How do Maduro and Natural Cigar Wrappers Differ?

Natural cigar wrappers are usually a light color and have a corresponding light taste and texture to the smoke that they generate. They are also referred to as English Market Standard (EMS) wrappers, in some cases. These wrappers only appear on fine cigars. On cheap cigars, the light wrapper is usually just paper but, on […]

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Cigar Review: Omar Ortez Originals Natural

Cigar: Omar Ortez Originals Natural Size: Belicoso (6.2” x 52) Strength: FULL,MEDIUM-FULL Wrapper: NICARAGUA Origin: NICARAGUA Spicy at the start with rich, earthy and leathery flavors throughout. Needs to be ashed often. Excellent burn. Thanks to SmokingCigarGirl for the review! Click here to shop cigars.

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Understanding Ligero, Seco and Volado

There is a great deal that goes into the creation of the perfect cigar. Many people do not realize this, but there is much more to the tobacco leaf than just the variety. Of course, we all know that different tobaccos grown in different parts of the world have different flavors, but the details do […]

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Cigar Review: Partagas Naturales

Cigar: Partagas Naturales Size: Naturales (5.5” x 50) Strength: MEDIUM-FULL Wrapper: CAMEROON,MADURO Origin: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Great draw with earthy and leathery notes. Nice, steady increase in the spiciness through the end of the cigar. Significantly more peppery at the finish. Thanks to SmokingCigarGirl for the review!

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Cigar Review: 5 Vegas Gold Churchill

Cigar: 5 Vegas Gold Churchill Size: Churchill (7.0” x 50) Strength: MEDIUM,MILD,MILD-MEDIUM Wrapper: NATURAL Origin: HONDURAS A nice, light mild to medium cigar with smooth, creamy flavors during the first two thirds and a peppery finish. Thanks to SmokingCigarGirl for the review!

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How to Troubleshoot a Hygrometer

One of the last things you will want to happen with your humidor is for it to malfunction. If it does, your aging cigars could certainly be damaged, and that could be detrimental. If you find that your humidor does not seem to be working right, you will need to troubleshoot it as quickly as […]

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Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Edge Maduro Torpedo

Cigar: Rocky Patel Edge Maduro Torpedo Size: Torpedo Maduro (6.0” x 52) Strength: FULL Wrapper: COROJO/CRIOLLO,MADURO Origin: NICARAGUA Slightly uneven burn and tight draw. Very earthy with a slightly dry and increasingly spicy finish. Best enjoyed with a medium bodied coffee or a nice, spicy red wine. Thanks to SmokingCigarGirl for the review!

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