December 9, 2013
I have always been a fan of Tatuaje, and like all Tat fans we definitely have our favorites. Before 2011 I was a guy that stuck to the classic Seleccion de Cazador line, but when the Fausto line was released I found a new favorite. The line was based off a limited retailer exclusive cigar years before, and was known for being a full body and full strength cigar. The line has seen many additions over the years, mostly limited runs and retail exclusive cigars, but all have been stellar. I am a big fan of the FT166 and FT114, mostly because of the flavors offered wit those smokes, but when I saw that Pete would be releasing a Fausto for Up Down Cigars in Chicago, IL in a Lonsdale format I was very excited.
December 8, 2013
As everyone is beginning to realize, Miami Cigar & Company recently decided to release regional cigars. It first began with the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Exclusivo Regional and now it continues with another line under the Miami Cigar & Company distribution portfolio. The idea is an amazing one, and is one that I have wanted the United States to undertake for a long time. I think the Habanos S.A. version of the program is great, and the fact that Miami Cigar is duplicating it to an extent is fun to see. One unique thing that Miami Cigar is doing though is they they are having their regional representative pick the cigar. I know we are all interested to see what our reps pick, but let's focus on the Mid-Atlantic pick.
December 6, 2013
December 5, 2013
When I began smoking cigars years back I began much differently than a lot of smokers and did not focus on a few cigars here and there. I reached out to everything out there and began testing my palate early on. Of course I did not appreciate all those cigars at the time as I would now, but I was smoking a lot of stuff. Because of my diversity in cigar smoking, I did not spend a lot of time smoking the classic Montecristo and Romeo Y Julieta cigars, so the Romeo Y Julieta brand is a brand that I have not touched that often. I would say the most number of Romeo Y Julieta cigars I have had have been the ROMEO by Romeo Y Julieta, so I am really smoking Altadis USA's modern offerings of the brand. I will say that I do not smoke the Habanos S.A. offering of Romeo Y Julieta though, and the reason for that is that I do not care for their version of the brand. But anyways, the two are separate and we are talking about the latest release from Altadis USA. This is something very new and unique for them, and that release is the RyJ.
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