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Archive for August, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: Famous Exclusive Sampler

17 Aug

For this edition of the Tasty Tuesday Sampler, I present reviews of three cigars exclusive to Famous Smoke Shop. Most retailers have house-brands, and Famous is no exception, but Famous also has an impressive selection of cigars from major manufacturers made exclusively for and available only at Famous. I selected one house brand and two manufacturer brands, which include natural, dark natural, and maduro cigars, in Churchill, Toro, and Torpedo vitolas. They are the Final Blend Churchill (7×50), the Alec Bradley Overture Toro (6×50) and the Rocky Patel Cuban Blend Natural Torpedo (6×52). Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Churchills, Dark Natural, Figurados, Maduro, Natural, Tasty Tuesday, Toros, Torpedos

 

Cigar Sasquatch- Villiger 1888 Robusto

14 Aug

There is no reality. There is only perception.

That statement is at the heart of the question, “If a tree fell in the woods and no one was there to hear it, would it make a sound?” The short answer is, of course, “Who cares.” From a physics standpoint, the answer is yes, the falling tree creates pressure waves in the air known as sound. But from a philosophical standpoint, the big answer is vaguely similar to the short answer: Who cares.

The world is what we imagine it to be. The very notion of “Self-Awareness” has the precondition of “Aware,” without which, there is no self Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Full Reviews, Natural, Robustos

 

Tasty Tuesday: Gispert Maduro Lonsdale

10 Aug

Gispert Cigars are another classic Cuban brand resurrected in name, and now offered by Altadis. This moderately-priced line features Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers and a Nicaraguan binder, and the Maduro version has a handsome medium-brown San Andreas Maduro wrapper. I selected the Lonsdale (6½x44) in this blend. It’s sharply pressed, with a solid roll and a smooth veinless capa, and the 5-pack as reviewed has rested 17 months.

The initial flavors of this cigar are an earthy sweetness, with a creamy café mocha flavor Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Coronas, Maduro, Natural, Tasty Tuesday

 

Cigar Sasquatch- Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Robusto

07 Aug

Like any other cryptozoological cigar lover, the Cigar Sasquatch loves a pleasant surprise. But when it comes in the form of an incredible cigar, when I expected just an above-average smoke, well, then I get really excited.

We’ve talked about expectations before, and the dangers of having them unmet. But thankfully, sometimes the opposite is true. I once read that one of the greatest joys in life is doing a kindness in secret, and having it discovered by accident. A similar joy is when we experience some wonderful occurrence which was entirely unlooked for. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Full Reviews, Maduro, Robustos