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Archive for April, 2011

As I write this I’m tasting loads of vanilla in the second third of this wonderful robusto from Hoyo de Monterrey…. The Epicure No 2 , a true robusto with a 50 ring gauge at 4 7/8 inches long, from Oct ’08 is not quite 3 years old but now smoking so well that I […]

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In 1966 a new brand of cigars was formed in Cuba that was meant to be a secondary value line to the Montecristos.. This cigar brand, Diplomaticos, was initially aimed at the French market and cigar smokers in France enjoyed them for years.. This line was a bit more affordable, compared to the Montecristo, but […]

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The Bar Code

A few years back Cuba introduced a great foolproof system for cigar smokers to check the authenticity of Cuban cigars they intend to buy by adding a barcode to their packaging…. This is attached to the green seal that appears on the bottom left hand side of the cigar box….. At times you will see […]

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   I am a big fan of Cuban cigars and love the taste I’ve been experiencing with many of the Cuban brands available to Canadians but today I decided to light up a cigar from Rocky Patel that turned my head and made me wonder why I haven’t been smoking more of these.. This Toro […]

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