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Ah Padron, what can I say that hasn't already been said. You are my favorite brand and hands down my favorite cigar. Fuente's Opus X is good. Don't get me wrong. They are good... But if I could have a humidor filled with Padron cigars... Ok, let me rephrase that: If I could afford a humidor filled with Padron cigars, I would do so and never look back. Today's selection is one of their longest cigars: The Diplomatico. At a length of 7" and a gauge of 50, this cigar is an all-nighter. Smooth and even smoke with no hint of profile or flavor change all the way down to the nub. This is a cigar you wish you didn't…

Decided to watch the State of the Union out in my smoking shed, with a new batch of cigars that came in. I had a box of Arturo Fuente Anejo cigars - Torpedos. I have a love for the torpedos because I can easily control the flow by how I cut the end. A small snip, or a larger cut. I started with a smaller snip in the back as I always do, but the draw will a little harder than I prefer, so I opened it up a bit more and the draw was perfect. The cigar was extremely smooth for a medium to full bodied cigar. More medium bodied. Some darker notes could be tasted in this particular…

One of my enjoyments is heading out and having a cigar in my cigar shack out back. I'll bring out a beer, a cigar - back up cigar - turn on the heater in winter, turn on the air filter and sit back and watch Vimeo while enjoying (usually) a cigar. Tonight we gave the Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Umbagog cigar a try. It's a small boutique tobacco company run by the former head of Drew Estate cigars Steve Saka. The cigar itself is well built and very dark. Smells of hay and a sweetness I just couldn't place. I was excited to light this up. To my dismay the draw was more than tough. Almost too much. I cleared…

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