JD Howard Reserve Review

Brand: Crowned Heads             Country: Dominican Republic
Size: HR52 6 x 52                      Wrapper: Brazil Arapiraca
Price: $9.70

JD Howard Reserve Review

The Label Factor:

We were lucky enough to see a preview of the JD Howard Reserve label while talking to Jon Huber. However, the effect of seeing it on the cigar itself is completely different. There are subtle nods to Jesse James’s Nashville address, 711 – where Crowned Heads is based, as well as a 337, the time the clock read when Jon was first inspired to create the JD Howard Reserve. Note that the interlocking JDH initials are raised and embossed, in case you are ever traveling in Mexico and encounter fakes.

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Four Kicks Mule Kick Review

Brand: Crowned Heads                    Country: Dominican Republic
Size: 5 7/8 x 52                                Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Price: $8.95

Four Kicks Mule Kick Review

The Label Factor:

Take the already excellent Four Kicks label, add a black and gold Limited Edition 2012 secondary band, and what do you get? Well, you get an even classier look than the original. When I lay awake at night, I imagine my humidor filled with Mule Kicks and I fall asleep with ease.

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Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8 Review

Brand: Arturo Fuente                        Country: Dominican Republic
Size: 6 x 47                                      Wrapper: Cameroon
Price: $4.60 (Buy)

Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 858 Review

The Label Factor:

I’ve ragged on Arturo Fuente labels before. The Flor Fina 8-5-8 helps rectify the problem of having a label identical to many other AF cigars by being wrapped in cellophane that bears the name, “Flor Fina 8-5-8.” It’s still nowhere near as fantastic as the Opus X labels, but at least you know what you’re smoking.

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Sprecher’s Hard Root Beer Review

Brand: Sprecher
Price: $7.99/4-pack
ABV: 5%

Sprecher Hard Root Beer Review

Review:

It’s no secret that my default drink pairing with a cigar is root beer. In fact, I’d be surprised if I’ve mentioned that fewer than a dozen times throughout my reviews. I’m a little bit scared to do a search for root beer on the site. The results could be embarrassing.

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