Nat Sherman Timeless Collection Review

Brand: Nat Sherman                             Country: Dominican Republic
Size: No. 2 (6.25 x 52)                          Wrapper: Honduran
Price: $8.00

Nat Sherman Timeless Collection No. 2 Review

The Label Factor:

Hey, this label looks like a watch! It took me an embarrassingly long time to connect that dot with the name of the cigar. Aside from making me feel dumb, the retro looking label on this cigar really breaks the mold in a way that’s unique without being gimmicky.

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Illusione Epernay Review

Brand: Illusione                                                  Country:  Nicaragua
Size: Le Taureau 5 1/2 x 56                              Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Café Rosado
Price: $11.00 (Buy)

Illusione Epernay Review

The Label Factor:

Hold on a second. Have you been to the Illusione website? Weird, eh? I consider the label on the Epernay to be among my top 10 favorites. Given the classy look and somehow medieval-looking gold text, I did not expect that website design. It’s like when you meet someone in a professional setting only to learn that in their free time, they’re the frontman for a heavy metal band. Or something.

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La Gloria Cubana Serie R Edicion Limitada 2011 Review

Brand: La Gloria Cubana                              Country:  Dominican Republic
Size: Figurado 6 1/2 x 49                             Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Sumatra
Price: N/A

La Gloria Cubana Serie R Edicion Limitada 2011 Review

The Label Factor:

I have to be honest here; I’ve never really liked La Gloria Cubana labels. The woman on the label reminds me a bit of Amelia Bedelia.  Aside from that nit pick, I do like what they have done with the Edicion Limitada 2011. The glossy second band adds some nice flair to the label, giving it a premium look that I assume they were going for. I do wonder, though, why don’t the reds match?

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Four Kicks Review

Brand: Crowned Heads                                   Country:  Dominican Republic
Size: Corona Gorda 5 5/8” x 46                       Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano
Price: $6.95 (Buy)

Four Kicks Review

The Label Factor:

The Four Kicks has a pretty straight forward label with a classy vintage look. The texture along the edges gives everything a quality feel. Red and gold definitely seem to be a favorite among cigar manufacturers. From an interview we did with Jon Huber of Crowned Heads, I happen to know that these labels come from the same company in Holland that makes the Opus X labels. Maybe they had a sale on red and gold.

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