Cigars...Strudel...& Hollowpoints



Country of Origin: Honduras

Factory: Fabrica de Tobacos Raices Cubanas

Wrapper: Honduran Corojo ’99 Rosado

Binder: Honduran Criollo ’98 (x2)

Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 and Criollo ’98

Size: Toro- 6 x 50

Price: $10.00




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Wrapper: 5 year old Ecuadorian

Binder: Domincan

Filler: Nicaraguan Ligero 98, Seco Corojo

Size: 4 x 64 Torpedo

Price: $6.00

Body: Medium

The Chess line is available at one online story only: www.ranchomaduro.com




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Wrapper: Ecuadorian Special Sun Grown "Seleccion 702" (Ecuadorian Sumatra)

Binder: Dominican Piloto

Filler: Dominican Criollo Ligero, Piloto, Cubano Viso, San Vicente Ligero, Domincan Olor Ligero, Peruvian Seco

Size: 6-1/2 x 54 Torpedo

Price: $15.00 when purchased in a box of 10

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APRIL 24, 2012 12:58PM

Cigar Review- Amero Corojo



Wrapper: Corojo (Country?)

Binder: Dominican

Tobaccos: Colombian, Ligero 1996, Olor Dominicano, Seco Cubano.

Size: Robusto 5x52

Price: $6.00 or less.




The only American distributor of Amero cigars is Rancho Maduro in Reno, NV. Owner, Ken Ballone will bRead full post »

APRIL 24, 2012 11:34AM

Cigar Photos- Cigar Bands- Close-Ups


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APRIL 24, 2012 11:15AM

Cigar Review- Tatuaje Avion

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size:  Box Pressed Perfecto Grande 6-3/4 x 48 x 52

Thanks to Prime Cigar in Brookfield, WI. My local B & M. I bought this cigar from them but I'm glad they are there.



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Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: 6-1/2 x 52

Price: $13.00

Thanks to Rocky's Cigars




Each Cojonu 2012 blend is box-pressed 6 1/2 x 52 toro vitola.  A new, small venture in the Tatuaje line. The collaboration between PeteRead full post »

APRIL 22, 2012 12:32PM

Cigar Review- Chess Extreme Corojo

Wrapper - Nicaraguan Corojo,

Binder - Dominican Olor,

Filler - Nicaragua (Ligero '98 & Seco Corojo).

Size: 4 x 60

Price: $6.00 (Price fluctuates dependent on amount purchased)

The large Chess band with the blend band below it is very attractive. It catchesRead full post »

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder & Filler: Nicaraguan

Strength: Medium

Size: Robusto 5 x 50

Price: $7.00

Thanks to Pipes and Cigars. com

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Wrapper: Sumatra

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Price: $13.00

Each Cojonu 2012 blend is box-pressed 6 1/2 x 52 toro.




“Rolled in Miami's Little Havana  at the fabled El Rey de los Habanos factory, these cigars are made in theRead full post »

APRIL 15, 2012 8:21PM

Cigar Review- Canimao Double Corona

My review:
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APRIL 15, 2012 2:59PM

Cigar Review- San Lotano Habano

Wrapper: Brazil

Binder: Honduras

Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua

Size: Churchill (7 x 52)

Price: $6.00-$7.00 Thanks to my good friend, Elissa, at www.charmedleaf.com


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A.J. Fernandez’s San Lotano line of cigars was introduced in its pre-release foRead full post »

APRIL 14, 2012 8:12PM

Cigar Review- Carlos Torano Noventa

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan Habano

Filler: Nicaragua (Pueblo Nuevo, Jalapa, Condega and Esteli)

Size: Toro 6 1/2 x 54

Price: ~$13.00 by most online stores. CI is selling them for $2.80 each.


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Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Honduran Corojo

Filler: Honduran Corojo and Dominican Piloto Ligero

Strength: Medium to full

Size: Trucha (6.5 x 30 x 50 x19)

Price: $10.00-$12.00 Each


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APRIL 13, 2012 12:38PM

Cigar Review- CAO Brazilia GOL

Wrapper: Brazilia Bahia

Binder:  Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Country of Origin: Honduras

Flavor characteristics summary: Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Nutty, Espresso, Mild Spices, Licorice, Cinnamon, Malty, Sweet Tobacco,Well-Balanced, Full Flavored, Complex.

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My daughter, Katie, is 26. She is currently taking a one week training in TEMS. Tactical Medical Emergency Serivces.

They learn how to extract victims, and perps, while under fire or extreme conditions.

Today, they had to clear a 6 story enclosed fire tower, in pitch black, with automatic rifles and… Read full post »

APRIL 7, 2012 6:31PM

Cigar Review- La Palina Kill Bill

Wrapper: Honduran Corojo Rosado

Binder: Honduran Criollo

Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo

Size: Petit Corona 4.5 x 40

Price: $9


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La Palina’s owner had this cigar made for his private stash. The size is due to the time Bill Paley finds do-ableRead full post »

APRIL 3, 2012 12:28PM

Cigar Review- Viaje Super Shot 10 Ga

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Price: $6.50 each

Body: medium/full

Rocky's Cigars


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Viaje has a habit of not disclosing the ingredients of their cigars. I discover from the packaging that this is 100% Nicaraguan... as is most Viaje cigars.

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MARCH 31, 2012 8:32PM

Temptation Cigar- Cigar Review

This is the Temptation by J&D Cigars. This cigar is a collaboration between Jorge Gil and David Insignares, hence the J&D. They are very proud of the fact the employ several "Grade 9" torcedores (i.e. rollers - with Grade 9 being the highest level that is achieved).

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Viaje Skull and Bones WMD

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Criollo

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: 3 3/4 x 54

Price: $9.00

Rocky's Cigars


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The red banded Viaje Skull and Bones MOAB (Mother of all Bombs) has a mystique about it broughtRead full post »

MARCH 30, 2012 11:54AM

Santorum Slips Up


Wrapper: Habano Ecuador

Binder: Jalapa

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Torpedo 6.125 x 52

Price: $15.00


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The Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary Torpedo came in at No 6 on Cigar Aficionado’s Best of 2011. The blend was described as “a Decade on steroidsm,” byRead full post »

SIZE: 66 x 5 1/8





PRICE: $11.50


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MARCH 21, 2012 8:50PM

Romney as Mormon-Does He Disavow?

Once Romney is crowned prince and is the Republican candidate, the Dems attack dogs, excuse me, the Super Pacs will begin to bring up issues about Romney’s religion.

Before I tell my story of living in Mesa, Arizona from 1991-2000, I want to show some of the tenets of theRead full post »





For Immediate Release
Contact: Courtney Smith
Telephone: 202-588-0400
Email: courtney@lapalinacigars.com
Website: www.lapalinacigars.com



La Palina

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Country of Origin: Honduras

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