June 2010

Di Fazio Picoso

June 25, 2010 // 4 Comments

We have a guest review today, this one from Daniel Temos, a good buddy of mine I met off twitter who ended up being one of the greatest BOTLS that I know. From swapping packages to bs-ing about life or playing COD (CGAR Clan!) at the break of dawn, Daniel has been a very stand up guy and a great asset to the site. Breaking from his normal ties as our resident Cuban Review man […]

Disaster or Reform in St. Louis

June 22, 2010 // 13 Comments

“They will only care when it starts to hurt their pocket books” – a comment the lady made one night when we were talking about the ridiculous new laws that are being enforced regarding the anti-smoking bans that continue to plague our nation. People being fined, even arrested for the simple act of smoking a cigar or a pipe in their home, in public, or even in their own business, after business hours… all because […]

Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto & Giveaway

June 19, 2010 // 30 Comments

Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto + Giveaway by Jacob Krell Size: 50 X 5 Wrapper: Corojo dos mil seis (Corojo 2006) Binder: Nicaraguan Jalapa Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua Price: $9.25 Behind The Stick: Ok, I know my last review was of the Alec Bradley Tempus. Some of you may wonder what gives with another AB review. Well, I have a nice little Alec Bradley giveaway I can�t wait to send to one of our readers who comments […]

Permanent Reviewer – Jacob Krell

June 19, 2010 // 4 Comments

As some of the regular readers have seen, there has been a regular guest reviewer for the site who really has helped me out since the get go. From getting my name out across the boards and twitter to assisting me with new ideas and possibilities within the site. Without dragging on too much, Jacob Krell has been a great friend, awesome BOTL and an overall very stand up guy. I would like to announce […]

H. Upmann 1844 Vintage Cameroon

June 16, 2010 // 9 Comments

Size: 5 x 52 (Robusto) Wrapper: Cameroon Binder and Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan and Peruvian Strength: Medium Price: Just under $5.00 each Behind The Stick: I have tried to find a bit of information about the H. Upmann line, but aside from the Cuban cigars, their Dominican counterparts really are not very well documented. They are being produced by Altadis U.S.A., the same company the produces the Dominican versions of Romeo y Julieta and Montecristo. They […]

Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill – Cuban

June 13, 2010 // 15 Comments

Size: 4 7/8 x 50 (Robusto) Wrapper: Cuban Binder and Filler: Cuban Strength: Mild to Medium Price: About $10.00 a piece Behind The Stick: Another great product from the island, the Romeo y Julieta brand was established in 1875 by Incencio Alvarez and Mannin Garcia in reference to the famous story by Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet. Although the beginning went well and the cigars that were produced were well received the brand really took […]

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