Cigar Ratings & Reviews

CA Review Panel: Onyx Esteli Cigar Review (Video)

Onyx Reserve cigars have enjoyed a very loyal following; now, this modern classic gets kicked up a few notches with the Onyx Esteli, created by AJ Fernandez. An all-Nicaraguan core gets treated to an almost pitch-black San Andrés wrapper; it sounds tasty on paper...but did Onyx Esteli pass our panel's taste bud test? Watch now, and find out!
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Cigar Buying Guides

2018 CA Report: The Essential Cigar Advisor Guide to Perdomo Cigars

Take a virtual tasting tour of the Perdomo Cigars portfolio, as we pore over a baker's dozen of their quintessential blends: see tasting notes and reviews for EVERYTHING - from the uber-popular Champagne and Craft Series to their top shelf selections, and discover the Perdomo cigars that suit your taste.
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Cigars 101

Fan Mail: Your Burning Cigar Questions, Answered (Part 26)

More Fan Mail: with more readers' cigar questions coming in, the Cigar Advisors lighten the load and answer their top 4 burning questions with a trick for cutting cigars, what your cigar's ash color means, keeping your cigar lit and premium vs. machine made. Watch our videos now!
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Cigar Ratings & Reviews

CA Review Panel: Montecristo Relentless Cigar Review (Video)

When the band says "Montecristo" cigar smokers pay attention. Blended in collaboration with Plasencia, Montecristo Relentless boasts a core of Nicaraguan long fillers from Jalapa, Condega, and Estelí, all surrounded by a hearty Ometepe binder, and rolled with a tawny Nicaraguan Rosado wrapper. To find out what verdict our judges decreed, watch now...
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Cigar Buying Guides

2018 CA Report: The Essential Cigar Advisor Guide to Davidoff Cigars

When it comes to super-premiums, Davidoff cigars are without peer. See this Tasting Guide for reviews of 11 cigars from Davidoff's prolific assortment of line extensions, including their Winston Churchill selections – and find the Davidoff cigar that's right for you.
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Cigar Buying Guides

2018 CA REPORT: The 2018 Cigar Journal Trophy Award Cigars

It’s the 2018 Cigar Journal Cigar Trophies: Read as we reveal to you – and give our take on - the winners for "Best Brand," "Best Cigar," "Best Value" and more, along with a few reasons why each cigar earned its trophy.
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Cigar Ratings & Reviews

CA Review Panel: La Gloria Cubana Esteli Cigar Review (Video)

La Gloria Cubana Estelí cigar is a more full-flavored take on the classic La Gloria Cubana cigars, heightening the flavor and character of the brand’s original "white box" blend. Here's what the Cigar Advisors thought of it. . .
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Cigar Buying Guides

2018 CA Report: The Essential Cigar Advisor Guide to Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars

Hoyo de Monterrey cigars have been lining the humidors of cigar lovers for generations. Whether you're a Hoyo devotee, or a rookie in search of a quintessential classic – click now to see the Advisors’ review notes for the entire Hoyo lineup - including AJ Fernandez and Excalibur selections!
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Cigars 101

Fan Mail: Your Burning Cigar Questions, Answered (Part 25)

Fan Mail returns: so many questions have come in since our last presentation it was hard to choose, but some of topics we're talking about today include tips for cutting extra-wide ring gauge cigars, a trick to unplug a torch lighter, plus questions about Maduro and cigar flavor profiles...watch our videos now!
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Cigar Ratings & Reviews

CA Review Panel: CAO Signature Series Cigar Review (Video)

Dressed in a dual ring, CAO Signature Series cigars are a full-flavored step up from their popular CAO Gold selection; they share one of the same bands, but the blends are miles apart. While the Gold Series has been a long time recommendation for new smokers, the Signature Series is more of a follow-up cigar.
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