H. Upmann Edición Limitada 2009 Review

Brand: H. Upmann                            Country: Cuba
Size: Magnum 48  4 1/3 x 48           Wrapper: Cuban
Price: ~$13                                 No. Smoked: 1

H Upmann Edicion Limitada 2009 Review

The Label Factor:

The Edición Limitada 2009 has a classic Cuban design that is simple, clean, and gorgeous. The label wasn’t the only thing that grabbed my attention, as the wrapper is covered in little spots that look like plume in the making. And before anybody says it; No. It’s not mold. I believe the technical term for what you see here is “flavor crystals.”

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Ezra Zion Tantrum Review

Brand: Ezra Zion                                       Country: Nicaragua
Size: Prensado Pequeño 4.44 x 44          Wrapper: Corojo
Price: $9.50                                        No. Smoked: 1

Ezra Zion Tantrum Review

The Label Factor:

The Ezra Zion brand is one which I had been dying to try for quite some time. A lot of that had to do with the awesome labels they’ve designed for their cigars. I’d like to meet the guy or gal responsible and shake their hand. I’m not sure what I would do after that. Maybe just walk away awkwardly?

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La Palina Maduro Review

Brand: La Palina                                  Country: Honduras
Size: 6 x 40                                         Wrapper: Mexican Maduro
Price: $7.80                                 No. Smoked: 1

La Palina Maduro Review

The Label Factor:

Outside of the Classic line, all the cigars from La Palina come wrapped in the same gorgeous band. I don’t blame them. When you have a winning formula you should stick with it. I do wish that more of the sticks had a secondary band, vis-à-vis the Mr. Sam, but that is a small complaint on an otherwise fantastic looking cigar.

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Emilio Draig Cayuquero Review

Brand: Emilio Cigars                        Country: Nicaragua
Size: Robusto 5 x 50                       Wrapper: Brazilian Aripiraca
Price: $11.00                            No. Smoked: 1

Emilio Draig Cayuquero Review

The Label Factor:

I was a big fan of the original Draig K label, with it’s pastel colored dragon that came with a cool backstory. The Cayuquero brings the look more in tune with the rest of the Emilio line, while paying homage to it’s ancestor by keeping the dragon. In my book, the uniqueness of the original is still a bit cooler, but I’m sure the marketability of the Cayuquero reigns supreme.

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