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)

InterTabac 2022 Recap

So it was my 4th time at the trade fair, but it felt so good to be back after a 3 year hiatus due to the pandemic. And I shared that same feeling with everyone there that returning back to a normal was needed for the cigar industry, but may we not forget we still … Continue reading InterTabac 2022 Recap

693. Trinidad Fundadores Aged 2017

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made outdoors during windy evening, with 18C, 53% & 5 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: CubaOrigin: CubaFactory: N/ABox: Sold in 24 count boxes. Release: 1997Availability: Regular ProductionSize: 7.5x40, Lancero (Laguito Especial).Wrapper: Reddish milk chocolate, smooth texture with small veins. Construction: Firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Cedarwood.1st … Continue reading 693. Trinidad Fundadores Aged 2017

692. Principle Martinique Lancero

Gifted by Principle Cigars. Location: This review was made outdoors during a cloudy late afternoon, with 20C, 49% & 6 m/s wind. Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian ConnecticutBinder: Dominican Rep Monte PlataFiller: Dominican Rep & NicaraguaOrigin: Dominican Rep Factory: Kelner Boutique Factory (Dominican Rep)Box: Sold in 20 count boxes.Release: 2021Availability: Regular Production Size: 7.5x39, Lancero Wrapper: Almond light … Continue reading 692. Principle Martinique Lancero

691. Principle Accomplice Connecticut/Blue Band Robusto (New Blend)

Gifted by Principle Cigars.Location: This review was made outdoors during a cloudy evening with 21C, 44% & 3 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian ConnecticutBinder: Ecuador Habano 2000 Filler: Dominican Rep Piloto Cubano, Criollo 98 (3 primings)Origin: Dominican RepFactory: Julian Sued Boutique Factory (Dominican Rep)Box: Sold in 25 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Regular productionSize: 4.9x49, Robusto.Wrapper: Light milk … Continue reading 691. Principle Accomplice Connecticut/Blue Band Robusto (New Blend)

690. Cavalier Genève Inner Circle Robusto Grande

Gifted by Cavalier Genève.Location: This review was made outdoors during a cloudy evening, with 21C, 43% & 3 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano JalapaBinder: Honduras 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 ProductionSize: … Continue reading 690. Cavalier Genève Inner Circle Robusto Grande

My Journey With: Maya Selva

My Journey with Maya Selva Cigars, started back in 2014 when the cigar shop (Mellgrens Fine Tobacco) that I worked at introduced the three brands in their portfolio. Cumpay, Flor de Selva & Villa Zamorano. Maya Selva started in the industry back in 1995 and have their roots in Honduras where they have their main … Continue reading My Journey With: Maya Selva

689. Casdagli Villa Casdagli Toro

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny evening with 21C, 53%, 4 m/s wind. Information:Wrapper: EcuadorBinder: EcuadorFiller: Dominican Rep, Ecuador, Nicaragua & PeruOrigin: Costa Rica Factory: Tabacos de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)Box: Sold in 12 count boxes.Release: 2021Availability: Regular Production. Size: 6x54, Toro. Wrapper: Chestnut brown, smooth texture with … Continue reading 689. Casdagli Villa Casdagli Toro

688. Edgar Julián Sued Monovarietal Corojo Robusto

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny afternoon, with 21C, 53%, 3 m/s wind. Information:Wrapper: Dominican Rep CorojoBinder: Dominican Rep CorojoFiller: Dominican Rep Corojo Viso Navarrete, Corojo Medio Tiempo Villa Gonalez & Corojo Ligero PenulaOrigin: Dominican Republic Factory: Julian Sued Boutique Factory (Dominican Rep)Box: Sold in 10 count boxes.Release: … Continue reading 688. Edgar Julián Sued Monovarietal Corojo Robusto

687. Casdagli Villa Casdagli Lonsdale

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made outdoors during a cloud free evening with 23C, 72% humidity and 1 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: Ecuador Binder: Ecuador Filler: 2x Peru, Dominican Republic & Ecuador Origin: Costa Rica Factory: Tabacos de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)Box: Sold in 12 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Regular Production.Size: 7x42, Lonsdale.Wrapper: Chestnut brown, … Continue reading 687. Casdagli Villa Casdagli Lonsdale

686. Cavalier Genève Limited Edition 2022

Gifted by Cavalier Genève.Location: This review was made outdoors during a cloudy afternoon with 24C, 68% humidity and 2 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: Undisclosed Binder: Undisclosed Filler: Undisclosed Origin: Honduras Factory: Fábrica Centroamericana de Tabaco S.A. (Honduras)Box: Sold in 10 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Limited Edition, to 1948 boxes.Size: 6x54, ToroWrapper: Milk chocolate, smooth texture with tiny … Continue reading 686. Cavalier Genève Limited Edition 2022

685. La Galera Imperial Jade Robusto

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny afternoon, 22C, 60% humidity in the air and 5 m/s wind. Information:Wrapper: CameroonBinder: Dominican Republic Jacagua CriolloFiller: Domininca Republic Jacagua Piloto Cubano & La Canela Criollo 98Origin: Dominican RepublicFactory: Tabacalera Palma (Dominican Rep)Box: Sold in 20 count boxes. Release: 2021Availability: Regular ProductionSize: 5.2x50, … Continue reading 685. La Galera Imperial Jade Robusto

684. West Tampa Tobacco Company White Robusto

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny afternoon with 22C, 60% humidity in the air and 5 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Light PinkBinder: Ecuadorian HabanoFiller: Nicaraguan Ometepe Seco, Jalapa Seco & Pueblo Nuevo VisoOrigin: NicaraguaFactory: Garmendia Cigar Co. (Estelí, Nicaragua)Box: Sold in 20 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Regular ProductionSize: 5x50, … Continue reading 684. West Tampa Tobacco Company White Robusto

683. Caldwell x Lost & Found Swedish Delight 5.0 Robusto 2021

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny afternoon with 22C, 60% humidity in the air and 5 m/s winds.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian HabanoBinder: Dominican RepublicFiller: Nicaragua & Dominican Rep MejoradoOrigin: Dominican RepublicFactory: UndisclosedBox: Sold in 10 count bundles. Release: 2022Availability: Limited Production of 2500 cigars made in 2016.Size: 5x50, Robusto.Wrapper: Chestnut brown, … Continue reading 683. Caldwell x Lost & Found Swedish Delight 5.0 Robusto 2021

The World Collection of Cigar Brands

Last week I began a very ambitious project of cataloguing all non-cuban cigar brands out there in a Google Spreadsheets document. In the beginning it was thought as a good way for me to track how many cigars from a brand I've tried, but as time went on I realized this tool would be very … Continue reading The World Collection of Cigar Brands

682. El Rey del Mundo Balthasar Edición Regional Báltico 2009

Bought from The Oak Lounge Tallinn. Location: This review was made outdoors during a hot and cloudy evening with 28C, 76% humidity and 2 m/s wind. Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: CubaOrigin: Cuba Factory: CubaBox: Sold in 10 count boxes.Release: 2009Availability: Limited Edition to 1200 boxes. Size: 6.1x50, Robusto Extra (Dobles) Wrapper: Milk chocolate, slight rough feel … Continue reading 682. El Rey del Mundo Balthasar Edición Regional Báltico 2009

681. Cumpay Puro Nicaragua Lancero

Gifted by Maya Selva Cigars. Location: This review was made outdoors during a hot evening with 28C, 65% humidity in the air and 3 m/s wind. Information:Wrapper: Nicaragua JalapaBinder: Nicaragua EstelíFiller: NicaraguaOrigin: Nicaragua Factory: Tabacos SegoviaBox: Sold in 20 count boxes.Release: 2022Availability: Regular Production Size: 7x38, Lancero. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, smooth with tiny veins. Construction: … Continue reading 681. Cumpay Puro Nicaragua Lancero

680. H. Upmann Magnum 56 Jarra TR

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made outdoors during a hot evening with 32C, 37% humidity in the air and 6 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: CubaOrigin: CubaFactory: CubaBox: Sold in 20 count ceramic jars. Release: 2019Availability: Limited Production Size: 5.9x56, Double Robusto.Wrapper: Milk chocolate, smooth with tiny veins.Construction: Medium firm and even when lightly … Continue reading 680. H. Upmann Magnum 56 Jarra TR

679. Flor de Selva Año del Tigre Edición Limitada 2022 (Year of the Tiger)

Bought from Cigarrummet.Location: This review was made outdoors during a early evening with 25C, 54% humidity in the air and 2 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: Honduras JamastranBinder: Honduras Azacualpa ValleyFiller: Honduras Origin: Honduras Factory: Tabacos de OrienteBox: Sold in 10 count boxes. Release: 2021Availability: Limited Edition Size: 6x52, Toro.Wrapper: Light milk chocolate/nutty, smooth with tiny veins.Construction: Firm … Continue reading 679. Flor de Selva Año del Tigre Edición Limitada 2022 (Year of the Tiger)

678. Jas Sum Kral Munchies Rocky Road Robusto

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made outdoors during a cloudy afternoon with 20C, 56% humidity in the air and 8 m/s wind. Information:Wrapper: Mexico San AndresBinder: UndisclosedFiller: UndisclosedOrigin: Nicaragua Factory: Tabacalera AragonBox: Sold in 5 count bundles.Release: 2022Availability: Limited Release Size: 5x50, Robusto. Wrapper: Dark chocolate brown, smooth with tiny veins. Construction: … Continue reading 678. Jas Sum Kral Munchies Rocky Road Robusto

677. Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Presidente

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made outdoors during a cloudy afternoon with 20C, 56% humidity in the air and 8 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: Cameroon Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Origin: Dominican Republic Factory: Tabacalera A. FuenteBox: Sold in 25 count boxes. Release: 2006Availability: Regular Production Size: 6.5x50, Toro.Wrapper: Milk chocolate smooth with tiny … Continue reading 677. Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Presidente

676. Edgar Julián Sued Bundle Fever Piggy Smalls Limited 2021 Robusto

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made outdoors during a lovely evening with 21C, 68% humidity in the air and 5 m/s winds.Information:Wrapper: Yamasa C98Binder: Dominican Republic HVAFiller: Dominican Republic Origin: Dominican Republic Factory: Julian Sued Boutique FactoryBox: Sold in 5 count bundles. Release: 2021Availability: Limited Edition Size: 5.25x50, Robusto Wrapper: Oily coffee bean, … Continue reading 676. Edgar Julián Sued Bundle Fever Piggy Smalls Limited 2021 Robusto

675. Lampert 1675 Edición Rojo Robusto

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made outdoors during a calm evening with 21C, 59% humidity in the air with 4 m/s wind. Information:Wrapper: Ecuador ConnecticutBinder: NicaraguaFiller: NicaraguaOrigin: Nicaragua Factory: AgroIndustrial Nicaraguense de Tabacos S.A.Box: Sold in 20 count boxes.Release: 2022Availability: Regular Production Size: 5x50, Robusto Wrapper: Milk chocolate, smooth with tiny veins. … Continue reading 675. Lampert 1675 Edición Rojo Robusto

674. J. London Gold Series Lonsdale

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made outdoors during Midsummer day with blazing hot sun 30C, 44% humidity in the air and 5 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut Binder: Ecuador Connecticut Filler: Dominican Republic Origin: Dominican Republic Factory: Tabacalera William VenturaBox: Sold in 12 count boxes. Release: 2014Availability: Limited Production.Size: 6.5x42, Lonsdale.Wrapper: Almond, silky smooth … Continue reading 674. J. London Gold Series Lonsdale

673. Principle Commonwealth Ten Country Blend Limited Edition

Bought from The Oak Lounge Tallinn.Location: This review was made outdoors during Midsummer day with blazing hot sun 30C, 44% humidity in the air and 5 m/s wind.Information:Wrapper: Ecuador CorojoBinder: BrazilFiller: Dominican, Nicaragua, USA, Peru, Indonesia, Cameroon, Mexico, HondurasOrigin: Dominican Republic Factory: Kelner Boutique Factory Box: Sold in 1 count coffins (Numbered). Release: 2021 (made … Continue reading 673. Principle Commonwealth Ten Country Blend Limited Edition

672. Principle Archive Collection Straphanger Limited Edition

Bought from The Oak Lounge Tallinn.Location: This review was made outdoors during a gloomy afternoon with 16C and 54% humidity in the air. Information:Wrapper: Dominican Republic Monte Plata YamasáBinder: Dominican RepublicFiller: Dominican Republic & Haiti OlorOrigin: Dominican RepublicFactory: Julian Sued Boutique FactoryBox: Sold in 5 count bundles. Release: 2021Availability: Limited Edition (6.500 cigars made).Size: 5.1x42, … Continue reading 672. Principle Archive Collection Straphanger Limited Edition

671. Caldwell Lost & Found 22 Minutes to Midnight Connecticut Radiante

Bought at a Caldwell event.Location: This review was made outdoors during a cloudy afternoon, with 16C and 51% humidity in the air. Information:Wrapper: ConnecticutBinder: N/AFiller: N/AOrigin: Dominican RepublicFactory: William Ventura, Dominican RepublicBox: Sold in 20 count boxes. Release: 2022Availability: Limited Production (400 boxes a year)Size: 5x50, Robusto.Wrapper: Almond, silky smooth with tiny veins.Construction: Fairly firm … Continue reading 671. Caldwell Lost & Found 22 Minutes to Midnight Connecticut Radiante

670. Peter James Los Estoico 54 Maduro

Gifted by John Peter Laurendi owner of Peter James.Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny but windy afternoon with 12C and 52% humidity in the air.Information:Wrapper: Mexico San AndrésBinder: IndonesiaFiller: Nicaragua Jalapa, Condega & UndisclosedOrigin: NicaraguaFactory: Tabacalera Aragon, Estéli NicaraguaBox: Sold in 12 count boxes or 5 count bundles. Release: 2022Availability: Regular ProductionSize: … Continue reading 670. Peter James Los Estoico 54 Maduro