Brand: La Aurora
Wrapper: Dominican Corojo
Size: Robusto 5.0 x 50
The La Aurora 100 Anos (100 years) pays tribute to La Aurora’s time in the business. In 2004, it was rated the 3rd best cigar for that year by Cigar Aficionado Magazine.
Picked up this little gem today, the La Aurora 100 Anos. I had heard of this cigar from friends but had been unable to find it for a long time. My local cigar shop just got a new shipment and I had to have it. At first glance this is a beautiful cigar. The oily Dominican wrapper has a sweet smell and looks amazing. The band on this cigar is a fantastic show stopper. You can tell right away that this cigar had a lot of time put into its design. It has raised graphics and really sets this cigar up nicely.
Brand: Drew Estates
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Size: Robusto 5.5 x 52
I was looking through my local cigar shop for a cigar to smoke while I golfed this weekend. To much praise I was pointed to this fine cigar. The initial view of this cigar is nice, a tad oily with a creamy look to it. The band has an old Broadway sign in lights feel to it. Written on the band you have “Imported From Nicaragua”. On the side is written “warrantee the tobaccos used in Herrera Esteli are the finest vintage aged air cured black cigar leaf.” On the other side is written “Handmade by La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate S.A. Frente A Las Aldeas Sos Barrio Oscar Gamez.” A lot of thought was put into this band to assure the smoker that they have taken the time to get this cigar right.
As I am typing this I am smoking on a Romeo Y Julieta 1875 Bully. This is the cigar that I started with over a year ago. A journey that has had highs and lows, Connecticut’s and maduro’s, churchills and robustos.
This site has been a thought of mine for a while. A place for a new cigar smoker to come and share their experiences and have easy to read reviews and tips. I am newer to the world of cigars, but am blown away by the depth of this rich industry. I will say that starting out I just grabbed a cigar I had heard of and lit it, burning the hell out of the end and puffing like a fish. As I fought my way through that first cigar I realized that this could be a great thing, but I needed to learn more. I became more and more interested in the different types of cigars; flavors, brands, history, and merchandise.
I started this site to give the new (Newb) cigar smoker a resource that is easy to read and makes sense. There will be reviews, probably with out all the fanciness of other sites I have seen, they will be accurate and easy to follow. I will update whats in my humidor and hope that visitors will suggest what is good and share their thoughts. I will also be keeping up with the industry and discussing some of the stogies on the horizon.
Looking forward to sharing my journey and hope you will to.