Ben’s Week in Smoke No. 4 – The Bayou Edition

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Ben’s Week in Smoke No. 4 – The Bayou Edition

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one these so I figured this would be a great time to do one as our temps have been in the 90s locally. As the heats rises, I find myself smoking less and less full bodied cigars as the can be a bit over powering. Same goes for my beer!  This week has been an exception as we had several  great cigar release that I couldn’t wait to sample. With that, let’s take a look at some of the cigars I’ve been smoking lately.

Montecristo No. 2


When CA put this as their cigar of the year, they got a lot of flack from cigar smokers for two reasons:  first, Cuban cigar that US smokers can’t buy as No. 1?  Secondly, the past couple of years they have horrible construction issues mainly which where either way overfilled or way underfilled.  Not now.  The No. 2 is back.  Good construction and draw.  Great flavors of woodiness, nutty, a little creamy with a hint of spice.

Room 101 Payback


Lately we have been seeing a new trend in cigars.  A lot of manufactures are coming out with cigars in the $4-$6 mark which has really resonated with cigar smokers.  The Payback in Room 101’s entry into this new trend.  I believe these will retail for about $5.00 for the robusto.  It has a medium to full body with great flavor.  Another great Room 101 addition.

The Crowned Heads Las Calaveras


This cigar is probably the cigar I was most excited about smoking this year.  It’s a collaboration between The Crowned Heads and My Father.  Super rich smoke with excellent construction and full bodied.  Look for this one very soon in an upcoming review.  Not one to be missed!

EP Carrillo New Connecticut Toro


This is my benchmark for Connecticuts.  Always a perfect smoke with creamy, nutty and woody flavors that are always on point.  I’m never disappointed with these.  The toro is a great sizes, but I usually prefer the corona size as it seems to be a little more kicked up in flavor.

Camacho Ecuador


This is the new release from Camacho that you’ve probably seen all over social media.  This is their first release after new rebranding campaign and they didn’t miss the mark.  Using a Habano Ecuador wrapper, it smokes great, has rich flavors and prices at a very reasonable price point.  Definitely check these out at your local shop.

Quesada 40th Anniversary Robusto


This a new release from Quesada to celebrate their 40th anniversary.  Released in 5 vitolas, I first tried this blend in the robusto size.  I was really impressed with the blend.  Another rich cigar with notes of cocoa, coffee and leather, it smoked amazingly well.  Another one I will be reviewing very soon.


* All of these cigars were purchase by me at The Cigar Shop in Biloxi, MS.


3 thoughts on “Ben’s Week in Smoke No. 4 – The Bayou Edition

  1. Hey Ben I can understand people being upset in the states having a cigar rated as #1 by CA when it’s unavailable to them I feel the same there’s a lot of cigars reviewed im that mag. And on stogie review here we can’t get in Canada.Walt from stogie review here told me a great website to check out and the prices are amazing ill ne buying a lot of smokes off there when I have the funds. Check out the great canadian cigar company. com look it up on google first they advertise that the’ll ship to the U.S expensive as hell though. $60-70/cigar if not more. Worth checking out for curiosity reasons or if your willing to pay that kind of money.

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