Room 101 San Andres Review

Brand: Room 101                         Country: Honduras
Size: 305 – 5 x 50                        Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Price: 6.25 (Buy)                   No. Smoked: 1

Room 101 San Andres Review

The Label Factor:

When I first gazed upon the Room 101 San Andres label, I was struck with déjà vu, but couldn’t quite put my finger on what it reminded me of. After a deep dive into the bowels of my childhood, I realized it reminded me of the half-cyborg Leslie Nielson character Colonel Chi from the film Surf Ninjas. I’m about 99% sure that this is not where Room 101 got it’s inspiration, but there’s always that 1% chance…

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La Palina Maduro Review

Brand: La Palina                                  Country: Honduras
Size: 6 x 40                                         Wrapper: Mexican Maduro
Price: $7.80                                 No. Smoked: 1

La Palina Maduro Review

The Label Factor:

Outside of the Classic line, all the cigars from La Palina come wrapped in the same gorgeous band. I don’t blame them. When you have a winning formula you should stick with it. I do wish that more of the sticks had a secondary band, vis-à-vis the Mr. Sam, but that is a small complaint on an otherwise fantastic looking cigar.

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Black Label Trading Company Last Rites Review

Brand: Black Label Trading Company               Country: Nicaragua/Honduras
Size: 5 x 54                                                        Wrapper: Aged Ecuadorian Maduro
Price: $14.00

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The Label Factor:

When using a skull or pirate theme, a fine line exists between cool and lame. Luckily, Black Label Trading has landed squarely in the “cool” section. Combined with the toothy, dark chocolate wrapper, the Last Rites looks delicious, to say the least. If I had to change one thing, I would make the label a little less bulky, so that I could smoke longer without removing it.

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Camacho Triple Maduro Review

Brand: Camacho                               Country: Honduras
Size: 4 1/2 x 50                                 Wrapper: Maduro
Price: $11.60 (Buy)

Camacho Triple Maduro Review

The Label Factor:

Camacho is one of the most consistently attractive label makers out there, with the Triple Maduro being one of my favorites. I was disappointed to learn they are undergoing a rebranding effort, with new labels across the board. Perhaps we need an Occupy Camacho movement because, in my opinion, the old bands are cooler!

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