CAO LX2 Rosado CRA Edition

Size: 6 x 50 (Toro) Wrapper: Nicaraguan Rosado Binder and Filler: Honduran Strength: Full Price: Only available in CRA sampler – $90.00 as a member Behind The Stick: For some of us who have already joined CRA (Cigar Rights Of America) the broadcasting of their new ten cigar sampler #1 caused a few to join the organization simply due to their ‘special’ blends that were specifically produced for this sampler. Please, give the time to check out all the other (the main reason) aspects to this organization for if you…

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Don Lino Africa Kuro

Size: 4 x 45 Petit Corona Wrapper: Natural Binder and Filler: Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua Strength: Full Price: About $4.50 per stick Behind The Stick: The Don Lino Africa Kuro (or Waterbuck) is one of those cigars that I ended up picking up on a whim, let them sit in the humidor and was really surprised at how good they actually are. These wonderful cigars are actually produced by Miami Cigar – Nestor and his wife Miranda created their cigar factory in Miami, Florida and although these have a…

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Latest Rant – The Disenchanted B&M Owner

So, since my last rant went a little better than I had originally intended, I suppose it is only right for me to attempt to continue the trend. I can tell from the last one that I stepped on a few toes – good – and honestly, there are not very many things in this world that piss me off so I will try to come up with a few that are entertaining and provide a little humor, insight and a different viewpoint. As before, please let me know what…

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Perdomo 2 – Limited Edition 2008

Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto) Wrapper: Maduro Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium to Full Price: Just over $6.00 a piece Behind The Stick: Since I was corrected from the start, this is not a Perdomo 2 but rather the ‘Perdomo Squared’, perhaps due to the box pressing of the cigars or just a catchy addition to a famous and longstanding name. I personally had never tried a Perdomo before these so before I actually sat down and started smoking a few for a review I thought it was only…

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This just in!

Recently I was able to pick up another sponsor for the site, www.cigarsdirect.com and they were kind enough to send me a tin of Opus X! I will be sending one to Jacob Krell to try a ‘tag team review’ of a great smoke so please let us know if you like the finished product. On the right hand side of the page there is a graphic link for cigars direct so please give it a good look over! They are also going to be sending me a pack of…

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Padilla 1968 – Golden Bear

Size: 6 x 60 (Golden Bear) Wrapper: Cuban Seed Corojo Binder and Filler: Cuban Seed grown in Nicaragua Strength: Medium – Full Price: About $7.00/ single Behind The Stick: Yet again I come across another manufacturing empire and a person who has such depth to them I almost have to take a step back and re-assess the situation. Most of us have heard the name, and even know the short version of his family history but most do not know the story just under the surface. Ernesto Padilla is the…

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