Cigar Reviews

Cigar Review: Cavalry Edition As de Oro by Casa 1910

Passion. This word describes the very best the cigar industry has to offer. Passion for the leaf. Passion for family. Passion for country. Casa 1910 is no different. A newcomer to the industry, Casa 1910 is passionate about more than just making cigars, they are passionate about making Mexican cigars. That passion is evident in…

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Cigar Review: Molotov by Dissident Cigars

Dissident Cigars was not a brand that was ever on my radar. It wasn’t a brand that I saw in a lot of shops. From everything that I had heard, Dissident did not have the best relationship with retailers…until December of 2021 when Josh and Cynn Coburn announced that they had purchased Dissident Cigars. I…

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Cigar Review: Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2022 by Crowned Heads

As another year passes, the cigar community is treated to yet another limited edition cigar from Crowned Heads. The first cigar I had from the series was in 2018 and since then it has generated cult following among fans. While there are some good regular production choices, the limited edition lines always seem to outshine…

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Cigar Review: Highclere Castle Senetjer by Foundation Cigars

“At last we have made wonderful discovery in Valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact; re-covered same for your arrival; congratulations,” read the telegram from Howard Carter to his patron, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon. Thus, the world changed in 1922.  After never fully recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident in 1903, Lord…

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Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 Cigar Review

I remember when I first smoked the Liga Privada No. 9 years ago. My local lounge said there were some production problems and they would not be getting any in for quite some time. I waited for a couple months and then I finally was able to grab one. Smoking this cigar for the first…

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Cigar Review: Red Meat Lovers 2022 Beef Stick by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

For those that do not know, the “Read Meat Lovers Club” was birthed at Tulane University as a response to the wholly un-American Club S.A.V.E., Students Advocating Vegetarian Eating. Soon Mr. Evan Darnell, or the Secretary of Steak, “SoS,” was holding monthly meetings, and the club had reached 300 red meat-loving red-blooded members. Post-graduation, the…

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Cigar Review: Tatuaje 7th Tuxtla

Those in the know, know that San Andrés Tuxtla (a city in the Los Tuxtla region of the Mexican state of Veracruz) is where most of Mexico’s premium cigar industry is located. This is where Mexican San Andrés comes from. Pete Johnson blended the Tuxtla line to stand up to the strong flavors of the…

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Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Sun Grown Dogma

Cigar Dojo is a popular cigar blogging site that has built a large community around cigars. The Drew Estate Undercrown Dogma Sungrown was released in 2020 and is developed by Cigar Dojo and Drew Estate as regular production vitola. I was a big fan of the Undercrown Dogma Maduro so I was excited to get…

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Cigar Review: Matilde Limited Exposure No. 2

I have had the opportunity to smoke a Matilde cigar only a couple of times before lighting up the Limited Exposure No. 2 for this review. Most recently, I was given one at the PCA 2022 Trade Show by Lucas Da Silva of Oxford Cigar Company. I can remember him being very animated about how…

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Cigar Review: Ozgener Family Cigars Bosphorus B-55

Tim Ozgener is a well known name in the industry. Most will recognize the name from a few years ago as head of CAO cigars. Things happen in the cigar industry and some people just have to take a hiatus. Rumors in the industry hinted to an “Ozgener Return” and it was finally solidified during…

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