Perdomo 10th Anniverary Criollo

Perdomo 10th Anniverary Criollo

Origin : NicaraguaPerdomo
Format : Churchill
Size : 7 x 54
Wrapper : Cuban-seed Criollo
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$7 each
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I want to take a minute and risk my true identity by saying “Thank You” to all who serve our country in the armed forces. This upcoming ridiculous text wouldn’t be possible without everything you all do. So, Thank you.

I can take absolutely zero credit for acquiring this target. I have a new arms dealer and weapons specialist: @Mountchuck. His ability to capture and transport these items of interest is unparalleled. Chuck, although you decimated my mailbox, I thank you. I will need reconstructive surgery on my disguise, however.

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Davidoff Royal Robusto (Quick Smoke Series)

Davidoff Royal Robusto

DavidoffOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Grand Robusto
Size : 5.5 x 54
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$30 each
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This super limited cigar is only available at Davidoff retail stores. My Davidoff Royal Robusto purchased from the Madison Avenue store. It is the second in the Royal Series, the first being the incredible Salamone.

The cigar starts out smooth and creamy with some woody notes along with an underlying creaminess. That Kelner “musk” is also present in full effect.

The burn is dead even and it draws like a dream.

As I smoke this, and enjoying every minute of it, I can’t help but wish that all cigars are made and blended this well, just at a sixth of the price!

As I finish it up, I get ample wood and cream, along with a faint hint of white pepper and coffee notes on the finish.

Just another incredible cigar from Mr. Kelner!

Rating: 95 (A)

CigarStash.com Released

CigarStash.com

We all know how difficult and time-consuming comparing prices at different online retailers is. I was talking about it with a friend who knows his way around PHP, and he said he could code a simple tool that would fetch results from various online cigar shops. This is how CigarStash.com was born. It's basically a shopping comparison website limited to the "tobacco" category so it only returns relevant products. We also added a few additional features such as a page with latest cigar reviews from major blogs as well as a page with current cigar deals from those "daily deals" websites.

Please check out CigarStash.com and let me know what you think about it, your feedback is extremely important. If you find it useful, we'll make sure to add some more nice features (tell us what's missing).

San Cristobal de la Habana La Punta

San Cristobal de la H. La Punta

Origin : CubaSan Cristobal de la Habana
Format : Torpedo
Size : 140 x 20.64 mm (5.5 x 52)
Ring : 52
Hand-Made
Price : ~$10 each
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Third review in the San Cristobal de la Habana series, the La Punta is a classic torpedo, part of the original 4 vitolas from the marca. Not as good as the Oficios, not disappointing as the Fuerza, this figurado deserves a good position in the overall leaderboard.

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Meet the Smoking Hot Cigar Chick!

Hello everyone, I hope you all are having a great Sunday. As usual on this day of the week, no long in-depth posts or reviews, just sharing the good stuff. You probably have seen videos and pictures of beautiful women smoking cigars. However, quite often these women do not know much about cigars, besides the fact that it helps them look sexier. A few days ago I stumbled upon a blog held by a woman who knows more than most men about our favorite hobby. It's called Smoking Hot Cigar Chick and is definitely worth a visit. You can watch one of her reviews, concerning the Oliva Serie V, below. Enjoy.



Cigar of the Week: Cuban Crafters Medina 1959

To change things up a little, we decided to use some alternatives to our "Reviews of the Week" posts. One of them will be called "Cigar of the Week" and in these posts we will share links to several reviews of the same cigar.

Cuban Crafters, a boutique company producing many blends, is well-known for its good budget cigars. With their Medina 1959 release, they wanted to enter the world of premium cigars - and, most of the critiques agree on that, this was quite a success. With a Sumatra wrapper and Nicaraguan filler, they are perfectly enjoyable.

Medina 1959 Miami Robusto

  • Nicky reviewed the Cuban Crafters Medina 1959 Robusto for CigarInspector.com and claimed it was one of the best cigars he ever smoked.
  • Johnny at The Weekly Cigar is very happy to have a full box of the torpedos (I bet it's empty now).
  • The Stogie Guys extensively tested most of the vitolas and gave the robusto 4 and 1/2 stars.

Where to get it?

Cuban Crafters Medina 1959 are sold directly from Cuban Crafters' website, ranging from $189 to $229 per box depending on the vitola. Click here to check out the whole selection.

$100k offer from Corona Cigars to Tiger Woods

$100k offer from Corona Cigars to Tiger Woods

It's quite fun so thought I should share. Everyone heard on the news about the recent changes in Tiger Woods' life and sponsorship revenues... Well, Corona Cigars offers him some dough to get back into action :)

Orlando, Florida December 18, 2009 – Central Florida’s largest and most exclusive premium cigar retailers is offering a $100,000 endorsement deal to Tiger Woods, bucking a trend set by several of the troubled golfer’s current or former sponsors, including Accenture, Gatorade and Gillette.

“Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer of all time and, although we do not condone his or anyone’s alleged extramarital affairs, nothing pairs better with golf than a premium hand-made cigar,” said Jeff Borysiewicz, president and founder of Corona Cigar Company.

According to Borysiewicz, Woods has frequented Corona Cigar in the past accompanied by his long-time friend Charles Barkley, the National Basketball Association’s former all-pro power forward.

“Who are we to judge? We welcome Tiger to our stores any time and are quite serious about the sponsorship offer,” Borysiewicz said.

There has been no word from Woods regarding Corona Cigar’s proposal.

Source: TransWorldNews

Montecristo No. 5 Comparison Review

Montecristo No. 5

Origin : CubaMontecristo
Format : Petit Corona (Perla)
Size : 102 x 15.86 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 5.91 g
Box codes : 01/07, 04/07 & 04/08
Hand-Made
Price : Locally $12.00AUD Per Stick, Online $ 5.00AUD By The Box
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This review has been done to determine the merit of resting a cigar. It entails taking three Montecristo No 5s that have rested in a well controlled humidor for 3 & 8 months and comparing them to a new, just arrived 04/08 box.

At 8 Months : This is a well rounded little cigar. Has a nice floral start but builds by the end of the first third to become a very intruiging little stick. Starts to exhibit wood (ie Oak & Cedar), Honey and floral undertones. By 2/3 the way in it has built into an upper medium bodied smoke that wants to let you know it's a Cuban. Not overpowering but definitely forceful. Burn & construction are very good. Slight linger of coffee on the palate.

At 3 Months : A nice Perla. Has a lot of ability but seems to lack some finesse. Flavour bends between leather and wood. Aftertaste is very slightly vanilla & floral.

The construction has a bit to be desired as I had to adjust numerous times. Never relit though. Short Finish.

New Box : These smell fresh and young. The one that I smoked from this box before laying them down was a nice little cigar but it lacked the great Montecristo aroma & intrigue. It became bitter towards the end and needed a lot of attention to the burn. Still, this is a great tasting cigar for one so small and young.

Overall Assesment : These are great cigars if you let them rest. I believe that you should let any cigar rest at least a month if you buy it online. From a reputable shop you should be ready to go in a week. There are exceptions though and of course ageing any good Cuban is well worth the time if you are patient enough. I struggle, like you all, to give them time! (Grinning)

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