5 Vegas Limitada 2008

5 Vegas #1

Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6 x 52
Wrapper : Dominican Corojo (’02)
Filler : Piloto Cubano (’03) & Criollo Ligero (’04)
Binder : Piloto Cubano (’03)
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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Every year the 5 Vegas Cigar Company releases a traditional small batch of cigars know as their Limitada editions. Due to the limitation of the tobaccos used to blend these cigars production numbers are low. Never using the same tobaccos from year to year, the 5 Vegas Limitada cigars are said to be the finest of the entire 5 Vegas line. Other cigars produced by 5 Vegas are; 5 Vegas Gold, 5 Vegas Classic, 5 Vegas Serie A, 5 Vegas Miami, 5 Vegas Cask-Strength, and the 5 Vegas Relic.

This is my first time ever smoking any of the 5 Vegas cigars and I am looking forward to the new experience.

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5 Vegas Cask Strength Firkin

5 Vegas Cask Strength Firkin

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Box Pressed Toro
Size : 6 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler : Nicaraguan and Honduran Ligeros
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $6.00 each
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So this past weekend was completely full of beautiful weather. Saturday morning I thought it would be a good idea to get up early and sit outside with the nice breeze. So I went through my humidor to find a nice, flavorful cigar to smoke and do an early morning review. As I was digging through my humidor, I stumbled across this box pressed gem and it was time to go outside and enjoy this cigar.

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5 Vegas Relic

5 Vegas Relic

Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Perfecto
Size : 5.7 x 54
Wrapper : Dominican Corojo
Filler : Dominican Long-Leaf Ligero and a single leaf of 12 year aged Dominican
Binder : Dominican
Hand-Made
Price : $4.50-$5.00 each
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5 Vegas cigars have always been hit or miss with me. But a few years back I received one of these in a sampler pack, and absolutely loved it. When I was given the opportunity to review this cigar for the first time, I had to do it. This is one of my personal favorite cigars with the 5 Vegas name.

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Cheap Smoke: 5 Vegas Gold Nugget

5 Vegas Gold Nugget

Origin : Honduras
Format : Petit Corona
Size : 4.5 x 44
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler : Nicaraguan and Honduran
Binder : Honduran
Hand-Made
Price : ~$2-3 each
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This little stick was sent to me by Walt White from the Stogie Review as part of a prize for a contest I won over there. After taking the target out of the cellophane, I noticed a light barnyard-like smell, with a sweet sugar like aroma at the foot. She was packed evenly from cap to foot, slightly springy to the touch. After cutting I found the draw to be slightly looser than I liked, but not annoying in the slightest. After evenly toasting and lighting her up, I tasted some slight spice, and a little bit of a nutty flavor. Approaching halfway, the cigar remained in the mild body range, and had one of the creamiest smoke’s I’ve ever tasted; she continued on like this until I was forced to put her out. Overall, I enjoyed this smoke very much.

Recommendation: If you enjoy milder smokes with a little spice and creaminess, definitely give this one a try.

Cheap Smoke: 5 Vegas Relic Figurado

5 Vegas Relic

Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Perfecto
Size : 5.75 x 54
Wrapper : Dominican Corojo
Filler : Dominican
Binder : Dominican
Hand-Made
Price : $4.50-$5.00 each
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Background Info

This target has an internal gem of a single 12-year-old filler leaf. This “heart” was transplanted by Manuel Quesada 10 years ago from a bale of 1996 vintage tobacco leaf. A pacemaker with a soul of its own.

Mission Notes

Smooth Corojo wrapper, small veins. No patches or blemishes. Modeled a great deal after me! After beheading and befooting (?) I started the interrogation. Sometimes the least obvious characters give you the largest amounts of information. Robust, full flavored after-dinner enjoyment right here. White pepper, slight coffee, spicy richness. Great draw from this puro figurado! Nice evenly marbled and solid ash. Not much else to say… not much change throughout except for an increase in body.

Final Statement

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this cigar. I have had other 5 Vegas blends and had mixed opinions. I would pick this up again if I ever saw it at a shop. However, it is unfortunately forgettable.

AGENT TIP # 31: If you bring the funk, don’t forget the flavor.

Photo credit: mr.smashy

5 Vegas Miami Churchill

5 Vegas Miami Churchill

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Churchill
Size : 7 x 48
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$6.50 each
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The 5 Vegas Miami line is one that I used to enjoy fairly often, but have gotten away from over the past year and a half or so. I've had this particular cigar in my humidor for 2 1/2 years. I was really curious to see how the extended aging would affect this cigar. In my opinion, non-Cuban cigars in general can tend to be unrefined and I was hoping the humidor time would lead to a smoother smoke...

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5 Vegas Series A Apostle

5 Vegas Series A

Photo credit: 5 Vegas website

Origin : Honduras
Format : Robusto Grande
Size : 7 x 50
Wrapper : Costa Rica
Filler : Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$5 each
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We've got a video review of the 5 Vegas Serie A Apostle today, courtesy of Ernie. Enjoy!

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5 Vegas Series A Archetype

5 Vegas Series A Archetype

Origin : Honduras
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 50
Wrapper : Costa Rican Maduro
Filler : Three Country Long Filler Blend
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : ~$5 each
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Once upon a time, I loved me a Maduro cigar.  I smoked them all the time. Even though my tastes have moved away from Maduros, I still find myself craving one every now and then. I knew I’d be smoking this 5 Vegas Series A this month, but I have been trying to hold off until one of those Maduro cravings hit. I brought this cigar with me to the beach this weekend just in case the mood struck and when I opened my Otterbox and saw it sitting there I though to myself, “This is a good spot for a Maduro.”

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