It isnt often that you get a two-color, Barber Pole style cigar, and even less often that you get to see a green wrapper. But this rather stylish Ogre, from Asylum, delivers delicious hints of hay, cream, and even some coco and vanilla. The 7×70 beast requires some commitment (90-115min at least), but it’s a truly unique experience. Full review below:
The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know. — Socrates
Treat the infographic below like a map for the dark. A beginner cigar aficionado is in the dark. This gives him/her a map. S/he may not yet care about every side note on that map – just want to get out of the dark. Check it out for yourself and see our notes after it:
There’s obviously a lot of hype over drew estate cigars, especially undercrowns and Ligas and such, so, when I managed to pick up an undercrown from a B&M, I was pretty excited.
First off, the construction was absolutely magnificent, very tightly wrapped with no stems in the wrapper, it’s a beautiful stick. Not to mention the band is gorgeous. I had forgotten my cutter at home so I had to use the shitty guillotine cutter the shop handed me
The legend of the Cuban cigar seems to grow stronger every year and it only helps to feed the bootleggers. The infograph below, WHILE NOT 100% ACCURATE, provides a great starting point in determining if you’re looking at a fake Cuban or a real Cuban.
Cuban Cigars – Fake Or Not Infographic
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General Cigar introduced FOUNDRY, a new boutique collection, around August of last year. The line is a stark juxtaposition between the old and the new. This visually-arresting collection was inspired by the art form of “steampunk,” which is both a retrospective and futuristic interpretation of innovation. Below is a review of their 6 1/4″ x 54, the Lovelace.