Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2019

Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2019

posted on February 11th, 2019

Warped Cigars La Relatos The First

Warped Cigars La Relatos The First

posted on February 4th, 2019

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 117

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 117

posted on January 29th, 2019

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United Cigar Bandolero Vanidosos

United Cigar Bandolero Vanidosos

The Bandolero is a cigar from United Cigar that also distributes Atabey and Byron cigars.  We’ve reviewed these cigar before, but I haven’t had any of them since that review.  They are a little hard to find and no shops near me, at the time, carried United Cigar.  The cigars from United Cigar are blended and made by Nelson Alfonso and his Selected Tobacco company.  Some of you might not have heard of him in the age of cigar celebrities, …

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Top 10 Cigars of 2017

Top 10 Cigars of 2017

It’s list making season and it’s about time we posted one for Stogie Review. Due to some scheduling difficulties, we’re a little later posting it this year than we planned. But better late than never, right?

This year we went with a different approach, abandoning separate lists and opting instead for a single, official Stogie Review top ten. Our approach was pretty straightforward, Ben and I made individual, unordered lists of top ten candidates based on the cigars we smoked …

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Herfin’ Heads: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Nacatamale

Herfin’ Heads: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Nacatamale

A lot of people have asked us when we were going to do another Herfin’ Heads cigar review video. The answer is today. The technical terrors have been tamed (knock on cedar coffin), and we have a joint video review of the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Nacatamale ready for viewing at your convenience.

We cover most of the pertinent information in the video below, but here’s the official word from the Dunbarton website, followed by the standard …

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CLE The First 20 Years Colorado Robusto

CLE The First 20 Years Colorado Robusto

Earlier this year, CLE quietly introduced a new line extension to The First 20 Years with The First 20 Years Colorado.  Christian Eiroa said he was trying to get a perfect colorado color. reddish brown hue, with his corojo for quite awhile and has finally done it.  This cigar is a Honduran puro made in Eiroa’s El Aladino factory in Honduras. The Eiroas are famous for their use of corojo wrapper.  Where many that grown are now using Corojo 98 …

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Tatuaje TAA 2014/2017

Tatuaje TAA 2014/2017

The Tatuaje TAA 2014/2017 is a cigar that might seem a little confusing if you haven’t been following the annual releases of the exclusive Tobacconist Association of America (or TAA) line. It’s commonly referred to as simply “TAA 2017”, but hang on a second, the band says 2014. What’s going on here? It isn’t a band misprint, nor have these cigars been suspiciously discovered in the back of a warehouse after three years. It’s actually a rerelease of the size …

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Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour Churchill

Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour Churchill

Davidoff introduced the Winston Churchill Late Hour as an extension of their Winston Churchill cigar line at this year’s IPCPR.  The Late Hour is named after time of day that Winston Churchill found most of his inspiration and creative spark, the late hours.  What makes this cigar unique is that the Nicaraguan Condega Visus tobacco used in the cigar is aged in fine scotch whisky barrels for six months.  This isn’t the first time Davidoff has used barrel aged tobaccos …

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Patina Connecticut

Patina Connecticut

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been making an effort to use Social Media a little more than I have been. This has meant branching out beyond Facebook and knocking the dust off of both my Twitter and Instagram Accounts.

The cool thing about Instagram is that several of the Gilbertsville Cigar Factory Regulars are also using it – which gives me a little insight into what is becoming popular in the shop. One of the many hot new …

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A.J. Fernandez New World Puro Especial Robusto

A.J. Fernandez New World Puro Especial Robusto

AJ Fernandez released the New World Puro Especial at the IPCPR 2017 following the brands very successfully release of the original New World in 2014.  The New World line was released to honor Christopher Columbus discovering the tobacco plant in the new world.  The tobaccos used in this cigar were all grown on farms owned by AJ Fernandez and his father, Ismael.  The tobaccos come from three different farms located in various regions of Nicaragua.  The wrapper was is a …

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Tatuaje Monster Series The Michael

Tatuaje Monster Series The Michael

When The Michael was released, it just didn’t seem like Halloween, much less fall. By the time I got ahold of my box, it was starting to feel sorta fall-ish in Atlanta, but not all that spooky. I didn’t let that deter me from lighting a few of the latest Monster Series up that week. When I started working on this review about a month later, the time seemed right. We had a few cooler days, and even a healthy …

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Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Todos Las Dias Half Churchill

Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Todos Las Dias Half Churchill

Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust introduced the Todos Las Dias as their third line extension following the huge successes of the Sobremesa and Mi Querida.  The Todos Las Dias was blended by Steve Saka to honor the Nicaragua puro cigars of old.  Steve posted on his Facebook page about what this cigar is all about:

One of the things I like to do is make unique ligas, something different than the other cigars in the market. In the case of TLD