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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Illusione MK Ultra Review

Brand: Illusione                        Country: Honduras
Size: Corona 5 1/8 x 42          Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Price: $7.80                     No. Smoked: 1

Illusione Ultra MK Review

The Label Factor:

I’m a big fan of the Illusione labels. Much like the Epernay, the MK Ultra keeps things simple and clean, while still catching your eye. And honestly, with a stick that looks as flawless as this, you don’t want a big label getting in the way.

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EloGio Serie Habano Review

Brand: EloGio                                 Country: Nicaragua
Size: Corona Extra 6 x 42              Wrapper: Habano
Price: $7.85                             No. Smoked: 2

EloGio Serie Habano Review

The Label Factor:

Simple and clean is the theme of the EloGio Serie Habano. Make sure you take note at the B&M of which cigar you bought, as there is no indication on the label of which EloGio you are smoking. The black text with a gold background is something that we in Nashville are very familiar with. If Vanderbilt University ever branches out into the art of cigar-making, they should totally rip this off.

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Emilio Draig K Review

Brand: Emilio Cigars                                         Country: Honduras
Size: Corona 5.5 x 42                                      Wrapper: Columbian Maduro
Price: $9.30

Emilio Draig K Review

The Label Factor:

There is a dragon on the Emilio Draig K. Let me repeat that in case it didn’t sink in; there is a dragon on the Draig K. In my mind, I will now be referring to the Draig K as the “Draig-on K”. The unique design is explained by Gary Griffith in this Emilio Cigars Blog post;

The “K” designation and Welsh theme recognize and honor both my family heritage, and the first initial of my friend Ken, a Welshman who died in a tragic auto accident at about the same time I was finishing this blend. The band was created by a friend of both mine and Ken’s who happens to be a children’s book illustrator, thus the pastel colors.

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