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Excalibur by Hoyo De Monterrey Cigar Review

I took some time to sit down with the Excalibur Maduro #1 by Hoyo De Monterrey.  The construction looked good except for a large vein running down the back side.  Slightly toothy and very nice natural maduro wrapper.  I was smoking this at Excalibur Cigar Club in Miramar (San Diego’s finest Cigar Bar on a [...]

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Don Pepin Garcia JJ Maduro Cigar Review

Special deal for Smoke N Spirits Readers! Come in to Excalibur Cigar Club this Friday after 2:00 and receive %50 off your cigar purchase if you mention Smoke N Spirits or Daniel! This was a fabulous cigar! Big flavor, big spice and a great toasty sweet(ish) flavor. I had a little bit of a bad [...]

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Rocky Patel The Edge Cigar Review

For many The Edge is a standby cigar and quite the workhorse of the industry.  Great construction, great flavor, great burn and a great value from Rocky Patel.  Excalibur Cigar Club in San Diego always has a huge selection in stock for great prices. Take a minute to watch the review and let me know [...]

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Romeo And Julieta Habana Reserve Cigar Review

The Romeo and Julieta Habana Reserve was a fine smoke. It started a little lack luster but ended up being a nice mellow smoke with minimal spice a nice woody/toasty overtone. The burn characteristics were great and the construction looked good. All in all a fine smoke. Be sure to stop by Excalibur Cigar Club [...]

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Perdomo Habano Cigar Review

I smoke a lot of cigars that are not necessarily “big name cigars”.  It might just be me but it seems that a lot of the big name manufacturers have lost the love and are just making cigars for the numbers.  Often when I pick up an established cigar I am under impressed.  Their are [...]

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La Aurora 1495 Cigar Review

I had the pleasure of enjoying this tasty stick at Excalibur Cigar club the other day. A fine smoke with great earthy notes and minimal spice. I had a little bit of a burn problem but all in all a great cigar.  The earthy flavor was hard to pin point and was a little reminiscent [...]

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Rocky Patel Renaissance Churchill Cigar Review

This cigar was nothing but fabulous!  I enjoyed it on my porch with a glass of water on a fine San Diego (Jamul) day.  The construction was near perfect and the weight and density was just right.  Very minimal veins and a smooth Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper with a smooth cool drag. It started with a [...]

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Rocky Patel Decade Emperor Review With Nish Patel Interview

I sat down to enjoy a Rocky Patel Decade and just happened to run in to Nish Patel (Rocky’s Brother). The cigar was great and tasted awesome, always a great time at Excalibur Cigars in Miramar.

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Nub Connecticut 358 Cigar Review

The Nubs always treat me well.  This is the first time I have ever had one of the Connecticut wrapper variety and I must say it’s a nice change of pace.  Velvety smoke with a nice toasty flavor.  Not much spice and I have been fighting the drag but the burn is great and over [...]

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How To Light A Cigar

Cigar lighting is a science and an art not to mention a hotly debated topic!  I understand that everyone has their own way and I don’t claim to be an expert.  This is the way that works for me and gets good results, not to mention it makes good sense.  Do let me an everyone [...]