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Nicaragua Puro

Cigar Review: Timeless TAA 2022

For an outsider looking in, Michael Herklots was becoming the face of the TAA. He would serve as Emcee for numerous years during the Dream Machine event which was the TAA Trade Show aspect of the convention. In 2022, he returned to the TAA as a brand owner that saw his company Ferio Tego release Timeless TAA 2022. Made at the Plasencia factory in Nicaragua the limited edition smoke utilizes all Nicaraguan tobacco. The 10 […]

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Aging Room Pura Cepa Rondo Cigar Review

For the second time Rafael Nodal has left the comfort of the Dominican Republic to have a cigar made in Nicaragua. Pura Cepa is made at Plasencia Cigars. The first cigar Rafael Nodal made in Nicaragua was Aging Room Pelo de Oro at AJ Fernandez. The name Pura Cepa means Pure Blood and it utilizes tobacco from all four growing regions of Nicaragua; Condega, Esteli, Jalapa and Ometepe. Cigar Review: Aging Room Pura Cepa Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua […]

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Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generación V Cigar Review

This past weekend on The Cigar Authority podcast we lit up and smoked the Sixto which is a 6 x 60 hexagon shaped cigar. It was the second size of the cigar that I smoked with the first being our review of the Nestor which is a traditional toro. Today we review another non-traditional size the 7 x 58 box pressed Salomon. Cigar Review: Plasencia Alma FuerteWrapper: Nicaragua (Jalapa) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: NicaraguaLength: 7Ring Gauge: 58Vitola: Box Pressed Salomon The Look:  Packaged in […]

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Oliva V Special V Figurado Cigar Review

Today we conclude perfecto cigar week with a review of a cigar that is part of the perfecto family, a figurado. The definition of a perfecto is, “A cigar that is tapered on both ends. Some perfecto cigars have a nipple foot, or may have a uniform and gently tapering foot.” Today’s cigar fits that definition, but we invite you to debate the fact in the comments. Today’s cigar the Oliva V was introduced in […]

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Crux Classic Toro Marblehead Cigar Review

This time last year there was a little buzz about Crux as the cigar appeared on my radar. However, the cigars were almost non-existant in New England and I couldn’t find one to try which made the cigar disappear from my radar. In the months leading up to the IPCPR trade show the company began to send us press releases and my curiosity was renewed to try the brand. Made at the Placencia factory in Nicaragua […]

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Black Label Trading Company Redemption Box Press

Black Label Trading Company was nice enough to send out samples for a second time to The Cigar Authority, and the first go around I personally enjoyed one of the blends, but the question is which one and we will get into that a little bit later. The company is built on attitude  and philosophy according to the website. Where they believe they have rethought the standards for cigar making who are tired of the […]

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Camacho Liberty 2015

As much as Camacho has undergone a serious rebranding, the Camacho Liberty has remained on point with the original. With each cigar packed in an individually numbered coffin, and 20 count humidor style boxes the Liberty is for me the crown jewel of limited edition cigars right up there with another cigar that is due to arrive next week in terms of packaging. This year the Camacho Liberty 2015 is a Nicaraguan puro with a Corojo […]

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Cigar Review | Padron Jose L. Piedra

While conducting inventory last night at the shop I work for, Two Guys Smoke Shop (2GuysCigars.com) one of my co-workers found a box of Jose L. Piedra which utilizes short filler. If memory serves me correct and at 46 it is beginning to slip, the Jose L. Piedra is composed of short filler made from scraps of other Padron cigars. It is believed these were buried in inventory since 2010 but are now in my […]

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Cigar Review: Pura Soul Nicaragua

Robert Wright, the man behind Pura Soul is someone I have known since I lived in Brooklyn, NY. When I was partners in The Humidor, he was our local rep.  He would eventually wind up with Christian Eiroa where he would partner up with him on the release of this smoke. One of my favorite memories of Robert Wright was at Country Club Cigars watching him play the saxophone at an event. I was surprised […]

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