La Palina Mr. Sam Review

Brand: La Palina                     Country: Miami, USA
Size: 4.7 x 52                         Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Price: $12.00                  No. Smoked: 2

La Palina Mr. Sam Review

The Label Factor:

Named for the original founder of La Palina Cigars, Sam Paley, the limited edition Mr. Sam comes adorned with secondary band to compliment the signature gold LP label. If you took that off, you may have a hard time distinguishing the Sam from the Goldie, another limited release that we fell in love with. The Mr. Sam certainly has some big shoes to fill. Will it succeed? Let’s find out!

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La Dueña Review

Brand: Miami Cigar Co.                Country: Nicaragua
Size: Petit Robusto 4.5 x 52         Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Price: $7.50 ( Buy )                No. Smoked: 2

La Dueña Review

The Label Factor:

On tonights episode of Learning Spanish Through Cigar Smoking; we’re taking a look at the word “Dueña”. Not be confused with “sueño”, meaning “dream,” “La Dueña” means “the owner.” In this case, referring to Janny Garcia, the daughter of legendary blender Don Pepin Garcia. The label displays a white silhouette of a woman, presumable Janny, and really pops against the dark chocolate Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. Will the La Dueña be the cigar of your sueños? Stay tuned!

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Quesada Oktoberfest Review

Brand: Quesada                                  Country: Dominican Republic
Size: Bavarian 5.5 x 52                       Wrapper: Habano
Price: $7.95 ( Buy )

Quesada Oktoberfest Review

The Label Factor:

Being a sucker for all things Germany, the first time I saw the Quesada Oktoberfest label I knew that I had to try it. I’m glad they took the classy road and avoided using girls in dirndls just to get attention. If it weren’t for the trademark Quesada leaf making an appearance, you would be well within your rights to mistake this stick for one made by CAO, with obvious similarities to many of their brands, including the Brazilia and Columbia.

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Flor De Las Antillas Review

Brand: My Father Cigar Co.                      Country: Nicaragua
Size: Belicoso 5.5 x 52                             Wrapper: Sun Grown
Price: $7.20 ( Buy )

Flor De Las Antillas Review

The Label Factor:

Each Flor De Las Antillas is wrapped in a little work of art. The colors are rich and deep, depicting two women working with tobacco, including one who seems to have forgotten to wear a shirt. I honestly don’t know how they do it, as it can’t be easy to paint on a canvas this small.

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