back to top

More Reviews By Andrew

Showing 31-40 of 52 Reviews   Back To Expert Reviews
Andrew |

Who is Ramón Bueso? Well if you don’t know, you must be new to this catalog. This is the latest blend from Ramón, featuring an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with a mix of Nicaraguan and Honduran ligero. The blend is strong but smooth with notes of oak, pepper, earth and bits of leather. This sleeper of a smoke is sure to wake you up and put some pep in your step.

Who is Ramón Bueso? Well if you don’t know, you must be new to this catalog. This is the latest blend from Ramón, featuring an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with a mix of Nicaraguan and Honduran ligero. The blend is strong but smooth with notes of oak, pepper, earth and bits of leather. This sleeper of a smoke is sure to wake you up and put some pep in your step.


Andrew |
A cousin of the famed Drew Estate Liga Privada, this hearty maduro was born in the factory by the rollers themselves, using many of the same tobaccos. The main difference lies in its spicy San Andres maduro wrapper which offers a creaminess and natural sweetness to its core flavors of spice, espresso, and vanilla bean.
A cousin of the famed Drew Estate Liga Privada, this hearty maduro was born in the factory by the rollers themselves, using many of the same tobaccos. The main difference lies in its spicy San Andres maduro wrapper which offers a creaminess and natural sweetness to its core flavors of spice, espresso, and vanilla bean.

Andrew |
Made by the same hands that make treasures like Davidoff this medium bodied beauty holds true to its platinum namesake. The Zino Platinum starts with a bit of unique filler from Peru mixed with mostly Dominican fillers draped by an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. You can expect to find notes of leather and earth. This one is worth its weight in platinum.
Made by the same hands that make treasures like Davidoff this medium bodied beauty holds true to its platinum namesake. The Zino Platinum starts with a bit of unique filler from Peru mixed with mostly Dominican fillers draped by an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. You can expect to find notes of leather and earth. This one is worth its weight in platinum.

Andrew |

The 5 Vegas Serie A has been around for years but it is still a staple in my humidor. The Costa Rican Wrapper combines with a wonderful blend of long fillers to produce a perfect medium bodied smoke with strong notes of cocoa and coffee with just a hint of spice and pepper whose flavors stays consistent from beginning to end.

The 5 Vegas Serie A has been around for years but it is still a staple in my humidor. The Costa Rican Wrapper combines with a wonderful blend of long fillers to produce a perfect medium bodied smoke with strong notes of cocoa and coffee with just a hint of spice and pepper whose flavors stays consistent from beginning to end.


Andrew |
If you read through more than three issues of our catalog you know I have a rather large affinity for anything AJ Fernandez makes. One of his newest releases the Diesel uncut is one of my newest everyday smokes but they do pack a punch so I tend to leave these for my last smoke of the evening. As the name might infer the uncut has an unfinished foot resembling something like a turtle neck that’s collapsed upon it’s self but gives it’s a rustic feeling on first removal from the cello. Don’t worry about the unfinished bit as it won’t need to be sheared off, but I do prefer this smoked via a punch or v-cut. The Pennsylvania broadleaf used here appears smooth with just a bit of tooth, but upon lighting it will bare it’s teeth with a good blast of pepper and spice. Once you hit the second inch, it will start to mellow or maybe just get akin to the spice and the real character starts to show. In the sweet spot, the blend still has a very full character with a rich heavy smoke the cedar and burnt espresso notes which combine nicely with the slight hints of sweetness that is inherent with the sugar content of your average maduro. This one goes out just like it came with a good measure of spice and best paired with a rum or bourbon that holds just  a bit of sweetness of notes of vanilla. Also considering the price of $4.00 or less per cigar this is a good solid smoke that even the most budget conscious can afford.
If you read through more than three issues of our catalog you know I have a rather large affinity for anything AJ Fernandez makes. One of his newest releases the Diesel uncut is one of my newest everyday smokes but they do pack a punch so I tend to leave these for my last smoke of the evening. As the name might infer the uncut has an unfinished foot resembling something like a turtle neck that’s collapsed upon it’s self but gives it’s a rustic feeling on first removal from the cello. Don’t worry about the unfinished bit as it won’t need to be sheared off, but I do prefer this smoked via a punch or v-cut. The Pennsylvania broadleaf used here appears smooth with just a bit of tooth, but upon lighting it will bare it’s teeth with a good blast of pepper and spice. Once you hit the second inch, it will start to mellow or maybe just get akin to the spice and the real character starts to show. In the sweet spot, the blend still has a very full character with a rich heavy smoke the cedar and burnt espresso notes which combine nicely with the slight hints of sweetness that is inherent with the sugar content of your average maduro. This one goes out just like it came with a good measure of spice and best paired with a rum or bourbon that holds just  a bit of sweetness of notes of vanilla. Also considering the price of $4.00 or less per cigar this is a good solid smoke that even the most budget conscious can afford.

Andrew |
This may be the best cigar of 2014. Latitude Zero utilizes the top 1% of the tobacco harvested and comes across medium to full-bodied. Notes of earth, leather, and cedar with hints of espresso migrate from puff to puff. Pair it with something subtle so you don’t miss out on the wondrous complexity.
This may be the best cigar of 2014. Latitude Zero utilizes the top 1% of the tobacco harvested and comes across medium to full-bodied. Notes of earth, leather, and cedar with hints of espresso migrate from puff to puff. Pair it with something subtle so you don’t miss out on the wondrous complexity.

Andrew | | Broadleaf Beauties
Of course, I had to pick the latest from AJ Fernandez. Diesel’s Unlimited Maduro is another full-bodied winner. The spice kicks things off but mellows into a unique cinnamon-type base which is slightly hidden by the earthy and espresso notes. For any maduro lover looking for something new, this one is sure to fit the bill.
Of course, I had to pick the latest from AJ Fernandez. Diesel’s Unlimited Maduro is another full-bodied winner. The spice kicks things off but mellows into a unique cinnamon-type base which is slightly hidden by the earthy and espresso notes. For any maduro lover looking for something new, this one is sure to fit the bill.

Andrew |
Why He Likes It: This Oliva blend is the apex of strength and beauty. Serie ‘V’ is a potent cigar, but never over-powering, with cascading, savory notes of cedar and leather and a commanding, spicy finish. The ‘94’ rating only adds to the allure of this legendary blend. Passing this one over would be a crying shame, although it would leave some more for me.
Why He Likes It: This Oliva blend is the apex of strength and beauty. Serie ‘V’ is a potent cigar, but never over-powering, with cascading, savory notes of cedar and leather and a commanding, spicy finish. The ‘94’ rating only adds to the allure of this legendary blend. Passing this one over would be a crying shame, although it would leave some more for me.

Andrew |
Looking for something light but with lots of flavor? Well look no further and pick up one of these Alec Bradley Connecticut. This gem is loaded with a ton of cedar notes and just a touch of natural sweetness on an overall rich, creamy background. This blend will pair perfectly with a pilsner and can’t be beat for the price.
Looking for something light but with lots of flavor? Well look no further and pick up one of these Alec Bradley Connecticut. This gem is loaded with a ton of cedar notes and just a touch of natural sweetness on an overall rich, creamy background. This blend will pair perfectly with a pilsner and can’t be beat for the price.

Andrew | | Mouthwatering Maduros
Series ‘A’ is a classic stand by for me and one I often have in my humidor. Featuring a Costa Rican maduro wrapper, this stogie is very rich in the 5.5”x55 box-pressed frame, coming in with a nice light sweetness and notes of coffee and chocolate with a good bit of creaminess. All to boot with a pretty-looking price tag, this one is a must-try.
Series ‘A’ is a classic stand by for me and one I often have in my humidor. Featuring a Costa Rican maduro wrapper, this stogie is very rich in the 5.5”x55 box-pressed frame, coming in with a nice light sweetness and notes of coffee and chocolate with a good bit of creaminess. All to boot with a pretty-looking price tag, this one is a must-try.

Reviewed By
Andrew
Andrew
Preferred Cigar Profile
100% satisfaction guaranteed
Get the Latest Deals!
Sign Up for email