January 2011


January 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

GARY HYAMS LEAVES CAO INTERNATIONAL And another one bites the dust. In a recent series of organizational changes within General Cigars and CAO, Gary Hyams has announced he is stepping down from his current role as chairman of CAO International. Below is the press release in full. ~Richmond, VA—General Cigar announced today that with completion of the integration of CAO® international and General Cigar Company, Gary Hyams will step down from his role as chairman […]

Nub LE 2009 Barber Pole

January 28, 2011 // 1 Comment

Size: 6″ x 60 Wrapper: Connecticut/Maduro Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Price: n/a Behind the Stick: In 2009 the Nub cigars were still a new cigar on the market having only been released two years prior in 2007. Originally released with three wrappers, the Habano, Cameroon, and Connecticut, it wasn’t until 2009 that a Maduro wrapper was finally released. For the release Sam Leccia, the creator of Nubs, was touring the country to do promotional events […]

La Palina Ligero

January 27, 2011 // 1 Comment

Size: 6.5 x 52 (Belicoso) Wrapper: Ecuadorian Binder and Filler: Costa Rica, Honduran and Nicaraguan Strength: Medium – Medium Full Price: Just over $20.00 a piece Just A Taste I ended up rooting around through the humidor and found this beauty hiding down near the bottom and figured why the hell not. I don’t remember when I got it but it was a ‘preview’ smoke from the IPCPR in August so 5-6 months of age […]

Tatuaje L’Esprit de Verite

January 23, 2011 // 5 Comments

Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto) Wrapper: Habano Criollo (Nicaragua) Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium Price: About $20.00 a pop Behind The Stick: Pete always seems to be coming out with new and exciting products and fun ‘twists’ that really keep you on your toes. This cigar, the Tatuaje L’Esprit de Verite which means “The Spirit of the Truth” is no different in that respect. This is a Nicaraguan puro that has taken an idea […]

Los Volcanes Salomon

January 20, 2011 // 1 Comment

Size: 7″ x 52 Wrapper/Binder/Filler: ? Price: n/a Behind the Stick: There was a thread started on Cigar Asylum last year by a BW Kent Cigar Co rep who was offering samples to members of the forum of their new cigar called the Los Volcanes. Of course I signed up (hey, free cigars!) and three months later the samples, a robusto and this salomon, arrived in my mailbox. The robusto was smoked and reviewed a […]

New Official Reviewer for The Cigar Nut

January 19, 2011 // 3 Comments

Brian B’s Intro David asked me to write a bio about myself, so here we go! My name is Brian and I live in Fort Worth, Texas. I’m 27 (at least until March 18th, hah) and work in health care IT. Melissa, my beautiful girlfriend, and I have been together for almost two years now. With her came a little yorkie, which was a fun addition to the two big labs that I already had. […]

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