After spending the last couple weeks working on my Top 10 of 2011, I found it difficult not to give the proper respect to all the cigars that were worthy. There are five other cigars that were very close to making the list, but I felt that they just didn’t leave an impression like the others did.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Back in March of this year, I set upon a mission to find some of the best cigars. Throughout the year I have visited a wide variety of shops, as well as different online retailers. But without the help of family, friends, social media, and of course, my friends over at /r/cigars, none of this would have been possible. Another special thank you goes out to all of the cigar companies that have been in contact with me and their sales representatives for all of the samples they have supplies me with. The people I have met over the past nine months have really helped this website become what it is today. With total page views creeping up on 30,000 views, I feel this website is going in the right direction, and I have all of you to thank for this wonderful feeling.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Wrapper: San Andres Maduro
Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina and Nicaraguan
Last month was my birthday, and for my birthday I wanted to spend the day in Center City Philadelphia. While I was over there, I had to go into Holts. As I’m browsing around like a kid in a candy store, I came across the Undercrown. There were a few boxes there, so I grabbed two toros: one for review, and one to enjoy while walking around the city.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Wrapper: Dominican Sun Grown
I have been asked several times to review the VSG. One of the reasons being that I like full bodied cigar and sun grown wrappers. A couple weeks ago a friend of mine sent me one to review. So now that I had my hands on one, I couldn’t refuse it. The reason I never reviewed it before was honestly because it never crossed my mind to.
The Virgin Sun Grown wrapper is dark brown with a couple very thin veins. The cap was perfectly flush and double layered. The cigar itself is very solid with a slightly softer foot. There is also a very sweet smell coming off of this cigar. Its almost like the smell of sugar and vanilla. The cut was very clean and this cigar required no effort to light.
As soon as it was lit, there was a nice helping of spice. There was also a good amount of wood that started to enter the picture. Right after I picked up the wood notes, I started getting a good amount of earth as well. The peppery spice actually started to stick to my tongue, which is not a bad thing at all.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
I want to start off by saying how much I do not like daylight savings. Now when I get home from work to review a cigar, I have roughly an hour. So during the week you are going to be seeing many more robustos reviewed. So as I was going through my humidor to find a good cigar for today’s review. I stumbled across this Illuminati. I heard from one of their distributors that this was a great cigar. So it was the perfect size for my time constraint.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro
Filler: Panama & Honduras
As many of you know, Alec Bradley is constantly pumping out new blends. The Black Market is one of his newest blends that I have had my eyes on. When I finally got my hands on a couple, I smoked one right away and set one aside to do this review on. I have been asked several times when I was finally going to review this cigar, so I gave in a reviewed it.