Xikar Habano Colorado

Size: 5 1/2 x 52 (Belicoso) Wrapper: Nicaraguan Binder and Filler: Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua Strength: Full Price: Just over $9.00 a piece Behind The Sick: Xikar is not only a well known name, they are also well respected due to the great quality of their products, mainly their cigar accessories. When I first heard the name I got very excited but initially thought they were referencing a new cutter by the company rather than an actual cigar line. I knew the Xikar company was constantly producing new items for…

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CAO Sopranos – The Tony Soprano Edition

Size: 6.5 x 60 (‘Super-Toro”) Wrapper: Brazilian Mata Fina Maduro Binder and Filler: Columbia, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Honduras Strength: Full Price: Roughly $25.00 a piece Behind The Stick: This is the final part of my 4 part review of the CAO Sopranos line – Starting with the baby the Associate, the bigger brother the Solider, the leader of the pack the Boss and now finally, the man himself, Tony Soprano. Please check back on my previous reviews to get a bit more of a recap on the CAO company…

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Padilla Habano

Size: 6 x 52 (Torpedo) Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium Price: Just over $5.00 a piece Behind The Stick: When I first heard about Padilla cigars it was through twitter and it was watching Ernesto during a few of his nights out on the town. Once I raised the name many people started telling me about his cigar line which caused me to do a little research – Please check out the Padilla Golden Bear for a bit more background, but all I have to say…

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5 Vegas – Gold

Size: 6 x 50 Wrapper: Connecticut shade Binder and Filler: Honduran 5 Year Aged Strength: Mild Price: About $3.00 each Behind The Stick: With this cigar, I was actually lucky enough to have it gifted to me from one of my coworkers who actually runs a website himself on tobacco pipes. He does not do reviews or anything in that respect but rather it has been a great asset when attempting to locate history, general information or just trying to grab a quick chuckle or two. Through all his might,…

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Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Hemingway

Size: 7 x 48 (Classic) Wrapper: Cameroon Binder and Filler: Dominican Strength: Medium – Full Price: Just under $7.00 a stick Behind The Stick: The cigar came to me by one of the few people in this world that actually make me nervous, my soon to be father in law! Cigars became one (minor) obsession that we both are involved with which became a great way for me to break the ice, and do a little sucking up at the same time- haha. He has had the luxury of going…

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CAO Sopranos – Boss

Size: 7 x 56 Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro Binder and Filler: Dominican, Columbian, & Nicaraguan Strength: Medium – Full Price: About $13.00 A Piece Behind The Stick: This is the third out of four reviews of the CAO Sopranos line that I am doing, this one specifically being the Boss (play dramatic music). Please check out my review of the Associate and the Soldier for a bit more of a background behind the Sopranos line, the cigars themselves and perhaps you also can tell the subtle differences found within these beasts….

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