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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: 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 Floridita Gold

Size: 5×50, Robusto Wrapper: Connecticut Shade Binder: Honduras Filler: Nicaragua and Honduras Strength: Mild Price: Box of 20, $69 The Famous Smoke Shop Exclusive La Floridita Gold is a mid priced cigar available in Churchill, Toro, and Robusto, each priced between $3 and $5. From the decent triple cap to a spongy but clean foot, the Gold is not a looker...

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Quick Toast: Don Tomas Clasico

Size: 5×52, Robusto Wrapper: Honduran Binder: Honduran Filler: Honduran and Nicaraguan Price: Box of 25, $73.99 The Don Tomas Clasico is made under Estelo Padron and uses primarily Honduran tobacco. The reddish brown hue on the Clasico wrapper creates a very clean and elegant appearance – it also bears a well done double cap, minimal veins, and no...

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Cigar Review: Alec Bradley American Classic

Size: 6×50, Toro Wrapper: Honduras (Connecticut) Binder: Nicaragua (Jalapa) Filler: Nicaragua (Esteli and Condega) Strength: Mild Price: $4.75 Grade: 9.3 Last week I received a package from Alec Bradley and was surprised to see two toro sized cigars with a simple white band that read Sample. There was a sales sheet with just a bit of information and...

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Cigar Review: Oliva Cain Daytona

Size: 5×50, 550 (Robusto) Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Binder: Nicaraguan Habano Filler: Nicaraguan Ligero Strength: Medium/Full Price: Box of 24, $124.95 Grade: 9.0 This cigar has created quite a buzz online with multiple reviews and generally positive reception from cigar smokers.  While the Cain line of cigars have been known as powerhouse smokes...

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