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Placeres Reserva

Placeres Reserva

Wrapper : Nicaraguan Habano
Binder : Costa Rican
Filler : Nicaraguan and Honduran
Source : Gifted by John (local broker/rep)

This week I am doing a first impressions of the Placeres Reserva which was given to me by our local broker/sales rep, John. This cigar is box pressed and is about a 5 by 50 cigar, with guessing on the 50.

Pre-Light

Taking a sniff of the Placeres reserva and I get a huge hit of barnyard from the wrapper …

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Mike’s New and Wanted Stuff

Mike’s New and Wanted Stuff

Not much to this writeup but I wanted to get something up for you this week as I am suffering from allergies something fierce. I wish I could have done a cigar review but I don’t want to do one just on my notes without tasting the cigar I am reviewing. I think it does a disservice to you and myself.

I decided to give you a glimpse at some of the items i have procured in the past couple …

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Trocadero by L’Atellier

Trocadero by L’Atellier

Wrapper : Nicaraguan Rosado Habano
Binder : Nicaraguan broadleaf
Filler : Nicaraguan
Source : Gifted by Jeff

Welcome to this week’s cigar review of the Trocadero by L’Atellier in the cambon size (5 1/4×52). This cigar is available in two more sizes also, honore (5 3/4×56) and montaigne (6 1/4×60) with a MSRP of $3.50 to $4.50 depending on size. This is a bundle stick from L’Atellier Imports which you should know is a …

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Vallejuelo Cigar

Vallejuelo Cigar

Wrapper : Ecuadorian Habano
Binder : Dominican
Filler : Nicaraguan and Dominican
Source : Gifted by Jeff O.

Welcome to this week’s cigar review of the Vallejuelo Cigar in the gran toro size (6×54). This cigar is available in four different sizes and MSRP is $4.50 to $6.50 depending on size. This cigar in the gran robusto size has won accolades so lets see how the gran toro does.

Pre-Light

Taking a look at this Vallejuelo Cigar and …

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Perla del Mar

Perla del Mar

Wrapper : Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Source : Gifted by local sales rep Dan

Down and dirty first impressions review on the Perla del Mar (Pearl of the Sea) by J.C. Newman Cigars this week. I am smoking the M size (4.75×52) which our local sales rep, Dan, gifted me two of. All of the Perla del Mar cigars are box pressed.

Pre-Light

Wrapper of the Perla del Mar gives off a slight barnyard …

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An Afternoon with Marvin Samel (Part Four)

An Afternoon with Marvin Samel (Part Four)

Welcome back to another episode of Draper Dialogue. For this episode we got to spend An Afternoon with Marvin Samel of Drew Estate. Marvin has become a bit of a local fixture in the DC area, spending the good part of 2012 living in the area lobbying and walking the halls of Congress on behalf of the entire industry. Marvin and I go back some 15 years when he and Jonathan Drew started with a small kiosk in …

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An Afternoon with Marvin Samel (Part Three)

An Afternoon with Marvin Samel (Part Three)

Welcome back to another episode of Draper Dialogue. For this episode we got to spend An Afternoon with Marvin Samel of Drew Estate. Marvin has become a bit of a local fixture in the DC area, spending the good part of 2012 living in the area lobbying and walking the halls of Congress on behalf of the entire industry. Marvin and I go back some 15 years when he and Jonathan Drew started with a small kiosk in …

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An Afternoon with Marvin Samel (Part Two)

An Afternoon with Marvin Samel (Part Two)

Welcome back to another episode of Draper Dialogue. For this episode we got to spend An Afternoon with Marvin Samel of Drew Estate. Marvin has become a bit of a local fixture in the DC area, spending the good part of 2012 living in the area lobbying and walking the halls of Congress on behalf of the entire industry. Marvin and I go back some 15 years when he and Jonathan Drew started with a small kiosk in …

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An Afternoon with Marvin Samel (Part One)

An Afternoon with Marvin Samel (Part One)

Welcome back to another episode of Draper Dialogue. For this episode we got to spend An Afternoon with Marvin Samel of Drew Estate. Marvin has become a bit of a local fixture in the DC area, spending the good part of 2012 living in the area lobbying and walking the halls of Congress on behalf of the entire industry. Marvin and I go back some 15 years when he and Jonathan Drew started with a small kiosk in …

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Nomad Cigars Fugitive II

Nomad Cigars Fugitive II

Wrapper : Ecuadorian Habano
Binder : Dominican/secret
Filler : Dominican/secret
Source : Sent to me by Nomad Cigar Company

Hello all. This week you will get my opinion of the Nomad Cigars Fugitive II. This is the follow-up to the original Fugitive that was a limited edition and no longer available. This comes in a six inch perfecto shape. I read on the website that Fred hid some away so if you really like the original, bug the hell …