Archive for August, 2011

The Cigar Nut

Size: 5.5 x 52
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium to Full
Price: Just under $10.00 a stick

Behind The Stick:

Here it is everyone, 3/4th the way done with the Smoke Inn personal blend series! The My Father El Hijo is a blend specifically made for the Smoke Inn shop, not only creating a bit of ‘hype’ but also producing another limited run smoke for us to enjoy. The word on the street is that only 650 of the 15 count boxes have been produced and are currently on the market – so if your a fan of the My Father series, the Smoke Inn series or just into the ‘exclusive’ and ‘rare’ smokes, these might be right up your alley. There is not too much information out there about the history and without spoiling the review I can’t go on much longer! In my other reviews of the Tatuaje Anarchy and The Padron 1964 Anniversary SI-15 you can see that Smoke Inn has been producing some very enjoyable smokes, lets see if these live up to the other smokes!

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The Cigar Nut

Thats right, were down to the last week until the 2nd Achievement contest is finished! For those who have not entered in yet, you still have time to get a few achievements knocked out of the way. So far Andy K is in the lead with 34 points, but with some of the larger achievements in the 10 point range, one of them so easy as ‘smoking that special cigar’ anyone can still win!

As well, don’t forget that if you just leave a comment on any post, your entered for a prize pack each month! Every post gives you 1 chance to enter, so if I make 20 posts a month, thats 20 possible entries! Each month I will try to give away 3 to 5 cigars from my personal stash to try and bait you all to comment more often!

Hope you all enjoy a great smoke and let me know about it!

~The Nut Himself

The Cigar Nut

Size: 5 x 52 ( Robusto )
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Binder and Filler: Costa Rica, Mexico and Nicaragua
Strength: Medium
Price: ~ $3.50 each

Behind The Stick:

I received these cigars as a gift from a reader and I promised them I would get around to reviewing them – well, about 6 months later I am finally get them done! Ha! Gran Habano, to me, has been one of those brands where if I am gifted a cigar or receive them in a trade I gladly smoke them and usually have little to no issues, but I have never really gotten that ‘Oh shit – I need to go buy a box of these bad boys, right now’. After a bit of research I actually find out that Guillermo Rico is a 3rd generation grower who originally sold tobacco to the Olive company. Okay – now I’m listening.

Taken from the Gran Habano website

“The brand consists of five blends: Blend #1, a mild but rich cigar with a Connecticut shade wrapper; Blend #3, a medium-bodied cigar in Habano wrapper; Blend #5, a peppery, full-bodied cigar in Corojo wrapper; 3 SLS, another full-bodied cigar with a shade-grown Nicaraguan wrapper and the Gran Habano Cabinet Selection, also full-bodied, with a Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper”

Alright – enough of the research and name dropping – time to see how the product responds to flame!

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The Cigar Nut

Size: 6-3/4 x 50 Double Corona
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown
Binder and Filler: Dominican
Strength: Medium
Price: ~ $6.00 USD each

 

Behind The Stick:

The Fuente family traces its roots to Cuba where the Patriarch of the family, Arturo Fuente, was born.     In 1906 Arturo immigrated to Key West Florida & in 1912 he began producing cigars bearing his name at a factory in famed Ybor City.    With ventures to Nicaragua & then the Domenican Republic the Fuente’s have become one of the most respected names in the cigar industry.   Today the family business is guided by Arturo’s son & grandson Carlos Sr. & Carlos Jr.      

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The Cigar Nut

Size: 6.52 x 52 Torpedo
Wrapper: Cameroon
Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength:
Price: ~ $4.00 USD each

Behind The Stick:

Today I decided to grab a cigar that I personally consider a little more under the radar. Its a cheapie but as we all know – thats not always a bad thing. The La Perla Habana’s ten year anniversary gave way to the Black Pearl Morado, a blend that was created by Rafael Guerra although the cigars are actually hand rolled by the Torano Family Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. Like many cigars that use a Cameroon wrapper, The Black Pearl cigars will only be sold in limited quantities due to the scarcity of the leaf. Whenever I go for a cigar in the under $5 range I always get a little squeamish – this is either going to be decent to good or its going to be a dog turd. Lets see how these shape out!

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It’s Dark in Here…

Well, here we are folks. Back with the Cigar Noob. And after many trials and tribulations, she finally found her way to the entrance of the Cigaar Bizaar. Finally. Look, there she is now! Whimpering on the ground like a little girl! Aww, they’re so cute when they’re that age, aren’t they? No? You’re right, this is pathetic. Get up, Noob! We have company! Put the fear of darkness aside for the sake of entertainment.

You see, the Noob had made it quite far within the depths of the cave, but with a glance behind her, she realized just how far she had gotten from the light of the outside world. And how dark it was inside the cave. And the dark was scary to a little Noob, wasn’t it? So, after an embarassing bout of crying and cowering and cursing and some other C-words, the Noob picked herself up, wiped the snot from her face, and wobbled forward on weak legs.

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