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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La Flor de Cano Petit Corona

I’ve smoked a number of cigars with cedar sheaths before, but not one where the band is wrapped around the sheath alone. Another first for me is this cap, It’s completely flat! I’ve never seen that before but it’s great for the perfect punch. Sweet cocoa and hay for the fresh draw which is incredibly […]

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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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Romeo y Julieta No.1 5.5 x 42

The very first cigar I reviewed on this site was the RYJ No.3.  Fourteen months later I thought it was time to revisit this brand and try the RYJ No.1. Opened with a punch this time the cold draw has a taste of Weet-Bix and honey. Draw is pretty tight hopefully not a hindrance. First third  […]

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