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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Espinosa Cigars Hialeah Gardens

I don’t know which looks more delicious?! Also again, another barely boxed pressed cigar with just a slight edge to it. I decided to use a V-cutter to cut a crown on this cigar which I am becoming quite fond of. First impressions found the old favourites: pepper, leather and sweet cedar. I didn’t have […]

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The Cannoli By Amendola

There is a lot of hype around this cigar. Let’s see if it lives up to it! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I love a box pressed cigar. This is a great looking cigar overall. The cold draw tastes like honey and Weet-Bix; Any Australian knows exactly what this tastes like. […]

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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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