Punch Uppercut

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Ometepe Nicaraguan Body: Medium to Full Price: Just under $7.00 a stick Behind the Stick: Punch Cigars are made by the General Cigar company and is a very well respected company with a huge fan base. I must say, I have not smoked many Punch Cigars but the ones I have had – I can see why people favor these as much as they do. No, I do not have any Punch cigars in my humidor that I would consider a daily smoke –…

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St.Louis Needs Your Help – CRA Press Release

As other CRA members have heard, Yet another battle with government and our right to smoke needs attention. I live in St. Louis, Missouri and when I saw this in my inbox my jaw nearly dropped. There have been a few counties that have put out smoking bans – and I can personally say it has effected where I dine and enjoy a few beers. This new ban – Is targeting the Greater St. Louis Area. I have included the article I received from CRA and the contacts to help…

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Nub Maduro

Origin: Nicaragua Size: 4 x 60 Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro Filler & Binder: Nicaragua Body: Medium to Full Strength: Medium to Full Price: Roughly $5.00 Behind The Brand: Nub – A name that almost every cigar smoker has heard of and hopefully has tried. A Nub cigar was one of the first few cigars I ever had, and I constantly find myself going back to them a few times a month. Sam Leccia who is the brain behind this brand has brought his own style, thoughts and even remolded a certain…

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Illusione ~888~

Origin: Nicaragua Size: 6 3/4 x 48 Wrapper: Nicaragua Filler & Binder: Nicaragua Body: Medium to Full Strength: Medium to Full Price: Roughly $7.00 a stick Behind the Stick: First and foremost, I have to say this cigar is quickly becoming my go to stick. I originally purchased the sampler pack online and this Churchill sized, Nicaraguan Puro seemed to call out to me. I started with the ~68~ and the ~88~ slowly working my way up to this larger size and building my pallet to this brand. For once,…

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Padron 2000 Natural

Origin: Nicaragua Size: 5 x 50 (robusto) Wrapper: Nicaragua Filler & Binder: Nicaragua Body: Medium to Full Strength: Medium to Full Price: Roughly $4.00 Behind the Stick: The Padron 2000 really is a cigar that is starting to grow on me. When I first started smoking cigars I went into a local shop and asked them for a cigar that would be a good ‘go to cigar’ for my collection. As if by instinct the tobacconist reached to this rustic looking box and grabbed a rugged stick from inside. This…

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Marco V Platinum Label Grand Reserve

Origin: Dominican Republic Size: 60 X 5″ Wrapper: Brazil Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua Strength: Medium Price: $5/each Behind the Stick: This cigar comes out of the Dominican Republic and all the cigars they make are of the giant 60 ring gauge. I will say though, they do pride themselves on the fact these cigars are made in small batches in an attempt to keep their consistancy and quality at the proper level – and I can vouch, they are consistent. I was really impressed by this stick…

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