Balmoral Anejo XO Lanceros FT Edición 2016

My first lancero experience. Vital Stats Release : Anejo XO Lanceros FT Edición 2016 Vitola : Lancero (7 x 40) Wrapper : Brazil Arapiraca Sun-Grown Binder : Dominican Republic Filler : Brazil, Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Strength : Medium Release date : ? MSRP : USD$12 Pairing : None. Number of cigars smoked for review…

Partagas Aristocrat

This was in fact my first CC box purchase, from Cigar Terminal (Switzerland) during one of their sales. I’ve gone through almost half the box now (11?) and can confidently say that this box is affected badly by construction issues. For this written review, my notes are from one that was “on”. However, note that…

New haul from FoH – CoRo

Mail delivery today…super excited to get my first box of Cohiba! Must admit, the box looks and feels a lot smaller in the hand than it looks online at various sites… Order this from FoH’s 24:24 last week, super fast super responsive customer service — express delivery totalling to a 1 week turnaround — super…

Partagas Serie D No.4

Time to sample another all time classic — the PSD4. I got this as part of a trio from LCDH Melbourne a month or so back, including the RASS and the BPC, to sample before deciding whether to commit to box purchase or not. Well, I’ve locked in boxes of all three now, the RASS…

New haul from Famous

This is the final delivery of the last big wave of acquisitions. Got rimmed by the assholes for $510 in duty. Always exciting to crack open a big box. The goodies. Drew Estate Undercrown Corona Viva Padron maduro sampler My Father Connecticut Toro Boom!

New haul from Reddit and CoH

Today’s a good day. Took delivery of two boxes of Bolivar Petit Coronas, from Cigars of Habanos. CoH were excellent to deal, very fast, great pricing and that free worldwide shipping. The bastards at Customs took $125-130 from each box. Interesting to note CoH have cracked the seal to inspect, and resealed with Bovedas. Nicely…

Liga Privada #9 Robusto

Alright this one needs no introduction, let’s get straight into it. Prelight Appearance : Dark oily oscuro wrapper. Fairly smooth to the touch. No obvious spots or blemishes. Veins are thick. This robusto has a stout manly look to it. The band is fairly attractive in a rustic, understated kind of way. Construction : The…

Small haul from Reddit

In just this morning, two separate orders from r/cigarmarket.  Got green stickered as usual, eeurgh. First up, a 10 stick Drew Estate sampler from u/cigarsindemand Goodies include: Liga Privada Velvet Rat Liga Privada No. 9 Liga Privada T52 Drew Estate Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Herrera Esteli TAA 2016 Drew Estate Florida Sun Grown Drew…

New haul from Reddit & Cigar Page

Finally! After a long delay by those filthy bastards at Customs, this landed today. Unfortunately, I got raped to the tune of $509 for this lot, which translates to average duty of $13.41/stick. First up, a purchase from u/chrzaszcz12 off r/cigarmarket. The batch contains: EP Carrillo La Historia el senador Tatuaje Fausto Avion Caldwell eastern…

Bolivar Petit Corona

Its still fairly chilly in Melbourne so I figured I’d pick a petite for today’s review. This one’s been resting in my humidor for a month. Background From Habanos: Simón Bolívar was one of the great historic figures of the 19th Century who liberated much of South America from Spanish rule. The Bolívar brand was…

New haul from Famous and Reddit

Wahoo! A couple of parcels this morning and they got through safely from the filthy hands of the Man. No green stickers! First, let’s look at the small box. I use a freight forwarding service, USgobuy, to forward my cigars from a Portland address to Australia. This box was supposed to contain 3 things: random…

Ramon Allones Specially Selected

Time for some sweet Communist leaf tonight. I first heard about the RASS a few months ago after coming across a forum discussion about which Cuban cigars are best for ageing. One of the participants said the RASS was his all-time favourite and recommended no less than 5 years of ageing before he would open…