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Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Vintage 2010
Binder: Dominican Olor Vintage 2008
Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduran Vintage 2009
This week I have a go with the Romeo Anejo in the Toro size (54×6) that has a MSRP of $9.00.
Starting out this Romeo Anejo with a smoothness up front and a sharpness on the aftertaste. Getting a lot of dark coffee coming through with a cinnamon spice. About halfway through and still a low medium at best. There is …
Hello my friends, this week I am finally able to get this video uploaded of Jason Holly of Viva Republica who was nice enough to come to Genuine Tobacco and do a blending seminar for all of us. This was a great event and I got to involved with the video rather than pictures or you could see how crowded it was. I will direct you to – Lancaster Cigar Vice Crew on Meetup – for more photos and if …
This week I take a look at the L’Atelier Lancero cigar. I really tossed it around a lot whether I was going to post this because it seems like I got a dud. After smoking it I checked out other reviews and I did not get any of the flavors they did and that is why I think this one may have been a dud. It is hard with not being able to smoke during the week and having …
This week I have the Vega Fina Nicaragua in the Gran Toro (6×52) size for your viewing pleasure. This retails for $6.25 and is out there now. There are also two other sizes available, robusto (5×50) and a short corona (4 3/8×42).
This Vega Fina Nicaragua starts off with a huge coating of flavor on the palate. Getting some sweet hay, cappuccino and a woody base. The coffee is not bitter but more …
Here we go again with the lists. Well at least I waited long enough not to be aggregated into a total top cigar list. These are very subjective (although mine is right) so if you tend to smoke and like what I do hopefully you will enjoy trying the ones you have not on this list.
Nothing fancy because I am not feeling well so it’s one more point the haters can hate on. Oh, yes, I do still have …
This week I have the La Flor Dominicana 1994 which was made to celebrate the 20 years LFD has been around.
Starting off the La Flor Dominicana 1994 with a meaty smoke up front with a generous dollop of wood and a medium amount of spice. Has a bite to it but not so much of the power that gets associated with LFD normally. Has a little bit of a sour note but only on the aftertaste. There is …
This week I have the Nica Puro Diamond Rough Cut which is the regular Nica Puro with an extra leaf in the filler and smooshed into a diamond shape.
Starting out this Nica Puro Diamond Rough Cut with a real woody base with a sort of a punch of spice mainly on the aftertaste at the back of the tongue. Little more strength than I remember the regular nica puro having. Halfway is giving some dark coffee with the …
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Welcome to this weeks review of the Mason Dixon Project – North made by Mike and Jon at The Crowned heads. This was released as a North and a South with the South having an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper while the North has the Connecticut Broadleaf. MSRP for these sticks is $9.75 and they are made at the My Father Cigar Factory.
Starting off this Mason Dixon Project – North with a bit …
This CAO Rabid Reindeer is based on the CAO MX2 but again, like all the other Christmas CAO cigars the blend has been tweaked for this release. Starts off at a medium with a softer pepper and some coffee. The coffee has a bit of sweetness to it that takes the bitterness away. Came into a citrusy taste in the first inch that added a tangy component into the mix.
Halfway through the band and still a medium range …