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Brick House Maduro

Alex Summer Slow Burners Expert Pick
It’s no coincidence Brick House has been rated Cigar Aficionado’s Best Bargain 5 years running. The Mighty Mighty Maduro is heavy in hand containing bold Nicaraguan long leaves inside a Nicaraguan binder. The star of the show is the Brazilian wrapper offering up chocolaty sweetness that pairs well with the spicy Nicaraguan leaves. If you’re like me, you’ll be coming back …
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Alex Father & Son Duos Expert Pick
Why He Likes It: What more is there to say about Padron? The Nicaraguan puros have been immensely popular, and the brand churns our delicious cigars at an alarmingly consistent rate. This ‘90’ rated beauty is no exception. Loaded with toasty notes of coffee, cedar, and hints of caramel, this is the perfect Father’s Day blend. …
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Macanudo Cafe

Alex Smooth & Mellow Expert Pick
We all know that a mellow-bodied cigar isn’t normally my thing, yet, I still find myself coming back to a Macanudo Hyde Park. The ultra-smooth blend is perfect for any occasion. The smooth Dominican blend is a classic and loaded with notes of almonds, cedar, and vanilla. You can see why this is the best-selling cigar in the world……
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Montecristo Media Noche

Alex Full-Bodied Fanatics Expert Pick
With so many exciting boutique blends on the market, Montecristo can often get overlooked. The brand is a classic that can never be replaced and blends like Media Noche prove that. Comprised of Nicaraguan, Dominican, and Peruvian tobaccos, Media Noche delivers notes of cedar and cashews with a rich espresso finish. A truly balanced blend. …
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Rocky Patel The Edge Habano

Alex Taste Of Cuba Expert Pick
This is the cigar world’s meat and potatoes. A robust, full-bodied blend offering plenty of spice and dark espresso notes while remaining smooth and satisfying throughout. The Edge has stood the test of time and remains one of the country’s top sellers due to the consistency within its construction and rich, hearty flavors.r…
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La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale

Alex New Age Connecticuts
Easily one of the strongest Connecticut cigars on the market and also one of the creamiest blends I've ever encountered. I like when cigars change in flavor and this blend hits the spot. Complex with bold flavors transitioning from inch to inch, its aroma and flavor are both thoroughly delicious. …
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Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project

Alex Mouthwatering Maduros
I met Ramón Bueso a few years back and was thoroughly impressed with his achievements at that time. So in 2012, when Ramón finally released his own maduro blend, I was stoked. I’m more of a Habano guy, but the well-fermented Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper caught my eye and its rich flavor put the nail in the coffin; my favorite maduro. …
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AVO Classic

Alex Can't Go Wrong
I’m a premium cigar guru. I don’t usually enjoy "run of the mill" cigars. I love blends that hail from boutique cigar factories and I don’t focus on price. That said, AVO hails from the Davidoff factory and is simply one of the best tasting, Connecticut-wrapped cigars I’ve ever had. It offers full flavors but remains incredibly smooth. Truly perfect for anyone, …
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Diesel Wicked

Alex Favorable Figurados
My favorite figurado? My top 10 list constantly changes on a regular basis so I couldn’t help but recommend the new Diesel Wicked. Expect a fantastic, complex array of bold, deep flavors throughout. Laced with ligeros, you’ll find strong notes of pepper and spice with some relief from the blend’s Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper. …
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Erin Go Bragh

Alex Infused Cigars
I won't sugarcoat it; I love whiskey. I also love cigars. Combine the two and in my mind, you have the perfect storm in blending. However, Erin Go Bragh offers only a subtle note of whiskey with sweetness throughout and a light tobacco finish. This is a good starting point for those looking to get into the infused lane. Perfectly balanced. …
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