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Archive for July, 2010

Cigar Sasquatch- La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel

31 Jul

The strength of a honey bee is not in the sting but in the wing.

Bees appear to be aerodynamically incapable of flight. But they don’t let that bother them. They overcome gravity, not just with furious flapping of their undersized wings, but with a tiny, nearly imperceptible flourish at the peak of each wing stroke that shifts the balance of air pressure just enough to send them airborne.

There’s a lot of talk about the distinction between strength and power. Power comes from position or influence, strength comes from effort and sacrifice, from willpower and drive Read the rest of this entry »

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Tasty Tuesday Sampler Volume 1

27 Jul

With this edition of Cigar Sasquatch, I return to the original concept for Tasty Tuesday, which is short reviews of affordable cigar brands in the never-ending quest for a diamond in the rough. It’s a chance for me to work through some singles and miscellaneous cigars in the Sasquatch-a-dor, and to check out some mystery blends that might fly under the radar. Think of it as a herf-tastic grab bag of sorts.

The cigars under evaluation today are the Cuvee 151 Robusto (5×50), the Plasencia Reserva Organica Corona (6¼x44), and the Sancho Panza Caballero (6¼x45) Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Coronas, Lonsdales, Maduro, Natural, Robustos, Tasty Tuesday

 

Tasty Tuesday: Henry Clay Brevas ala Conserva

20 Jul

Henry Clay is a classic Cuban brand originally dating from the 1840s. The current brand is hand-made in the Dominican Republic by Altadis. I chose the “Brevas ala Conserva” (5/5/8×46), a moderately small Gran Corona.

Henry Clay cigars feature a robust blend of Dominican ligero longfillers and binder, with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. This is not a particularly handsome cigar. There are some rough patches in the wrapper, and a notable color gradient in the roll from head to foot. But let’s talk about that wrapper Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Coronas, Dark Natural, Maduro, Tasty Tuesday

 

Cigar Sasquatch- Oliva Serie V Double Robusto

17 Jul

One of the most highly acclaimed affordable cigar brands over the last year has been the Oliva Serie V, an all-ligero blend from the Oliva Cigar Company. This brand is the full-bodied brother to the lighter Serie G, and a spicier counterpart to the full-bodied Serie O. I chose the beefy Double Robusto (5×54).

This Nicaraguan puro features a hearty all-ligero blend of Jalapa longfillers, a Nicaraguan binder, and a beautiful sun grown Nicaraguan Habano wrapper. Roll is smooth and supple Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Full Reviews, Natural, Robustos

 

Tasty Tuesday: Alec Bradley MAXX Ego

06 Jul

The Cigar Sasquatch likes things big. I have long lived by the Sasquatchism, “Never smoke a Robusto when you should be smoking a Churchill.” If you believe like I do that if some is good, more is better, then Alec Bradley’s MAXX cigars were made with you in mind. Maxx is a line of super-sized cigars that are big in both size and flavor, and my personal favorite is the Ego, a monster-sized Presidente (9.25×50).

But this is no novelty brand. The MAXX line features an incredible 5-nation blend Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Churchills, Dark Natural, Tasty Tuesday

 

Cigar Sasquatch Independence Day Special- CAO America Potomac

03 Jul

I have to imagine the founding fathers were cigar lovers. Picture it. It’s July, 1776. You’re in Philadelphia, close to the Conestoga Valley, birthplace of the “Stogie.” You’re locked in a room with 50 or so lawyers and farmers. It’s hotter than hell, and humid, and you’ve been drinking brandy and rum since breakfast. Someone’s going to light a cigar.

So now we celebrate The Grand Experiment of a government by the people, a shocking idea, to be sure. John Adams suggested that “It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” I’d say he hit it pretty close to the mark, but he left out one key ingredient… great cigars.

The CAO America was blended to celebrate America, and to showcase the best of America’s contribution to cigar making. I selected the “Potomac,” a beefy robusto Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Full Reviews, Maduro, Natural, Robustos