Archive for the ‘Non Cuban Cigars’ Category

Tatuaje J21

Posted: 26th January 2011 by Shawn in Non Cuban Cigars, Tatuaje

Tatuaje Reserva J21 5×50 For one to look at the dark oily wrapper that adorns the J21, it would be easy to mistake the aged Nicaraguan Corojo ligero for Connecticut Broadleaf – its hard to for me to get over how similar they look and feel.. As for the construction, the cigar is a tad […]

Barclay Rex 100th Anniversary

Posted: 19th January 2011 by Shawn in Non Cuban Cigars, Tatuaje

Barclay rex 100th Anniversary Like the name implies, the Barclay Rex 100th Anniversary was produced by Tatuaje as part of its “Exclusive Series” to celebrate the shops 100th year in business. As for the specifics of this cigar, this is a Toro measuring in at 6×52 with a blend consisting of a Nicaraguan binder, filler […]

Chaveta Corte Fino

Posted: 11th January 2011 by Shawn in Chaveta, Non Cuban Cigars

Chaveta Corona Gorda 5 5/8 x 46 Surprisingly, I’d actually heard nothing about this release until a friend of mine had asked me if I’d like to review some cigars for him back in November. At the time I’d had no idea what he even intended to send me but not being one to turn […]

Illusione Holy Lance Maduro

Posted: 26th November 2010 by Shawn in Illusione, Non Cuban Cigars

Illusione Holy Lance Maduro 7.5 x 40 Some of you may now that I am a sucker for a lance, so after receiving this as an “extra” from a friend in a recent split, it was clear that this go up in smoke. For those of you who don’t know, the Holy Lance Maduro was […]

Tatuaje Black Robusto

Posted: 18th November 2010 by Shawn in Non Cuban Cigars, Tatuaje

Tatuaje Black Robusto 5×50 Modelled on a custom rolled Cuban cigar, the original inception of the Tatuaje Black line was as Pete Johnson’s private label, but in 2007 is was released in ceramic jars of 19 to specific retailers until shady activity was carried out by the relaters ceasing the sale of these hard to […]

NHC Seleccion Limitada Reserva

Posted: 17th November 2010 by Shawn in Non Cuban Cigars, Tatuaje

NHC Seleccion Limitada Reserva 6 ¾ x 42 A collaboration between Pete Johnson of Tatuaje cigars and Dan Walsh of New Havana Cigars (NHC) to produce a “house blend” Nicaraguan Puro that offered both Nicaraguan Habano (Natural) and a Nicaraguan Broadleaf (Reserva) wrappers. Above all else, the thing I find most intriguing about these cigars […]

Tatuaje Verocu No. 1 Exclusivo Lado Occidental (West Side) 6 ¼ x 52 In light of being a Tat whore recently, I’ve decided to continue the trend! Like its sister stick, the Zona del Este (which I reviewed here [url][/url]) It was based on the same Tatuaje Havana VI but also used Ligero in the […]

Tatuaje Drac

Posted: 12th November 2010 by Shawn in Non Cuban Cigars, Tatuaje

To many people, there is no better feeling than the liberation of a day or two off at weeks end. The  majority of us toil away long days throughout the work week spending valuable time wishing we were doing something other than picking away at the grind bit by bit, but when the weekend finally […]

Carlito 2006 God of Fire Double Robusto 5.7X 52 Given the price point of this cigar, I am not overly impressed with its appearance at first glance. A golden brown wrapper adorns what is supposed be a crowning achievement of the A.F line, but instead of a flawless wrapper, fluid seems and a perfectly applied […]

Tatuaje Pork Tenderloin

Posted: 8th November 2010 by Shawn in Non Cuban Cigars, Tatuaje

Delivered unassumingly in cellophane, without a band and nothing to distinguish it other than its rich dark wrapper and the small pigtail that adorns its triple cap, the Tatuaje Pork tenderloin is almost a cigar without the needs of introduction. The latest in Pete Johnson’s meat locker series, this is a robustoesque cigar measuring in […]