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On this page, you’ll find our cigar reviews. Each cigar is scored from 1 to 5, with 5 being the best rating possible. After smoking each cigar, that cigar gets a “Cigar Score.” You can read more about our scoring system here.

Cigar Review: Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto Ovacion

Initial Thoughts: I was excited to dive into the Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto Ovacion (what a mouthful!!), until I saw the name Ernesto Perez-Carrillo on the label. See, I’ve smoked two of E.P. Carrillo’s “Cigar of the Year, 2018” and neither left me with positive feelings about the brand. However, the Balmoral Dueto is a collaboration […]

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The Best Cigars of 2019

You work hard for your money – you deserve the best! After smoking hundreds of cigars and reviewing most of them, I’ve come up with the top 10 cigars of 2019. These are the best smokes, with the best draws, the best flavors, and the best value for your money. If you’re looking for a […]

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Cigar Review: Gurkha Chairman’s Select Grand Robusto Perfecto

Initial Thoughts: I’m no stranger to Gurkha Cigars. Here on, I’ve reviewed the Gurkha Royal Challenge, the Gurkha Ghost Asura, the Gurkha Cellar Reserve Platinum Solara, and the Gurkha Heritage. And it’s no secret that they never score very high on the CigarScore scale. However, as with every new cigar, I went into the Gurkha […]

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Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Limited Edition Maduro Flaco

Initial Thoughts: I was first introduced to the Casa Cuevas brand by Luxury Cigar Club in the middle of 2019. The Casa Cuevas Connecticut was a delicious cigar that was priced right, and it earned a CigarScore of 4. So, when the Casa Cuevas Limited Edition Maduro Flaco showed up (also from Luxury Cigar Club), I was […]

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Cigar Review: MBombay Gaaja Torpedo Maduro

Initial Thoughts: MBombay is not a cigar brand with which I’m too familiar. However, when I got this near-$16 cigar from Luxury Cigar Club, I was very excited. The MBombay Gaaja Torpedo Maduro is a beautiful cigar. The wrapper is a medium-dark color that looks like a Hershey’s chocolate bar. The cigar is box-pressed and a […]

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Cigar Review: La Aurora 115th Anniversary Limited Edition Belicoso

Initial Thoughts: Wow, this cigar smells really good. As soon as I snatched the La Aurora 115th Anniversary Limited Edition Belicoso out of my humidor, I knew I was in for a good time. I hoped. The cigar looks dark and oily and appears well made. After cutting off the tip with my guillotine, the draw […]

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