Partagas Maduro No. 1 Review

May the embargo be over soon because this review will expose what will surely be a humidor essential. The Partagas Maduro No. 1 Is the first Maduro cigar to be released under the Cuban Partagas name. Currently exclusive to Las Casa De la Habanos and their authorised retailers, the Partagas Maduro has a darker shade…

Hard Core (CAO LX2 Maduro Belicoso)

This interesting cigar was sent to us by Famous Smoke to review.  I have to admit before I start that this is not normally a cigar I would smoke.  The L in LX2 stands for “ligero,” and the “X2” is “times two,” and I don’t like ligeros as a general rule; I find them bitter…

Musings of Padrón

Sitting here on a cruise ship deck in the middle of the Caribbean induces an almost unexplainable draw towards cigar smoking. Although back at home in the Canadian winter the thought if smoking a cogar was so foreign to me, I knew better enough to pack some away for my trip knowing that the desire…

Three Cigars and a Funeral: Part 3 (5 Vegas Gold Maduro Belicoso Torpedo)

On our way home from my friend’s funeral.  I had expected to drive home during the evening, but inclement weather and our hangovers required another overnight.  Of the three cigars I’d brought for the occasion, including the Acid 1400 CC Robusto and the Perdomo Ltd. Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne Churchill, I’d saved my exceptionally dark,…