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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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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