One shot, one kill. Classic COD. Ok I’m not playin’ around with this lancero let’s light it up. Straight away you’ll get an odd sort of tangy flavour on your tongue, followed by earth and burnt wood. I just love the way a lancero smokes, it has an easy draw that produces plenty of cool […]

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Dapper Desvalido

The band of this cigar was envisioned before this cigar ever existed; a so called cigar for the people. Now this is a fine band: finely outlined in gold on black, classic. Now let’s hope this cigar is more than just a cock of the roost! The Desvalido is a decent sized cigar but what’s […]

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Vegueros Mananitas

Let’s see what this little guy has to offer. Coming in at 3 15/16″ x 46 is the Vegueros Mananitas. A nice little barnyard scented stick for when you’re in a hurry. I’m going to keep this one short… This is one smooth cigar. Smoke is thick and sweet with a great burn to boot. […]

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Montenegro Black Serie F Toro

All natural! I used to think all cigars were 100% natural but this is not the case. No pesticides were used to make this cigar and alongside using a natural form of fermentation, this makes the cigar as pure as you can get! The fresh draw tastes of milk chocolate but once alight a pronounced […]

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Hamlet Tabaquero Robusto

Gotta love a good robusto. This cigar starts out with a bang! Flavours are really bold right from the beginning. The first flavours that show are of sour plum cider. You’ll also get a floral aroma which compliments the fruit nicely. I’m on the balcony as always but it’s very windy tonight, even so, the […]

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CLE 2013 (Aged 7 Years)

I have to say I’m really enjoying the Privada Cigar Club subscription. Happy to just sit back and relax and let someone else do all the hard work 🙂 I love the dark chocolate colour of this wrapper. It’s also incredibly smooth with a firm pack right to the foot. Looking at the foot you […]

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The first time I tried to smoke this cigar it plugged up big time! So this is Cubo take #2. Okay this is more like it; lighting up was easy with good smoke output. The burn is a little wavy but nothing to worry about. The first flavours I found are quite mineral, backed with […]

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Padron 3000

Now this looks like a traditional cigar; visible leaf wrapper with a simple band. Perfect. This is a decent sized cigar coming in at 5 1/2″ x 52. Scent from fresh is of cocoa and cedar. I used a v-cut on this stick and found that the initial draw was very light. On the upside […]

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