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)

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