Archive for July, 2010

The Cigar Nut

I said at the beginning of the month that I was going to run a contest each month, picking a random comment and sending that person some cigars. This month has actually been one of my best, so what better of a time to give away some great cigars!

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The Cigar Nut

Size: 5 x 52 (Robusto)
Wrapper: Cameroon
Binder and Filler: Columbia and Nicaragua filler, Cameroon binder
Strength: Medium
Price: About $5.00 a single

CAO CX2

Behind The Stick:

For some of us, the CAO brand has become more than just a brand that came up during the cigar ‘boom’ but more of a company that produces so many different cigars it is hard not to have at least a few in your humidor at all times. Personally I had heard of the LX2 but never the CX2 – Cameroon x’s 2 (wrapper and binder) – until I was lucky enough to get a package from Famous Smoke Shop, included in there were a pair of the CAO Cx2. Since I am a cameroon whore when I first heard about this stick I was ready to give it a shot. Once I was able to do a bit of research on the cigar, I noticed that the filler, although a bit unusual being Columbian and Nicaraguan tobacco, appears to be a nice combination with the cameroon wrapper.

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XIKAR MAYAN X… A new and VERY exciting collectible – limited edition cutter for only $124.99 MSRP.

Xikar Mayan

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The Cigar Nut

Again, thank you to everyone who entered into the contest, but the time has come, we have to announce the winners!

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Illusione ~2~

Size: 5.25 X 52
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Rosado Oscuro Corojo
Binder: Nicaragaun
Filler: Nicaragaun
Price: $8 to $9 range

Illusione 2

Behind The Stick:

I picked up this Illusione ~2~ at Just For Him in Springfield, Missouri which offers a fantastic selection of Illusione Cigars. Dion Giolito says, The concept behind illusione cigars is relative to Faith in God and our constant struggle between good and evil. He created the brand to recreate a specific taste profile from years past before the Sandinistas took over Nicaragua. It seems that Dion has put his heart and soul right into these cigars. Every number in the illusion cigar line has a certain meaning.

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The Cigar Nut

As some of you have seen recently, I had posted a press release about the offer Macanudo has to win two million dollars! Well, running with this idea, a friend of mine at General Cigar was nice enough to send me a few four packs to contest out, so lets get on with it right?!


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