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Drinking our way through Italy

It was June 2018, and we had zigzagged our way around the cobble stone streets of Rome, the hilly Tuscan towns of Pienza and Montepulciano, the picturesque seaside village of Lacco Ameno in Ischia, the ruins of Pompeii, and, finally, … Continue reading

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Macanudo Estate Reserve Robusto (Dominican Republic)

Name: Macanudo Estate Reserve Batch: 0290/1800 – 2014 Rating: ★★★★★ Origin: Dominican Republic Cigar details: This cigar is handmade from Jamaican binder and filler tobacco and wrapped with a US Connecticut shade wrapper. The tobacco has been aged for at … Continue reading

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Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series (Nicaragua)

Rating: ★★★★★ Draw: Exceptional Burn: Exceptional Construction: Superb Consistency: Excellent Flavours: The draw and initial flavours are woody with twigs and dry leaves, leather and a smoky note (think smoked meats) with a maduro rich finish, the slight bitterness of green olives and a mild … Continue reading

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ACID Nasty (Nicaragua)

Score: 78/100 Draw: Excellent. Burn: Excellent. Construction: Poor, despite a careful cut the wrapper unraveled badly on one. Consistency: OK. Flavours: This is an intense oily cigar, offering notes of leather and thick medium-rich tobacco with bitter dried rose buds and tarry notes that matched … Continue reading

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