Four Kicks Review

Brand: Crowned Heads                                   Country:  Dominican Republic
Size: Corona Gorda 5 5/8” x 46                       Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano
Price: $6.95 (Buy)

Four Kicks Review

The Label Factor:

The Four Kicks has a pretty straight forward label with a classy vintage look. The texture along the edges gives everything a quality feel. Red and gold definitely seem to be a favorite among cigar manufacturers. From an interview we did with Jon Huber of Crowned Heads, I happen to know that these labels come from the same company in Holland that makes the Opus X labels. Maybe they had a sale on red and gold.

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Herrera Esteli Review

Brand: Drew Estate                                              Country:  Nicaragua
Size: Toro Especial 6 1/4 x 54                             Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano
Price: $9.35 (Buy)

Herrera Esteli Review

The Label Factor:

This label is pretty slick, but not in the literal sense. The Herrera Esteli has a label that feels like it’s made from cloth or canvas. It feels good. Also, it looks good. The red text on the light background reminds me of an old school fight promotion poster or even an old movie poster. Something about it feels vintage. Maybe Drew Estate was going for a hipster cigar. I could picture the Herrera at Starbucks wearing skinny jeans, a flannel, suspenders and a beret, sipping a latte, while writing a screen play. Well, except Starbucks is too mainstream.

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Ave Maria Review

Brand: Ave Maria                                              Country:  Nicaragua
   Size: St. George 6 x 54                                 Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano
 Price: $9.00

Ave Maria Review

The Label Factor:

I have an idea for all of you creative types who collect cigar labels; make a custom chess board and use the Ave Maria label as the knights. The problem is trying to find equally awesome labels for the rest of the board. Maybe the Man O’War Ruination could be your pawns? Consider this a push in the right direction. I’ll let you figure the rest out.

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