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Ben’s Week in Smoke – No. 18

Ben’s Week in Smoke – No. 18

It’s been a busy week getting ready for the holidays, but at least I was able to get in several cigars during this time.  I tried to smoke some new stuff or stuff that I haven’t had in quite awhile.  I was lucky that none of the cigars I smoked were duds and even some really good.  Without further ado, here is my weekly list.

Nestor Miranda Special Selection Lancero

This was an old throwback for me.  I smoked a …

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Partagas Cameroon No. 1 Lonsdale

Partagas Cameroon No. 1 Lonsdale

This year General Cigars rebranded the Partagas line with new bands and boxes, including the original line featuring a cameroon wrapper.  I really like the new look and think it was overdue, honestly.  The new branding looks much more modern and away from the old Cuban style that we’ve all grown used to.  We have a video interview with Andres from Partagas about the new packing which you can see here.  The blends were to remain the same with the …

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Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

I’m back, having fully recovered from a case of the seasonal crud, and I’m happy to get back into the swing fo things with a review of the Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut. It’s the third in a series that includes the original blend with a Nicaraguan wrapper, and the follow up San Andres Maduro version. Though the main band has been modified to reflect the name change (Casa Fernandez is now Aganorsa Leaf, ICYMI), and the colors are different, …

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

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

The Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame was released this year in the 2018 Tobacconist’s Association of America (TAA) cigar releases for the TAA retailers.  The Opus X Forbidden X TAA was, by far, the most anticipated release of the year and probably one of the most anticipated release since the Tatuaje 2014/2017.  The Opus X Forbidden X TAA was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the TAA.  They just start arriving at TAA retailers and …

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Ben’s Week in Smoke – No. 17

Ben’s Week in Smoke – No. 17

It’s been quite awhile since I did a Week in Smoke; a year actually.  It’s about time that I did another one.  I’m going to try to do these once a week or at least every other week as I know everyone seems to like these posts from Brian and I.  For those that haven’t read one of our Week in Smokes before, its just a list of things we have smoked during the past week or two with our …