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Monday, February 13, 2017

S.T. Dupont MiniJet Torch Lighter Review

I seem to have bad luck when it comes to lighters. They all work great in the beginning but magically after some time has past the majority of my lighters fail. There are of course exceptions to that rule but nine times out of ten I'm having to constantly replace my lighters.

One of the exceptions to that that rule is a S.T. Dupont MiniJet Torch lighter I picked up years ago. One the surface the Dupont is small and it's expensive but upon closer inspection it's a really great lighter. I go into great detail in my S.T. Dupont MiniJet Torch Lighter review on why I really think this little guy is worth it's big guy price tag.

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Friday, February 03, 2017

Rocky Patel Cargo Review

I've been a big fan of the Rocky Patel brand ever since I discovered premium smokes. I don't smoke them as often as I use to but I still visit from time to time. There's a number of cigars I still have yet to try that belong to the Rocky Patel brand. I'm always on the lookup to try something new so when the Cargo came I way I couldn't say no. Unfortunately the Cargo for me didn't live up to my expectations. I was hoping for another great addition to the Rocky Patel lineup but I just couldn't get into this stick.

Read my full Rocky Patel Cargo review to see what I did and did not like about this stick.

All the best.

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Oliva Serie O Robusto Review

I originally took notes for my Oliva Serie O Robusto review around seven years ago when I began my cigar review site. I never finished that review and looking back I'm glad about that. I wasn't all that impressed the first time I smoked the Oliva Serie O. For some reason, it just came across as a mediocre stick. Well, some time had passed and after wanting to pick up on the review website again I decided to give this stick another try. I'm glad I did since this time around I have to say my experience was much more positive then when we originally became acquainted with each other.

Read my complete Oliva Serie O Robusto review to see why I now think this is a pretty good stick.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Romeo y Julieta 1875 Review

I've been curious about the Romeo y Julieta for years now but for some odd reason never gave them a try. For some reason I seem to always gravitate towards the same old sticks but this time around I decided it was time to try something new.

The Romeo y Julieta 1875 is a pretty popular smoke so I figured if I was going to give the brand a try why not start with what I thought would be a sure thing. I couldn't have been more right. The 1875 was more than a sure thing, this is a smoke that I'll definitely revisit again and again.

Read the full Romeo y Julieta 1875 review to see why I was really taken away by this cigar.

All the best.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Gran Habano Very Limited Maduro Review

The Gran Habano Very Limited Maduro Review was one of those wolves in sheep's clothing cigars for me. This is a great looking stick but was just too dry tasting for my palate. Those that enjoy dry woodsy cigars will find something special here. I also believe that this can be an enjoyable smoke if paired with the right food or drink that offsets the dry woodsy taste.

I've given a few of these away and in some cases the recipient had a different opinion than my own. To each his own. I really wanted to like this cigar but no matter how much I tried I just couldn't.

Read the entire Gran Habano Very Limited Maduro review to get my full impression of this cigar.

All the best.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

5 Vegas Gold Maduro Review

I've been a big fan of the 5 Vegas, pronounced "Cinco Vegas", cigars for years now. I've liked just about every stick they throw my way but there are one or two I could easily pass on. Ironically the 5 Vegas Gold Maduro is one of those stick I didn't expect to like. I'm not the biggest fan of Maduros and was guilty of passing judgement on this stick before I even gave it a try. Needless to say I couldn't have been more wrong about this stick and learned a firm lesson on you really shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

Read the full 5 Vegas Gold Maduro review to see why I was really taken away by this cigar.

All the best.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Rocky Patel Sun Grown Sixty Review

The Rocky Patel Sun Grown Sixty was one of those cigars that didn't live up to my expectations. Don't get me wrong this is a great looking stick but the peppery spice was really just too much for my pallet to handle.

Read the full Rocky Patel Sun Grown Sixty review to see why I really did not care for this cigar.

All the best.

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