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Perdomo Double Aged SunGrown 12 Year Salomon

Perdomo Double Aged SunGrown 12 Year Salomon

posted on March 28th, 2015

Punch Signature

Punch Signature

posted on March 27th, 2015

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 79

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 79

posted on March 25th, 2015

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 74

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 74

It’s once time again for another issue of Brian’s The Week In Smoke. In case this is your first Week in Smoke, be advised that it covers many (though not necessarily all) of the cigars I’ve smoked in the past week (or the past month, or however long it has been since the last issue), along with a couple of quick thoughts that came to me at the time. These are not full cigar reviews, but quick blurbs based …

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Lucky Leaf Cigars Duo

Lucky Leaf Cigars Duo

I was sent a two pack of Lucky Leaf Cigars Duo from Jef Dunphy of Lucky Leaf Cigars for a review with a card describing the blend of the cigar.  I haven’t heard of Lucky Leaf Cigars before as they are a new boutique cigar company that has been building up quite a presence.  The Duo only comes in one size so far which is a 6 x 52 toro retailing for $212.50 for a box of 25.  It uses …

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East India Company Classic Cigar Havana Blend Robusto

East India Company Classic Cigar Havana Blend Robusto

It doesn’t matter how often it happens, getting cigars in the mail is always a source of happiness, especially when it’s unexpected. Back in December, the people at Gurkha sent me just such a surprise- the East India Company Classic Cigar Havana Blend Robusto. The name’s quite a mouthful, and the band is equally large, but thankfully, the dark, box-pressed stick is a comfortable 52 ring gauge. I’ve been smoking them casually since, getting fully acquainted with the cigar. …

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Top 10 Cigars of 2014 Winner Announcement

Top 10 Cigars of 2014 Winner Announcement

I selected all the comments from StogieReview.com, YouTube and Facebook and put them in random list on Random.org to generate a winner for my Top 10 cigars of 2014 plus a 10 count Xikar humidor.  Congratulations to the winner!  If I get no response from the winner, I will move down the list until someone claims it.  Thanks for taking part in our contest.

 

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Vega Fina Nicaragua

Vega Fina Nicaragua

Cigar

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 …

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