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Partagas: Lusitanias

The next cigar I am going to try as part of my cigar challenge is from the Partagas cigar brand. I will be smoking the Partagas Lusitanias. The stats: Length: 7 5/8″Ring Gauge: 49Strength: FullVitola: ProminentesCountry of origin: CubaCost: £31.99 @ CGars Background: Partagas is one of the oldest cigar brands, established in Havana, Cuba, in […]

Camacho Corojo Robusto

I just went on a tangent away from my cigar challenge, as I was curious to delve a bit deeper into my newfound love of heavy, full-bodied cigars after falling for the Davidoff: Winston Churchill The Late Hour Churchill Cigar – and had to capture this experience on my blog. After a quick google search in the week, […]

Padron: 1964 Anniversary Series Principe

The next cigar I will smoke as part of my cigar challenge is from the Padron cigar brand. I will be smoking the Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Principe. The stats: Length: 4 1/2″Ring Gauge: 46″Strength: Medium to FullCountry of origin: Cost: £19.52 @ Smoking Jacket Wrapper: NicaraguaBinder: NicaraguaFiller: Nicaragua Background: Cuban-native José Orlando Padrón founded the Padron cigar brand in Miami in 1964. […]

A visit to Havana House in Windsor

I am keen to try and visit as many cigar bars, terraces and smoking lounges as possible. On my most recent expedition, I made an impromptu visit to Havana House just outside London, in Windsor. It seemed the perfect thing to do whilst visiting Windsor Castle’s exhibition on ‘Prince Philip: A Celebration’. I have purchased […]

Leaf by Oscar Maduro Big Johnny 8

The next cigar I will try as part of my cigar challenge should be from the Oscar cigar brand. However, I am not convinced that the Leaf by Oscar Maduro Big Johnny 8 that I ended up purchasing is from the same brand as featured in The Cigar Companion. The Oscar cigar brand mentioned in […]

Nat Sherman: Timeless Supreme 652T Torpedo

The next cigar I am going to try as part of my cigar challenge is from the Nat Sherman cigar brand. I will be smoking the Nat Sherman Timeless Supreme 652T Torpedo. The stats: Length: 6″Ring Gauge: 52Strength: MediumCountry of origin: Nicaragua Background: Nat Sherman started his cigar business by selling Epoca cigars from Havana […]

Montecristo: Linea 1935 Maltes

The next cigar I am going to try as part of my cigar challenge is from the Montecristo cigar brand. I will be smoking the Montecristo Linea 1935 Maltes. The stats: Length: 6’Ring Gauge: 53Strength: Medium to FullCountry of origin: CubaCost: £34.02 @ Havana House Background: Alonso Menéndez created the Montecristo brand in 1935 after […]

Macanudo: Vintage 2006 Toro

The next cigar I will try as part of my cigar challenge is from the Macanudo cigar brand. I will be smoking the Macanudo Vintage 2006 Toro. The stats: Length: 6Ring Gauge: 54Strength: MildCountry of origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: USA/Connecticut BroadleafFiller: Nicaragua, Brazil, Dominican RepublicBinder: Honduras Background: The Macanudo cigar brand was founded in Jamacia […]

La Gloria Cubana: Serie R Maduro No. 7

The next cigar I will try as part of my cigar challenge is from the La Gloria Cubana cigar brand, and I will be smoking the La Gloria Cubana Serie R Maduro No. 7. The stats: Length: 7″Ring Gauge: 58Strength: FullCountry of origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf / Ecuadorian SumatraBinder: NicaraguanFiller: Dominican / Nicaraguan Background: The La Gloria Cubana […]

La Flor de Cano: Petit Coronas

I could not track down a La Corona, so the next cigar I will try as part of my cigar challenge is from the La Flor de Cano cigar brand. I will be smoking a La Flor de Cano Petit Coronas cigar. The stats: Length: 4 7/8”Ring Gauge: 40Strength: MildCountry of origin: CubaCost: £11.95 at Havana House Background: The La Flor de Cano cigar […]

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