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la aurora

La Aurora 100 Años Robusto

It’s been a long time since I lit up and La Aurora stick. A few years ago they bit themselves in the collective asses by jumping up their prices right about the same time that the federal $1 per stick tax went through. In no time they went from a reasonable proce point to “wtf?!”. […]

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Tatuaje

Tatuaje Black Tubo

Ok, I gotta give a fair shake to Tatuaje on this. The last Black series wasn’t exactly… smokable whatsoever. This one lived up to my expectations.  Now, it’s not the same blending methods of the original black, as this does have a standard wrapper grade leaf on the exterior. It lights easily thanks to the slightly shaggy tip and bursts […]

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Tatuaje

Tatuaje Black Lancero

It’s been a while since I had a black. The original production of the blacks were code named the “pimphammer” (after the cigar store tool pictured above). In order to get in on the first samples, at the IPCPR show you had to say ‘pimphammer’ to Pete Johnson, and then he would ship you a […]

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Fuente

Fuente Opus X – Forbidden X

I know I’ve harshed on Opus X before, as the current generations aren’t the same as they used to be (I know, it’s a lame lament in an industry that prides itself on purity ), but this is different.  Damn different.  The Forbiddens are only available at the Fuente shop in Vegas, or as rewards […]

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Camacho cigars

Camacho Liberty 2011

Over the last few years the Camacho brand is largely identified with a lack of quality control and lack of innovation. Oddly, the packaging has been more noteworthy than their blends.  It’s been a while since I tried a liberty (the last one was a 2007 barber pole style, which was excellent), So I thought […]