Archive for January, 2011

Bolivar Royal Corona

Posted: 31st January 2011 by Shawn in Bolivar, Cuban Cigars

The Bolivar Royal Corona, talk about a unique regular production cigar. Often overlooked in favour of more popular family cigars such as the Belicosos finos or Coronas Gigantes and named as a Royal Corona despite being a classic robusto size (4 7/8 x 50), it more than manages to capture my interest. Apart from its […]

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 […]

Padron 44th Maduro 6 ¼ x 52 The Padron family reserve is a staple of Padron line and stands out in my mind as some of the best cigars around in the super premium/ultra super premium arena. I’ve not yet had a chance to smoke the 44th maduro myself, but I’ve talked to very few […]