task of purchasing cigars for my friend’s wedding. Being incredibly short on time, I quickly found some good deals and placed an order with Holt’s Cigar Company in Philly. As part of a promotional offer they were running at the time, the good people at Holt’s threw in a free 10-pack with my purchase. When the package arrived, I discovered that these free cigars included several of the Alec Bradley Crescendo, a …

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Dona Flor Puro Mata Fina (first impressions)

Dona Flor Puro Mata Fina (first impressions)

I have to apologize for dropping the ball again last week, loyal Stogie Review readers. I’ve just be overwhelmed with work and everything lately, but alas, here I am back this week with a video that I think you’ll all enjoy, and rest assured that I have a few more in the pipeline for the coming weeks.

A while back, the folks at Dona Flor USA contacted me to see if I’d be interested in checking out a few samples …

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Charlie’s Month in Smoke, vol. 10

Charlie’s Month in Smoke, vol. 10

I’ve been doing some traveling lately, and haven’t had a chance to record a full review or first impressions (shame on me). However, I have had an opportunity to smoke some really great cigars during the last month, so if you’re disappointed not to see a video here today, consider this as your consolation prize. It could be worse… you could receive the play-at-home version of the Stogie Review game show (featuring a Ben Lee action figure with 7 and …

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1502 Ruby (first impressions)

1502 Ruby (first impressions)

Sorry for dropping the ball last week, guys. I had a lot of stuff come up at work and I just couldn’t find the time to put anything together for my weekly post. This past week was another busy one, but I found a few spare moments to record a quick first impressions video for you all.

This cigar was gifted to me by it’s maker, Enrique S├ínchez, at the 2012 Delaware Cigar Festival last month. 1502 is a …

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2012 Delaware Cigar Festival

2012 Delaware Cigar Festival

Last Saturday, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the 2012 Delaware Cigar Festival at Delaware Park in Wilmington, DE. This is a terrific event put on each year by the Delaware Cigars chain of brick & mortar retail shops, managed by Gary Griffith from Emilio Cigars. The $125 admission fee included a large assortment of premium cigars, a great buffet lunch, an open beer & wine bar, tons of raffle prizes, and the opportunity to purchase additional cigars …

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Charlie’s Month in Smoke, vol. 9 (IPCPR edition)

Charlie’s Month in Smoke, vol. 9 (IPCPR edition)

If you’re like me, you’re having trouble keeping track of all the new cigars launched at last month’s IPCPR annual trade show. It was my first time attending “the show,” and between the information overload from all the manufacturers and palate fatigue brought on by smoking 7-10 cigars each day, it was a bit overwhelming. Now that the dust has settled and I’ve had a chance to smoke some of the new offerings with a fresh palate, I thought …

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Herederos de Robaina

Herederos de Robaina

Last month, during our extended video interview, Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars discussed a relatively unheard of cigar brand for which he had just signed a nationwide distribution deal. Herederos de Robaina is manufactured in Esteli, Nicaragua by American Caribbean Tobacco, and will be distributed in the United States by the Emilio Cigars sales team. The initial offering comes in four sizes (robusto, torpedo, toro, and churchill), and will be packed in both 10 and 20-count boxes.

As …