Cigar Reviews of the Week #54 (Apr 4 2009)

Here is our regular selection. Have a nice week-end!

Avo Maduro Robusto

Reviewed by Cigarfan at  Keepers of the Flame

According to Cigarfan, that's an easy-smoking cigar with a clean flavor profile.
Read the full review here...

La Herencia Cubana Toro

Reviewed by Scott at  Cigar Choice

La Herencia is a very nice budget smoke.
Read the full review here....

Tatuaje El Cohete

Tatuaje El Cohete

TatuajeOrigin : Miami, FL
Format : Short Robusto
Size : 4 x 50
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$8 each
More info about purchasing Tatuaje cigars...

This little stogie is a special make for Tower Cigars. I seem to be on a roll with these mini smokes lately, but they have been quite enjoyable. This one is no exception.

Read the full review of Tatuaje El Cohete...

Twitter Trivia Results

Twitter Trivia

That's it, Twitter Trivia is over. I would like to thank everyone who participated and of course our sponsors who made it possible:

Fumee World

TexCigars

The Cigar Store & H.J. Bailey

I hope you all had fun despite of Twitter's technical problems. It was quite a difficult contest to run and I learnt a lot from it, I'll make sure to take this experience into account for next contests to make them even better. Without further ado, here are the winners:

  • @Se7en_Vandalay wins a box of Nubs sponsored by Fumee World
  • @nickwiegand gets a sampler of Padron 1926 cigars from Tex Cigars
  • @rlneal receives a $35 gift certificate at The Cigar Store with participation of H.J. Bailey
  • @BentonJP wins a $20 gift certificate, courtesy of Fumee World
  • @mhoward1218 wrinks the 5th place and gets a $10 gift certificate from Fumee World

Thanks again for your continued support and stay tuned - this is definitely not the last contest here!

CAO America Potomac

CAO America Potomac

Origin : Nicaragua
CAO CigarsFormat : Robusto
Size : 5" x 56
Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro and Connecticut Shade
Filler : Dominican, Nicaraguan, Italian, and American (100% Ligero)
Binder : Brazilian
Hand-Made
Price : $8 each
More info about purchasing CAO America cigars...

The CAO America was introduced at the 2007 RTDA trade show in Huston, Texas. Its arrival was preceded by a lot of hype and buzz brought about by two unique features of the cigar. Number one, the wrapper caused a good deal of buzz. The CAO America sports two wrappers, both American grown. It has a Connecticut grown broadleaf maduro wrapper and a Connecticut shade grown wrapper. They are applied to the cigar in a manner that creates a unique pin striping effect. Another feature of the cigar that generated a good deal of chatter was the four country blend of 100% Ligero filler. This was reported to be one of the strongest most full-bodied cigars in the CAO portfolio.

Read the full review of CAO America Potomac...

Marlboro Reds

Marlboro Red Classic

MarlboroOrigin : Who knows?
Format : Short panatela
Size : ~120 x 10 mm
Ring : 25
Wrapper : Cigarette Paper
Filler : Cut tobacco and additives
Marchine-Made
Price : ~$5 for a pack of 20 or more (depending on where you live)

A special day and a special smoke. Today's review concerns a Marlboro Reds, the original blend No. 27 (it was selected after 27 blends were tried) which is currently the most sold cigarette in the world. Did you know that the term 'cigarette' appeared in the 18th century when Sevillian beggars would pick the cigar nubs from the ground, wrap the tobacco in paper and smoke it? Well, these days the work is already done by Philip Morris...

Read the full review of Marlboro Reds...

Santa Damiana Robusto

Santa Damiana Robusto

Origin : Dominican RepublicSanta Damiana
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Connecticut Shade
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$5 each
More info about purchasing Santa Damiana cigars...

Santa Damiana is a Dominican brand now owned by Altadis USA. It has a rich history as it was born in Cuba in the beginning of the 20th century. I purchased this specimen in a cigar shop in Andorra and haven't found a single photo online that looked alike, so I can only assume that this is the new band of the #500 robusto. It can also be a European version of the cigar - who knows? Perhaps it's really time to sign Doc's petition...

Read the full review of Santa Damiana Robusto...

Padron Legacy Holt’s 110 Anniversary

Padron Legacy Holts 110 Anniversary

PadronOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Long Corona
Size : 6 x 48
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ?

This is an exclusive from Holt’s to celebrate their 110th Anniversary (really?). Here’s a blurb from their site:

To celebrate Holt’s 110th year of business our good friends the Padrons decided to blend a brand new, extra-special cigar exclusively for our customers: The Padron Legacy. Not only is this a momentous release due to the fact the Padron’s rarely produce anything new, but also because the cigar itself is spectacular. An incredibly well-aged blend of all Nicaraguan tobaccos in this gem, providing it with a complex, but balanced, full-bodied flavor boasting layers of earth and leather interwoven with nuts and spices, culminating in a smooth, chocolaty finish.

Now normally I buy local, but this LE I could not resist!

Read the full review of Padron Legacy Holt’s 110 Anniversary...

Bull-Schip Sale at CigarsDirect.com

Bull-Schip Sale at CigarsDirect.com

Very soon, the dreaded SCHIP will be applied... Meanwhile, smokers stock up on their favorite cigars and retailers do their best to increase their sales.

CigarsDirect.com, for example, offers interesting discounts on some premium smokes such as Ashton ESG, Arturo Fuente Anejo, Opus X, Hemingway or Padron 1926. The sale is called "Bull-Schip" which I find quite funny, hence this post. If you are looking to purchase premium cigars before we get hit by the tax, you still have a couple of days left to take advantage of the offer.

Bull-Schip Sale at CigarsDirect.com page

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