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Cigar Review: Gurkha Black Dragon Imperial Presidente

December 2, 2008

Brand: Gurkha Cigars Line: Black Dragon Vitola: Imperial Presidente (Double Corona; 7 x 56) Origin: Honduras Wrapper: Cameroon Binder: Dominican Filler: Nicaraguan, Peruvian Body: Medium-to-full Strength: Medium Gurkha hosted an event a couple of months ago at a local store, so I decided to splurge a bit. What cigar did I pick up? The Black [...]

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Cigar Review: Dunhill Aged Dominican Peravia

October 1, 2008

I’ve recently been on a milder cigar kick. I’ve really enjoyed some of the milder smokes I’ve had recently. Next in line is the Dunhill Aged Dominican. Dunhill is a name noted for excellence and class, and this cigar does look classy. The simple blue and white band fit this blend to a tee.

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Cigar Review: Cohiba Puro Dominicana

August 14, 2008

Cohiba Puro Dominicana Robusto Cigar Review

This is one of the samples I picked up while at the IPCPR. Unfortunately I only had one to smoke, so I had to be right on the first time I lit up, and hope the cigar had no issues. This cigar will be available in October 2008.

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Cigar Review: Ashton ESG 20 Year Salute

June 26, 2008

Ashton ESG 20 Year Salute Cigar Review

According to Ashton Cigar’s website, the Estate Sun Grown was developed to celebrate their 20 years in the business, and is constructed with “a unique Dominican wrapper grown on the Chateau de la Fuente farm in the Dominican Republic.”  I’ve never had a chance to sample one of these, as it’s out of my usual price range, but my lovely bride purchased one for me as a birthday gift, so I mixed myself up a mint julep and smoked this one on a lovely, cool summer evening.

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Cigar Review: Cohiba "Red Dot" Lonsdale Grande

May 20, 2008

Cohiba Lonsdale Grande Cigar

Prelight: This is a review of the Cohiba Lonsdale (a great size), one of the cigars all others are judged by. The wrapper in oily to the touch, just right, not as "toothy" as most Cameroons to the touch. The cigar had a full wonderful feeling like it was packed right, tight head, no super hard spots. The wrapper also tasted good in the mouth, a cigar should have mouth appeal, it should feel and taste well, before you light it.

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