Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial

Tatuaje 7th Capa #1

TatuajeOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Corona Gorda
Size : 5 5/8 x 45
Wrapper : Sumatra
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : $9 each
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So, if you’re a regular at keeping up with all of the online cigar blogs you’ve probably already come across many reviews of the Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial. There have been lots of mixed reviews on this cigar, which personally I think is a good thing. We must remember that the art of cigar smoking is just that… an art. Some people’s trash is another’s treasure, and that is the beauty of this leisure. Since there has been so much rave about this cigar I decided to go ahead and voice my thoughts about the Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial.

Before we begin I want to make note that this cigar is actually rolled at the My Father cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua just like the rest of the Reserva brown label line (instead of in Miami), and the Capa Especial is carrying a Sumatra wrapper instead of Connecticut Broadleaf.

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Amazon $27 Gift Certificate Giveaway


As I stated in my best cigar books post, proceeds from sale of books would be given back to one lucky reader in the form of a gift certificate. Here is another one. It is a gift card for $27 that can be redeemed on Amazon.com (doesn't work on .co.uk or .fr).

Just leave a comment on this post to be entered in the draw. The winner will be announced in one week, next Tuesday.

Sunday’s Cigar Cartoon: “urgent humidification”

Urgent humidification

Padilla Miami Lancero

Padilla Miami Lancero #1

Origin : USAPadilla cigars
Format : Lancero
Size : 7 ½ x 42
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : $9 each
More info about purchasing Padilla Miami cigars...

Ernesto Padilla’s cigar line, after the revamp, consists of Reserva, Reserva Maduro, Miami 8 & 11, Miami Maduro, Vintage Reserve and Connecticut. The cigar that is being reviewed, however, is one of the old Miami lines. I believe that this one was still manufactured in Miami USA but I might be wrong. Needless to say, it has some age on it.

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Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2011

Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2011

Oliva CigarsOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 50
Wrapper : Mexican San Andres maduro
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : ~$10 each
More info about purchasing Oliva Serie V Maduro cigars...

Note: I did a guest cigar review for the Serie V Maduro Especial 2011 a year back on another website. I noticed that the owner of that site has now removed all references to Cigar Inspector from that review and basically published it as his own. Not a gentleman's move, but unfortunately this happens in the blogosphere. I'm illustrating this redux review with the original pictures so you can see who's the real reviewer.

Anyway, I thought this was an opportunity to revisit this cigar and see how it fares one year later. As a reminder, Oliva releases Oliva Serie V Maduro cigars since 2008 and the 2011 edition was a 6 x 50 toro featuring a Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper.

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Sunday’s Cigar Cartoon: “detection dog”

Detection dog

Punch Sir John (Germany Regional Edition)

Punch Sir John

Origin : CubaPunch
Format : Corona Extra
Size : 127 x 19 mm (5 x 48)
Ring : 48
Release : 2012
Price : 11 EUR each
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Punch Sir John, a 2012 regional edition for Germany, is most probably named after John Tenniel, a British illustrator and politicial cartoonist for the Punch magazine. Knighted by Queen Victoria, he is also known for his illustrations for Lewis Caroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is named after a group of 48 premium tobacco retailers in Germany, called “John Aylesbury” (see comment below).

I've had this cigar in my humidor for quite a while now (about one year I guess, since its release) and decided to put it to light on one of this year's last sunny days.

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday Cigar Deals

Black Friday cigar deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday cigar deals, carefully hand-picked for you.

  • Famous Smoke - this year, FS offers a 20% discount on all orders over $100. As far as I remember it's one of their most massive promotions so far. Click here to apply the coupon.
  • Corona Cigar - a selection of heavily discounted samplers. Have a look, not all of them are stellar but you might find something you like.
  • Neptune Cigars - 15% off any order with the BLACKFRIDAY coupon code. We especially like their "build your sampler" feature.
  • Atlantic Cigar - another selection of samplers. They are supposed to update them throughout the week-end.
  • Cigar Federation - 20% off some cigars, including Liga Privada No. 9 and T-52. Apply coupon code
    blackfridaycf here.

Spotted a nice cigar deal? Let us know!

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