Room 101 Conjura Edition Petit Corona

Room 101 Conjura Edition Petit Corona

Origin : Honduras (Eiroa/Camacho)
Room 101 cigarsFormat : Petit Corona
Size : 4 x 48
Wrapper : Rosado (Origin?)
Filler : Dominican & Nicaraguan
Binder : Honduran
Price : $7.50-$8.00
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For some reason, over the last year, I have ignored the Room 101 brand at my local B&M even though they came highly recommended from the store manager. To me, a cigar blended by Camacho (Eiroa family) didn’t sound appealing since, truthfully, I never really cared much for them. Camacho’s have always been lackluster but very serviceable cigars. Somehow, Matt Booth, the head of Room 101, has teamed with the Eiroas and squeezed what seems to be the best thing I have smoked out of that factory. Check out below what makes this partnership so great.

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13th Floor Fondation Toro

13th Floor Fondation Toro

13th Floor CigarsOrigin : USA
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 52
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Ecuador
Price : $8.20 each

Bryan White, owner of 13th Floor Cigars provided me with a sampler of his Foundation series (toro vitola) cigars to review for our website. I have to say I have been highly impressed with most of the boutique brands that I have had the privilege of smoking recently. I first smoked one of these cigars awhile back with a friend of mine on my way to the post office and was floored by how much I liked it, and told my friend that I couldn’t wait to actually sit down and write the review for this smoke.

The 13th Floor cigars are produced in Miami off of Calle Ocho by Willy Herrera of the El Titan de Bronze factory fame. I have never had an El Titan cigar, but if the 13th Floor is any indication of the production quality I experienced then I will be definitely on the lookout for anything coming out of that factory. Thanks again Bryan for giving us the opportunity to try your excellent cigars.

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Perdomo Habano Corojo Torpedo

Perdomo Habano

Photo credit: The Aspiring Gentleman

Origin : NicaraguaPerdomo
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6 x 54
Wrapper : Cuban-Seed Corojo
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : ~$6-7 each
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Background Info

Perdomo Cigars released the Perdomo Habano in August 2007. The company has touted this cigar in its use of three different tobaccos from different regions in Nicaragua, making for a balanced and enjoyable smoking experience.

Mission Debrief

Like the La Escepcion from my last review, I found the Perdomo Habano by accident, the box stuck in a corner of my B&M’s walk-in humidor. As I have not had as much experience in smoking the wares of Perdomo as I do of other popular cigar brands, I thought this would be a great time to get more acquainted with this line from Perdomo.

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La Escepcion Excepcionales

La Escepcion Excepcionales

Origin : HondurasLa Escepcion
Format : Torpedo
Size : 5.5 x 50
Wrapper : Honduran Habano Talanga
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Ometepe Nicaraguan
Price : ~$6-7 each

Background Info

Originally a Cuban brand started back in the mid 1800’s, the La Escepcion was revived under the General Cigar banner, makers of Hoyo de Monterrey, Partagas and Punch to name a few. Honduran-made, this is the first cigar to boast using binder from the Nicaraguan island of Ometepe.

Mission Debrief

La Escepcion Excepcionales qualifies as one of those that you are looking through your local B&M and the band or name catches your eye, and you don’t recognize it right away (or at all in my case). I caught this one in a middle display, partially paired between a couple of boxes of La Traviatas, which I also purchased at that time. Always up for trying something unfamiliar to me, I picked up a couple to see what I could discern.

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Casa Toraño Robusto

Casa Torano Robusto

Origin : Honduras
Torano cigarsFormat : Robusto
Size : 4.75 x 52
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Honduras, Nicaragua
Binder : Indonesia
Price : $6.15
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Four generations ago, the Toraño family began making fine cigars in Havana, Cuba. In 1959 the family left Cuba and was instrumental in pioneering the art of processing Piloto Cubano in the Dominican Republic. Today, Casa Toraño has 13 cigar lines with factories in Honduras and Nicaragua.

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La Flor Dominicana Cabinet Maduro No. 5

La Flor Dominicana Cabinet Maduro No. 5

Origin : Dominican RepublicLa Flor Dominicana
Format : Toro
Size : 6.25 x 52
Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Filler : Dominican Republic / Nicaragua
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : $8.15 each

Today I am doing a review on a rare La Flor Dominicana cigar that most people have no idea existed. I would have done a review on another LFD cigar but for the most part I don’t care for them all that much. So I was extremely surprised to hear from Todd Dailey, at Good Karma Cigar highly recommend to me this LFD Cabinet Maduro. I told him I didn’t care much for maduros and didn’t really like a lot of the LFD’s outside of the Litto Gomez lines. But he insisted that this would be something definitely worth trying it out as it was one of their favorites in the “Karmador.” So,… Todd thanks for recommendation and here is what I thought about this particular stick,...

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La Aurora Para Japon

La Aurora Para Japon Robusto

Origin : Dominican Republic?La Aurora Cigars
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Filler : Cameroon, Brazil, Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : $10/stick or $96/12 ct. box

This special cigar was created in support of the victims of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011. Created in collaboration with many other cigar bigwigs and released by La Aurora, the “Para Japon” is a unique stick with proceeds being donated to causes helping those in the affected areas of Japan. I immediately thought of this project as an excellent idea for those wanting to support a great cause, but didn’t want to buy one of those stupid rubber bracelets. Instead my small donation gives me something in return (that can be smoked, yay!), other than a bad tan line on my wrist. With most of my family living in the Philippines and some in Japan, we have been hit with a double whammy of blows by nature recently. But what is most important is that many of them are okay. Unfortunately there are others that weren’t so fortunate and lost family in the disaster and I believe they would greatly appreciate everything we can do for them. So smoke up everyone!

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A.Fuente Hemingway Signature Rosado

A.Fuente Hemingway Signature Rosado

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Perfecto
Size : 6.0″ x 47
Wrapper : Sun Grown Rosado
Filler : Dominican
Binder : Dominican
Price : $9 each
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Lately I haven’t been able to hangout at my local cigar shop or on the online cigar forums as much as I once was. Life happens and with a wife, a dog, and two small kids my free time is nearly non-existent. So I was very surprised when I walked into my local shop after being gone for a while to find these new Hemingways sitting in the humidor. I guess I have fallen a little out of touch. After letting them sit in my humidor for the past month I am ready to spark this thing up and see what we have here.

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