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Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Don Fernando
Re: RIP Dolores O'Riordan (Cranberries)

I hated Zombie, wasn't a fan of Linger yet I was shocked, 46, way too young to die.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-15-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 57
Posted By Don Fernando
Cornelius & Anthony SeŮor Esugars Toro

Last year, right before intertabac, my friend Courtney Smith contacted me and asked me if I would be there. Turned out she was coming to the trade show with her new company, Cornelius and Anthony. We...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-15-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 37
Posted By Don Fernando
C.A.O. Evil Snowman

In 2013 CAO releases two limited edition versions of their La Traviata line, one of the only CAO lines that I like. I found both of the limited editions, Angry Santa and Evil Snowman, at Corona...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-15-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 31
Posted By Don Fernando
C.A.O. Angry Santa

Yesterday I wrote a review on the CAO La Traviata Maduro Evil Snowman Limited Edition, the limited edition that CAO released in 2013 for the holiday season. But the Evil Snowman wasnít the only...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-15-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 27
Posted By Don Fernando
Xiphos CR Habano Lonsdale

Late october I smoked and reviewed my first Xiphos cigar and today Iím reviewing my second Xiphos. Same brand, same factory but a different size and blend. This 6 1/2◊42 Xiphos Habano Lonsdale is...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-15-2018, 05:57 AM
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Views: 29
Posted By Don Fernando
Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generaciůn V

Up until recently, if you werenít in the industry the name Plasencia would probably not have rung a bell, yet without doubt you have been smoking a cigar they made or at least tobacco they grew. Five...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-15-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 31
Posted By Don Fernando
C.A.O. Fuma Em Gorda

I love CAO and I hate CAO. I love their creativity, how everything comes together with the cigars and the packaging, the names and all but somehow their cigars arenít for my palate. No complaints...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-15-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 32
Posted By Don Fernando
Gurkha Ghost Shadow

I have done a handful of Gurkha reviews and to be honest, most werenít that impressive to me. I think the problem with the brand is that they donít have DNA, their cigars are all made in different...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-15-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 28
Posted By Don Fernando
Balmoral Anejo XO Magnifico

Last year, when I smoked the Balmoral Anejo XO Lancero (https://cigarguideorg.wordpress.com/2017/05/15/balmoral-anejo-xo-lancero/), I told the story on how the Balmoral Anejo line surprised and...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-15-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 36
Posted By Don Fernando
Kristoff CG Robusto

I met Kristoff owner Glen Case a few years ago at the Intertabac trade show in Dortmund, Germany right after my then employer decided to distribute the brand. And it sold, like hotcakes, due to the...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 12-20-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Don Fernando
Re: Colon Especiales Lancero

iPhone does the trick for me
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 12-19-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Don Fernando
Colon Especiales Lancero

I think itís about 10 years ago that the Panamanian brand Colon was introduced to the Dutch market with the release of a super premium perfecto for a crazy Ä45+ price tag which created some buzz. But...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 12-19-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By Don Fernando
CAO Amazon Basin

Back in 2014 C.A.O. released their new special project, the Amazon Basin which is made of an Ecuadorean Sumatra wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder and filler from Nicaragua, Brazil and Colombia but the...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 12-19-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By Don Fernando
Bespoke Traditional cottontail

Even though we have so many mutual friends and we have been Facebook friends for a while, I never met Jeremy Casdagli in person until my friend Nasier introduced us at the Intertabac trade show in...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 12-19-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By Don Fernando
Viking Nordic Warrior Churchill

Years ago, Iím guessing five or six years ago I met Hawk, a Norwegian gentleman with his own Dominican cigar brands, Hawk and Amero, made by Willis Cabreras, who briefly had his own brand before he...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 12-19-2017, 12:16 PM
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Views: 87
Posted By Don Fernando
Manowar Virtu Toro

Years ago, before I worked in the cigar industry, I used to order some Meier & Dutch cigars in America, cigars like the Diesel Unholy Cocktail, Manowar, Reposado and a few others but once I started...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 12-19-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By Don Fernando
Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Robusto

When the Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill was picked as #1 cigar of the year by Cigar Aficionado I was surprised. Not that it was a bad cigar, but I never would have imagined it as a winner, itís good...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 12-19-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 84
Posted By Don Fernando
San Pedro de Marconis Ecuador Robusto

Yesterday I wrote about Agio cigars latest release, the San Pedro de Macoris line and I reviewed the Brazil blend. Today Iíll be smoking the second blend, the Ecuador blend, made with a Connecticut...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 12-19-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 81
Posted By Don Fernando
San Pedro de Marconis Brazil Robusto

San Pedro de Macoris is a city about an hour from Santo Domingo and it is know for the sugarplantations, tobacco and famous Dominican baseball players. And it is where Agio has their factory where...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 12-19-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By Don Fernando
Joya Red Half Corona

CoronaWhen I met my wife she had never smoked a cigar, sheís a cigarette smoker, but open minded enough to try a cigar as she wanted to share my passion with me. She smoked a few cigars, but even a...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 11-28-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Don Fernando
Re: Tatuaje RC 233

As soon as I have funds ....
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 11-25-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By Don Fernando
A. Flores El Trovador

Abe Flores handed me this 4 1/2◊50 Petit Belicoso of El Trovador when he was in Amsterdam a few weeks ago and to be honest, I had never heard of the cigar. Thatís not strange because they havenít...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 11-25-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Don Fernando
Re: Tatuaje RC 233

Thanks Weelok
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 11-21-2017, 03:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By Don Fernando
Davidoff 702 Series 2000

At the Dutch Big Smoke, which took place in the weekend of 16 & 17 september in Amsterdam & Almere, Davidoff introduced their 702 series to the Dutch audience. Now I was involved with the first 5 Big...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 11-21-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Don Fernando
Tatuaje RC 233

A lot of times people ask me Ďwhatís your favorite cigarí and that is always a hard question to answer as it depends on the moment of the day, the mood Iím in, what I smoked recently and other...
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