Cain Habano Double Toro

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Cigar Posts | 0 comments

Cain Habano Double Toro

By Alan R. Nye Origin: Nicaragua Format: Double Toro Size: 6 x 60 Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Ligero These cigars are not for the casual smoker – they’re full bodied and pack a wallop. The first thing I noticed was the dark chocolate brown appearance. This cigar looked perfectly formed with a slightly oily shine and light veins throughout the wrapper. After snipping off the head, I immediately smelled a peppery scent that told me I was in for a treat. The attractive red and gold band was wrapped way down...

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Cusano CC

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in Cigar Posts | 0 comments

Cusano CC

Cusano CC Torpedo By Alan R. Nye In reading about these cigars online, I came across this somewhat boastful description: The Cusano CC Torpedo cigars are blended to taste and perform exactly the way the legendary Cuban brands did in their day. The wrapper of this handmade cigar was an even medium brown. It was somewhat soft and gave fairly easily when squeezed. The best thing that can be said about the band was that shortly after I started smoking the cigar, it slipped off easily. Truth be told, I like that in a band. After lighting it with a...

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Camacho Triple Maduro

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in Cigar Posts | 0 comments

Camacho Triple Maduro

This is a full flavor cigar from the start to end, the taste was rich and smooth to the tongue. It was quite full even for a full maduro and it had an above average flavor compared to other double and triple maduro’s I have smoked. Definitely not for the faint at heart. As far as comparable flavor, just imagine a quadruple espresso coffee made from the darkest strongest bean in the world and that will give you a good idea of the taste of this singular...

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Romeo y Julieta Museum Edition Fazzino

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Cigar Posts | 0 comments

Romeo y Julieta  Museum Edition Fazzino

By Alan R. Nye Origin: Nicaragua Size: 6 x 54 Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua and Honduran Romeo y Julieta commissioned pop artist Charles Fazzino to produce the Romeo y Julieta Museum Edition. These cigars come in individual frosted glass tubes lined with Fazzino prints and thin strips of cedar. You can also purchase them in a beautiful black humidor. Displayed in the inner lid of the humidor is a 3D Charles Fazzino print, which is hand numbered and signed by the artist.  Amazon describes it this way: Romeo y...

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Padron 1926 40th Anniversary Torpedo

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in Cigar Posts | 0 comments

Padron 1926 40th Anniversary Torpedo

By Alan R. Nye Cigar: Padron 1926 Serie 40th Anniversary Origin: Nicaragua Size: 6.75 x 54 (Torpedo) Wrapper: Nicaragua “Natural” Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua I had the great pleasure of recently smoking the limited edition Padron 1926 Serie, 40th Anniversary Natural cigar. I’ve read that the Padron 40th Anniversary Torpedo is part of the exclusive Padron 1926 line and is quite rare, with only 16,000 released each year. The tobacco is aged five years.  Aficionado magazine made the Padron 40th Anniversary Torpedo the “Cigar of the Year”...

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La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Obelisco

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Cigar Posts | 0 comments

La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Obelisco

Reviewed By: Alan R. Nye This cigar was released last year from General CigarCo. and has the unique boxed shape of a pyramid. It is five inches long with a ring gauge of 57 at the foot, tapering to 47 at the head. This is the second one I tried and I took my time with it. The first was not too memorable as I was showing Jacques the finer points of backgammon and his constant whining made it difficult to concentrate on the cigar’s attributes. As the name Obelisco suggests, the cigar looks like an obelisk (tapering monument). I read somewhere...

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Cuvee Blanc Robusto Single

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Cigar Posts | 0 comments

Cuvee Blanc Robusto Single

Reviewed by: Alan Nye The cigar I’m reviewing today is one that Jacques deVillier enjoyed but one of his favorite customer’s didn’t care for. Lucky me, I get to be the tie-breaker. The Cuvee Blanc Robusto cigar is made in the Dominican Republic by the Chiusano family – who also produce the Dominican Cusano Cigars. This Robusto is 5 X 50 appearance is pleasant with a firm construction and a Connecticut wrapper that is nearly flawless. This cigar had an extra paper band around the foot of the cigar that must be removed before lighting up. I...

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Oliva Serie O Churchill Cigar

Posted by on Sep 20, 2011 in Cigar Posts | 0 comments

Oliva Serie O Churchill Cigar

Review by: Alan Nye. I’m lucky. The Old Port Wine Merchants & Cigar Shoppe is on the bottom floor of my office building. In fact, my window is just above where folks often sit outside the store on a bench and smoke their cigars. For me, the smell of a good cigar is like a fly drawn to honey. Combine this with knowing that the store has a large walk-in humidor with a huge selection of cigars, and it makes it practically impossible to resist stopping by almost daily to see the latest cigar selections. The cigar I’m reviewing today is like...

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