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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: Tatuaje Cabaiguan Maduro (Guapo 46)

  Size: 5.25×50 (RX, Robusto) Wrapper: Broadleaf Maduro Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Mild Price: Box of 20, $171 Grade: 9.3 The Maduro version of the Cabaiauan line from Pete Johnson and Don Pepin Garcia features a dark Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and Nicaraguan inners. Originally released in a small run, the Maduro, or Guapo, was...

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Cigar Review: La Sirena

  Size: 5×50, The Prince (Robusto) Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro Binder: Nicaraguan Habano & Nicaraguan Corojo Filler: Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 & Corojo ‘96 Strength: Medium/Full Price: $8-10 MSRP Grade: 9.0 La Sirena is a later 2010 release from Miami Cigar & Co and is a collaboration with Don Pepin Garcia, who both blended and...

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Cigar Review: Mi Barrio

  Size: 6×50, El Aceres Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Binder & Filler: Nicaraguan Esteli & Jalapa Strength: Medium/Full Price: $7-10 Grade: 9.1 Mi Barrio is a seasonal, limited edition cigar that was created by Jose Pepin Garcia for EO Brands. The Mi Barrio cigars are presented in a box with original artwork by Edin Gutierrez; each release...

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Nov
12
2010

Cigar Review: VUDU

Size: 5×50, Robusto Wrapper: Mexican Maduro Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium Price: Box of 20, $79.99 Grade: 8.8 A Famous Smoke Shop exclusive, the new VUDU was developed by Amilcar P. Castro for Rocky Patel. Amilcar is behind other Rocky smokes, including one of my favorites, the 15th Anniversary, reviewed here. Constructed in...

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Size: 5×50, Robusto #1 Wrapper: Habano Ecuadorian Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium Price: Box of 25, $101.95 Grade: 8.9 The Ambos Mundos, translates Two Worlds and is a lower cost blend from Pete Johnson of Tatuaje. The cigar is blended and constructed in the Cuban tradition in Nicaragua. This blend is available with two different...

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