Cuban Cigar Review 

H. Upmann Royal Robusto

Each year, beginning in 2004, Habanos S.A. has released exclusives for La Casa del Habano retailers. The retailer exclusive cigars are typically limited to only one or two different cigars each year and have become limited production releases since 2011. Prior to 2011, these La Casa del Habano exclusives were simply a new vitola released in unlimited quantities. The H. Upmann Royal Robusto was the first of these releases to be limited in production as it was the 2011 La Casa del Habano exclusive. There are currently 140 La Casa…

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Alec Bradley Fine and Rare 2014 Ta-25A

Alec Bradley’s Fine and Rare has returned for its fourth consecutive year with a new 10 tobacco blend. Each blend has been classified by a short letter and number code, as follows: -Alec Bradley Fine and Rare 2011: Hj10-i -Alec Bradley Fine and Rare 2012: BR1213 -Alec Bradley Fine and Rare 2013: Hj10-I (Same blend as 2011) -Alec Bradley Fine and Rare 2014: Ta-25A The Fine and Rare was originally released on November 11, 2011 (11/11/11) with a total released production of 1,111 boxes in three vitolas. In 2012, it…

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Cigar Review: Miami Cigar & Co. Añoranza

Today I smoked the Añoranza by Nestor Miranda’s Miami Cigar & Co. The Añoranza is a chocolate brown Nicaraguan Habano oscuro wrapper over a Nicaraguan double binder and Nicaraguan fillers. Miami Cigar released the Añoranza in 2011 and it complements their other lines very well, Miami Cigar is also the United States distributor for La Aurora. The Añoranza is available in four vitolas; the 5×50 Robusto, 5×52 Toro, 6.5×54 Belicoso, and the 6×60 Gran Toro. The cigar features a gorgeous white and green band with gold accents that really sets…

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Cigar Review: Felix Assouline Havana Sunrise

The Felix Assouline Cigar Company is one that I find very interesting. They are a boutique cigar company that truly cares about the product they put their name on. Not only do they own a factory in Esteli, Nicaragua where the cigars are rolled and aged, but they also build their own boxes and do all their own packaging. Felix Assouline is not a stranger to the cigar industry as he began on the retail side of things in 1997 then opened his own factory in Danli, Honduras in 2004….

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Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Magnum R 56

Arturo Fuente is one of the most well known names in the cigar industy. The company and the Fuente family are rich with cigar history and have a true legacy that will go on for years. The Arturo Fuente Cigar Company started with humble beginnings in Tampa, Florida and now are one of the largest Companies in the world, now operating from Dominican Republic. Most of the Fuente core line cigars are not known for being nicotine power houses but being full of flavor, the Sungrown Rosado series is no…

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Cigar Review : Davidoff Nicaragua Short Corona

Size: 3.75 x 46 Short Corona Wrapper: Ten Year Old Habano Seed Nicaraguan Rosado Binder and Filler: Nicaragua ( Esteli, Condega and Ometempe ) Strength: Medium Price: ~ $14.00 usd each Behind The Stick: Within the cigar industry – there are only a few names that have transcended the expanse of time, countries, owners and farmers. One of those names which is not only respected and known but thriving, is the Davidoff company. While I am not going into the history of the cigar company but suffice to say with…

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