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Size: 4 7/8 x 50 (Cuban Press)
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder and Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru and Brazil
Strength: Medium to Medium-Full
Price: 12 Pack Box Set roughly $70.00 usd

Just A Taste

Yes, we have another great cigar from the Cuban Press Box Set, today it is the CAO Brazilia Cuban Press. Just like the MX2, the LX2 and the Italia, this cigar remains true to the original Brazilia blend that many of us have grown to love (or hate for some haha). The Cuban Press, although toted to be a bit more flavorful due to the shape, does not seem to be talked about nearly as much. Check out my quick ‘Just a taste’ review and find out if this is a diamond in the ruff or a dud no one speaks of!

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Size:
Wrapper: Sun Grown Habano 2000
Binder and Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: Medium
Price: Roughly $2.50 a piece

Don Kiki Red Label

Behind The Stick:

The Don Kiki line is one that I have been hearing about more and more – and usually with good things to be said following the name drop. I have been unable to locate an extensive history of the brand or really any specific information to be honest, aside from scattered reviews throughout the forums, not many sites have even reviewed them. What I was able to locate was that the Corona boutique permim cigars are cured and aged for at least three years and are then aged in Tabacalera Esteli and that they are ‘medium bodied, well balanced and complex’ – I wonder if the generic advertising on this Cuban Crafters – Don Kiki Red Label is just a precursor to a more or less generic cigar.

Don Kiki Red Label

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Size: 5 x 50 ( Robusto )
Wrapper: Mexican San Andreas
Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium to Full
Price: Just over $7.00 each

Behind The Stick:

Emilio Cigars – another semi-new company to come to the Cigar world table but unlike some of the others, this name has some big players standing just a few feet behind in the shadows. Gary Griffith who also created Grimalkin cigars, has paired up with a blender who was been named one of the ‘hottest cigar blenders’ in the industry and has created more cigars than I can count – A.J. Fernandez. Today’s cigar, the Emilio AF1 is slowly picking up some buzz in the online community and I for one could not be happier. Their website mentions ‘the Emilio AF-1 cigars are produced in Esteli, Nicaragua and named in honor of our friend A.J. Fernandez, blender and manufacturer. Two years in the making, the cigars are loaded with flavor from the Nicaraguan tobaccos of the filler, and clothed with a slow fermented maduro wrapper, dark and rich with spice and sweetness.’

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Great stick, really came into its own in the last third – I will be getting another!

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Size: 47 x 7 (Churchill)
Wrapper: Cuban
Binder and Filler: Cuban
Strength: Medium
Price: Unknown

Ramon Allones Habana

Behind The Stick:

First and foremost – I have to give a big thank you out to Cigarsthomas – not only is he an alright COD player, he’s a great guy and a perfect BOTL. I had made mention to him that I had only tried one type of Cuban cigar, and he did more than help me correct the errors of my ways! Again, thank you so much for this!

Here comes to us another great creation from the island just south of Miami, Florida. This one, the Ramon Allones was actually created in 1845 and has been toted as being the first of many different aspects of the cigar world that we take for granted today. Rumors support that they were the first to use colorful lithographs for box art, the first to use bands on their cigars and the first to package their cigars in the “8-9-8″ style although there any many arguments to these statements.

Ramon Allones Habana Exclusivo

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Size: 5 1/2 x 50 ( Gordito )
Wrapper: Cuban
Binder and Filler: Cuban
Strength: Medium
Price: ~ $20.00 USD each

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Behind The Stick:

If there is one thing that will never change in America – it is the look on peoples faces when you tell them or show them your ‘latest Cuban cigar’ – well, at least until that whole embargo thing is lifted. While Cuban cigars are truly one country puro’s, the diversity and range of tobacco that this island produces is beyond words and ‘may’ be part of their draw and attraction to smokers across the world – aside from the whole rolling on the thighs of virgins thing.

One of the more famous marcas ( next to Cohiba ) is the Partagás line, known to some by the red band and others by the flagship vitola, the Serie D No. 4 robusto. The Serie D Especial Edicion Limitada 2010 utilizes the D’s core and builds on it by adding 3/4 of an inch, making it a total of 5 1/2 inches long and a 50 ring gauge giving this cigar the name ‘gordito’ in the Cuban cigar factories. Released as a limited edition cigar in 2010, the Partagás D Especial has been toted as full bodied and full flavored while most Americans who love the dark Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos may consider this to be closer to Medium in range. Enough rambling about illegal cigars – onto the damn review!

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