The H. Upmann Connoisseur No. 1 is probably one of the most forgotten robustos in all the lines from Cuba. It’s in a very crowded group with the likes of the Cohiba robusto, Partagas Serie D No. 4, Montecristo Edmundo, Ramon Allones Specially Selected, etc. It’s a shame because this cigar is one of the best in the bunch. It doesn’t require much down time to be ready to smoke either which is great since you don’t have a wait too long to enjoy them. This box was from 2014 and still delivered on the flavors. I got toasted nuts, honey sweetness, cinnamon and a slight creaminess. The cigar burned well and didn’t require any touch ups. Overall, it was a very good cigar, even at such a young age. I don’t think you would be disappointed if you smoke these young, but you will be well rewarded it you give them some time to age.
The Cohiba Royale was released this week nationwide as Cohiba’s fullest bodied cigar to date. Another milestone that the Royale sets for Cohiba is that this is the first cigar line to be made in Honduras for Cohiba. The Royale uses tobaccos from Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. All the tobaccos used in the […]
Camacho released the Barrel Aged series in 2015 with tobacco aged in rum and bourbon barrels. The lines did so well, Camacho decided to do the same experiment with the Corojo, Connecticut, and Ecuadorian lines and age the corojo leaf in charred bourbon barrels. They are using the same blends, but are aging the tobacco […]
The original BOTL cigar was a collaboration between the online cigar community, BOTL.org, and Drew Estate. The original release sold out very quickly and was highly sought after on the secondary markets. I can’t remember which year that was, but I was able to get some of the original release as I was a member […]