Epicurean Gonzo Santeria – Heina 6 x 52

One of the most flavorful, well-balanced cigars that I have had in quite some time. The Gonzo Santeria is the fourth release by Steven Ysidron’s Epicurean Cigars. Epicurean is infamous for its small batch, Nicaraguan blends using top-quality, aged tobaccos.  In 1999 Ysidron and his family started producing cigars out of Nicaragua, but his roots originated in Dominican Republic where he and his father made cigars with the Fuente family since the late 1980s. I have had my eye on this Nicaraguan flame ever since Gary Griffith of House of…

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Royal Gold Cigars – Gold Strike – Toro

Looking for the perfect, everyday smoke? Look no further – you just found her – Under $2 per cigar, Gold Strike is the absolute perfect bundled cigar for the everyday smoker. A great value for sure. Gold Strike is a mixed-filler cigar, often referred to as a ‘Cuban Sandwich’, which means it is constructed of both long and small fillers.  Gold Strike is hand rolled in Esteli, Nicaragua at J.C. Newman’s Nicaraguan American Cigars (NACSA) factory.   My normal rotation does not include bundled cigars, but I do smoke them…

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