Author: Jerry Cruz

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Cigar News: DC Cigar Tax

So on April 1st the DC Government imposed a new tax of 12% on cigars. Here is the catch, exempted from the tax are pipe tobacco and “premium” cigars, defined in the law as a cigar that costs more than $2. The new tax was created to increase the cost of inexpensive tobacco products to […]

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Hoyo Dark Sumatra (Media Noche)

I find it great to review cigars that someone I know has smoked. Over on another site my buddy Walt reviewed the Hoyo Dark Sumatra and now it’s my turn. Origin: Honduras Length: 5.75 Ring: 54 Strength: Full Wrapper Color: Dark Brown Wrapper Type: Ecuador Sumatran Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf Filler: HON/NIC/DR Shape: Parejo I focused […]


Bolivar Fuerte (Cofradia)

Origin: Honduras Length: 6.25 Ring: 45 Strength: Full Wrapper Type: Ecuador Sumatran Binder: Connecticut Filler: Honduras/Nicaragua The Bolivar Fuerte (Cofradia) was a surprise when I reviewed it. As I mentioned in an earlier entry, these smokes were the weekly special at my local JR Cigars. Before I start my review let me add this disclaimer. […]


Don Tomas Cameroon (Perfecto #3)

Origin: Honduras Length: 6.00 Ring Gauge: 48 Wrapper: Cameroon Binder: Dominican Filler: Dominican/Brazil/Mexico First let me say my good buddy Ghosty has been telling me week after week this whole year to try the Don Tomas Cameroon. I guess I finally decided to give it a try to if anything to get him to leave […]

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