Yes, Steve, this is another PCA21 sample. I have the other two, but wanted to get the one with the most age. The aromas from the foot are very light and the cold draw is perfect. As with the rest of the Stillwell Star line, the filler is a mixture of long leaf and pipe tobaccos.Continue reading Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Stillwell Star Navy No. 1056
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Ferio Tego Generoso 2021
This is a very nice looking cigar with a medium dark wrapper. There are light aromas of tobacco with a hint of sweetness in the foot. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading Ferio Tego Generoso 2021
Warped La Hacienda
This cigar has a beautiful medium brown wrapper with very light aromas from the foot. The cold draw is perfect and has a very light sweetness to it.Continue reading Warped La Hacienda
Ferio Tego Timeless TAA 2022
This cigar has a beautiful chocolate brown wrapper. Aromas from the foot are light and a bit fruity. The cold draw is perfect and reveals a bit of sweetness.Continue reading Ferio Tego Timeless TAA 2022
Southern Draw Pecadillo Hyacinth
The cigar has a light wrapper with a short tear near the head just below the cap. The foot has a light aroma of tobacco. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading Southern Draw Pecadillo Hyacinth
Rauchvernugen (RVGN) #18
This is a very good looking short Corona with a medium wrapper. There is a light sweetness in the aroma from the foot. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading Rauchvernugen (RVGN) #18
This short perfecto has a smooth dark wrapper. It has very light aromas from the closed foot. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading Falto Prominente
El Septimo Da Vinci Lancero
This is a very nice looking Lancero with a smooth Maduro wrapper. Light aromas from the foot are some earth, toasted tobacco, and hints of cocoa. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading El Septimo Da Vinci Lancero
I picked this cigar up from the La Farona shop in Ybor City last fall when we visited Tampa. It has a nice smooth Habano wrapper. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading Maceda Robusto
Carolina Blue Habano
This is a very good looking cigar with a medium brown wrapper. Aromas from the foot and wrapper are nutty and earthy. The cold draw is perfect.
Initial flavors are earth and flint, although I think the flint is fading. The ash looks fairly solid and the burn is mostly even.Continue reading Carolina Blue Habano
Southern Draw Peccadilloes medium wrapper
This is a very good looking Corona with a smooth and slightly oily wrapper. Aromas from the foot are earth and wood. The cold draw is perfect. Tonight’s beverage is a 3 oz pour of Woodford Reserve.
The initial flavors are wood over an earthy base. The early retohale is peppery. The ash is light grey and looks solid. The burn is even.Continue reading Southern Draw Peccadilloes medium wrapper
Dunbarton Mi Querida Black JR 50th anniversary
This is a very well constructed looking cigar with rich tobacco and coffee notes from the foot. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.Continue reading Dunbarton Mi Querida Black JR 50th anniversary
Yaniv Erez Habano
Nicely wrapped Habano with smooth lines and a cap that clips off perfectly to reveal a perfect cold draw.Continue reading Yaniv Erez Habano
Southern Draw Pecadillos Barber Pole
A very nicely wrapped barber pole cigar. Very light aromas. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading Southern Draw Pecadillos Barber Pole
Drew Estate Launches ACID 20 Connecticut Toro
In 1999, Drew Estate unleashed ACID cigars onto an unsuspecting premium cigar world, bridging old-world tobacco traditions to new-world innovation with iconic taste and style … placing Brooklyn, New York, onto the premium cigar map with distinction. The groundbreaking ACID became the tip of the spear for Drew Estate’s rise from a homegrown nasty little posse working on Jay Street in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn to the global premium cigar and lifestyle company it is today.Continue reading Drew Estate Launches ACID 20 Connecticut Toro
El Artista Buffalo Ten Maduro
This is a hard box-pressed cigar with a very attractive wrapper. Some notes of earth and cedar are present in the foot. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading El Artista Buffalo Ten Maduro
Alec & Bradley Kintsugi
This is a very nice looking cigar with a medium brown wrapper. It has light fruit notes from the foot. The cold draw is perfect.
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Initial flavors are light with earthy and light fruit notes. The ash is light grey and looks solid. The burn is even.
Las Calaveras 2021 by Crowned Heads
This is the first Las Calaveras to feature an Oscuro wrapper, which is a bit on the rugged side of smooth. The foot has leathery aromas. The cold draw is perfect with earthy flavors. Tonight’s beverage is a Viva Los Muertos, a black Mexican lager with light spicy notes.Continue reading Las Calaveras 2021 by Crowned Heads
Dissident Home 2021 release
This is a very good looking double wrapper (barberpole with dark and medium color components) cigar. The cold draw has light earthy flavors and is perfect.Continue reading Dissident Home 2021 release
Don Lino Africa Robusto
This cigar from Miami Cigar Co. has a nice smooth Cameroon wrapper. The wrapper has pleasant earthy aromas. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading Don Lino Africa Robusto
Sin Comprimiso Paladin de Saka
This cigar has a nice dark brown smooth box pressed wrapper. Aromas from the foot are well-aged tobacco with a slight spiciness. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading Sin Comprimiso Paladin de Saka
Montecristo Epic 12 Toro
This cigar has a medium dark wrapper that only shows a couple of veins. It is smooth and slightly oily. The foot has light earthy notes. The cold draw is perfect.
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Initially there is an oaken wood note over an earthy base in what looks to be a medium bodied cigar. The smoke is moderately thick. The burn starts clean.
Stillwell Star Bayou No. 32 Toro from DTT
This is one of the new series of cigars from Steve Saka blending select pipe tobaccos with Nicaraguan filler. It has a Grade A Ecuador Habano wrapper over a San Andreas Negro binder. The pipe tobaccos are Bright and Red Virginia leaf with St. James Parish Perique. The wrapper is smooth with some light veins. The aromas from the foot are light with some spicy notes. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading Stillwell Star Bayou No. 32 Toro from DTT
Oliva V 135th
This is the latest Oliva release and it looks great. A reverse torpedo with very light aromas from the foot but hearty cocoa and coffee notes from the perfect cold draw. Today’s beverage is a Founders KBS Espresso Stout.
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Initial flavors are robust with cocoa, coffee and spices. The smoke is thick and smooth. The ash looks good but the burn is a bit off. It will probably self correct. The body of the ale is a perfect pairing.
Lounge Review: Grand Cathedral Cigars
Located in the historical “Cigar Capital of the World,” this renovation has turned a cathedral into an amazing cigar lounge. The indoor lounge is complete with a bar and the outside chairs are inviting and include a food truck on select days.
This place is well worth the visit. The humidor is large and stocked. Grand Cathedral is the Home of the “Casa Cuba Cigar Lounge & Club.”
- Staff Rating A+
- Lounge Rating: A+
- Humidor Rating: A-
- Overall Rating: A