Kickin’ Ash with Kayla: Relic by AJ Fernandez

Construction A.J. Fernandez, need I say more? I have never smoked a stick blended by this man that I did not like. For those of you unfamiliar with A.J., he is the mastermind behind such brands as San Lotano, Pinolero, Diesel, Ave Maria, Man O’ War, Fallen Angel, etc. The Relic Robusto is masterfully blended […]

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Kickin’ Ash with Kayla: Flor de Olivia Gold Cigar

Construction The bargain based line of the much-loved Oliva brand; Flor de Oliva and Flor de Oliva Gold are designed for the cigar smoker on a budget. The Flor de Oliva Gold cigar is rolled in a nougat-colored Connecticut shade-grown wrapper. The wrapper leaf is fairly asperous but appears smooth and silky. There are a […]

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Kickin’ Ash with Kayla: Aging Room M20

Construction Since its creation in 2010 by Rafael Nodal, Boutique Blends has been steadily releasing limited production blends made from aged and specialty tobaccos. The brand’s newest release, M20 ffortissimo, is blended using tobacco that has been aged for fourteen years. This stunning stick is draped in a dark San Andrés leaf. The wrapper leaf […]

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Kickin’ Ash with Kayla: Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte

Construction Distributed by General Cigar Company, the Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte is a rugged Honduran puro designed for the powerhouse lover. The Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte is swaddled in a ruddy brown Honduran-grown Havana-seed wrapper leaf. The wrapper leaf is marred by a protruding vein, but otherwise relatively smooth. The length of the six-and-a-half inch […]

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Kickin’ Ash with Kayla: Carlos Toraño Exodus Gold 1959

Construction The Carlos Toraño Exodus Gold 1959 was created by the Toraño family in order to commemorate the grand exodus of cigar farmers and manufacturers from Cuba in 1959 following Castro’s seizure of all tobacco factories in Cuba. The Exodus Gold 1959 is regally draped in a seal-brown colored Habana 2000 wrapper leaf. The wrapper […]

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Kickin’ Ash with Kayla: Don Pepín Garcia Legado de Pepín

Construction Meticulously crafted in the My Father Cigar factory, “Garcia Family Industrial Park, in Estelí, Nicaragua, Don Pepín Garcia’s Legado de Pepín is a labor of family love. This hefty stick is delicately draped in a Nicaraguan-grown Corojo wrapper that has been aged five years prior to rolling. The wrapper leaf is a dark mink-brown […]

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Kickin’ Ash with Kayla: Cain by Oliva Cigar Review

Cain by Oliva Construction From the creators of Oliva comes a full-bodied, full-flavored ligero powerhouse: Cain by Oliva, Habano Robusto. This long Robusto is wrapped in a beefy Nicaraguan-grown Habano leaf. The wrapper leaf is a ruddy brown color with minimal veins and a bit of tooth. The filler is made up of long leaf […]

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Kickin’ Ash with Kayla: 601 Green Oscuro Cigar Review

601 Green Oscuro Construction Brought to you by the ever-popular EO Cigars, the 601 Green Oscuro is rolled in the La Zona factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. This five-and-a-half inch figurado is covered in a dark, mink-brown Habano Oscuro leaf. The wrapper leaf is mostly smooth with minimal veins and a bit of tooth. Beneath the […]

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