Fratello Oro Gordo 6 x 60

Not sure what I think of the diagonal band, lacks masculinity, not that that matters for a 6″ x 60! Milk chocolate and gold is always a good look, Pack was a little on the soft side with a medium cold draw resistance, no notable flavours from fresh. Surprisingly once lit smoke output was limited […]

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Casa Turrent 1942 Robusto

When it comes to choosing a cigar I always judge a book by its cover. It’s hard to deny the beauty of the Casa Turrent 1942. The elegant prestige band really sets the tone and I like that the wrapper actually resembles the leaf that it is, you also can’t fault the well crafted triple […]

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Joya de Nicaragua Silver Corona

This smooth dark Ecuadorian Oscuro wrapper really is a feast for the eyes when presented in a box pressed format. I’m really excited to try this new cigar from Joya! Unmistakable scent of milk chocolate from fresh, and like most box pressed cigars I have tried the pack was undeniably firm. The cold draw was […]

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Cohiba Medio Siglo

What better way to ring in the New Year than to try my first Cohiba! Presentation is on point! Smooth wrapper minimal veins and perfect cap, I wouldn’t expect anything less from this iconic brand! I have found many cuban cigars have a softer pack and today this example is no exception. Once opened with […]

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Charter Oak Rothschild 4.5 x 50

When I first started smoking cigars I was all about the Maduro wrapper, which I still am a very big fan but lately Connecticut shade has been a standout for me. As expected barnyard aromas of  hay and cedar are shown from fresh. Pack is a little soft but uniform with an exceptionally smooth wrapper, […]

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Curivari La Democracia 6 x 52

The Curivari La Democracia is Greek themed, as an homage to owner Andreas Throuvalas’s heritage. Unfortunately this is the only thing I found interesting about this cigar. Honestly I don’t have anything bad to say, it just wasn’t interesting.  Nicely made, smooth wrapper consistent pack, all the expected quality of the Curivari brand. Tobacco and […]

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