Archive for November, 2011

The Cigar Nut

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m sure you’ve already read 15 of the same types of ‘celebration’ notes so short and sweet – Have a great day, eat too much turkey, drink that extra beer and smoke that special cigar.

Hope you all have the best day possible

The Nut Himself

The Cigar Nut

Size: 5.5 x 54
Wrapper: Honduran
Binder and Filler: Honduran
Strength: High Medium to Low Full
Price: ~$6.00

Behind The Stick:

We all know about General Cigars – and if you don’t I suggest you take a few to educate yourself. Not always the ‘best’ cigar on the table but most if not all of us have met the die hard fans. Some have said some pretty negative things about them but along with other lines such as La Gloria, Punch and the recently purchased CAO – they have a large following who are as devoted and loyal as they come. This cigar actually was inspired by a readers comment – that I didn’t have enough Punch cigars reviewed on the site and that I should get this one in as soon as possible! Well – let this be proof I listen to the readers! Onto the review.


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P.S. had to borrow pictures – forgot to photograph before I finished the review.

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The Cigar Nut

Yeah yeah yeah – I’ve been slacking. I’ve officially been in the new job for a month and getting used to a 9-5 M-F from a noon to midnight M-Th schedule, getting back into a 5 to 6 day a week workout routine, working on the Armageddon closet ( those who know me know ) and generally being the ‘good husband’ and doing more around the house has taken a bit more time to get used to than I had originally expected. I’m still smoking cigars, drinking whisky and researching the happenings in the cigar world, but as all hobbies – it takes a back seat to ‘real life’.

That being said, since I have not been posting as many reviews I am going to start adding a few new things to the site. I have a few whiskey reviews up my sleeve, a couple of product reviews ( lighters, cutters, etc ), a weekly wrap up of what I’ve been smoking ( still thinking of a ‘catchy’ name ) and some blind tasting reviews with Brian, Eric and myself.

Oh yeah, I also have gotten to the point where I have cigars in tupperware so I will be running a few contests here soon so I can limit my collection. Keep checking back for more updates!

The Nut Himself

The Cigar Nut

Size: 5 x 50 ( Robusto )
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduran
Strength: Medium
Price: Right about $4.00 USD each

Behind The Stick:

Just like so many of Rocky Patel’s cigars – this cigar may actually end up being more than just another ‘notch on the belt’ but for some ( myself included ) the thought is that you can only produce so many cigars before they all just mesh into one another – figuratively speaking. Private blends, seasonal blends, limited editions, slight variations, B&M only, Online only, etc etc – you get my point. Some love this vast diversity within a niche market, and to be honest from a financial standpoint Rocky has got to be making some serious gains – but that being said, I began to feel as if the attention on each blend was also a bit diluted. Perhaps Rocky felt the same way and had a light bulb flash or perhaps this specific cigar just fit together well and got him focused but the Rocky Patel Exxtreme Sumatra has gotten rave reviews all across the board. Lets see what The Cigar Nut things about this smoke!

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The Cigar Nut

Size: 5 x 50
Wrapper: Olancho San Agustin (Honduran)
Binder and Filler: Connecticut Broadleaf, Nicaraguan, Honduran
Strength: Medium
Price: ~ $6.00 usd

Behind The Stick:

Those who are not in the know – CAO has recently ( within the last year of this posting ) been acquired by General Cigar Company and although there may be mixed emotions, General has reported that they will do the best they can to keep the spirit of CAO alive and well and I have to admit, so far – so good. You may be wondering, like I did, what the OSA is for and it is actually for the wrapper, well the Olancha San Augstin region of Honduras where the wrapper is grown. The wrapper is also sungrown, adding to the ‘Sol’ in the title of this cigar. Onto the important parts – lets see how this cigar smokes!

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