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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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Humidification Beads

I just placed my order for one pound of Heartfelt humidification beads. I saw great reviews on few websites i frequent, and I thought I would give them a try. From what I’ve read these beads are similar to silica beads with the exception that they absorb and release humidity. Sold in relative humidity ratings […]


Gurkha – Class Regent

Length: 6.00 Ring Gauge: 50 Strength: Bold – Heavy Wrapper: Havana 2000 Binder: Indonesian Filler: Cuban Ligero, Dominican Piloto   In my last review I made mention that I ordered a ten pack of cigars from Cigars International. The review I’m posting now is for the other cigar in that pack. The Gurkha Regent.   […]


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. […]

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