Archive for June, 2010

The Cigar NUt

We have a guest review today, this one from Daniel Temos, a good buddy of mine I met off twitter who ended up being one of the greatest BOTLS that I know. From swapping packages to bs-ing about life or playing COD (CGAR Clan!) at the break of dawn, Daniel has been a very stand up guy and a great asset to the site. Breaking from his normal ties as our resident Cuban Review man he comes to us with the Di Fazio Picoso – Lets see what he has to say!

Di Fazio Picoso

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“They will only care when it starts to hurt their pocket books” – a comment the lady made one night when we were talking about the ridiculous new laws that are being enforced regarding the anti-smoking bans that continue to plague our nation. People being fined, even arrested for the simple act of smoking a cigar or a pipe in their home, in public, or even in their own business, after business hours… all because they decided to put flame to tobacco.


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Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto + Giveaway by Jacob Krell

Size: 50 X 5
Wrapper: Corojo dos mil seis (Corojo 2006)
Binder: Nicaraguan Jalapa
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua
Price: $9.25

Alec Bradley Prensado

Behind The Stick:

Ok, I know my last review was of the Alec Bradley Tempus. Some of you may wonder what gives with another AB review. Well, I have a nice little Alec Bradley giveaway I can�t wait to send to one of our readers who comments on this review. Details will be at the end of the review. Today I am presenting to you the Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto. Prensado comes in five vitollas: Corona Gorda, Robusto, Churchill, Gran Toro, and Torpedo. The wrapper was grown in late 2006 and was fermented and aged through mid 2008. Alec Bradley spent 6 months working on the blend for this cigar. Prensado is Alec Bradley�s most full bodied cigar to date and their first traditional pressed line of cigars.

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The Cigar Nut

As some of the regular readers have seen, there has been a regular guest reviewer for the site who really has helped me out since the get go. From getting my name out across the boards and twitter to assisting me with new ideas and possibilities within the site. Without dragging on too much, Jacob Krell has been a great friend, awesome BOTL and an overall very stand up guy. I would like to announce his acceptance of a role as an official reviewer for The Cigar Nut. Onto a short bio from Jacob himself.

Jacob Krell

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Size: 5 x 52 (Robusto)
Wrapper: Cameroon
Binder and Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan and Peruvian
Strength: Medium
Price: Just under $5.00 each

H. Upmann 1844 Vintage Cameroon

Behind The Stick:

I have tried to find a bit of information about the H. Upmann line, but aside from the Cuban cigars, their Dominican counterparts really are not very well documented. They are being produced by Altadis U.S.A., the same company the produces the Dominican versions of Romeo y Julieta and Montecristo. They report this cigar is a medium body due to the Piloto Cubano, the Cuban-seed Dominican filler that these cigars are formed around. I wish there was more of a background I could produce, but this just means more directly to the review!

P.s. Forewarning, this is my go-to cigar, one of my personal favorites (even when compared to some more complex cigars) and I have smoked more of these than any other cigar, by a long shot. ~You’ve been warned haha!~

H. Upmann 1844 Vintage Cameroon

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Size: 4 7/8 x 50 (Robusto)
Wrapper: Cuban
Binder and Filler: Cuban
Strength: Mild to Medium
Price: About $10.00 a piece

Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill

Behind The Stick:

Another great product from the island, the Romeo y Julieta brand was established in 1875 by Incencio Alvarez and Mannin Garcia in reference to the famous story by Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet. Although the beginning went well and the cigars that were produced were well received the brand really took off after it was acquired by Jose ‘Pepin’ Rodriguez Fernandez (who happened to be the former head of Cabaas factory in Havana) due in majority to his constant travels to Europe and the Americas promoting his cigars. Two fun facts I found, Between 1885 and 1900 the brand won a large number of awards from different tasting exhibitions, the gold medals on the band in their honor – Secondly, Rodriguez was also known for entering his prized racing horse, Julieta, in multiple racing events around the world.

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