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Foundation Wise Man Maduro Toro
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: The Wise Man Maduro Toro

The Wise Man Maduro like the Wise Man Corojo was re-branded and re-blended for 2024. Foundation Cigars the company that makes these lines took the production of one of their signature cigars from Aganorsa Leaf and moved production down the road to My Father Cigars S.A. No official reason for the change was given but Foundation has ceased all production with the former. Whenever a company makes a totally new cigar of an existing brand […]

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La Aurora 120th Anniversary
Dominican Republic Cigar Review

Cigar Review: La Aurora 120th Anniversary Robusto

Born in 1903, the La Aurora 120th Anniversary celebrates the birth of the first Dominic Republic cigar factory. For La Aurora it has been a roller coaster of a ride. For me the cigar factory was first on my radar at the first cigar blog I ran called acigarsmoker.com when I was invited down to the Dominican Republic for a factory tour. I went down with a lot of cigar smokers who were bloggers and […]

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La Aroma Mi Amor Reserva
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva Belicoso Review (Old Packaging)

The La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva was released 12 years ago and it features a San Andres wrapper before San Andres was the darling of the industry. Back around 2018 the cigar underwent the first design change and somewhere over the last year or so the cigar had a third change adapting blue as the primary color versus the red that adorns the cigar we are reviewing today. For whatever reason my local […]

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El Pulpo Toro
Nicaragua Cigar Review

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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The Wise Man Corojo
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: The Wise Man Corojo Robusto

The Wise Man Corojo is a new cigar with a tie in to an old cigar and a lesson in poor marketing. El Güegüense will go down has one of the worst names in the history of cigars. The cigar which was named after a satirical play written in the 16th Century was difficult to pronounce and spell making it a very hard name for the typical cigar smoker to grasp. It wasn’t until the […]

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AVO Expressions LE 2024
Dominican Republic Cigar Review

Cigar Review: AVO Expressions Limited Edition 2024

AVO Expressions returns, this time partnering up with hip-hop pioneer DJ D-Nice. Now while I get AVO has always has music ties because of the history of Avo Uvezian this one seems to be a stretch and desperate attempt to make the brand seem relevant again. Sadly, since the passing of AVO the brand is best known for creative packaging and rebranding existing cigars with a different name under the disguise of a limited edition. […]

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Tatuaje TAA 2023
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: Tatuaje TAA Limited Edition 2023

Ask your cigar store customer what TAA is they would be hard pressed to guess anything but Tits & Ass. Ask a cigar geek and they would tell you TAA is a limited edition release that comes out each year. Some might know there is more then Tatuaje that do these releases, but many would have a hard time naming the others after The Angels Anvil. Right or wrong, this is the perceptions for many […]

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Rojas Cinco de Mayo 2024 LE
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: Street Tacos Cinco de Mayo Limited Edition 2024

Rojas Cigars is back celebrating Cinco de Mayo this time with their own release simply called Cinco de Mayo LE. In 2023, the company released Elote for United Cigars, a version of the Firecracker which translated to Street Corn. Spoiler Alert: This cigar was exponentially better. According to Noel Rojas this will be the first of an annual series to commemorate the Cinco de Mayo holiday which celebrates Mexico’s victory over the 2nd French Empire at the […]

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Aladino Fuma Noche
Honduras Cigar Review, Uncategorized

Cigar Review: Aladino Fuma Noche Super Toro

Aladino Fuma Noche was launched at the 2024 PCA Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Available in one size; a 6.25 x 54 called Super Toro the name translates to Night Smoke. The company has been secretive on the blend which saw the original press release to mention corojo tobacco only to have the company walk back the use of the tobacco type. Cigar Review: Aladino Fuma Noche Size: 6.25 x 54 (Toro) Wrapper: Honduras “Maduro” Binder: Honduras […]

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Rojas 10th Anniversary
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Cigar Review: Rojas 10th Anniversary

The Rojas 10th Anniversary celebrates the American dream achieved by Noel Rojas. Noel Rojas left Cuba in the middle of the night on a homemade raft that would take him to Mexico where he would make the journey as a Cuban immigrant to the United States. I first met him when I lived in Miami at a cigar shop owned by Nestor Miranda and his son-in-law Jason Wood. It was here we would develop a […]

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