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Behind the Scenes – Spotlight on New Products, Volume 2

You may have seen our last “Spotlight on New Products” post, but just in case you haven’t, here’s the rundown. We have a “Newest Items” page on our website that features the 25 newest products to be added to our inventory, but we’ve gotten so many in lately that 25 slots isn’t enough to keep …

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Cigar Rant – If you Think you Won’t Like it, Try it Anyway

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, particularly reviews, you know I tend to make some generalizations about the cigars I like. Since day one, I’ve been a strong proponent of full-bodied cigars and cigars with dark wrappers, and I’m fairly, hell, obnoxiously vocal about that. Once upon a time, that meant I’d completely avoid …

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Cigar Review – Cruzado Marios by Illusione

Dion Giolito of Illusione Cigars is known for a lot of things—super-powerful, all-Nicaraguan blends, superlative construction, and mysteriously-modest presentation are just a few. But if there’s one thing he’s not really known for, it’s creating blends that are anything less than medium-to-full-bodied. That’s why I was surprised to learn that Cruzado, a Nicaraguan puro that …

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Cigar Review – Quesada Tributo Julio

Blending a tribute cigar is a risky endeavor—one the one hand, if the cigar is great, it’s a worthy tribute and everybody’s happy. On the other hand, if the cigar is terrible, it might be looked at as a half-hearted effort. Thankfully, the Quesada Tributo Julio was everything it was cracked up to be, plus …

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Our Biggest CAO Sale Ever! Save Big On All CAO Brands!

What does C.A.O. stand for? Countless Awesome Offerings, Cigars Are Omniscient, Calling All Owls—or it could just stand for Cano A. Ozgener, founder of the celebrated company and purveyor of some of the greatest smokes around. From the chocolaty Brazilia to the spicy Criollo and all the way to the mild and creamy Gold, there …

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