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Padilla Dominus

Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto) Wrapper: Nicaraguan Cuban-seed Corojo 06 Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium Full to Full Price: Just under $10.00 a pop Behind the Stick: Ohh Padilla – how I love your cigars. Those of who read the site often will know that the Padilla company – aside from a rich history – creates some of my favorite cigars. After hearing a lot of people on twitter and facebook talk about smoking the Dominus, I felt almost left out being that I had barley ever heard of…

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Tatuaje Petite Cazadore Reserva

Size: 4″ x 40 Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Price: ~$4.00 Behind the Stick: Another of Pete’s new sticks in 2010, this cigar was met with much excitement and enthusiasm when it was released. Rolled at the Nicaragua factory instead of the Miami factory, along with sharing the Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper with its other Nicaraguan rolled brothers in the Reserva line, this cigar varied a bit from the original Habano wrapper cigars in the Reserva series. At a great size and a good price, along with being a…

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Ashton VSG Belicoso No. 1

Size: 5.25 × 52 (Belicoso) Wrapper: Ecuador Sun Grown Binder and Filler: Dominican Republic Strength: Full Price: Give or take $11.00 a piece Behind The Stick: When it comes to word of mouth I’m sure whenever people are chatting about smokes a ‘random’ – Hey, what cigar do you like? will come up and invariably there will be someone who says an Ashton VSG. Now, this could be because they have just been a ‘popular brand’ for years but from the research I have been able to find, ever since…

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Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial

By: Eric Hewett   Size:  5.5 x 50 ring Country of Origin:  Cuba Strength:  Med Price:  $13 – $15CDN   Behind The Stick:  Launched in 2008 at the Festival de Los Habanos, the Epicure Especial was billed as the pinnacle of the HDM Epicure Line.    The blend was developed from the highly popular HDM Edition Limitada 2004.    The literal translation of the Spanish name Hoyo de Monterrey is “the hole of Monterrey” which describes the concave or bowl-like shape of the valley in the Vuelta Abajo region where the HDM tobacco plantation is located, in the town of San…

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Nothing to Report

Well – as the title implies there is not a lot going on in the world of The Cigar Nut with the exception of my current head cold haha. I have not gone anywhere, Brian and Eric are still writing reviews but to be honest today is the first day I’ve logged onto the site since Tuesday. Once I have my smell and taste back I will get some more reviews up. Aside from that – smoke a great cigar for me, I’ll be back soon! David ~The Nut Himself

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