Cigar Reviews

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Disciple

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Cigar Review: Warped’s La Hacienda First Growth

Warped Cigars is one of those brands that hits my palate just right, more often than not. In fact, the original La Hacienda is one of my favorite go-to cigars of all time. When I found out that they were releasing the La Hacienda First Growth, I knew that I’d have to review it. I…

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Cigar Review: CAO Amazon Basin (2022 Release)

The CAO Amazon Basin is grown in a region of the Amazon Rainforest. It uses a tobacco called Bragança that is only harvested once every three years. The blend uses four different tobaccos all from different countries. This year’s release is a re-release that originally came out in 2014. They are rolled with a unique…

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Cigar Review: The Elegancia Proclaims Ferio Tego’s Arrival

The man behind the resurgence of the Nat Sherman brand landed on his feet. After Altria Group Inc. closed down the Nat Sherman brand, Michael Herklots and business partner Brendon Scott purchased the Nat Sherman portfolio from Altria and started their own cigar brand, Ferio Tego. Ferio Tego is Latin for I strike I defend….

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Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co.: Last Rites

The Black Label Trading Company was established in early 2013 by a couple who have dedicated their brand to premium cigars of supreme quality in small batch, highly limited quantities and maintained a philosophy of focus on “less is more”. They recently began to garner quite the buzz in the cigar industry while ambitiously launching…

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Cigar Review: The Jornal from Oxford Cigar Company is an Exceptional House Blend

House blends can be a weird area for cigar smokers. House blends are usually priced lower than “name brand” cigars, but are sold by B&Ms as “just as good as.” The problem that I have with most house blends is that they are rarely as good as advertised. There are a few exceptions to the…

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Cigar Review: The Partagas Cortado is a Different Kind of Connecticut

The Evil 3mpire Cigar 5ociety is also apart of another cigar review program with Cigar Worlds “Testing Lab” We figured why not knock out 2 birds with one… review? Whatever the case, the premise of the program is to be able to try new blends that brands will be putting out soon or looking to…

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Cigar Review: Stolen Throne’s War Council

When I heard that Stolen Throne Cigars was coming out with another LE/Cigar Federation Exclusive, I was a bit hesitant. Cigar Federation has, in the past, not been the greatest to place to order from. In fact, when Stolen Throne’s last LE/Cigar Federation exclusive came out and didn’t break into the 9’s, I laid the…

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Cigar Review: Cigar Culture’s Hawk by Blackbird Cigar Co. Crash Lands

The Cigar Culture’s Hawk by Blackbird Cigar Co. is, I believe, the first collaborative cigar put out by Blackbird Cigar Co. Released in November of 2021, the Hawk is a box pressed toro that features a Brazilian cubra wrapper over a Mexican San Andrés binder and Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers. It’s a very limited run…

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Cigar Review: Sweep the Leg from Nomad by Ezra Zion is a Solid Hit

If you’ve read my review of the Freakshow from Nomad by Ezra Zion, then you know that Nomad releases can sometimes speak to my inner geek. In this instance, Sweep the Leg scratches that nostalgia itch that Hollywood has figured out we all have. Beyond that, myself and our former content director (Mike Breig) have…

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