Archive for October, 2012
Hope you all will have a chance to enjoy all hallows eve! Sure I could go into a rendition about the history of Halloween or some other ‘fun facts’ – but honestly,I just want you all to have a great evening! Stay safe, keep warm and make sure you pair your evening with a great cigar! Personally, I am debating on a Cromagnon, a Bolivar Gold Medal or a Room 101 OSOK. What about you – what are you going to be smoking on this most frightful of nights?!
~ The Nut Himself
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Cubano
Binder and Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
Strength: Medium-Full Bodied
Price: ~ $75.00 for 20 or $3.75 each
Behind The Stick:
No – this is not a Cuban cigar so if that is what you are looking for, turn away now. This is actually the Siglo ‘Limited Edition’ that is sporting a Maduro wrapper – Altidas created and NOT Cuban created ( Have I said this is not a Cuban Cigar? ) . Now that we have those details out of the way, onto what may or may not be a great, cheap smoke. This cigar, although not new to the market – does not seem to have been as well received within the cigar community as other releases from Altidas, not that this scenario is a new thing to Altidas. These cigars were actually developed under the careful hands of Master Blender Frank Llaneza – the Altidas website describing this as ‘Siglo Limited Reserve blends an Ecuadorian Cubano wrapper with a Broadleaf binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan filler for a bold flavor and complex taste.’ Well – that is about as broad of a description as you can get! Lets see if this sub $4.00 cigar is great, or leaves more to be desired.
October 22, 2012 (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Gurkha Cigar Group, Inc., makers of the super premium cigar brand Gurkha, was recently awarded a prestigious Golden Label Award for the printing, design, innovation and technical execution of the 125th Anniversary cigar band.
Wrapper: Sumatra wrapper
Binder and Filler: Ecuadorian Habano binder
Strength: High Medium to Full
Behind The Stick:
One thing I find utterly amazing ( and slightly annoying ) about the cigar industry is their repeated signs of respect and honor to those who have made a contribution to the industry. Anniversaries, birthdays, death dates, fathers day amongst many other dates have all been used as reasons to dedicate a cigar to a specific event or person. The Graycliff Avelino 80th falls right into this category – this cigar was crafted and created specifically to honor Avelino Laras’s 80th birthday. When they were originally packaged, they were put in specially made humidors which were then signed by Avelino Lara himself. Made to celebrate his birthday, this special cigar was sold exclusively at the Graycliff Resort and Cigar Factory at a monstrous markup. A ‘phantom’ cigar of types, it was never intended to see the global market.
You may be asking yourself, who is this Avelino Lara and why does he have a cigar that has been toted as “a melting pot of tobaccos that has created one of the richest and most complex flavor profiles out there”. Okay – bullshit advertising aside, this is an ultra-premium cigar that is made from a combination of Nicaraguan, Honduran, Brazilian, and Costa Rican long-filler tobacco that has been slowly aged in ‘Cuban Fashion’, some tobacco being as old as a 1995 harvest. Avelino Lara is the man behind the original Cuban Cohiba name and is the man behind the Bahamian rolled Graycliff Cigars so I must agree, if you are going to make a cigar to honor this gentleman then use the factory he created with some of the best possible tobaccos you can get your hands on. But – the big question, how does this cigar perform!?
THE RECLUSE IS LOOSE!!!
RECLUSE has landed in the United States and should be at retail shops nationwide on Friday 10/19/12. We are proud to announce that for customers who do not yet have a retailer in their area, our online presence will be Two Guys Smoke shop in New Hampshire.