Cigar Review – Quai D’Orsay No. 54

Origin : CubaQuai d'Orsay
Format : Grand Edmundo
Size : 135 mm x 54
Ring : 54
Hand-Made
Price :12USD-

Cigar Rating

Draw : ★★★★★☆
Burn : ★★★★★☆
Flavour : ★★★½☆☆
Aroma : ★★★★☆☆
Strength : ★★½☆☆☆

Cigar Brand Overview

Quai d'Orsay was created in the 70s when the recently elected president at the time, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, asked his minister of economy to create a French cigar. As the former president explained "France is known for its perfume, champagne, foie gras but nothing in the world of tobacco".
La Seita, company that had the monopoly of tobacco in France, was commissioned to create a cigar for the French market. Quai d'Orsay became the third brand at that time on the market with a non Cuban name, after Davidoff and Dunhill.

The marca was present in minor markets only. Over the past decade France was able to enjoy beautiful Quai d'Orsay regional editions that became collector items.

Since last year we can experience a "re-birth" of Quai D'orsay. 2 new vitola, a new look for the brand and a great blend. The n.50, already reviewed here and the No.54.

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Cuban Cigar Review – Montecristo Churchill Anejados

MontecristoOrigin : Cuba
Size : 7“ (178mm) x 47
Format : Julieta No.2
Brand Strength : Medium to Full
Hand-Made
Price : $25 - $30
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Cigar rating
Draw : ★★★★★☆
Burn : ★★★★☆☆
Flavour : ★★★☆☆☆
Aroma : ★★★★☆☆
strength : ★★★★☆☆

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Cigar Review – Montecristo Linea 1935 Leyenda

MontecristoOrigin : Cuba
Size : 165 mm X 55
Size : Montecristo 80th Aniversario
Brand Strength : Full (linea 1935)
Hand-Made
Price : $30 - $35
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The larger format of Montecristo's new line has the exact same dimension as the Montecristo 80th Aniversario which was supposed to be released in 2015 but came out last year!

Draw : ★★★★★★
Burn : ★★★★★★
Flavour : ★★★★★☆
Aroma : ★★★★½☆
strength : ★★★★★☆

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Cigar Review – Vega Fina Nicaragua 8-9-8

Origin : NicaraguaVegaFina
Format : Dalia
Size : 170mm x 43
Hand-Made
Price : $11.5
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Draw : ★★★★★☆
Burn : ★★★★★☆
Flavour : ★★★★☆☆
Aroma : ★★★½☆☆
Strength : ★★★★★☆

I have been enjoying Nicaraguan cigars lately. They can be very rich and powerful developing lots of flavours. The blends are getting more and more complex for our enjoyment.
The short and fat module trend is a reality but thanks god some Marcas keep on bringing to the market elegant and thin ring gauge cigars, reminding us of the old school style.

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Friends of Partagas 2018 Dates – Partagas Festival

As many of you have emailed us regarding the dates of the Partagas Festival for 2018, we wanted to share the picture shared by our friends from friendofhabanos.com

For those who have never attended the Partagas Festival before, it is a great gathering of cigar friends from all around the world.
The festival del Habanos every February attracts a more retail crowd while the friends of Partagas in November is more relaxed and convivial.

Last year Heriberto from the La Casa Del Habanos in the Partagas factory and his whole team have done an mazing job by organising such a beautiful week.
From a day out of Havana to the gala dinner, one can only find the right event to attend (or all of them).

We will keep you posted on how to book the different events but you can already book your flight and accommodation!

See you there!!

Cigar Review – La Gloria Cubana Orgullosos Swiss Regional Edition

Origin : CubaLa Gloria Cubana
Format : 109
Size : 50 x 184 (7.2")
Ring : 49
Pre Release
Hand-Made
Price : $NA
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Draw : ★★★★★☆
Burn : ★★★★½☆
Flavour : ★★★★½☆
Aroma : ★★★★★☆
Strength : ★★★★☆☆

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Cigar Review – Balmoral Anejo XO Corona

Balmoral CigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Corona
Size : 5 7/8" x 42 ring gauge (149mm x 16.67mm)
Wrapper : Brazilian Arapiraca
Filler : Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Brazil
Binder : Dominican Olor
Hand-Made
Price : ~ € 7.90 / $ 9.60

Dutch company Balmoral dates back to the 1890s, and is distinctive in Europe for having both very popular ranges of short-filler machine-made slightly upscale cigars - like their 'Sumatra' line using Indonesian Java - Sumatra, Brazilian & Havana Remedios tobaccos - but also 5 lines of hand-rolled premium cigars, including this Anejo XO.

Draw : ★★★★★☆
Burn : ★★★★★☆
Flavour : ★★★★☆☆
Aroma : ★★★★★☆
strength : ★★★★☆☆

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Cigar Review – Montecristo No.3

MontecristoOrigin : Cuba
Size : 5 5/8" x 42 ring gauge (142mm x 16.67mm)
Format : Corona
Hand-Made
Price : ~ € 12,00 / $ 14.75
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Draw : ★★★★★☆
Burn : ★★★★☆☆
Flavour : ★★★★☆☆
Aroma : ★★★★☆☆
strength : ★★★★☆☆

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