Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

posted on December 7th, 2018

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

posted on November 28th, 2018

Ben’s Week in Smoke – No. 17

Ben’s Week in Smoke – No. 17

posted on November 21st, 2018

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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

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The Tabernacle by Foundation Cigars

The Tabernacle by Foundation Cigars

Ever since Sir Stogies has become the Gilbertsville Cigar Factory, my Cigar World has been turned upside down. With the flood of new product into the shop, I feel like I’ve been shaken out of my rut. I no longer head directly towards the AJ Fernandez New World and now spend a little time wandering around in the humidor. I’m excited about trying new cigars – its been quite a while since I could say that.

Among the new …

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Crux Limitada PB5

Crux Limitada PB5

Today I smoked my first ever Crux Limitada PB 5. What an amazing cigar!

 

UPDATE: After telling a new local shop about the cigar, they called Crux and ordered 5 boxes.

 

 

Strength: Full Body

Vitola: Cuban Box Press: 5.75 x 54

Wrapper: Engañoso aged three years

Binder: Connecticut broadleaf

Filler: five different tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.

MSRP: $10 a stick…

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EP Carrillo Elite Series New Wave Reserva

EP Carrillo Elite Series New Wave Reserva

If we were to play a little word association game – one where I said What comes to mind when I say “Cigars and Coffee”, I think, for the most part, we would all be on the same page. For me, I think of Connecticut cigars.

Of the short list of cigars, one of my favorite morning smokes is the EP Carrillo New Wave. In fact, it …

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La Aurora ADN Dominicano/Dominican DNA Toro

La Aurora ADN Dominicano/Dominican DNA Toro

La Aurora ADN Dominicano Toro

La Aurora introduced the ADN Dominicano or, DNA Dominican, at IPCPR in 2017.  This new cigar features an interesting new tobacco that is rarely used in cigars called Andullo.  Andullo is a tobacco that is aged in tight twist or ropes that was wrapped in palm/yuca leaves to age.  This creates a very dense pack of tobacco that is usually used as plug or chewing tobacco.  La Aurora uses a whole Andullo leave in the …

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Room 101 Hit & Run Almost Robusto

Room 101 Hit & Run Almost Robusto

The recent announcement of Room 101’s entrance into the spirits world with surprising choice of gin reminded me that I’m overdue to reread George Orwell’s 1984. But more relevant to the task at hand, it also reminded me I had picked up some Room 101 Hit & Run sticks for a review, and it was high time to roll up my sleeves and get to work on that. I decided to save time on the sleeve-rolling by sticking to …

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La Gloria Cubana Coleccion Reserva Robusto

La Gloria Cubana Coleccion Reserva Robusto

The La Gloria Cubana Colección Reserva was released at the 2017 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, NV.  The cigar is a collaboration with Ernesto Perez Carrillo who took over the La Gloria Cubana line in Miami in 1980 where it had been in operation since 1972.  La Gloria Cubana was one of the hottest cigar lines during the cigar boom of the 1990s and was one of the original cigars considered full bodied during a time where there were …