Oliveros LTD, Gran Robusto

The Gran Robusto, a 5.5×52 stick, has a Brazilian wrapper, a Corojo binder and  a combo of Nicaraguan, Peruvian and Dominican fillers.  These cigars have been aged since 1991. The main thing I tasted in this smoke was leather.  It was a good smoke, good draw and plenty of smoke.  I didn’t taste anything besides […] Read more »

Oliveros International Churchill

January 2008 was the first month of our new Cigar Club, Stogie Ninja Society.  This month was Judge’s month and he chose a sampler pack of Oliveros cigars from Cigar International. Tonight I smoked the Oliveros International Churchill.  This smoke measures 7.0″ x 50 and it’s blend employs a mixture of 100% Cuban-seed long-fillers from […] Read more »

Rocky Patel Vintage 1990

I smoked this last night at the weekly poker game (do you see a trend starting here??) on the recommendation of a friend. Broadleaf, 12 year old wrapper, and blended with 7 year old Nicaraguan and Dominican filler, measuring 6.25×52. I thought this cigar started a bit bitter with very little real flavor.  However, after […] Read more »

Gurkha Signature 101, Maduro

This is my 2nd Gurkha cigar to smoke.  I haven’t bought or smoked these before because, quite frankly, they are too high-priced.  Most B&M’s charge $8-$10 minimum for most Gurkha vitolas.  I picked up a 10-pack of these sticks for $30, so I was quite pleased to get the quality of smoke for such a […] Read more »

San Cristobal Monumento, Maduro

Every since I read the article in this month’s Aficianado Magazine about Don Pepin Garcia and all the different cigars he wraps, I’ve wanted to try one of these San Cristobals. These smokes are wrapped by Don Pepin and produced by Ashton. Click here for some more info on that relationship. This was a great […] Read more »

Indian Tabac Super Fuerte Toro, Maduro

Super Fuerte means super strong, and this cigar was definitely strong.  It started somewhat bitter, though not too much, and was full of smoke and a hearty, maduro full-flavor.  This Vitola measures 6×52 and are hand-made in Honduras, with filler from Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.  It burned quite evenly.  About 1/5 of the way […] Read more »

Tatuaje Havana VI Nobles, Red Band

“Blended in the style of the flavorful yet Medium Bodied Cuban Cigars. Cigars are rolled in Nicaragua using select Nicaraguan tobaccos and classic cuban blending with a beautiful Cuban triple-cap. ” I smoked this little treat last weekend at Hideaway Harbor. After this one, I think I am going to have to update my Top […] Read more »