Cigar Ratings & Reviews

#nowsmoking: Huntsman by Plasencia Toro

Paired with: Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Whiskey...Well-crafted. Leathery pre-light. Smoke is mellow to start. A pronounced note of chocolate sets the tone. Well-balanced flavors transition to an earthy, spicy, toasty mix with an underlying ribbon of chocolate. Whiskey reveals a nice subtle sweetness. Spice is more vivid in the last act. Full-flavored.
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2018 CA Report: 10 Cigar Boom Cigars Your Humidor Shouldn't Be Without

For those who remember the Cigar Boom '90s (and those who wish you did), step into the Hot Nub Time Machine as we report on 10 cigars that helped light the match. Many veteran cigar smokers still enjoy these seminal smokes today; newer cigar smokers, you'll discover some true classics well worth adding to your collection.
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#nowsmoking: Sobremesa Short Robusto

Impeccably crafted. Wrapper is glossy with a fine, leathery texture. Dense, chewy smoke imparts notes of sweet tobacco, cedar, and spice up front accentuated by hints of black pepper. Perfectly-balanced layers of cedar, dark chocolate, and peppery spice throughout with a long finish. Totally awesome.
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Casa Fernandez Miami Arsenio Oro Toro

Intriguing, to say the least. Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper is silky, impeccably rolled, even in color. Earthy and flat at the start. Creamy smoke throughout with easygoing notes of earth, cedar, nuts, spice, and a suggestion of dark chocolate. A straightforward smoke with remarkably subtle flavors.
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Cigar Makers

Master Blenders Throwback Edition: “The Lost Interview” with Benji Menendez

Master Blender Benji Menendez – his resume includes work with Macanudo, Cohiba and Partagas – to name just a few.
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Now Smoking - Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle Sublime (Toro)

A hearty, complex, no-bullshit smoke from Crowned Heads. Peppery start rounds to a sweet, nutty, spicy smoke with a dash of pepper. Well-balanced as sweet spice, cedar, and white pepper enter. Retrohale has more strident pepper.
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The Tabernacle Torpedo Cigar -Now Smoking

Where it’s at: Spicy, complex, and not for newbs. A sharp, red-peppery ZAP! leads-off. An early retrohale reveals black pepper dominance. Cocoa enters the mix with notes of earth, leather, cedar. Later retrohales are smoother. A peppery-chocolaty powerhouse that’s dense, creamy, and well-balanced.
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Ten of the Best Short Cigars Worth Smoking

Looking for some great short smokes to try out, there are some great recommendations The Cigar Advisors think you should check out!
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#NowSmoking: The H. Upmann Mogul Toro Cigar

H. Upmann Mogul is an intriguing and savory. Opens with a creamy layer of sweet spice. Distinct notes of oak, coffee bean and cocoa follow. The flavors intensify at the midpoint. The medium-full smoke is well-balanced throughout. An affordably priced cigar maduro lovers and newbs will find hard to resist.
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#NowSmoking: The Aging Room Solera Shade Belicoso Cigar

Aging Room Solera Shade Belicoso Cigar is scrumptiously sweet with dense, velvety smoke and a seductive aroma. Sweet spices, cedar, and a faint note of vanilla to start. A pronounced cedar note follows.
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