Archive for May, 2012
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
When it comes time to appreciate a fine, affordable stogie, many smokers decide to purchase Pinar Del Rio cigars. The fabulous flavors and consistent experience guarantee that these stogies will appeal to a wide array of smokers.
Reviewers truly enjoyed these offerings from Flores and Rodriguez. From the pre-light draw to the final puff, they appreciated the superb melding of flavors, and the play on the palate that accentuated the natural tobacco taste. An even burn keeps the rich ash in place, while thick white plumes of aromatic smoke rises from the cigar and pleases all of the senses.
These are definitely in the middle ground with a medium bodied smoking experience. Tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic are combined to ensure a smoother, yet robust smoke. The wrapper is a real beauty with a nice oily sheen. There are very few soft spots and it was said that the stick felt nice to the touch.
These cigars come in four popular sizes; Robusto at 50 x 5, Toro at 50 x 6, Torpedo at 52 x 6.5, and Churchill at 50 x 7. Each size is guaranteed to be consistent with the other sizes in terms of their appeal and pleasant flavor notes. The earthy tones note a hint of oak, with a slight spice and mocha added to the mix for extra enjoyment.
Whether Pinar Del Rio cigars are purchased for personal use or as gifts, these stogies are sure to please even the most finicky aficionado. This medium bodied cigar is pleasant for any palate. The affordable price tag keeps them easily within reach of any aficionado. The experience is definitely high quality, bringing everyone who enjoys them back for more.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
With a review rating of 92, the 601 Cubao cigar has quickly become quite the sensation with its complex flavors and alluring aroma. The combination of creamy espresso, dark licorice, and spicy pepper notes have made this offering a favorite among many aficionados. It takes more than flavor and smell make a good stick, and Don Pepin Garcia knows all the important components to create a cigar that people will relish in.
This offering from Pepin Garcia is a flavor sensation like no other. First impressions are important, and the dark chocolate Sumatra wrapper from Ecuador is not going to disappoint. The wrapper is made of only the finest in aged tobacco leaves, making it an ideal compliment to the unique yet complex filler.
These stogies are filled with a unique blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos. This blend is a closely guarded secret, but with Pepin Garcia at the wheel, the smoker can be sure that nothing but excellence will be experienced. The aged filler tobaccos offer a smooth yet crisp smoking sensation for the aficionado.
Jose Pepin Garcia has a reputation in the industry for excellence in every aspect of stogie making. Reviewers and tobacconists alike state that the 601 Cubao cigar is a superior smoke designed by a high-quality manufacturer. With its marvelously dark coloration, aged tobaccos, and strong aromas, these fine cigars are going to please every level of tobacconist. This manufacturer is known for producing sticks that do not stay on the market for long. Each stogie becomes harder to find as time goes on because there are only so many to go around. When it comes to fine stogies, the Pepin Garcia is a name that means excellence.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Swag Dominican cigars are just one example of why Dominican tobaccos are so highly prized. These stogies utilize only the top of the plants to insure the most nicotine and a better quality stogie. These Dominican Ligero leaves are extremely valuable, thick, and flavorful bringing the unique experience of class and elegance to the smoker.
One reason these smokes are so popular is that it is hard to find premium sticks that are this affordable. A delicious and unique stick that does not break the bank is almost a rarity, but this manufacturer has made the impossible a reality.
First impressions are important, and this cigar does not disappoint. A nice veiny wrapper with only slight variations in the luxurious brown color makes this a true treat for the eyes. The perfect construction allows the smoker to roll the stogie firmly in the fingers without finding any soft spots.
The flavors have a core cedar flavor and highlight that transition smoothly from the first light to the final draw. A slight peppery flavor remains consistent throughout with a strengthening in the spiciness towards the end. Coffee and a sweet fruity taste mingle on the palate. These are truly a taste sensation.
Smokers and reviewers alike appreciate what this medium to full bodied stogie has to offer. Each puff of these Swag Dominican cigars is a testament as to why smokers seek pure Dominican tobacco. The smoothness of flavors merge to bring the smoker a once in a lifetime experience that can be appreciated by all levels of enthusiasts.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
One of the best ideas for unique corporate gifts for smokers might be a package that includes cigars and accessories for smoking them. There are so many items to choose from that would make a colleague’s day when they opened up the package and found them. Thoughtful presents are often those that are appreciated the most. It is easy to see that a package was given a lot of thought and attention just by taking inventory of its contents.
There are many types of drinking vessels that can be included in a gift basket from those designed for wine to those that are meant for a shot of hearty liquor. Even a travel flask can be included for those that want to take their favorite beverage along with them. Coffee cups are a great idea for those that might want a good strong cup of java with their smoke.
Cigar accessories like apparel, lighters, holders, cutters, and ashtrays are great additions as are sampler packs that offer an array of flavors and strengths. Other items might also include other items such as travel humidors or pocket humidors. Torches and matches that are made of wood are also sometimes included and available for purchase.
Some unique corporate gifts might also offer chocolates and other types of food items to be enjoyed before, during or after a great smoke. Mints and breath candies are also thoughtful additions for the smoker that might want to mask the smell of smoke on their breath.
No matter how many premium cigars are offered or other complimentary items are given, this is surely going to be a present that will be greatly appreciated and enjoyed.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
When a smoking enthusiast goes looking for a superior quality stogie with an affordable price tag, investigating what Gurkha Cellar Reserve cigars have to offer is in order. The reviews on these stogies have been superb, especially with the aficionados that truly appreciate a strong, medium to full bodied smoking experience. Of course, with a reputation like Gurkha’s, would a smoker expect anything less?
Only the finest Dominican tobaccos are used for the filler. The filler for all of the cigars in this line have been aged for at least 15 years to insure proper fermentation. The Dominican Olor binder is hand picked and guaranteed to please any palate. Add into the fray the outstanding Criollo 1998 wrapper and the package is complete.
The flavors of these offerings are said to be second to none. There is a spicy flavor burst during the first third, but that spiciness soon dissipates making way for more earthy tones. The second third has strong dark chocolate tones remembrance of peppery baker’s chocolate. The flavors hold true well into the final third where the stogie ends with a cool, mellow flavor blend of chocolate, peppers, and a hint of grapefruit.
Reviews on the burn and draw have concluded that this will become a favorite for many smokers. They noted that it had a smooth burn and a nice draw, with no need to re-light at any point. It has been said that this is an affordable stogie that offers high quality to any smoking enthusiast.
Are the Gurkha Cellar Reserve cigars right for everyone? Well, for any cigar aficionado that enjoys a medium bodied to full bodied experience with a large gauge size, these are the ideal stogies, combining affordability with exceptional quality.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Rediscovering a popular industry leader has never been as enjoyable as when indulging in what Gurkha Royal Challenge cigars have to offer. This prime entry in the tobacco world recently changed to a new design concept, bringing back a favorite packaging and branding idea from days gone by. With a relatively inexpensive price tag, every stogie is sure to find new fans among smoking enthusiasts as they have a combination of the finest Nicaraguan, Dominican, Honduran, and Ecuadorian tobaccos that offer a tantalizing experience that will not soon be forgotten.
Wrapper – The wrapper is an interesting combination of Ecuadorian and Connecticut Shade leaves that have been aged to perfection. However, this combination often leaves a slick feel to the stick, but cigar smoking have been delighted at the toothy wrapper that was found instead.
Binder – The binder is a robust Habano Honduran tobacco. Habano Honduran tobaccos have an extensive history in the industry and provide a variety of high quality tobaccos for manufacturers. As a binder, the Habano offers these fine cigars both strength and versatility.
Filler – When examining the filler, reviewers rave abut the Nicaraguan and Dominican blend. These rich, dark soils provide the perfect growing conditions for superior tobaccos, making the filler a tasteful sensation for any smoker.
Gurkha Royal Challenge cigars have received high praise from those that have reviewed them. They noted that the flavor profile moves effortlessly from one third to the next, from a peppery spice combined with cedar notes to a creamy and buttery note to soothe the palate after the spice. It has been said that this stogie has been blended to perfection, offering the aficionado a wonderful smoking experience from start to finish.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Gurkha Seduction cigars are made by a leading manufacturer in this industry. The Gurkha brand was originally founded in India in the late 1980’s, but wasn’t sold on the United States market until 1995. They were introduced in late 2010 and have been very well received. It has been called an amazing cigar with an impressive wrapper, consistent, medium bodied flavors and a nice even burn.
The outside wrapper features an Ecuadorian Habano tobacco leaf that comes in a very pleasing marbled shade of brown. There are very minimal veins present and it is very smooth and silky to the touch. There is a Dominican Olor binder that holds the filler together quite well. While burning, the wrapper has a nice sweet molasses fragrance, mixed with delightful earthy notes. The cap is perfectly flush and cut very clean, offering a nice and even burn.
Gurkha Seduction cigars have a filler that is entirely made of Columbian tobacco. The first third of the burn is rich in coffee and bittersweet cocoa scents, blended nicely with rich earthy notes and intense spices like cinnamon. As the cigar is enjoyed the flavors morph from spicy and earthy to sweet, and then spicy once again. There is more of the coffee and chocolate in the second third of the cigar with an introduction of caramel, with the spices returning in the finale. The burn is nice and even with about a half inch of a nice light grey colored ash. It does not produce a lot of smoke, but the smoke it does produce gives off a nice aromatic scent of earthiness.
Gurkha Seduction cigars have been given great cigar reviews. Aficionados have said that it is a very enjoyable smoke that lasts under an hour. Many have said that they were looking forward to trying it again, even before they finished it. With a manufacturer that has proven to be a favorite among many, it is no wonder that this stick has received such great reviews.
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
There are literally thousands of brands and styles of stogies, often leaving smokers trying to find what makes the famous cigars so desirable. Commonalities among the finest can actually help the smoker find affordable stogies that may be available.
What do names such as Gurkha, CAO, Cohiba, and Ashton have in common?
One of the most common factors associated with all of these fine cigars is the tobacco. Every high end name does something special to or with the tobacco setting those leaves apart from the rest. For instance, Cohiba adds a longer fermentation time, and Gurkha likes to add cognac to their leaves. The tobacco is usually hand picked and hand rolled insuring maximum enjoyment for the smoker.
Another common factor is the consistency of the cigar. The most popular ones are all consistent from the first light to the final drop of the ash. Smokers do not always like surprises. Transitions should be smooth even if the change is robust. The high end stogie will provide a consistency not found with those lower quality sticks.
Reputation in this industry is earned, deserved, and maintained through a number of important factors. Almost all of these brands have been manufactured by a company with a reputation in the industry. Those stogies are worth more because the company has earned the smoker’s respect.
There are a number of famous cigars available to the everyday smoker. Knowing the commonalities between these sticks can help the enthusiast discover new smokes when others are in limited supply.
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Deciding on the ideal present for a stogie lover is easy when all of the cigar gifts available today are explored. Giving can sometimes be difficult depending on who the recipient is. However, if the person loves cigars, choosing welcome presents has never been easier.
What are some great gifts suitable for any stogie enthusiast?
- Cutters – A cigar cutter is a necessity for any smoker. Cutters allow the smoker to have a clean cut opening up the stick for thorough enjoyment. There are a number of styles and prices associated with a cutter. Look for one in a favorite color or in a monogrammed design.
- Ashtrays – Ashtrays are quite complex these days. There are smokeless ashtrays, USB ashtrays, and even LED ashtrays. As far as this type of present goes, ashtrays provide a lot of benefits to the smoker and those people around the smoker. In addition, ashtrays allow the smoker to have a clean area. From beautiful crystal pieces of useful art to sleek modern stainless steel, decorative ashtrays can also make great containers for great cigar gift basket ideas.
- Snuffers – A snuffer is nice because it allows the smoker to put out a stogie quickly and cleanly for later enjoyment. Snuffers come in a number of sizes, colors, and styles. Some cigar holders can also be used as snuffers.
- Sampler packs – One of the best presents would have to be an outstanding sampler pack. These combine a variety of stogies in a single package for maximum enjoyment. Sampler packs range in price and options allowing the purchaser a very personal experience that can be shared with the recipient.
When it comes to cigar gifts, a connection between smoker and purchaser is redefined. There are a number of viable opportunities to give a better present. Whether purchasing accessories, sampler packs, fresh sticks, humidors, or certificates, the buyer can never go wrong with getting any number of items for the enthusiast.
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Having one or more cigar cases helps protect the quality and integrity of an aficionado’s preferred smokes. There are a number of choices and styles to choose from. Each style allows the consumer to protect their investment with class and elegance.
What are some types of cigar cases available?
The single containers are ideal for carrying just one cigar when out and about. Many smokers want to enjoy a fine after dinner or lunch stogie on the go. These smaller boxes often fit perfectly in a pocket. They safeguard the stogie against being crushed or broken while carrying it.
Other popular choices for cigar cases are those that are able to carry either two or three sticks. This is a great option when an aficionado will be out for the day, or perhaps would like to share a new find with a friend or colleague.
Larger cigar cases can carry ten, twenty, thirty, or even one hundred choice stogies. Maybe that many smokes are not needed for an evening on the town, but aficionados often find that their business often requires an extended stay out of town. Having the opportunity to enjoy one’s preferred stogies when they are away from home means carrying more with them during their travels. Larger containers and travel humidors are designed for instances such as this.
With the available options in decorative cigar cases, the aficionado can carry as many or few of his favorites along as he would like. This is an excellent way to keep the freshness and the flavor where it belongs.