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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: E.P. Carrillo 2015 Short Run

E.P. Carrillo 2015 Short Run Imperios (6×60) W: Criollo Jalapa 98 B: Nicaraguan F: Nicaraguan and Dominican Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A., Dominican Republic E.P. Carrillo has officially released its 6th version of the Short Run, this time with a decadent Criollo 98 wrapper from Jalapa. With plenty of rave reviews for previous releases, this year’s offering […]

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Anatomy of a Tobacco Plant with Rick Rodriguez

Rick Rodriguez of CAO Cigars took a few minutes to explain to us what the different sections of a tobacco plant are and how these sections are used to make cigars. Related Posts:Sun Grown or Shade Grown with Rick Rodriguez (Video)Seed to Store with Rick Rodriguez of CAO Cigars (Video)Mold or Plume with Rick Rodriguez […]

The Art of Cigar Blending with Rick Rodriguez (video)

Rick Rodriguez, head blender at CAO, took a few minutes to talk to us about the process of developing a new cigar blend. From the basics of flavor and strength to finding the right wrapper, Rick provides us with some insight into this long standing tradition. Transcript: Hi, guys. I’m Rick Rodriguez, head blender from […]



Smoke Notes Cigar Review: Untamed Toro by La Aurora

Untamed Toro by La Aurora (5 1/2×54) W: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro B: Dominican F: Nicaraguan, Dominican Factory: E. Leon Jimines Tabacalera, Santiago, Dominican Republic             La Aurora’s strongest blend yet, the full-bodied Untamed brings a bold new look and tasting profile to the century-old company’s cigar portfolio. A combination of select Nicaraguan and Dominican leaves under an abundantly oily and textured Connecticut Broadleaf are the secret to Untamed’s furious full flavor.   Notes: The initial few puffs of the cigar were 4-alarm spicy; proceed with caution. The Untamed produced lots of dense, creamy smoke with each draw and was impressively smooth. The word “robust” gets thrown around all too often in this industry, it should really be reserved for cigars like this. For those masochists out there who enjoy a tear-producing peppery retrohale, Untamed will not disappoint. Before I even finished this review I jumped onto our site and bought a stash of these for myself. For all the bold, heavy flavor that the Untamed pumped out for the majority of the smoke, the final third was surprisingly mellow in comparison – more coffee and wood than peppery spice.   Flavor Report: Fiery red pepper, smoky cedar, espresso, dried fruit sweetness, cocoa, sweet cream, butter, […]

Tailored by Alec Bradley Cigars (video)

Dave Topper of Alec Bradley Cigars took a few minutes to talk to us about Tailored, a new cigar by Alec Bradley made exclusively for Best Cigar Prices. Transcript: Hi, I’m Dave Topper with Alec Bradley Cigars, and we are the proud manufacturers of a brand new brand coming out from Best Cigar Prices called […]


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Perdomo Cigars 20th Anniversary Cigar

Nick Perdomo of Perdomo Cigars talks about the very special 20th Anniversary Cigar line by Perdomo Cigars. Transcript: Hi. Nick Perdomo from Perdomo Cigars. Today, I’d like to talk to you about the Perdomo 20th Anniversary. A very special cigar near and dear to my heart. It comes in five sizes and we’re having a […]

Nimish Desai on the Birth of Rocky Patel Cigars (video)

While everyone in the cigar industry knows of Rocky Patel, not everyone knows how the Rocky Patel Premium Cigar Company got started. Here Nimish Desai tells us about the creation of the company and how they’ve been able to become so successful. Transcript: Hi, I’m Nimish Desai with Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. You know, when […]



Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Exactus Clasico

Exactus Clasico Robusto (5×54) W: Ecuadorian Connecticut B: Dominican wine-fermented F: Dominican Criollo 98 Factory: Tabacalera El Artista, Tamboril, Dominican Republic When you saw the name Exactus, you may have thought I was reviewing their monsterous Super Coloso, measuring in at 11 inches x 90. I’m still waiting to get the okay from management to do an eight […]

Pura Soul: Nicaraguan (video)

Robert Wright of Pura Soul Cigars speaks about the first blend from Pura Soul Cigars, the Nicaraguan blend. Transcript: My name is Robert Wright of Pura Soul Cigars. I just want to tell you a little bit about my first blend. It’s a Nicaraguan cigar. It’s blended to be very, very flavorful. I consider it […]

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Tasting Tips with Robert Wright of Pura Soul Cigars (video)

Robert Wright of Pura Soul Cigars shares some pointers on ways to better taste cigars. We’re not sure how accurate the science of it is, but we appreciate the sentiment…which is all that really matters. Related Posts:Pura Soul: Honduras (Video)Pura Soul: Nicaraguan (video)Cigar Pairings With Robert Wright of Pura Soul Cigars…Robert Wright on Pura Soul […]