Cigar Ratings & Reviews

#nowsmoking: CAO Nicaragua Tipitapa

The CAO Nicaragua Tipitapa issues a creamy-nutty smoke with a well-balanced mix of cashew and nutmeg, plus sweet and peppery spices. Click to see what else you'll find in our review...
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#nowsmoking: AVO Maduro No. 2 30th Anniversary

The Avo Maduro No.2 30th Anniversary is an affordably-priced maduro with well-rounded flavors of cedar, dark chocolate, spices, and more. Click to see the rest of the review...
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#nowsmoking: Montecristo Relentless Toro

The Montecristo Relentless Toro is an affordably-priced Monte with excellent attributes: well-balanced, clean burn, with flavors of cedar, citrus, semi-sweet spice, and more. Read more of our review...
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Cigar Buying Guides

2018 CA Report: 10 of the Best Cuban Sandwich Cigars

Referred to in the trade as a "Cuban Sandwich," these are handmade cigars rolled with a blend that consists mostly of short and medium length filler tobaccos. And guess what else? A lot of these cigars are every bit as flavorful and satisfying as long filler cigars. So, let's look in more detail. . .
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#nowsmoking: Fratello Oro Corona

The Fratello Oro Corona offers a creamy, anytime-of-day smoke teeming with notes of cedar, spice and white pepper.
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#nowsmoking: Indomina by AJ Fernandez Robusto

Superb craftsmanship. Good smoke volume and excellent burn. A super-snappy treat for spice hounds...read more now!
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Cigars 101

Building a Cigar Box Guitar w/Shane Speal

They call him "the king of the cigar box guitar." Shane Speal, an avid cigar smoker, guitar player, woodworker, and author, is not only building some of the best cigar box guitars, he's also serving-up a lesson in American history. Working out of his modest backyard shed in York, PA Shane takes pride in recreating the "poor man's guitar," which dates back to the turn of the 20th century.
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#nowsmoking: Highclere Castle Corona

Where it's at: Impeccably crafted with a silky Connecticut wrapper. Bold, black pepper notes leap out of the gate. Settles into a creamy, earthy smoke with a long, crisp, peppery finish. A layer of tart fruit enters midstream with a light cedary note. A very refined slam-dunk for smokers who crave spicy cigars.
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#nowsmoking: Punch Diablo Scamp

Where it's at: A sharp, red-peppery start, transitions fairly quickly to a sweeter, pepper-laced smoke. Good volume of well-balanced smoke with a lingering peppery finish throughout. Perfect for cigar smokers who crave spicy-peppery cigars.
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#nowsmoking: Truce Connecticut Reserve by Plasencia Robusto

Well-built with an attractive, silky, blonde wrapper. Creamy and mellow to start with an understated sweetness and some peppery hangtime. Smoke is thick and chewy with well-rounded, velvety flavors of oak, cashew, peppery spice, and a subtle note of caramel. Nice "first cigar of the day."
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