Timothy Allen

Nebraska Cigar Festival

The Nebraska Cigar Festival Just a few short miles west of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska sits a historic area landmark, the Pla Mor Ballroom. For the past 13 years, cigar enthusiasts brave the cold weather and mediocre road conditions to spend a few hours with family and friends, all while sampling a good variety of cigars….

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Colibri Julius Double Soft Flame Lighter

A soft flame lighter is not a very popular option for lighting your cigar of choice but Colibri has given us the Julius Double Soft Flame Lighter in an attempt to change our minds. How will it stack up? Should you add this to your collection? Tim gives us the nitty-gritty in this review.

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Subject 02A: Padilla Dominus

The Padilla Dominus Robusto review was actually done about two months ago and I’m just now getting it on the site! I know!, you expect more from me and I’ll work on getting better. As I’ve said before when I announced this cigar as one of the subjects, I have a few Brothers of the…

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Subject 01A: HC Series Black Maduro

Finally after 3 long months of waiting I can finally start sampling some of these test subjects. The first of course is the HC Series Black Maduro which I chose for two simple reasons: I’m always looking for an enjoyable cheap cigar which this hits the mark at around $2.50 per stick and the descriptions…

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Subject 05: Room 101 Muzzle Loader

The Room 101 Muzzle loader appeared one early morning in my inbox as an online special feature. Let me be honest, most of the time I quickly scan and delete these emails but this time I did not. Maybe it is because Room 101 and Matt Booth have been showing up on my radar lately….

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Subject 04: Daughters of the Wind

I had to do a little extra research to get some basic intel on the Daughters of the Wind (DoTW) Robusto by Casdagli Cigars (also called a “Pony” for short) as this is a new cigar to my humidor. The very basic description for this cigar: nuances of Cream, Sourdough Bread, Leather, Graham Cracker, Gingersnaps. Subject…

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Subject 03: Sancho Panza Triple Anejo

The Sancho Panza Triple Anejo is a Honduran handmade that boasts a full-bodied mix of premium tobaccos. The typical description is a wallop of hearty spice, which I’m always a fan of, followed by flavors of pepper, earth, leather, and coffee with a subtly-sweet undercurrent dotting the finish. As far as overall profile goes, this…

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Subject 02: Padilla Dominus

The Padilla Dominus is described to have spot on construction and have nuances of pepper, coffee, chocolate, and earth. If this cigar holds true to this, it will most likely become part of my regular rotation. Subject 02: Padilla Dominus Wrapper: Corojo Origin: Honduras Binder: Unknown Filler: Nicaraguan Size/Shape: Double Robusto (5×54) Average price: $5.50 (per stick) I actually don’t know…

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Subject 01: HC Series Black Maduro

The first lab rat to become part of my cigar aging and review experiment is the HC Series Black Maduro. This one could make or brake the whole project. Subject 01: HC Series Black Maduro Wrapper: Connecticut, Maduro Origin: Honduras Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan Size/Shape: Robusto (5×50) Average price: $2.50 Why choose this one? Well first, let’s be clear. I…

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