Bobalu Super Fuerte Criollo Review

Brand: Bobalu Cigars                  Country: USA
Size: Robusto 5 x 52                   WrapperNicaraguan Criollo
Price: $6.95                          No. Smoked: 2

Bobalu Super Fuerte Criollo Review

The Label Factor:

Interesting fact about me: I love the color orange. If I could, I would have an orange phone, drive an orange car, and live in an orange house! It should come as no surprise then, the Bobalu Super Fuerte has a label that’s right up my alley. Though I wouldn’t mind an orange colored wrapper leaf…

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MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Review

Brand: Drew Estate                          Country: Nicaragua
Size: Just A Friend 6 x 52                Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Price: $8.15 ( Buy )                   No. Smoked: 1

MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Review

The Label Factor:

The first that comes to mind when I look at this label is the resemblance to a sign you might find in front of a General Store in a small town, probably right next to the saloon. With the name of the stick coming from the use of Fire Cured tobacco from Kentucky, I feel pretty confident saying this is exactly the rural vibe that Drew Estate was going for. Mission: Accomplished.

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Veritas Torch Habano Review

Brand: Veritas Cigars                   Country: Nicaragua
Size: Toro 6 x 50                         Wrapper: Sun Grown Ecuadorian Habano
Price: $7.60                          No. Smoked: 2

Veritas Torch Habano Review

The Label Factor:

The first thing you’ll notice about the band is the hand grabbing the cigar, which calls to mind a revolutionary propaganda poster. After further examination, you’ll realize the background is a skyline. Curious for more detail, I reached out to Veritas Marketing Director Chris Weber about the design:

The band is the skyline of Pittsburgh, PA, which is especially relevant to me as my family is from there. Pittsburgh is my second home and a place where both my parents families have been raised. My father’s father worked in the steel mills and my mother’s father was a policeman rising to the rank of Commander of the North Side of Pittsburgh. So black and gold flow through my veins and I wanted to pay tribute to that on the band for the Torch.

Having been born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, I find this pretty cool. It’s probably a good thing Chris didn’t grow up in Scranton, as the label would then be filled with abandonment and despair.

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Nica Rustica Review

Brand: Drew Estate                   Country: Nicaragua
Size: El Brujito 6 x 52               Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Price: $6.95 (Buy)              No. Smoked: 2

Nica Rustica Review

The Label Factor:

The yellow and red colors on the Nica Rustica paint a stark contrast to the Undercrown and Liga Privada lines that Drew Estate has become synonymous with. The label itself appears to be made out of a thick, leather-like substance reminiscent of the Herrera Esteli. Against the Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, it works well. When combined with the 50-count boxes these come housed in, you have a cigar that does a great job standing out on the shelf.

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