Davidoff Grand Cru No. 4

Davidoff Grand Cru No. 4

DavidoffOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Corona
Size : 4 5/8 x 41
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$10-11 each
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I had this little cigar sitting in my humidor for over 3 years and decided it was time for a revisit. I used to enjoy this cigar, but I abandoned it because of its exorbitant price. It had been so long since I smoked one that I only vaguely remembered what it tasted like, but I found a short online review I did the last time I smoked one, which was 2 years ago. According to my review, I thought it was medium bodied and sweet with hints of honey. Here is what I think of it now...

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CigarFriendly.US released


A good friend of ours, Sboyajian, has been working on a website that would list cigar-friendly locations across the United States. The project has been released lately as a beta version and I find it good-looking and easy to use. So far, only around 70 locations are available but I'm pretty sure that with time this will become a valuable resource. Since the quality of the site depends on the users' activity, I am inviting you to add your favorite locations in your state.

Click here to be taken to the CigarFriendly.Us website

Cigar Reviews of the Week #81 (Dec 12 2009)

It's Saturday, which means we are sharing links to some of the best cigar reviews of the week. Enjoy our selection!

Cain Maduro 550

Reviewed by Adam at  Fire Up That Cigar

Adam doesn't regret buying a whole box of these delicious smokes.
Read the full review here...
Read our take on the Cain Habano...


Reviewed by Matt at  Toasted Foot

Matt from Toasted Foot (former Smoking & Talking) got attracted by the bat on the beautiful band of this kind and purchased the Murcielago, introduced at this year's IPCPR.
Read the full review here...

Padilla Cazadores Robusto

Padilla Cazadores Robusto

Origin : Honduras
Format : Robusto
Size : 6 x 50
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Habano
Binder : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Price : $24 / 5-pack
More info about purchasing Padilla Cazadores cigars...

The Padilla family has been a cornerstone in the cigar industry for many years. The family history has been featured in many write-ups and websites. From their factories in Miami and Nicaragua, they have created great cigars such as the Signature 1932, the Serie 68, the Miami 9/11, and today’s featured cigar the Padilla Cazadores. This review will focus on the Cazadores Robusto.

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European Cigar Cult Journal – US Edition

European Cigar Cult Journal - US Edition

Just a short note to let you know that a special edition of the European Cigar Cult Journal mag, written specially for the American market, is now available at tobacconists across the country. The good part (and the reason of this post) is that you can read the magazine for free. It contains some interesting articles; the ones I enjoyed the most are the interview with Imperial Tobacco and the article about pairing champagne with cigars.

Read it online here

Di Fazio Maduro Robust

Di Fazio Maduro

Origin : Honduras
Format : Robusto
Di FazioSize : 5 x 54
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Filler : Honduras, Nicaragua
Binder : Honduras
Price : ~$8 each; ~150 box of 24
More info about purchasing Di Fazio cigars...

Special thanks to Di Fazio cigars for providing me with a sample of these cigars to review.

Di Fazio Cigars were created last year by Carmelo Di Fazio, a 41-year-old Miami television executive. Born in Venezuela of Italian descent, Di Fazio is a self-described dreamer who loves to smoke cigars.

As others have noted, Di Fazio cigars are rolled at Fabrica de Tabacos Raices Cubanas S. de R.L. factory in Honduras. That factory also makes Illusione and Alec Bradley Tempus cigars, among others.

They also offer the Picoso, which has been previously reviewed on Cigar Inspector and the Connecticut.

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H. Upmann Regalias

H. Upmann Regalias

Origin : CubaH. Upmann
Format : Petit Corona
Size : 129 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 8.46 g
Price : ~$4 each
More info about purchasing H. Upmann cigars...

H. Upmann Regalias is a petit corona priced at less than $5 each. It may appear that this is a cheaper version of the H. Upmann Petit Corona, however I think that these are completely different cigars. The flavors are not the same and there are obvious variations in construction and appearance. Let's see how the Regalias fares.

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A. Fuente Hemingway Between the Lines

A. Fuente Hemingway Between the Lines

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Perfecto
Size : 4"1/4 x 54
Wrapper : Barber Pole – Broadleaf Maduro/Connecticut Shade
Filler : Dominican
Binder : Dominican
Price : $17 each
More info about purchasing Arturo Fuente Hemingway cigars...

The Hemingway line of Fuente cigars is hugely popular and like a lot of other Fuente cigars, very limited. The Maduros are especially limited and are only released twice a year, one of those times being right around now, near the Holidays. One of the more rare of the rare is the double wrapped, barber pole Hemingway “Between the Lines”. Now plenty has been written about the background of the Hemingway cigars and I have written about them here before as well. So if you are interested to learn a little more about them, check out my review of the Hemingway Best Seller.

Read the full review of A. Fuente Hemingway Between the Lines...

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