CAO Heatwave Review

Brand: CAO                     Country: Nicaragua
Size: 6 x 54                     Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Price: $8.00             No. Smoked: 1

CAO Heatwave Review

The Label Factor:

The Heatwave is one of four new sticks being released as part of the “Natural Disasters” line by CAO, which began with the limited edition Hurricane last year. I’m not a huge fan of the design of each of the labels, as I think it comes off a bit gimmicky. However, Shakespeare said it best, “What’s in a name? That which we call a Heatwave by any other name would smell as sweet.” Or something like that.

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La Palina Classic Review

Brand: La Palina                 Country: Dominican Republic
Size: 5.5 x 42                     Wrapper: Brazilian Habano
Price: $6.75                 No. Smoked: 1

La Palina Classic Review

The Label Factor:

The La Palina Classic is unique in that it’s the only one of the La Palina sticks not to feature the shiny gold crest. Instead, it has a label that makes sense for the it’s name. It’s simple, clean and looks like a label that could have easily been on a cigar in the 1920’s. To put it another way; it’s classic.

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Dirty Daiquiri Cocktail

Dirty Daiquiri Cocktail

The clock reading 8:04 is optional. This drink can be made successfully any time of day.

The Setup:

You know how it is: one day you’re sitting around craving a classic daiquiri only to go to your liquor cabinet and realize you are missing the two most important ingredients: white rum and simple syrup. So what do you do? Well, what any normal person does: you pace back and forth angrily until dark rum and agave nectar start to seem like a viable replacement.

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Bobalu Super Fuerte Criollo Review

Brand: Bobalu Cigars                  Country: USA
Size: Robusto 5 x 52                   WrapperNicaraguan Criollo
Price: $6.95                          No. Smoked: 2

Bobalu Super Fuerte Criollo Review

The Label Factor:

Interesting fact about me: I love the color orange. If I could, I would have an orange phone, drive an orange car, and live in an orange house! It should come as no surprise then, the Bobalu Super Fuerte has a label that’s right up my alley. Though I wouldn’t mind an orange colored wrapper leaf…

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