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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Liga Privada Único Papas Fritas Review

Brand: Drew Estate                  Country: Nicaragua
Size: 4 1/2 x 44                       Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Price: $5.99 (Buy)             No. Smoked: 2

Liga Privada Papas Fritas Review

The Label Factor:

I think the majority of Papas Fritas marketing money went to the kick-ass packaging as opposed to the somewhat subdued label. That’s not to say the label is ugly; it’s not. It just doesn’t quite live up to the awesomeness that is the rest of the Liga Privada line.

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CAO Escaparate Six One Five Review

Brand: CAO Cigars                  Country: Nicaragua
Size: 5.5 x 44                          Wrapper: Criollo Maduro
Price: $8.95                      No. Smoked: 1

CAO Escaparate Six One Five Review

The Label Factor:

If you live in Nashville then you should love this label. Uptown Smoke Shop is one of the most well known B&Ms in the city and having a cigar with their logo on it makes me proud! The name Six One Five references the Nashville area code, making this CAO a love letter to those of us in the area. Thanks CAO!

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Obsidian Review

Brand: Obsidian                                 Country: Nicaragua
   Size: Mini Corona  4.5 x 44             Wrapper: Brazilian Habano
 Price: $3.50

Obsidian Mini Corona Review

The Label Factor:

Points for originality here.  The black label on this Obsidian Mini Corona covers most the cigar and gives the whole thing a dark, mysterious, semi-goth look.  As a fan of dark, oily cigars, I initially was drawn to this stick by the label.  I mistook the label for the wrapper and was shocked to see such a dark black cigar.  Well, turns out I am dumb and the label is just humongous.   The Obsidian definitely has some curb appeal though.  Dark label with a cool white logo really made this cigar stand out on the shelf when I was shopping around at the Cigars International B&M in Easton PA the other week. I’m a sucker for good marketing so I picked up a few.

If I have to complain here, I would say that I like to smoke a cigar with the label on.  No good reason for this other than it makes me feel cooler to smoke with a label.  In my world, 90% of the things I do, I do to look cool.

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