Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cigar Review: Punch Gran Robusto Edición Regional España (2009)


A brand we have not paid great attention to, Punch is a brand that is always solid and very enjoyable, but in my opinion gets forgotten about when looking at it's offerings compared with other brands. The Punch Punch is a classic, no doubt about it, but in the end I believe it can get overlooked by other corona gordas. Because of this, the brand has the opportunity to shine with Limitadas and Regionals, and today I look at a regional for the brand that is six years old. The Habano is the Punch Gran Robusto, and it was a regional release for Spain in 2009. Thus far, I have been very impressed with the releases for Spain, so let's see how the Punch Gran Robusto Edición Regional España smokes.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Cigar Review: Quai d'Orsay Coronas Claro


Al I can say is that this review is for Catfish, and if it were not for him I would not have smoked the brand any more than I have. Let's take a look at the Quai d'Orsay Coronas Claro and get the opinion of Big Tuna.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Cigar Review: Montecristo Clubs



Continuing on my exploration of machine made cigarillos from Habanos, I grabbed myself a pack of Montecristo Clubs before heading out to class with a shot of espresso. The Montecristo Club is a standard cigarillo size, 22rg X 96mm, and normally is sold in packs of 20, as well as a humidor that contains 50 cigarillos, 25 clubs and 25 minis. I have smoked through a box of puritos before, so I was curious to see how the club held up against it.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Cigar Review: Ramon Allones Edición Regional Italia Short Perfecto (2014)





Scrolling through the Regional Editions of the Ramon Allones brand is rather extensive. I must admit, that having tried several, they never seem to compare the the regular production in terms of value, or differentiate themselves enough to justify the price tag and search. I happened to stumble upon some of the Edición Regional Italia Short Perfecto and waited patiently before I fired one up for review. Ramon Allones had three Regional releases in 2014, with Swiss and Lebanese releases to compliment the Italian. I know the Swiss release had the same vintage green band, which I must say pairs well with the red regional band in terms of presentation. The release comes in boxes of 10, with 5,000 of the Edición Regional Italia Short Perfecto were produced. They hit the market earlier this year and seem to be done circulating by summer. The short perfecto is actually a Petit Pyramides, measuring in a 5x50rg.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Cigar Review: Ramón Allones Grandes Edición Regional España (2008)


When I first lit this Habano up I was confused. I got confused because it has been sometime since I lit up a Ramon Allones that was a regional with the older band, (the crappier and classic band) s there was a double take at first before I remembered the age that was on this regional release. As many know, I am a huge fan of the Ramón Allones brand and love the Gigantes. I believe it to be one of the best double coronas on the market, if not the best, so when I saw that there was an additional double corona offered for the brand at one point, I was eager to see how the Habano would smoke. I have been fortunate in my experiences with regionals from Spain thus far, same for the regionals in the Ramón Allones brand, so today I look at the Ramón Allones Grandes Edición Regional España (2008) and see how this tweaked double corona smokes.