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Top 10 Cigars of 2013
TOP 10 CIGARS OF 2013


Choosing a top 10 list is no easy feat, it gets even harder when your very own rules restrict you to only include the cigars that were reviewed. There are cigars I smoke regularly, or love tremendously that will not appear on the list as they were not smoked for review. So just like last year, here are the factors that went into the list...

Cigar Review: Crémo Cigars Capa Caliente


A few weeks ago we broke the news that Crémo Cigars was preparing to launch there third blend, the Capa Caliente. The Capa Caliente, like all of the Crémo blends, is hand rolled at the tiny boutique El Titan de Bronze factory on Calle Ocho. Rolled in the Entubo style by some...

Cigar Review: Quesada Oktoberfest Dunkel – A Smoke Inn Microblend



Back in March I mentioned during my Big Delicious review that there was a rumor of a Quesada-Smoke Inn Microblend in the works. Last week Smoke Inn Cigars confirmed the rumor with the press release published here. The concept is simple, a tribute to “Dunkel” or “dark” Bavarian Ale which is fitting since the annual, limited, Oktoberfest blend was blended with a goal of being a pairing cigar for this seasonal beer. The “Dunkel” takes it to the next level by incorporating the same...

La Palina Goldie Laguito no.5
Cigar News: Press Release: Smoke Inn’s Newest Microblend – Quesada Oktoberfest Dunkel



Smoke Inn has once again teamed up with a manufacturer for our seventh installment of our highly regarded Microblend SeriesTM. Smoke Inn together with Manuel Quesada of Quesada Cigars are proud to present the world a very special limited version of Quesada Cigars’ highly acclaimed...

Cigar Review: Ezra Zion Tantrum


Last year I was one of the first to review Ezra Zion’s Jamais Vu (formerly known as (Inception) and I said then that it was “a terrific launching point”. Since then the Ezra Zion boys have been busy making a real foothold in the boutique cigar market by signing a distribution deal with Emilio Cigars and launching new lines including the Honor Series....

Cigar Review: Esteban Carreras Connecticut

Size: 5×50, Robusto Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut (Aged 7 years) Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra Filler: Dominican Strength: Mild Price: Box of 20, $104 Grade: 8.8 The Connecticut is available in 4 sizes and range from $104 – $132 for a box of 20. There is mixed information online regarding the Binder and the Filler – while most places note them as...

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Cigar Review: 262 Paradigm 4Sixty

Size: 4 x52, 4Sixty (Short Robusto) Wrapper: Brazilian Binder: Honduran Filler: Cubito, Columbian, and Nicaraguan (Seco/Ligero from Esteli and Jalapa) Strength: Medium-Full Price: Box of 20, $141.42 Grade: 8.8 We have previously reviewed the 262 Paradigm Box Pressed Toro here.  Today we are reviewing the same blend, but in a different size that was created...

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Cigar Review: New Orleans Plantation Reserve

Size: 5.25×44, Corona Wrapper: Connecticut Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Honduran Strength: Mild Price: Box of 10, $42 Grade: 8.7 Today’s review was sent to me from Andy (@andym78), a good friend on Twitter. The Plantation Reserve is rolled out of the New Orleans Cigar Factory. The Factory was established in 1999 in the famous French Quarter by two families...

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Quick Toast: La Tradicion Cubana

Size: 5×50, Robusto Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder: Honduran Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan Strength: Mild Price: $5-8 Based in Miami since 1995, La Tradicion Cubana produces a handful of cigars, and today we are reviewing the namesake cigar. Available in 9 sizes, the prices are right on this blend, between $4-9. To learn more, you can visit LTC...

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Cigar Review: Falto Privilegio Mi Viejo Liga #9

Size: 6 3/8×48, Churchill Wrapper: Corojo Ecuadorian Binder: Dominican Olor Filler: Nicaraguan, Brazilian, and Dominican Viso Strength: Medium Price: ??? Grade: 8.9 Not too long ago we reviewed the Falto Privilegio “Mi Viejo” Liga #8 on the site.  This cigar is released in tandem with the Liga #9 which we are going to review here today.  The introduction...

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