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Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Corojo
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Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Corojo

The Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Corojo has arrived at stores in the form of Tatuaje Cojonu Two 12’s 2nd Edition. Living in New Hampshire I am blessed with one of the best brick & mortar locations; Twins Smoke Shop. Owned by Kurt Kendall, the shop has been a place I go to since I moved to the Live Free or Die State. I met my wife in his shop and countless people I am blessed to […]

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El Pulpo Toro
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Cigar Review: El Pulpo Toro

El Pulpo comes from Artesano del Tobacco a company that also makes Viva la Viva. While the company doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, who am I to judge the Fakih brothers and their 25 years of experience including running one the most premier cigar shops in the country, Cigar Inn. From around 2005 until I moved to Miami in 2012 I could be found at Cigar Inn where I was a regular that was […]

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Cigar Review: My Father The Judge Toro

All Rise! Here comes The Judge. Originally released in two sizes; a 5 x 50 Robusto and a 6 x 56 Toro the cigar was almost rushed due to the potentially pending FDA regulations. A year later the company would add the 6 x 52 Toro Fino, and in the spring of 2020 they would add two more sizes, a 5 5/8 x 46 Corona Gorda as well as a limited production 5.25 x 52 […]

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Metapa Maduro
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Cigar Review: Metapa Maduro Robusto

According the Metapa portion of the Foundation Cigar Company website, Rubén Darío is considered one of the greatest poets in the Spanish language, & was born in the city of Metapa, Nicaragua, on January 18, 1867. Darío is known for his modernist poetry, which revolutionized the Spanish language and influenced generations of poets to come. Rubén Darío died in 1916 and is known as one of Nicaragua’s most significant national heroes. “Metapa” is derived from […]

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Cigar Review: Don Lino Africa Punda Milia

If you had to name a few things that Nestor Miranda loves outside of family they would be cars, specifically the Shelby AC Cobra which was what his 70thy Anniversary Limited Edition was released in. Chivas Regal, his favorite adult beverage and Big Game hunting for which the Don Lino Africa represents. Each size of the Don Lino Line is Swahili and represent a specific animal. Today’s review is the Punda Milia which means Zebra. […]

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Cigar Review: Perdomo 30th Anniversary Sungrown Epicure

The Perdomo 30th Anniversary Sungrown is available like all other Perdomo cigars as a Connecticut, Sungrown or Maduro wrapper. It’s been an interesting journey for the family… The Perdomo story begins in Cuba where Silvio Perdomo began his cigar journey. He would be followed by his son Nicholas Perdomo into the cigar industry as well until the Cuban Revolution in 1959 forced them from their homeland. His son Nicholas Perdomo would serve in the U.S. […]

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Cigar Review: Charter Oak Pasquale Corona

In the June of 2023 Nick Melillo owner of Foundation Cigar Company announced the release of Charter Oak Pasquale. According to their website, The “Charter Oak Pegnataro and Pasquale” cigars embody the commitment to excellence and artistry that define Foundation Cigar Company. Crafted by Nicholas Melillo, Founder and Master Blender, these cigars pay homage to the unwavering spirit and timeless wisdom passed down by his grandfathers. They also serve to pay tribute the opening of Foundation’s […]

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Cigar Review: Charter Oak Pegnataro Corona

In the June of 2023 Nick Melillo owner of Foundation Cigar Company announced the release of two special editions of Charter Oak. The “Charter Oak Pegnataro and Pasquale” these cigars pay homage to the unwavering spirit and timeless wisdom passed down by his grandfathers. They also serve to pay tribute the opening of Foundation’s new office on a 300-acre farm in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley tobacco growing region. According to Melillo, “My love […]

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Cigar Review: Olmec Maduro Robusto

Nicholas Melillo began his career in the cigar industry working in a cigar shop in his home state of Connecticut. He would eventually wind up at Drew Estate where he become one of the top blenders. It is here that some controversy over the Liga Privada No. 9 line starts to emerge. Depending who you ask some might credit him with the creation of that blend, while others would credit Steve Saka. No matter who […]

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