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Perdomo – Estate Selection

  Length: 5.50 Ring Gauge: 48 Strength: Medium – Full Thursday night I got home early from class and decided to have a quick smoke. After digging around in the cooler I found that I still had an entire five pack of Perdomo – Estate Selections left from a sampler I ordered last month. Being […]

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Gurkha – Double Maduro

Size Name: Toro Length: 6.00 Ring Gauge: 52 Strength: Full I’ve been on a bit of a Maduro kick as of late, so sticking with the trend I decided to go with a Gurkha – Double Maduro. The wrapper on this stick stands out the most. The wrapper is an excellent deep brown that has […]

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Henry Clay Honduran

Origin: Honduras Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Honduras/Nicaragua/Peru Introduced in 2005, the Henry Clay Honduran is a new stick from an old school brand. Henry Clay is one of the brands mentioned in Rudyard Kipling’s cigar poem The Betrothed as Kipling writes There’s peace in a Larranaga, there’s calm in a Henry Clay. The Henry […]

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Triple Ligero X3

Size name: Toro Length: 6.1 Ring Gauge: 52 Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro Strength: Full I recently decided to smoke another one of my cigars from the CI sampler. The one I went with was the K. Hansotio Triple Ligero X3. When I first pulled this stick out of the humidor I didn’t think much of it. […]

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Partagas #8 Maduro

Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Cameroon Binder: Mexico Filler: Dominican/Mexican I reached into my humidor and pulled out a staple cigar. The Partagas #8 Maduro has been a part of my collection for as long as I can remember. It’s not flashy in its appearance and tends to blend in to its surroundings and go unnoticed […]

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La Aurora

Size name: Robusto Length: 5.00 Ring Gauge: 50 Wrapper color: Medium Brown Strength: Medium I opened up the humidor today and decided on the La Aurora Robusto that I received in my CI sampler last month. After taking off the cellophane the cigar seemed pretty average. It really didn’t appear to be anything special. It […]

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Fonseca Series “F”

Size Name: Robusto Ring Gauge: 52 Length: 5.00 Strength: Mild / Medium Wrapper Color: Light Brown (EMS) Last night I decided on a lighter cigar than usual. I went with the Fonseca Series “F”. I didn’t find out until just a few moments ago that the “F” stands for fuerte. This was surely not a […]

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Don Juan Urquijo

Wrapper: Connecticut Binder: Philippines Filler: Brazil, Dominican Republic & Philippines I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Don Juan Urquijo before I lighted up. There I was in Makati City in the Philippines at one of the many Shoe Marts (SM) (a major department store similar to our Macys/Hechts but with a wine/liquor/tobacco section) […]

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