2015-06-01 07.34.01

Illusione “Gigantes”

I am a huge fan of the Illusione line in general. The simplicity of the cigars combined with a consistent flavor really appeals to my narrow minded, opinionated, sharp witted palate. I have multiple boxes of the Rothchildes aging and really enjoy them very often. It seems to me the Illusione Gigante will be injected…

2015-04-17 09.43.48

Illusione 888 for the drive

The Illusione 888, have been waiting for an opportunity to enjoy this cigar for a few months now and what better time than a 4 hour drive. First, the ingredients and specs on this beauty.   FULL SPECIFICATIONS Strength:Full Shape:Churchill Size:6 3/4 x 48 Country:Honduras Wrapper Color:Dark Natural Wrapper Origin:Nicaraguan Wrapper Leaf:Habano I would have…

2015-02-24 06.40.56

Alec Bradley Mundial

The morning starts early with a quick jaunt through the neighborhood for a wake up dog walk. This morning things were a little slower since there is about an inch of fresh snow, so I thought I would grab a cigar and a cup of coffee to enjoy. I blindly reached into the humidor and…

2015-01-20 07.58.34

Padron 4000 Maduro

The Padron 4000 series Maduro in the Toro Vitola. I am not sure why I don’t see more cigar smokers pulling these out of the humidors either at home or in the local shops. First they are fantastic, secondly the flavor is deep and rich, and lastly they are cheaper than it’s more expensive 1926/1964…

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Davidoff Puro D’Oro Gordito

3.75×58″ Initial: I haven’t smoked a ton of Davidoff’s, mostly because my local shop doesn’t carry them. They say they cost too much for their clientele and the minimum order is $50k, so I was pretty happy to see this in a package Ben sent me for Christmas. It smells of stout and sweet chewing…

2014-12-28 13.46.05

Fuente Short Story Gran Reserva Maduro

The cold as hell dog walk needed some “kick me up”. We have started winter!!!! This Fuente Short Story Maduro has become a staple for cold weather cigar dog walking. The flavors are great! 5 mins- cigar is cut and lit even on a windy cold day the aroma is enticing and inviting this is…

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Crowned Heads – Jerico Hill .44s

Crowned Heads – Jericho Hill .44s 5.1×44 box press $8 Initial: Ben gave me this, thanks Ben! Nicaraguan, My Father factory made. Drinking Bourbon with this. Nice box press. Texture of the wrapper is semi-rough to the touch but acceptable. Light it up…there she goes. Seems to burn fast. Flavor is outstanding, right from the…

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Illusione 68

As all Illusione cigars go, there is a story be the name  below is the story from Dion. “This was the year I was born hence, the smallest cigar in my line. It was also an homage to Paul Garmirian – BIG influence in my career as a Tobacconist along with Zino Davidoff. 68 is…

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Nadi Cigars Classic

I have had this cigar for over a year, not sure why I sat on it this long but it really aged into a fine stick. The Nadi Cigar Classic by @CigarGirlFL is one smooth smoke. This has a hint of a nutty flavor, that blends well with a rum and coke which is what…

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Diesel Wicked

The Diesel Wicked. This is a short review, the Wicked is a fantastic cigar. It is not for the faint hearted, this is a real strong cigar. Very thick, deep flavor with a real nicotine kick. I personally love the full bodied cigars with a punch in the face. I have known this cigar was…