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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: Crémo Cigars Capa Caliente

Crémo Cigars Capa Caliente Size: Toro (6″  x 52) Wrapper: Dark Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan & Dominican Strength: Full Price:  $ 12 MSRP Grade: 9.1 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...

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Cigar Review: Ezra Zion Cigars-Honor Series “Reagan”

Ezra Zion Cigars-Honor Series “Reagan” Size: President (6 3/4″ x 54) Wrapper: Nicaraguan 2006 Sun Grown Habano Binder:  Nicaraguan 2006 Cuban Seed Filler: Nicaraguan 2007 Seco, Viso, Ligero Strength: Medium-Full Price:  $12.50 Grade: 8.9 Last summer we were approached by the guys from Cigar Federation to review their initial entry into the...

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Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Cardinal 52 Natural

E.P. Carrillo Cardinal 52 Size:   Robusto (5″ x 52) Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Binder:  Nicaragua Filler:  Nicaragua Strength: Medium-Full Price:  (Pre-Release Sample) $7.25 MSRP Recently, I reviewed the EP Carillo Cardinal Maduro (here!)  and like most of Ernesto’s Cigars I really enjoyed the blend.  Today we review the sister blend, the...

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Cigar Review: Room 101 Daruma Roxxo

Room 101 Daruma Roxxo Size:  Roxxo (4″ x 48) Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder:  Brazilian Filler:  Honduran & Dominican Strength: Medium Price: $7.25 MSRP Click here to buy now Room 101 has been on quite a roll for the last year with the release of the Namakubi and the OSOK lines which have been incredibly good, popular, and successful lines for...

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Cigar Review: Reinado Cigars Grand Empire Reserve

Reinado Cigars Grand Empire Reserve Size:   Box Pressed (5″ x 55) Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro Binder:  Nicaragua Filler:  Nicaragua Strength: Full Price:  $9.95 MSRP Grade: 9.1 One of my more memorable moments at IPCPR2012 led to the discovery of what I found to be one of my favorites of the show.  While walking through tradeshow floor I found myself...

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