Category Archives: Cigar Reviews

Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Toro

Size: 6 1/2″ x 52 Vitola: Toro Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Origin: RP factory in Nicaragua Age: Pre-Release – super fresh! I received an e-mail from the folks at Rocky Patel asking if I would be interested in trying a pre-release … Continue reading

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Punch CRA Limited Edition Toro

Size: 6” x 52 Vitola: Toro Wrapper: Nicaraguan Origin: Honduras This review is for a special cigar and good cause.  Cigar Rights of America is a great organization that helps give voice to the cigar smoker in Washington.  One of … Continue reading

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CAO Escaparate Six One Five Corona

Size: 5 1/2 x 44 Vitola: Corona Wrapper: Criollo-seed Maduro Origin: Honduras or Nicaragua Age: Fresh OK, so this is basically the Criollo with a Maduro wrapper – I think.  This is available at one shop, CAO’s “local” shop, Uptown’s … Continue reading

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Manufacturer’s Spotlight – CAO

CAO is named after Cano (pronounced John-O) A. Ozgener, an Armenian Turk who began selling handcrafted humidors and meerschaum pipes in Nashville, Tennessee.  An engineer who originally designed a male female adapter to keep pipe stems from breaking, Cano began … Continue reading

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La Flor Dominicana Culebra Lanceros

Size: 7 1/2″ x 39 Vitola: Lancero in the Culebra format Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra, Cameroon & Oscuro Ecuadorian Sumatra Origin: Dominican Republic Age: Infancy What a lucky guy I am.  The La Flor Dominicana Culebra Lanceros are some of the … Continue reading

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La Flor Dominicana Factory Press III

Size: 6 1/2″ x 60 Vitola: Toro Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Origin: Dominican Republic Age: fresh This big bad boy is one of Litto’s fresh batch of Limited Edition Releases for 2009.  The other releases have given my stomach fits before, … Continue reading

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Manufacturer Spotlight – AVO

Normally I would have just included the AVO write-up with the Manufacturer’s Spotlight on Davidoff as they own this brand.  But AVO Cigars, have a special place in my heart and I felt they deserve their own individual Spotlight.  So … Continue reading

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Zino Platinum Scepter Master Edition 2007

Size: 5″ x 50 Vitola: Robusto Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Origin: Dominican Republic Age: ~1 year The Zino Platinum Scepter Series is another one of my favorite lines, although not in all sizes. I prefer the smaller sizes in the line … Continue reading

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The Cheroot by La Flor Dominicana

Size: 5 ½” x 38 Vitola: Pyramid (Cheroot style) Wrapper: I’m assuming Ecuadorian… Origin: Dominican Republic Age: 2 months or so I’m taking a break from my break (?) to write this review (what a trooper). The Cheroot is a … Continue reading

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Ted’s Made by Hand Aged Maduro 6×50 (AUG 08)

Size: 6″ x 50 Vitola: Toro Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Maduro Origin: Dominican Republic Many thanks to the fine folks at Ted’s Made by Hand for letting me try their products!  This is the review for the Aged Maduro 6×50.  Right … Continue reading

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