Cuban Cigar

Cigars & Coffee Episode 61: Juan Lopez No. 2 & TB610

James stays at home for this episode and smokes a Cuban Juan Lopez Seleccion No.2 and drinks a test blend from Janus Coffee Roasters, TB610.  

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Cuban Cigar Review: Punch Short de Punch

Punch is one of the most iconic, oldest, and recognized brands of cigars from Cuba. They are most notably known for the Punch Punch and the Double Corona, both of which have become increasingly hard to find. Punch has also been one of the most prolific Cuban brands throughout my journey into the world of…

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Cuban Cigar Review: Cohiba Siglo VI

Cohiba is a premium cigar dual-brand – one is produce in Cuba by the Cuban state-owned tobacco company, Habanos S.A., and the other is produced in the Dominican Republic for United States-based General Cigar Company.  The Cuban-produced brand is filled with tobacco that comes from the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba and as undergone an…

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Hoyo de Monterrey, Escogidos La Casa del Habano Exclusivo: A special cigar for any occasion.

“Chosen” is the adjective Habanos S.A. decided to christen their newest Hoyo de Monterrey LCDH release. The name, Escogido, was picked to correlate with the location and the circumstances surrounding the debut of its release and also to emphasize the amount of quality control that goes into the wrapper selection. Habanos S. A. presented the Escogido…

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Cigar Review: The Juan Lopez Selección No. 2 Underwhelms Without Age

In the world of Cuban robustos, there are plenty of names that stand out, but one that is often overlooked is the Juan Lopez Selección No. 2. The Juan Lopez brand as a whole is one that gets little attention in the cigar community, to the benefit of those who know what the brand is…

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Vegas Robaina Famosos 2020

The Vegas Robaina Famosos is a regular production cigar from Habanos S.A. The brand is one of the youngest brands in the Habanos portfolio with its introduction to the world of cigars in 1997. The Famosos is a Hermoso No. 4 vitola that offers a perfect balance between mild and full bodied cigars. With youthfulness,…

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Episode 46: Cigar Aficionado and Short Cigars

I give you my shortened opinion on the Cigar Aficionado Top 25 of 2020 list, why I think it is not a true list of the top cigars of 2020, and why we do not have advertisers or sponsors for the show and website. I then give you my list of Top 10 short cigars…

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Episode 37: FDA News and Cuban Cigar Retailers

I am finally back in my studio with power and internet! Thank you for your patience during my forced hiatus! I talk about the victory the cigar industry had over the FDA in court, what it means to small businesses and the industry at-large. I also give my opinion on where the next legal battles…

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Romeo y Julieta, Exhibición No.4 2018 Review

The Romeo y Julieta Exhibiciòn No.4 is a regular production cigar by Habanos S.A. The Exhibiciòn No.4 is one of 27 regular production blends offered in the Romeo y Julieta portfolio, one of the largest Tripa Larga, Totalmante a Mano portfolios available from Habanos S.A. The Exhibiciòn No.4 is made from tobacco grown in the…

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Episode 36: A Discussion About Cuban Cigars

First, allow me to apologize to my listeners who may not follow me on social media. Where I live was hit hard by a derecho on August 10. I lost power until August 20 and I lost internet until August 30. For more information, check out the latest episode of Simply Stogies Podcast Presents: Cigars…

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