Archive for May, 2010

The Cigar Nut

Size: 6 7/8 x 48 (Churchill)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder and Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
Strength: Mild to Medium
Price: Just under $5.00 a piece, $47.95 for a pack of 10

Don Douglas Cabinet Churchill

Behind The Stick:

This is another one of the many blends that the Bucanero company produces, this one specifically in honor of Master Blender Don Douglas Pueringer, and gentleman who ended up retiring from the cigar business in 2002. Robert was kind enough to send these to me in a sampler package and have been sitting in my humidor for the past 2 months- be sure to check out the Bucanero Z, another one of Robert’s creations. This cigar, handcrafted using some of the finest Ecuadorian, Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos has been toted as ‘excellent’ and ‘fantastic’ and a perfect tribute to a great blender. Let us see if the Bucanero Don Douglas Cabinet Churchill lives up to the hype!

Don Douglas Cabinet Churchill

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The Cigar Nut

Size: 5 x 52 (Robusto)
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro
Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium – Full
Price: Roughly $4.50

Perdomo Habano Maduro

Behind The Stick:

The Perdomo Habano is actually tobacco grown directly on the Perdomo farms themselves in Nicaragua – specifically Esteli, Condega and the Jalapa regions which are actually represented on the back side of the band. Nick Perdomo was quoted saying By blending these cigars using filler tobaccos from these different regions, weve created a unique smoking experience where you will enjoy the complexity of the full flavored tobaccos from Eseli, the aromatic tobaccos from Condega, and the naturally sweet tobaccos from the Jalapa Valley. Unfortunately that is where the information on this specific stick gets a little cloudy. I have heard many good things and personally am beginning to become more and more of a Perdomo fan but I wish I could have gotten a bit more background on the blend.

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The Cigar Nut

Size: 6 x 50
Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Binder and Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaraguan
Strength: Mild to Medium
Price: Just under $6.00 a piece

Bucanero Z

Behind The Stick:

I had the pleasure of coming in contact with Robert Spoden near the beginning of the year and through e-mail and phone conversations he decided to bless me with me with a sampler package of his cigars. Not only is this a smaller, family operated company but it is also 100% veteran owned and operated. I don’t think I could give any better information than what they have presented on their site.

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The Cigar Nut

~A big thank you goes out to Jacob for yet again providing the site a great review. Please be sure to comment and let us know your thoughts! Without further adieu –

Size: 52 X 6 1/8
Wrapper: Honduras Criollo 98
Binder: Honduras Criollo 98 – Indonesia Embetunada
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua
Price: Around $7 to $9

Alec Bradley Tempus Imperator

Behind The Stick: Tempus is Latin for time. I cant say it any better and this is taken directly from the Alec Bradley website Time is one of the most important factors when creating a great cigar; Time for the tobaccos to mature in the fields; for perfect fermentation, aging time, and time for the rich tobacco flavors to meld into one. In our industry and in our lives, time is the one component that is always in demand. Alec Bradley Tempus is created to enjoy most of what we have least.TIME. What a great statement that we as cigar smokers should all appreciate. There is nothing better than to spend valuable time smoking a great cigar.

Alec Bradley Tempus Imperator

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The Cigar Nut

Size: 5 x 54
Wrapper: Triple fermented Connecticut
Binder and Filler: Cuban-seed Nicaraguan blend
Strength: Mild to Medium
Price: Little over $5.00 a single

Perdomo Champagne

Behind The Stick:

This is another one of those cigars that just doesn’t seem to have the detailed history that other blends do. Now Perdomo as a company has quite the history and please check out my review of the Perdomo Squared for more information about the people involved with Perdomo and a bit of their history. As far as this specific cigar goes, especially for being a 10th anniversary cigar, there is little to no information so perhaps that is due to the ‘secrets it holds’ or maybe they just didn’t publicize. Granted, the blend of cuban-seed binder and filler from Nicaragua and a triple fermented Connecticut shade wrapper makes this a highly sought after cigar. One thing I did learn was that this is the same stick as the Reserve line from Perdomo, repackaged and put into a size unique to the champagne of 5×54.

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The Cigar Nut

Here comes a guest review from our friend from the north, Daniel. Daniel Temos (a.k.a. Dalamscius) writes articles and cigar reviews with Tony Casas on www.casasfumando.com. Be sure to check out the site. He is an IT Professional from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and enjoys cigars, scuba diving, hockey, fishing, nature and anything that challenges his mind. If Daniels not sitting on his big comfy couch or at work you can usually find him in a boat on top of the water or 100ft under the water enjoying a dive. He is engaged to a wonderful Fiance and looking forward to his wedding. Feel free to contact Daniel anytime via email (dalamscius[at]gmail[dot]com). And make sure to follow him on twitter http://twitter.com/Dalamscius

H Upmann Coronas Major

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