Casa Fuente House Cigar

Casa Fuente House Cigar

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Corona Gorda
Size : 5.25 x 45
Wrapper : Cameroon
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : $18.00 per stick at the Casa Fuente Club in Las Vegas

Background Info

Originally made for the Opus X line, these cigars from Arturo Fuente are made solely for the Casa Fuente Club in the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

Mission Debrief

My sister-in-law came up to me a couple of weeks ago and told me her and her Mom were going to Las Vegas together. Being that my wife and I had spent our honeymoon there and I’ve been there on business a few times, she wanted to know where to go. Even though I knew she wasn’t a cigar smoker, I told her to visit the Casa Fuente club, located in the Forum Shops in Caesar’s Palace. “Have a mojito and enjoy yourself,” I said to her. While she was there, she called up and said that she was getting me a cigar from the club. And sure enough, when she returned home, I found a Casa Fuente bag waiting for me with a Casa Fuente House Cigar inside.

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Davidoff Puro d’Oro Delicioso

Davidoff Puro d'Oro Delicioso

DavidoffOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Corona
Size : 4.875 x 43
Wrapper : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$12 each
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What I love about Davidoff cigars is the fact that they are widely available. Sometimes it's good to be a huge transnational company! I don't get to find boutique cigars around here very often, but I have plenty of choice when it comes to Davidoff (+ Avo, and lately Camacho) smokes. So I wasn't at all surprised when I found the latest blend, Puro d'Oro, at my local shop. Thankfully the weather is getting better, which allowed me to enjoy this great-looking corona outdoors.

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Viaje Satori Karma Limited Edition

Viaje Satori Karma Limited Edition

Origin : NicaraguaViaje cigars
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 52
Wrapper : Select Oscuro
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : $11-13 each (can vary drastically due to availability)
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“Satori” meaning enlightenment by the Buddhists, is the perfect description for this superb cigar. I have smoked many Viajes lately and have been exceptionally stunned by some and dulled by others. Andre Farkas, the owner and blender of Viaje, has really put together a spectacular smoke here, so check out the details below.

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Tatuaje Verocu Tubo

Tatuaje Verocu Tubo

TatuajeOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6 1/8 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$10-11 each
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Many thanks to Austin from the 7th Street Reserve for taking these excellent pictures for my series of reviews.

Pete Johnson is the genius cigar producer behind the Tatuaje brand. Towards the end of 2009, he released a new cigar, the Tatuaje Verocu Tubo. For those of you who do not know, the Verocu is an addition to the Havana IV, with the Verocu Tubo as the fourth of the line.

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Liga Privada “Dirty Rat”

Liga Privada Dirty Rat

Origin : NicaraguaDrew Estate
Format : Corona
Size : 5 x 44
Wrapper : Connecticut Sun-grown Habano
Filler : Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Binder : Brazilian Mata Fina
Hand-Made
Price : $12 each
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Please welcome Aaron, our newest reviewer! He begins with a review of the delicious Liga Privada "Dirty Rat". Enjoy!

Down here in Texas, we have been getting very unusual, very cold weather. Hanging around Dallas for pre-Super Bowl activities, I needed a cigar to warm my soul and get me through the wintery blues. No better cigar to do the trick than the Liga Privada Unico Serie Dirty Rat. Its unique blend of tobaccos was combined to produce a spicier, fuller bodied cigar that packs more of a punch than their regular T-52 line. Though technically not a limited release, the Dirty Rat will be distributed as a small batch cigar to fit demand. This particular stick was one of several I smoked prior to the Super Bowl and had purchased at a local B&M in Arlington.

The Dirty Rat has been a very controversial cigar for a lot of cigar devotees; opinions appear to be very polarized. Some think the cigar tastes much like its name, but I am one of those that completely differs. This cigar may just be too bold for many, because it definitely packs a wallop! Not a cigar I could smoke regularly, I would leave this to special occasions and for a change of pace from other sticks. I am confident in saying that this could be one of the best cigars I’ve smoked in the last two years.

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Illusione ECCJ

Illusione ECCJ

Origin : Nicaragua
IllusioneFormat : Corona Gorda
Size : 5 5/8 x 46
Wrapper : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $12+

ECCJ stands for European Cigar Cult Journal, which is a cigar magazine. Dion Giolito was asked to make this cigar for the celebration of the magazine's 15th anniversary. I have never read or seen the magazine, but I hear you can read it in both English and German, that’s pretty cool.

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CAO Sopranos “Soldier”

CAO Sopranos Soldier

Photo credit: The Cigar Nut

Origin : NicaraguaCAO Sopranos
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 54
Wrapper : Brazilian Maduro
Binder : Honduran
Filler : Dominican, Columbian, & Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : ~$14 each
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The Boss asked me one day through our regular communique via Twitter if I was interested in tracking down the CAO Sopranos "Soldier". I gladly jumped at the chance to review this target. CAO was the first brand of cigars I started smoking with regularity (the particular cigar I started with is quite popular - it's the Brazilia), so I was eager to attain this cigar and give it my full attention.

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Avo Tesoro 2008 Limited Edition

Avo Tesoro 2008 Limited Edition

Avo CigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 3/4 x 50
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$12 each
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Avo Tesoros 2008 Limited Edition were released to celebrate Avo Uvezian’s 82nd birthday. As I was completing a purchase in a B&M store in Madrid, the shop owner offered me a couple of free cigars. After a short fight between conscience and greediness, I pointed to an opened box of Avo cigars that I haven’t seen before. Gorgeous Cohiba Gran Reserva remained on the shelf…

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