Tag: $15 Cigars

Cigar Review: Ozgener Aramas A-52 Robusto

Initial Thoughts The Aramas is the second release from Ozgener Family Cigars, and it follows the success of their first release, Bosphorus. The Ozgener Aramas comes in a variety of sizes, each covered in a dark and oily Mexican San Andres wrapper. After cutting the cap with my guillotine, the draw was still tight, and Read more…

Cigar Review: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Habano Robusto J

Initial Thoughts It’s not often that we get to review every blend in a line of cigars. While today we’re diving into the Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Habano, I also recommend you check out our reviews of the Knuckle Sandwich Maduro, which took a few minutes before it became delicious, and the Knuckle Sandwich Connecticut, a Read more…

Cigar Review: Lampert Gatsby Torpedo

Initial Thoughts If you’ve never heard of Lampert Cigars, you’re not alone. I too was once unaware of this boutique brand, so when I received the curtly-named Lapert Gatsby Torpedo, I was curious. The Lampert Gatsby Torpedo is a great-looking cigar that, at first glance, seems perfectly constructed. Before lighting it, the cigar smelled like Read more…

Cigar Review: Tatuaje Reserva Broadleaf K222 Broadleaf

Initial Thoughts The Reserva Broadleaf line of cigars from Pete Johnson’s Tatuaje is hard to find. So when I was able to secure a box for the Adventure Club, I jumped at the chance. Today we’re going to review the Tatuaje Reserva Broadleaf K222 Broadleaf Toro. Visually, the Tatuaje Reserva Broadleaf K222 Broadleaf was a Read more…

Cigar Review: Oliva Master Blends 3 Churchill

Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a totally objective, completely neutral review of a cigar. Ellory went into this review completely blind; that means without knowing what it is, who made it, how much it costs, or what’s in it. To see Read more…

Cigar Review: Ashton VSG Wizard Toro

Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a totally objective, completely neutral review of a cigar. Ellory went into this review completely blind; that means without knowing what it is, who made it, how much it costs, or what’s in it. To see Read more…

Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Brulee Blue

Initial Thoughts: When it comes to cigars to pair with coffee, the Sobremesa Brulee is one of my absolute favorites. So, when Steve Saka’s Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust decided to make a new and different version of that cigar, I knew I was excited to smoke it. After searching local lounges for months, I finally Read more…

Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No. 4

Initial Thoughts: Before there were outrageously priced “premium” or “boutique” cigars, there was the classic, solid performing Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No. 4. If you want a great luxury cigar at a reasonable price, look no further than the Diamon Crown line from J.C. Newman. Or, so I suspect. The Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No. Read more…

Cigar Review: Bounty Box Pura Vitamina

Initial Thoughts: Every once in a while, a new cigar brand comes along and they want people to taste test their products. Today’s cigar, the “Pura Vitamina” comes from such a brand – Bounty Coffee & Cigars, out of Costa Rica. The first thing I noticed about the Pura Vitamina was its simple, straight forward Read more…

Cigar Review: Oliva Master Blends 3 Torpedo

Initial Thoughts: According to legend, ie the Oliva Cigars website, the Oliva Master Blend 3 is the third iteration of a blend of tobaccos previously reserved for members of the Oliva family. However, due to their generosity and penchant for profit, they decided to release these cigars to us, the cigar-smoking public. The Oliva Master Blend 3 Read more…

Cigar Review: Hooten Young Gothic Serpent Toro SECOND CHANCE

Initial Thoughts: Today’s cigar is one I’ve smoked before. But this time, I’ve let the cigar age, marinate, rest – whatever you want to call it – for a year. And, now it’s time to give the Hooten Young Gothic Serpent a Second Chance Cigar Review! When I first reviewed the Hooten Young Gothic Serpent torpedo, Read more…

Cigar Review: Mombacho Liga Maestro Gordo

Initial Thoughts: Today’s cigar comes from CigarClub.com and is from a brand I know nothing about, Mombacho Cigars. Today I’m reviewing the Mombacho Liga Maestro Gordo, a 5 x 54 cigar that’s got a Nicaraguan wrapper, binder, and filler. Smelling the cigar, I got lots of floral notes. After cutting the Mombacho Liga Maestro with my Read more…

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 (2018)

Initial Thoughts: The first thing I noticed about the Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo, after taking it out of its aged and yellowed cellophane, was its incredible aroma. The smells of cedar and mulch filled the air. The cold draw was perfect and I could taste flavors that were leafy, nutty, earthy, and woodsy. Read more…

Cigar Review: Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Toro

Initial Thoughts: Soaked in, aged in, marinated in… whatever, the Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Toro is supposedly a partnership between Drew Estate and one of the most exclusive brands of bourbon in the world, Pappy Van Winkle. Over-hyped or my next great smoke – that’s what we’re here to find out! This Pappy Van Winkle cigar Read more…