Cigar Reviews

  1. Welcome to our new YouTube Channel

    Welcome to our new YouTube Channel
    In March we launched our new Youtube channel with the aim of it becoming a permanent fixture in our collection of social networking, going forward. We have our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels and now we have added YouTube to bring a new hub of information from James J. Fox to our subscribers and followers.   Our first few videos...
  2. La Gloria Cubana Britanicas Extra (RE 2017) Cigar Review

    La Gloria Cubana Britanicas Extra (RE 2017) Cigar Review
      After years of anticipation the La Gloria Cubana Britanicas Extra United Kingdom Regional Edition 2017 arrived June 2020. When the 2018 UK Regional Edition, El Rey Del Mundo La Reina, reached the shelves before the 2017 UK Regional cigar lovers were left a bit mystified and wondered whether the Britanicas Extra would make it to anyone’s humidor. Well Hunters...
  3. Ramon Allones Allones No.2 (Edicion Limitada 2019) World Launch

    Ramon Allones Allones No.2 (Edicion Limitada 2019) World Launch
    Launch Night - Wednesday 19 August 2020 We were delighted to learn of the announcement that the United Kingdom was selected to host the launch of the Habanos S.A. Ramon Allones Allones No.2 Edicion Limitada 2019. The last UK launch of a Limited Edition Habanos was back in November 2017 for the Cohiba Talisman launch. This is the final Edicion...
  4. Montecristo No.4 1983: Vintage Review

    Montecristo No.4 1983: Vintage Review
    Length: 5 1/8” Ring Gauge: 42 Vitola: Mareva The classic Montecristo Petit Corona you (I hope) know and love, just completely reimagined in terms of taste and notes, thanks to some 36 years of age. Modern Monte No.4s tend to be pepper-forward, a little tannic, with a relatively full woody, earthy, base, with that classic Cuban ‘musty’ taste ever-present. With...
  5. La Corona “Club King” 1950 Vintage Review

    La Corona “Club King” 1950 Vintage Review
    La Corona “Club King” 1950 Reviewed by Nic Barker.   Length: 5 ¼” Ring gauge: 44 Vitola: Eminentes Just shy of the classic Corona format’s length, but with a slightly heavier ring gauge, this box-pressed beauty sports a mottled claro wrapper leaf, and a light springiness to the touch.   The first draw once lit feels perfect, with a subtle...
  6. The Joy of Flavour Part 1: Nutty

    The Joy of Flavour Part 1: Nutty
    Of all the joys in life, one of the biggest is the multitude of flavours that humans have access to, including that enjoyed from cigars. From Cuban cigars to Nicaraguan cigars, to Dominican Republic cigars. The average person has approximately 10,000 taste buds, which are replaced every 2 weeks, with the tongue also being split up into 5 flavours. Many...
  7. Top Cigars that Offer the Longest Smoking Experience

    Top Cigars that Offer the Longest Smoking Experience
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  8. Visiting Joya De Nicaragua

    Visiting Joya De Nicaragua
    Recently smoking a Joya De Nicaragua Cabinetta led me to reflect on my visit in March to the Joya De Nicaragua factory. Established in 1968, Joya De Nicaragua is the oldest brand of cigars made in Nicaragua. History of Joya De Nicaragua After the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista’s regime by Fidel Castro in 1959, the US initially allowed the import of Cuban raw...
  9. The Difference Between Hand-Rolled and Machine-Made Cigars

    The Difference Between Hand-Rolled and Machine-Made Cigars
    Cigars have been a popular smoke throughout the world for many years and, since there is so much variety in terms of flavours, sizes, and techniques, it is not surprising that cigars are also produced in numerous different manners. For a unique smoking experience, different tobaccos, papers, and techniques go into each and every cigar. Cigars are rolled in two...
  10. Montecristo Linea 1935 “Maltes”

    Montecristo Linea 1935 “Maltes”
    Origin: Cuba Vitola: Sobresaliente Dimensions: 6” x 53 ring gauge Strength: 4 out of 5 Enrobed in an oily Colorado, borderline-Maduro wrapper, this cigar presents a surprising complexity upon first puff. Some brown sugar sweetness toward the surface, but much leather, fresh earth and spice are further present to begin with. All in all, actually very similar to the 80th...

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