Cigar Fillers

Cigar filler is grown primarily around The Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico. The most treasured leaf comes from the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba which produces a rich, smooth, spicy, sweet flavor that reflects the volcanic soil found there. Often cigars are blended with leaf from other regions,…

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Cigar Wrappers

The most obvious of the three cigar components, the wrapper is the easiest to discern for most cigar smokers. Industry experts claim that up to 75% of the flavor of a cigar comes from the wrapper! These leaves should be thick and oily feeling, smooth and uniform in color, and…

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A Brief History of Cigars

In the beginning of Western cigar smoking, Christopher Columbus sailed into what would later be known as Cuba’s Bahia de Gibara on October 29th, 1492. There he sent two sailors to scout the terrain and report back with any information concerning the island. During this reconnoiter, the sailors encountered Native…

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The Politics of The Fuente Fuente Opus X®

Ask almost any cigar smoker today what the “holy grail” of cigars is and the vast majority will respond “Opus X[sic]!” This ever elusive tasty treat is eclipsed in rarity only by bipartisan legislature and its allure seems to be equally abused. National politics aside, the Fuente Fuente Opus X®…

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Montecristo de Arts Robusto

This article was written by TobaccoPlace.Net for The Tobacco Tin; the official online newsletter of Tobacco Place. We hope that you will find these reviews entertaining as well as informative and eventually we hope to review every cigar we carry! Montecristo de Arts Robusto Specs: Size: 5 1/4″ 50 ring…

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Padron 3000 Natural

This article was written by TobaccoPlace.Net for The Tobacco Tin; the official online newsletter of Tobacco Place. We hope that you will find these reviews entertaining as well as informative and eventually we hope to review every cigar we carry! Padron 3000 Natural Specs: Size: 5 1/2″ 50 ring gauge…

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Punch Gran Cru Torpedo

This article was written by TobaccoPlace.Net for The Tobacco Tin; the official online newsletter of Tobacco Place. We hope that you will find these reviews entertaining as well as informative and eventually we hope to review every cigar we carry! Punch Gran Cru Torpedo #2 Specs: Size: 61/2″ 54 ring…

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Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Maduro

This article was written by TobaccoPlace.Net for The Tobacco Tin; the official online newsletter of Tobacco Place. We hope that you will find these reviews entertaining as well as informative and eventually we hope to review every cigar we carry! Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur #1 Maduro Specs: Size: 7 1/2″…

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Zen and The Art of Mild Cigars

We have all asked it, “What is a good, mild cigar?” Time after time, we search for the ever elusive “mild” cigar. We read all the reviews, we compare brands, we talk to other cigar smokers, and sometimes we even ask “that guy down there at the smoke shop.” And…

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Zino Platinum Crown Cigars

These highly-prized cigars are full bodied with some spicy sweetness. Marketed as a fusion of “time-honored cigar tradition and the hip, urban popular culture of today” these tasty treats are making quite a stir! The Zino Platinum features a blending of three Dominican Republic tobaccos and a rare Peruvian leaf…

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