Archive for April, 2011

Oliva Serie V

Posted in Cigars, My Pics with tags , , , , , , , on April 27, 2011 by matt

To say I’m bummed about today’s post would be an understatement.  We have reached the last post of favorites month and I’d saved the best for last or so I thought.  While I have smoked countless boxes of today’s cigar as you see I was reminded that they are a handmade product and sometimes even a favorite can let you down.  For this post I used two cigars which I rarely do but in this case I couldn’t help myself, I was outside photographing one and thinking I had another in the humidor I toasted it up.  When it came time to shoot the photos of the cigar smoking I realized I was out and stopped by the closest cigar shop and procured a replacement.  As you see in the photos I didn’t smoke this cigar down to the nub due to the struggle I had with tunneling and a generally horrible smoking experience.  Given the numbers of these that I’ve smoked I don’t feel it was representative of how this cigar typically smokes and it is still one of my favorites.  A little tidbit you may or may not notice we have metadata!  Due to requests I have added the exif info to all of the pictures, though every setting my camera has isn’t listed if you would like to know more about any particular photo just ask and i’ll do my best.  Once again to all of my visitors and yes I mean all (even the folks finding my by way of googling for some forms of pornography I was unaware existed) thank you for your support.

Info

Cigar: Oliva Serie V
Size: 5×54 Double Robusto
Wrapper: Habano Sun Grown
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Jalapa Valley Ligero
Strength: Medium/Full
Website: http://www.olivacigar.com/
Purchase: Bonita Smoke Shop

Reviews

what did the cigarnut think of this?

Brian Hewitt’s review of the Oliva Serie V from the way back machine

Get Barry’s Take on the Olive Serie V

Check out Steve’s take on the Oliva Serie V

what did walt think of the Oliva Serie V?

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Brickhouse

Posted in Cigars, My Pics with tags , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2011 by matt

Not much to say about this cigar I dig the flavors and the price.  I have smoked quite a few of these since their release and at this point you know why it’s here. It’s one of my favorites.

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Info

Cigar: J.C. Newman Brickhouse
Size: 6×52 Toro
Wrapper: Havana Subido
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium/Full
Website: http://www.brickhousecigars.com/
Twitter: @JCNEWMANCIGARS
Purchase: Bonita Smoke Shop

Reviews

Check out the review Tom and I did a couple of years ago
Barry’s review of the Brickhouse

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San Cristobal De La Habana

Posted in Cigars, My Pics with tags , on April 17, 2011 by matt

 

I’d been keeping this cigar around for a special occasion and after 2 years an occasion has come about.  The whole reason for the theme of “Favorites” this month is here and as my gift to you is this extra post.  This cigar fell into the favorites category due to the fact that it is the cuban cigar that i’ve smoked the most and enjoyed the most.  While I don’t necessarily consider cuban cigars to be the best any longer, this particular brand has meaning to me due to previous experiences.

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