Category Archives: Staff Reviews

E-Cigar King

As many of you know we have been selling E-Cigarettes for several years and although it’s not a major portion of our business it is growing. I was introduced to E-Cigar King about 2 weeks ago and decided to test … Continue reading

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Newminster English Luxus

English Luxus This has nice pouch scent which is NOT English.  The Latakia was added very lightly.  This does not remind me of other English blends.  The dominant flavor comes from the Virginia and the body is definitely Burley.  I … Continue reading

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Newminster Ultimate English

Ultimate English This is probably the replacement for Proper English, of which I have smoked pounds and pounds.  The cut is larger, nearly a ribbon, and there is a higher Latakia content, making this a fuller bodied smoke, but still … Continue reading

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CAO Concert

CAO Concert Size:  Roadie – 5 ½ x 54 Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Rosado Binder:  Connecticut Broadleaf Filler:  Nicaraguan & Honduran The tagline for the CAO Concert is “Perfect Harmony.”  I figured these were just words picked to fit the theme.  They … Continue reading

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Aging Room Quattro (Small Batch F55)

Aging Room Quattro (Small Batch F55) Size:  Maestro – 6×52” Torpedo Wrapper:  Indonesian Sumatra Binder:  Dominican Habano Filler:  Dominican Habano This small batch, box pressed cigar is a limited run gem.  Only 300,000 to 400,000 were wrapped due to the … Continue reading

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Fernando Leon Family Reserve by La Aurora

La Aurora Fernando Leon Family Reserve Wrapper:  Dominican Corojo Binder:  Dominican Corojo Filler:  Peruvian, Brazilian, Dominican The Fernando Leon Family Reserve is one of those cigars that, just by its appearance, begs to be roasted.  The rich, brown Corojo wrapper … Continue reading

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Oliva Serie V – Torpedo 6 X 56

Torpedo 6 X 56 Wrapper: Habano Sungrown Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Jalapa Valley Ligeros Background: Oliva Serie V is a high rated, proven powerhouse. It has earned 92 and 94 ratings by Cigar Aficianado in 2007 and 2008 as well as two top … Continue reading

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Subtlety Makes Tinder Box Reserve 1928 Pipe Tobacco Stand Out

The subtlety of Tinder Box’s Reserve 1928 tinned pipe tobacco makes it really stand out. It has three great things going for it, a natural sweetness, a fantastic aroma, and no aftertaste. It is the first tinned tobacco that Tinder … Continue reading

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Rockford Tinder Box/Vino 100 Owner Designs Signature Ascorti Pipe

It isn’t very often that a tobacconist is asked to design a signature briar pipe, but that is exactly what happened to Dennis Lambert, owner of Rockford’s Tinder Box/Vino 100. Dennis is a longtime friend of Roberto Ascorti, son of … Continue reading

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Tinder Box Cherry Almond Pipe Tobacco – Get Set to Enjoy

Cherry Almond Tobacco Cherry Almond is one of four cherry-flavored aromatic pipe tobaccos at the Tinder Box. While all four cherry-flavored tobaccos are great and have their own distinct qualities, Cherry Almond’s aroma has been described by curious noses as … Continue reading

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