719. El Brujito Serie Oro Pelo de Oro Edición Limitada 2022

Gifted by Alfambra Cigars.Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Undisclosed Binder: Undisclosed Filler: Undisclosed Origin: Nicaragua Factory: Undisclosed (Nicaragua)Box: Sold in 24 count jars. Release: 2022Availability: Limited Production.Size: 5x56, Robusto Gordo.Wrapper: Milk chocolate brown, smooth with tiny veins.Construction: Firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Cacao, brown sugar and wood.1st … Continue reading 719. El Brujito Serie Oro Pelo de Oro Edición Limitada 2022

718. Hiram & Solomon Châbal Toro

Bought at YXTobak in Borås, Sweden.Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Criollo MorrónBinder: Indonesian SumatraFiller: Dominican Rep Corojo Seco and LigeroOrigin: Dominican Republic Factory: PDR (Dominican Republic)Box: Sold in 20 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Regular Production Size: 6x52, Toro.Wrapper: Milk chocolate brown, sandy texture and feel with small protruding veins.Construction: … Continue reading 718. Hiram & Solomon Châbal Toro

717. Casa 1910 Cavalry Edition As de Oro

Gifted by Manolo Santiago, Co-founder of Casa 1910 Cigars.Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Mexican San Andrés Filler: Nicaraguan Estelí Ligero, Jalapa Seco and Viso & Ometepe VisoOrigin: Mexico Factory: Undisclosed (Mexico)Box: Sold in 10 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Regular Production Size: 6x54, Toro.Wrapper: Chestnut brown, silky smooth … Continue reading 717. Casa 1910 Cavalry Edition As de Oro

716. Saga Short Tales Tomo VII – Tales of the Land: Navarrete

Gifted by Jean-Michel Louis, Brand Ambassador and In-house Belgian at De Los Reyes Cigars. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: Nicaraguan HabanoBinder: Dominican Rep San VicenteFiller: Dominican Rep Criollo 98, HVA & Piloto CubanoOrigin: Dominican Republic Factory: De Los Reyes (Dominican Republic)Box: Sold in 10 count boxes.Release: 2021Availability: Regular Production … Continue reading 716. Saga Short Tales Tomo VII – Tales of the Land: Navarrete

715. Casdagli Club Mareva Zagreb Jure

Gifted by Marko Bilić & Casdagli Cigars.Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.Information:[Misprint on the band it should be Jure not Jura].Wrapper: Ecuadorian Colorado ClaroBinder: Undisclosed Filler: Undisclosed Origin: Costa Rica Factory: IGM Boutique Factory (Costa Rica)Box: Sold in 12 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Regular Production Size: 5.25x55, Montesco (Wide Churchill).Wrapper: Milk … Continue reading 715. Casdagli Club Mareva Zagreb Jure

714. Flor de Selva Año del Conejo 2023 (Year of the Rabbit 2023)

Gifted by a friend.Information:Wrapper: Honduran Jamastrán Binder: Honduras Filler: Honduras Origin: Honduras Factory: Tabacos de Oriente (Honduras)Box: Sold in 10 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Limited Edition to 2023 boxes of 10 cigars. Size: 5.5x48, Corona Gorda.Wrapper: Milk chocolate/hazelnut brown, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Hay … Continue reading 714. Flor de Selva Año del Conejo 2023 (Year of the Rabbit 2023)

713. SYN The Seven Syns IRA Grand Robusto

Gifted by SYN Cigars.Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Dominican Rep San Andrés MaduroBinder: Dominican Rep Corojo 99Filler: Dominican Rep Seco HVA, Vuelta Abajo, Corojo Viso Original, HVA & Corojo 99 LigeroOrigin: Dominican RepublicFactory: De Los Reyes (Dominican Republic)Box: Sold in 20 count boxes. Release: UndisclosedAvailability: Regular Production.Size: 5.5x52, Robusto Extra.Wrapper: … Continue reading 713. SYN The Seven Syns IRA Grand Robusto

712. 1502 Aniversário 10 Toro

Gifted by Peter Gaudenzi, European Market Director of 1502 Cigars. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian HabanoBinder: Mexican San AndrésFiller: NicaraguaOrigin: Nicaragua Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de NicaraguaBox: Sold in 10 count boxes.Release: 2022Availability: Regular Production. Size: 6x49, Toro. Wrapper: Darker milk chocolate, smooth with small veins. Construction: … Continue reading 712. 1502 Aniversário 10 Toro

711. Selection Meerapfel Maestranza Marques

Gifted by Melissa Meerapfel, VP at Selection Meerapfel Cigars.Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: HondurasBinder: Costa RicaFiller: NicaraguaOrigin: HondurasFactory: Undisclosed (Honduras)Box: Sold in 10 count boxes. Release: UndisclosedAvailability: Regular Production.Size: 6x50, Toro.Wrapper: Milk chocolate brown, smooth with tiny veins.Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Hay.1st third: Starts with a … Continue reading 711. Selection Meerapfel Maestranza Marques

710. Lampert Family Reserve 2021 Robusto

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Origin: Dominican Republic Factory: Kelner Boutique Factory (Dominican Rep)Box: Sold in 10 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Limited Edition of 6000 cigars in boxes of 10.Size: 5x52, Robusto.Wrapper: Almond light brown, oily and silky smooth … Continue reading 710. Lampert Family Reserve 2021 Robusto

709. Cavalier Genève Prospektor

Gifted by Cavalier Genève Cigars.Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: 2x Nicaraguan Jalapa VisoBinder: Nicaraguan Habano Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua & Paraguay Origin: Honduras Factory: Fabrica Centroamericana de Tabaco S.A. [F.C.T] (Honduras)Box: Sold in 40 count boxes or 20 count bundles.Release: 2021 (2019)Availability: Regular Production Size: 6x54, Toro.Wrapper: Light and dark milk … Continue reading 709. Cavalier Genève Prospektor

708. Principle Aviator Series Cochon Volant

Gifted by Darren Cioffi owner of Principle Cigars.Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic San Vicente, Nicaragua & Peruvian Pelo de Oro Origin: Dominican Republic Factory: Kelner Boutique Factory (Dominican Rep)Box: Sold in 10 count boxes. Release: 2013Availability: Regular Production.Size: 5x54(65), Flying Pig (Fat … Continue reading 708. Principle Aviator Series Cochon Volant

Year in Review 2022

What a year it's been, feels like it's flown by far to fast even though at times it have felt like an eternity. The year of reviews started in February due to the cold weather and that I had far to much in University. In March I managed to find a local lounge that I … Continue reading Year in Review 2022

My Top 25 Cigars of the Year 2022 Full List

This list is composed of my top 25 ranked cigars based on scores given in the 52 reviews I did this year (2022). But as you'll notice many have similar scores, so they were ranked based on the level of enjoyment I got out of the bunch. I hope this list will bring some interest … Continue reading My Top 25 Cigars of the Year 2022 Full List

707. Xhaxhi Bobi Gray Lancero Sexy Cuchi

Gifted by Bob de Goede owner of Xhaxhi Bobi Cigars. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: Dominican RepublicBinder: Dominican RepublicFiller:Dominican RepublicOrigin: Dominican Republic Factory: Tabacalera Torres & Garcia (Dominican Republic)Box: Sold in 10 count boxes.Release: 2022Availability: Limited Production. Size: 7x38, Lancero. Wrapper: Milk chocolate brown, silky smooth with tiny veins. … Continue reading 707. Xhaxhi Bobi Gray Lancero Sexy Cuchi

706. Principle Archive Collection Straphanger Double Decker

Gifted by Darren Cioffi owner of Principle Cigars.Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Zimbabwe Origin: Dominican Republic Factory: Julian Sued Boutique Factory (Dominican Rep)Box: Sold in 5 count bundles. Release: 2022Availability: Exclusive to USA & Poland.Size: 6x46, Grand Corona.Wrapper: Milk chocolate brown, silky smooth with … Continue reading 706. Principle Archive Collection Straphanger Double Decker

705. Flor de Selva Colección Aniversario Nº20 Toro

Gifted by Maya Selva Cigars. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: Honduran JamastránBinder: Honduran Azacualpa OlanchoFiller: HondurasOrigin: Honduras Factory: Tabacos de Oriente (Honduras)Box: Sold in 20 count boxes.Release: 2022Availability: Regular Production. Size: 6x52, Toro. Wrapper: Almond milk chocolate, oily texture and small protruding veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly … Continue reading 705. Flor de Selva Colección Aniversario Nº20 Toro

704. Casdagli Basilica C No. 1 Maduro

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made outdoors during a calm and overcast day with -2C, 88% humidity and 1 m/s wind. Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo MaduroBinder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & Peruvian Pelo de OroOrigin: Dominican Republic Factory: Kelner Boutique Factory (Dominican Republic)Box: Sold in 20 count boxes. Release: 2016Availability: Limited Production … Continue reading 704. Casdagli Basilica C No. 1 Maduro

703. CigarKings Wide White Jalapa

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made outdoors during a chilly evening with 1C, 78% humidity and 3 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: Nicaraguan Jalapa H-2000 Colorado Natural Maduro (Media Corte Tres) VisoBinder: 2 x CigarKings Selected (Undisclosed)Filler: Nicaraguan Estelí Viso & SecoOrigin: Nicaragua Factory: Undisclosed (Nicaragua)Box: Sold in 12 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Limited Production.Size: 5x55, … Continue reading 703. CigarKings Wide White Jalapa

702. Matilde X Kind Cigars Sweden Exclusive Toro Especial

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made outdoors during a chilly afternoon with 3C, 88% humidity and 3 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian HabanoBinder: Dominican Republic HabanoFiller: Dominican Republic Criollo 98 Viso, Piloto Viso & 2020 LigeroOrigin: Dominican RepublicFactory: La Romana (Dominican Republic)Box: Sold in 5 count bundles. Release: 2022Availability: Limited Production.Size: 6x50, Toro.Wrapper: Milk chocolate, … Continue reading 702. Matilde X Kind Cigars Sweden Exclusive Toro Especial

701. Confidenciaal Churchill

Gifted by Confidenciaal Cigars.Location: This review was made outdoors during a windy evening with 5C, 76% humidity and 4 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: Undisclosed Binder: UndisclosedFiller: UndisclosedOrigin: UndisclosedFactory: UndisclosedBox: Sold in 25 count bundles. Release: 2022Availability: Regular Production.Size: 7x47, Churchill.Wrapper: Milk Chocolate brown, silky smooth with tiny veins.Construction: Firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Hay … Continue reading 701. Confidenciaal Churchill

700. Principle Money-to-Burn Middle East Regional Exclusive Leaf Master Churchill Pre-Release

Gifted by Darren Cioffi owner of Principle Cigars.Location: This review was made outdoors during a windy rainy afternoon with 11C, 88% humidity and 6 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 2000Binder: Dominican Republic Monte PlataFiller: 2x Dominican Republic & USA Origin: Dominican Republic Factory: Kelner Boutique Factory (Dominican Republic)Box: Sold in 10 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Limited … Continue reading 700. Principle Money-to-Burn Middle East Regional Exclusive Leaf Master Churchill Pre-Release

699. Xhaxhi Bobi Square 50

Gifted by Bob de Goede owner of Xhaxhi Bobi cigars.Location: This review was made outdoors during a chilly evening with 12C, 95% humidity and 3 m/s wind. Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Indonesian Sumatra Filler: Dominican Republic Criollo 98, Nicaragua & USA Pennsylvanian BroadleafOrigin: Dominican Republic Factory: Tabacalera El Artista (Dominican Republic) Box: Sold in 10 … Continue reading 699. Xhaxhi Bobi Square 50

698. Montosa Robusto

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made outdoors during a calm evening with 12C, 91% humidity and 3 m/s wind. Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder: Mexican Sumatra Filler: Indonesian Java & Dominican Republic Criollo & Piloto Origin: Dominican Republic Factory: Arnold André Dominicana (Dominican Republic)Box: Sold in 20 count boxes. Release: 2021Availability: Regular Production Size: … Continue reading 698. Montosa Robusto

697. Lampert 1593 Edición Blanca Toro

Gifted by Lampert Cigars.Location: This review was made outdoors during a calm evening with 10C, 89% humidity and no wind.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 2000Binder: Dominican RepublicFiller: Dominican RepublicOrigin: Dominican RepublicFactory: Julian Sued Boutique Factory (Dominican Rep)Box: Sold in 10 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Regular Production.Size: 6x52, Toro.Wrapper: Coffee bean brown, silky smooth with tiny veins.Construction: Firm … Continue reading 697. Lampert 1593 Edición Blanca Toro

696. Principle Archive Collection 1842 Lancero

Gifted by Principle Cigars.Location: This review was made outdoors during a cloudy afternoon with 12C, 86% humidity and 4 m/s wind. Information:Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Binder: Brazilian CubraFiller: 2x Dominican Republic Origin: Dominican Republic Factory: Julian Sued Boutique Factory (Dominican Rep)Box: Sold in 10 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Limited Edition to 500 boxes (5000 cigars) … Continue reading 696. Principle Archive Collection 1842 Lancero

My Journey with: J.C. Newman

My Journey with J.C. Newman Cigars starts on the 23rd of September 2017, when me and my colleagues at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco visited InterTabac, it was my first time at the tobacco fair and it felt amazing to meet and see all the producers behind the different brands we had enjoyed for a long time, … Continue reading My Journey with: J.C. Newman

I’m going to be interviewed

On Sunday 2nd of October 2022, I'm the honoured guest of Fuente & Meerapfel Present: Meet The Professor Show. Where cigar industry legends Carlos Carlito Fuente Jr. (Arturo Fuente Cigars), Jeremiah Meerapfel (Meerapfel Cigars & Cameroon Tobacco) & José Blanco (Arturo Fuente Cigars & Master of Tobacco) will interview me for their show. It will … Continue reading I’m going to be interviewed

695. Cavalier Genève Inner Circle Petit Robusto

Gifted by Cavalier Genève.Location: This review was made outdoors during a cloudy evening with 14C, 77% and 2 m/s wind. Information:Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano JalapaBinder: Honduran Habano JamastránFiller: Dominican Rep Piloto, Honduran Broadleaf Jamastrán, Nicaraguan Habano Jalapa & USA PennsylvaniaOrigin: HondurasFactory: Fabrica Centroamericana de Tabaco S.A. [F.C.T] (Honduras)Box: Sold in 24 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Regular … Continue reading 695. Cavalier Genève Inner Circle Petit Robusto

694. Somm Sommelier’s Selection Pre-Release Robusto (2023)

Gifted by Vlada Stojanov, from the Bespoke Company, US distributor of Casdagli, Lampert, Xhaxhi Bobi and Despot cigars. Location: This review was made outdoors during a chilly evening with 13C, 80% and 1 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro (3 years)Binder: Nicaraguan Viso Jalapa (3 years)Filler: Honduran Broadleaf (2 years), Mexican San Andrés (3 years), … Continue reading 694. Somm Sommelier’s Selection Pre-Release Robusto (2023)