Maria Mancini – Maduro

  Origin: Honduras Length: 6.00 Ring: 50 Strength: Medium-Full Wrapper Color: Dark Brown (M) Wrapper Type: Costa Rica Binder: Honduras Filler: Nicaragua Shape: Parejo Square Pressed   In addition to the La Vieja, I also indulged in a Maria Mancini ? Maduro. It’s been some time since I’ve had one of these. My first one […]


Montecristo Afrique – Uhuru

  Origin: Dominican Republic Length: 5.00 Ring: 47 Strength: Medium-Full Wrapper Color: Medium Brown (E) Wrapper Type: Cameroon Binder: ECU Filler: AFRICA/NIC/PERU Shape: Parejo   Yesterday I was in the mood for a cigar. I had been running in and out of the house all day and I just wanted to kick back and relax. […]

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Off to the Philippines

Well I’m off for the next two weeks.  Going home to the Philippines.  I really hope to check out the cigar scene and pick up some locally grown cigars to bring back and smoke.  The history of the Philippines is so rich in Spanish lore.  Ferdinand Magellan brought tobacco seeds from Cuba when he “discovered” […]

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As I mentioned before, I was in the market for a box of cigars. After much deliberating I opted to go a different route. I ordered two samplers from Cigars International so that I had multiple cigars to try and review. Here is a list of cigars ill be recieving in the mail shortly. 5 […]

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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 […]

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