Hoyo de Monterrey - Epicure Seleccion No. 2
Great everyday cigar!
All around great entry level cigar and every day cigar. I would recommend this to a person entering into the cigar realm. Great price and no after taste.
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust - StillWell Star Aromatic No. 1
This cigar has it all…Great Flavor with a hint of sweetness. Burns evenly and the sweetness isn’t over-powering at all. This is a great crossover cigar for a pipe smoker tiptoeing into cigars.
Aganorsa Leaf - Aniversario Maduro Toro
Really great cigar! Good flavor with no harsh after-taste. I did notice that there were a few spots where the wrapper was flaking off, but other than that, great even burn! Highly recommend this one.
Cornell & Diehl - Eight State Burley 2oz
Tastes like SWR
When I saw that C&D was coming out with a Burley Blend for the Small Batch this year, I was intrigued. After watching Shane’s review of it on YT, I was excited to try it. When I opened the tin, the tin note is quite pleasant. When smoking it, it almost has remnants of Sir Walter Raleigh. I was somewhat disappointed, but overall, still a decent smoke. I bought a couple tins. Hoping it will taste a bit better with some age on it.
Aladino - Vintage Selection Rothschild
Great priced cigar w/good flavor
Bought this cigar on a whim, especially when i read that this was rolled in 2015/2016. I like a good aged cigar. This is just straight-forward, burns evenly, and to me is a light/medium body cigar. Sweet smelling but no traces of pepper/spice. Just an all around good cigar, especially for the price.
Dapper - La Madrina Robusto
Bought this cigar after watching the cigar mystery review and they said it was close to the one that they were smoking. What a great cigar! It’s listed as a faint at heart cigar, it is a full body cigar but it is very smooth. Try it if you are on the fence.
Padron - Serie 1926 Maduro #2 Belicoso
First and foremost, if you are on the fence about buying because of the price...do it! It burned evenly and left white ash. It was smooth, had notes of leather, spices, and a hint of pepper. After taste was minimal as well. I would highly recommend it!
Padron - 1964 Anniversary Series Maduro Exclusivo
I can see why this is a top selling cigar! The notes were leather, spice, and pepper. It burned evenly and left a nice white ash. Well worth the money for sure! If on the fence about getting it, at least get one to try it for yourself.
Warped - The Haunting 2oz
First and foremost, I’m a novice when it comes to cigars. This blend is just amazing! The moisture content is a little on the dry side, but in my opinion, that’s ok. I tried this blend in a Heisenberg Author. It was perfect for this blend. At first it has a spicy note and about 1/4 in, it changes more to sweet due to the VA. Towards about the 1/2 to 3/4 mark it is really mellow. It burns to a nice white ash and doesn’t have a strong aftertaste. I give this blend 5-Stars. I wish it was in production all year round. I was able to snag 3 tins of this when it was released. Production date says 9/28/19. I opened it on 11/18/19. It’s a great blend and if you can get your hands on one, try it out!
Sutliff - Match 20
Great All Day Smoke!
First and foremost, I have not tried 965, so I do not know how this compares to it. Now that that little disclaimer is out of the way, let me continue. This has to be hands down one of my new favorite English Blends. It is on the milder side with lighter Latakia. For someone venturing into English Blends, I would recommend this one! This blend would be great for an all day smoke and it doesn’t leave my mouth dry, like most other English Blends! This will more than likely be in my Winter Rotation! Happy Smokes!
Cornell & Diehl - Engine #113 2oz
Okay, not the best aro
Bought an oz of bulk to try out. When it came, I immediately place in a mason jar and let it sit for a month because I knew I wasn’t going to be able to try it right away. I detected no hints of brandy, but more of a caramel with this blend. Overall, it’s an okay aro. I was expecting a little bit more due to the description. Tin note, I could def smell the burley and to me, it’s more upfront. The Dark Fire is more in the background and gives me the smokey flavor. All-in-all, would I buy it again, probably not.
Sutliff - Ready Rubbed Match
Not that great
I’ve been cellaring this blend for about 6 months and just came around to smoking it. It was very dry when it came in the mail, and it was still dry coming out of the jar. For me, it was very sour and didn’t have the same coca/bread aroma/taste like every one else was experiencing. The room note wasn’t that great and honestly deterred my coworkers. I ended up dumping it half-way through the bowl because of the such sour taste. When I went to dump it, it was very goopy in the bowl and just stuck together. Just not a fan. Sigh...it was 2oz that I tried. I guess I’ll be sending samples of it to others when I sell or trade some pipes.
Cornell & Diehl - Sunset Harbor Flake 2oz
I bought this blend out on whim because I wanted to try something different and not one of the higher ranked blends. I smoked this blend in my Parker 591 Jockey Club and man was I impressed! The overall flavor is great and it’s truly a good sunset smoke. It was very creamy and rubbed out great. My tin was from mid-2018. It turned into a great ash white. No tongue bite and very smooth! This is truly a hidden gem and could potentially be a great all day smoke. Give it a try for yourself!
Cornell & Diehl - Gentleman Caller 2oz
Great for a cool day
Great smoke, easy to light with no tongue bite. With the Perique it adds a level of spiciness that isn’t over bearing and to me it has a vanilla taste to it. Very enjoyable blend that I will be investing more into!