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Padilla Reserva Maduro

Padilla Reserva Maduro

Wrapper : San Andres Maduro
Binder : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Source : bought locally at Genuine Tobacco

Welcome to a cigar review, I know, it’s been a while. This week I am going to tackle the Padilla Reserva Maduro in the toro size. This cigar is available in four sizes, double toro (5 3/4×60), short robusto (4×60), toro (5 3/4×50) and a torpedo (6×54). Padlla cigars are now made by Oliva …

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La Aurora Cien Años Edición Especial

La Aurora Cien Años Edición Especial

It has been awhile. Call it my winter hibernation but I’m back with another exciting video cigar review. The La Aurora Cien Años Edición Especial is the Maduro version of the legendary Cien Años blend. Limited to 7,000 cigars, the La Aurora Cien Años Edición Especial features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper (which seems a bit thin to me) and the usual Dominican binder and filler. Available in one size, a 5×50 robusto. I believe the MSRP on it is around …

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118 Minutes with Pete Johnson (Part Four Finale)

118 Minutes with Pete Johnson (Part Four Finale)

Pete and I pick up where we left off last year. In this episode of Draper Dialogues, Pete and I go into detail about his small ring gauge offerings, his cigar releases celebrating his 10 Year Anniversary, the history of the 60 plus ring gauge phenomenon, traveling, his wine project, spirit pairings in general, Surrogates Animal Crackers, Black Label Corona Gorda Redux, focusing on regular production, packaging, Monster Series and expansion, travel humidor and all kinds of other …

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118 Minutes with Pete Johnson (Part Three)

118 Minutes with Pete Johnson (Part Three)

Pete and I pick up where we left off last year. In this episode of Draper Dialogues, Pete and I go into detail about his small ring gauge offerings, his cigar releases celebrating his 10 Year Anniversary, the history of the 60 plus ring gauge phenomenon, traveling, his wine project, spirit pairings in general, Surrogates Animal Crackers, Black Label Corona Gorda Redux, focusing on regular production, packaging, Monster Series and expansion, travel humidor and all kinds of other …

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118 Minutes with Pete Johnson (Part Two)

118 Minutes with Pete Johnson (Part Two)

Pete and I pick up where we left off last year. In this episode of Draper Dialogues, Pete and I go into detail about his small ring gauge offerings, his cigar releases celebrating his 10 Year Anniversary, the history of the 60 plus ring gauge phenomenon, traveling, his wine project, spirit pairings in general, Surrogates Animal Crackers, Black Label Corona Gorda Redux, focusing on regular production, packaging, Monster Series and expansion, travel humidor and all kinds of other …

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Interview with 1502 Cigars

Interview with 1502 Cigars

Hello and welcome to another interview, this time with Mr Enrique Sanchez of 1502 cigars. I have had the privelage of being able to get together with a lot of great manufacturers these past few weeks over at Genuine Tobacco (thank you Stephen) and Enrique was no exception. If you have the chance to attend a 1502 Cigars event, go. Enrique is such a great person to just sit and talk with while learning so much about cigars and …

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La Hermandad by El Primer Mundo

La Hermandad by El Primer Mundo

Imagine my surprise when I sat down to record a Short Ashes Review of the La Hermandad, by El Primer Mundo, and realized that we haven’t done an in-depth review of this cigar yet. How is that even possible, Brian Hewitt and Sean Williams are in the same area and see one another regularly?

While I didn’t have time or the number of cigars required for one of the old thirty-minute style video reviews, I did want to remedy …

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Asylum Cigars interview with Tom Lazuka

Asylum Cigars interview with Tom Lazuka

Welcome to another interview post that I was fortunate to get with Tom Lazuka, co-founder of Asylum Cigars, when he stopped by Genuine Tobacco. I appreciate Tom taking the time to sit down and have some fun on camera.

Asylum Cigars has three labels right now, Asylum, Asylum 13 (I reviewed the 7×70) and the Schizo. I am including The Ogre in with the Asylum 13 line. We had a chance to run through the …

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Padilla Cigars event at Genuine Tobacco with Susana Aragon

Padilla Cigars event at Genuine Tobacco with Susana Aragon

Hello everyone and welcome to another event coverage post. This time Genuine Tobacco had Padilla Cigars brand ambassador Susana Aragon in the house along with Mike the Oliva rep. As most of you should know by now Ernesto Padilla has made a huge change from last year when he discontinued all of his old lines of cigars and joined forces with Oliva and Studio Tobac to create new cigars in more of a boutique form to cater to local brick …

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Diesel Wicked

Diesel Wicked

A couple of months back I reviewed the Diesel Unholy Cocktail. Shortly after that review I was talking with Jerry, trying to flush out some ideas for future reviews. He suggested that I put together a series and go through all of the available Diesel Cigars.

I thought Jerry’s idea was great and began the journey through the Diesel catalog. I reviewed the the Diesel Crucible and then the Diesel Grind. At that point I got bogged down …