Davidoff Special R Tubo

Davidoff Special R Tubo

DavidoffOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto
Size : 4 7/8 x 50
Ring : 50
Wrapper : USA/Connecticut Shade
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$300 for a box of 20
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This is a tubo version although it is not visible on the picture. I usually like Davidoffs even though they might be considered overpriced. On the milder side, they tend to provide a pleasant flavor and boast a reliable construction. This is what I was expecting from this tubed Special R.

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Olde World Reserve Corojo Toro by Rocky Patel

Olde World Reserve Corojo Toro by Rocky Patel

Rocky PatelOrigin : Honduras
Format : Toro
Size : 6.5″ x 52
Wrapper : Corojo
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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The Olde World Reserve Corojo is a handsome looking cigar. Its smooth wrapper is milk chocolate in color. The foot is wrapped in a dark brown paper adorned with the Rocky Patel “RP” logo and the head is decorated with a dark brown band trimmed in gold. They sport a pretty severe box press, and you can get them in a box of 20 or a cedar chest of 50 cigars. They are also available with a very dark Maduro wrapper which I will review next week and they come in three basic sizes. Unfortunately (to me anyway) they are sizes that have become cliche in the US:

  • Robusto 5.5″ x 54 ring
  • Toro 6.5″ x 52 ring
  • Torpedo 5.0″ x 54 ring

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Duque Cigars Update

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DO NOT BUY FROM DUQUE CIGARS

There have been some negative comments about Duque Cigars in our shops directory lately. I tried to get in touch with Thomas Hunter to see what was going on and finally managed to catch him on Twitter. Here's what he had to say about the issue:

"Upon coming home from a trip to Nicaragua about a month ago I found that we had two catastrophic problems here at Duque. Our host company that we pay for a dedicated server had what they called a bubble outage and our whole site had to be reloaded to a new server that caused the email system to not let us receive any incoming emails.

The second of the two problems came from us. With our growth we have been doing construction and expanding our office and humidified warehouse area; in doing so one of our three satellite phone lines went down without us knowing. This was a big mistake made by our contractor and for that we are very sorry.

The fixess to these problems have been the following.

1. We have moved our site hosting to a dual dedicated server with back ups ran every 12 hours.
2. We have had our three satellite phones made to all flow into one board that will allow any number to ring to the first phone that is available in the office and shop including my office.

I would like to make it very clear to all of our customers we love them and need them badly.
I have made it very clear in the past few weeks to all of our staff that I want them to dig as deep as they can into what happened and make sure we make it right with all of or customers in one way or another.

If any customer may be or has been affected by last month's trouble I would like them to contact me directly by email or by my personal cell phone #:
THunter@duquecigars.com
Cell # 1-321-506-0032

I assure you I will personally fix any problem that comes to my attention.

Thomas Hunter
Duque Cigar Company"

La Aroma de Cuba Monarch

La Aroma de Cuba Monarch

La Aroma de CubaOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 52
Wrapper : Honduran
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$5
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I was gifted this cigar from Agent 15 a few weeks ago and upon receiving the box o’ goodies this particular cigar stuck out the most. I had no idea that this was by Ashton and thought that I had actually received a Cuban because the band was so colorful and the artwork had that Cuban-esque feel to it, then I realized I couldn’t have been so lucky :)

The La Aroma de Cuba at first glance has a nice shiny Honduran wrapper thats just begging to be smoked and again… very colorful artwork. (I really dig the band if you can't tell). The filler is a mixture of Honduran and Cuban seed Nicaraguan that isn’t overpowering and delivers a very nice medium body flavor.

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Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 1

Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 1

Juan LopezOrigin : Cuba
Format : Corona Gorda
Size : 143 x 18.26 mm (5.62 x 46)
Ring : 46
Weight : 11.41 g
Hand-Made
Price : ~$230 for a cab of 25
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I had read some great reviews on the Juan Lopez brand lately and have anxiously anticipated trying one. Its counterpart the JL Seleccion No. 2 robusto was named one of Cigar Aficionados Top 25 Cigars of the Year. This cigar had a month and a half of humidor time on it, but I do not know the exact box code. I estimate that it is from 2008 production. My drink accompaniment for this cigar was Dr. Pepper (I have been enjoying drinking this while smoking cigars lately... weird I know).

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Cigar News of the Week #6 (May 30 2009)

Latest news from the cigar industry:

Win a $10.000 Cigar Cave from Partagas Cigars

Victoria from General Cigar told me about this interesting contest. Partagas will give you $10.000 to spend on your own cigar cave if you are the winner. To participate, simply tell them why you deserve this great prize; pictures/videos are welcome. Click here for more details on the contest.

Nestor Miranda Cigar Day

Miami Cigar Company celebrates their 20th birthday by giving a free cigar to anyone who purchases a cigar (any cigar) at one of the 500 authorized Nestor Miranda retailers. The tricky part is to get a list of those 500 retailers as the website only lists 15 or so right now. It might be a good idea to check back a week later.

Have a nice week-end!

Ambos Mundos by Tatuaje

Ambos Mundos by Tatuaje

Ambos MundosOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Size : 5.0″ x 50
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sumatran / Nicaraguan Habano
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $5 each
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Ambos Mundos, which means both worlds is the newest line of cigars from Pete Johnson and Tatuaje. Made, like all of Pete’s cigars, by Pepin Garcia this line of cigars is an economy cigar whose release is aptly timed given current economic conditions. Pete had this to say about it:

“My original idea for the Tatuaje brand was for it to be not as expensive as it turned out to be,” said Johnson, “but having it made in Miami kind of set that expensive precedent, so I made this cigar partly due to the economy and partly because this is where I originally wanted the cigar to be priced.”

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ORTSAC 1962

ORTSAC 1962

Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Custom Robusto
Size : 6.5 x 54
Ring : 54
Wrapper : Dark Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler : Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Rolled
Price : ~$5.00-$6.00 each
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This review is submitted by Michael A.K.A. @Se7en_Vandalay, our good friend and cigar aficionado. Enjoy!

Late last week I received two samples of the ORTSAC 1962 from Victor Vitale of The Cigar Agency. From the product literature and their website, I learned that "The Cigar Agency is a manufacturer, importer and distributor of premium of cigars and cigar accessories." The ORTSAC 1962 is listed as their premier brand. It has been aged for five years and is hand rolled in the Dominican Republic. They are distributed in cedar sleeve of 72 inside a U.S. Army ammunition box, which can be used as a humidor. (Imagine packing that to your next herf. HOOAH!)

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