Dunkin donuts

I’ll say it again, Connecticut shade wrappers are quickly becoming my favourite. This smooth connecticut shade wrapper has a very faint but sweet scent from fresh. The first third is as subtle as it smells with a sweetness lingering on the finish. The smoke however is a little wispy and powdery. The second third bought […]

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Kings county

This is a beast of a cigar with an impressive shimmering halo band! This cigar is a status symbol, if you’re a bit of a show off this cigar is for you. The pack is solid but the draw resistance is spot on once lit. First flavours are of hay and liquorice. This is a […]

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Killer bee

Sweet hay and unripened plums. What an intro! Salt and minerals are quick to show with a faint hint of white pepper. The finish is long and consists of a mix of metal and minerals. This cigar smokes like a dream: great draw, resistance, and an even better smoke output. Stacking dimes like a pro! […]

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Fruit leather

This cigar smells exactly like fruit Roll-Ups! I’m a sucker for a cool band, and if it tastes like it smells then that’s a win. First impressions are that the draw is a little light; thankfully this doesn’t affect the amount of sweet smelling smoke this cigar generates. The band pretty much sums it all […]

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wavy wafer

There’s a lot of Hype behind this cigar. It pretty much goes “Great flavours, shit construction” The San Andres wrapper is dark and dripping! It is so dark and has so much sheen it looks wet. Thankfully, it is not. The cold draw has very light resistance, now the paranoia sets in. Luckily the draw […]

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pistoff kristoff gunplay

This cigar looks like it’s straight from the Wild West! I don’t know why but when I think of a Lancero I think of a Connecticut shade wrapper. This Mexican San Andres wrapper is pretty much the polar opposite and is dark as night! First few draws find a sweetness that cannot be mistaken but […]

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twin pines

The first thing that comes to mind when I look at this cigar is Rocky Patel. So many RP cigars are the same shape/size and softly boxed pressed. Just perfect. Cutting the cap and lighting greets you with the unmistakable flavour of cedar; the smoke output is great right from the start also. Even though […]

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The blanco 9

If you have the pleasure of being a Privada member you will know that the tasting notes can be really handy with helping you define flavours. But it can be equally frustrating when you can’t taste what’s listed! To each their own. In this instance liquorice is right on the money. A flavour that I […]

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