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Cigar Review: The Candela Series Pt. 3: Arturo Fuente 858 Claro

The 858 Claro is one cigar that I am finding has little information out on it.  The 858 Claro is part of Arturo Fuente’s core line 858 series, along side a maduro, sungrown, and natural.  Fuente has been a household name for cigar enthusiasts for over 100 years now.  I would assume that the candela wrapper was at one time a top seller back when it was the cigar of choice for American consumers.  So much has changed in the industry since then and I’m betting this isn’t the same…

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Cigar Review: The Candela Series Part 2: La Flor Dominicana Double Claro

In 2012 La Flor Dominicana released a new line, the Double Claro.  Double Claro is nothing more than the proper name for the wrapper we know as candela.  The LFD Double Claro is a big departure from the very dark and usually oily wrappers we see most often on LFD cigars.  Another differentiator is that most candela cigars are seasonal or limited release, the LFD Double Claro is a full production core line product.  The Double Claro comes in three vitolas and ranges in price from $6.50 – $8.00 depending…

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Cigar Review: The Candela Series Part 1: Alec Bradley Filthy Hooligan

Today we are starting a series of three candela cigar reviews.  These cigars had pretty much all but gone away until a recent resurgence around this time of year, yes the day of everything green, St. Patrick’s Day.  At one time the candela was the cigar of choice for American smokers, it was even dubbed the American Market Select.   What is a candela?  Well, candela makes reference to the wrapper used.  The wrappers are green, sometimes pale green, sometimes darker green.  This is all caused by the curing process…

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