Archive for April, 2010

The Cigar Nut

Size: 5 x 48
Wrapper: Nicaraguan-grown Habana Criollo 98
Binder and Filler: Cuban Seed Nicaragua and Dominican Republic
Strength: Medium
Price: About $5.00 a pop

Fonseca Habana Seleccion

Behind The Stick:

One of the things that took me back was when I first saw these cigars I initially thought of Don Francisco E. Fonseca who first established his factory in 1892, in Havana, Cuba and was wondering if they were one in the same. A fun aspect I heard was that the company actually was started when a debt to the family had been paid in tobacco, a business of purchasing leaves began shortly there after. The brand Fonseca was registered in 1907, quickly becoming a huge success and so Don Francisco began different techniques on packaging and marketing – one of which was by wrapping his cigars in a fine Japanese tissue paper and packaging the cigars into tin tubes. After his death in 1930, Don Francisco’s wife Dona Teresa Boetticher continued to run the business but merged it with T. Castaneda and G. Montero to form the new company we now know today.

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The Cigar Nut

Well holy shit! I had no idea there were going to be this many people adding others into this contest! Guess this means there will be another contest in the near future!

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The Cigar Nut

Size: 6 1/2 x 52
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder and Filler: Dominican
Strength: Full
Price: Just under $10.00 a single

La Flor Dominicana Limitado III

Behind The Stick:

The La Flor Dominicana, a name that since the cigar boom of the early 1990′s has not only become one of the larger ‘new guys’ to the cigar scene but also has been producing some amazing smokes in the past few years. One of the larger aspects that allowed the company to expand the way it has is directly related to the husband and wife team, Litto Gomez and Ines Lorenzo-Gomez. Rather than focusing on the business in a number aspect of production vs sales that so many other companies get caught up in, they were more interested in learning about the business and about cigars them selves – the ability and knowledge to produce quality, not quantity.

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The Cigar Nut

Size: 5 x 54
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder and Filler: Cuban Seed Nicaraguan aged for 3 years
Strength: Medium – Full
Price: Just under $4.00 a pop

Perdomo Lot 23

Behind The Stick:

This cigar is a release from the the famous Perdomo family and company, for a bit more of a detailed history on them please look at my review of the Perdomo Squared. I was able to pick this cigar up thanks to Cigars Direct in their cigar of the month program and was able to locate another pair at a local B&M.

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The Cigar Nut

I started the counter August 11th 2009 and slowly saw it climb – for myself at alarming rates. Some of the original viewers may have read about or even been winners in previous contests when I reached 1000 and 2000 viewers which at the time, were pretty big milestones for me. Now I sit back and am seeing over fifteen hundred people view my site, each week. . . This is just mind blowing to me. When I first started, I was expecting a few hundred views a month but nothing like it is now. I know I am still a small fry in the whole scheme of things, but when another site had their 10,000 unique viewer contest they had been up and running for over a year, so although I may not be a ‘big dog’ just yet, I hope I’m nipping at their heels! haha

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The Cigar Nut

Size: 5.7 x 54 (Perfecto)
Wrapper: Dominican Republic Corojo
Binder and Filler: Dominican Republic Piloto, Corojo, Crillo
Strength: Full
Price: Roughly $5.25

5 Vegas Relic

Behind The Stick:

I was lucky enough to have this cigar gifted to me from Cigars Direct within their cigar of the month program and I must say that I have not been able to smoke more than one, this is a single cigar or initial thoughts review. Right from the beginning one can tell this cigar is not like many others on the market – simply by the physical aesthetics alone. The Dominican Puro created as a single vitola of 5.7 x 54 perfecto has been blended using a mainly Criollo and Corojo mix but to top off this blend, they added a single leaf of 12-year old Piloto tobacco (all Dominican of course) to take out some of the bite and smooth the cigar down. I wish I had more specific information about the brand and the history, but this is just one of those cigars that seems to have come out of no where with limited documented history – haha.

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