CAO Heatwave Review

Brand: CAO                     Country: Nicaragua
Size: 6 x 54                     Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Price: $8.00             No. Smoked: 1

CAO Heatwave Review

The Label Factor:

The Heatwave is one of four new sticks being released as part of the “Natural Disasters” line by CAO, which began with the limited edition Hurricane last year. I’m not a huge fan of the design of each of the labels, as I think it comes off a bit gimmicky. However, Shakespeare said it best, “What’s in a name? That which we call a Heatwave by any other name would smell as sweet.” Or something like that.

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La Palina Goldie Review

Brand: La Palina                                  Country: Miami, USA
Size: Laguito No. 5  5 5/8 x 54           Wrapper: Habano Ecuador
Price: $18.00

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The Label Factor:

How can you tell if your B&M carries the La Palina Goldie? Walk into the humidor and see if you need sunglasses. This beautiful gold label reflects an above average amount of light, causing more than a few headaches when trying to get quality photos. But, you shouldn’t have much difficulty locating this among its cigar brethren.

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Four Kicks Mule Kick Review

Brand: Crowned Heads                    Country: Dominican Republic
Size: 5 7/8 x 52                                Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Price: $8.95

Four Kicks Mule Kick Review

The Label Factor:

Take the already excellent Four Kicks label, add a black and gold Limited Edition 2012 secondary band, and what do you get? Well, you get an even classier look than the original. When I lay awake at night, I imagine my humidor filled with Mule Kicks and I fall asleep with ease.

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CyB Cuenca Y Blanco Review

Brand: Joya De Nicaragua                  Country: Nicaragua
Size: Robusto Deluxe 5.2 x 50            Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Price: $8.35 (Buy)

Cuenca Y Blanco CyB Review

The Label Factor:

I know enough Spanish to be dangerous. Typically, when attempting to speak it, I either freeze up completely or inadvertently insult someone’s mother. Regardless, when I first saw this label, I translated it to “Basin and White,” which I think is a pretty great name. After doing a bit of research, I came to realize that the Cuenca Y Blanco refers to the names of Alejandro Martínez Cuenca and Jose Blanco, the owner and VP of Joya De Nicaragua, respectively. The stick has since been rebranded to simply “CyB”, and the labels have been updated to the same.

I do like the style of the label, as it reminds me of a championship belt you would see a Luchador wear in a wrestling match. Combined with a nice color scheme, you have a very attractive label that gets the CigarNubs seal of approval, whatever that is worth.

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