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  1. Non-Habanos Reviews
    I'll have to say that it was interesting smoking 23 different Lanceros and/or Panatelas over a six week period. Most were good, a few were very good and only a very few were not good at all. I was somewhat surprised at how good the draw was for the majority of these; only one was too tight to...
  2. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Augusto Reyes Nativo Lancero (6 3/4 x 40) Dominican puro $7.75 at FullersPullers.com I'm about to close the book on these Lancero/Panatela mini reviews and am closing with one fine smoke. I had never had anything before from Augusto Reyes so really did not know what to expect...
  3. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Macanudo Portofino (7 x 34) CT shade wrapper, Mexican binder, Mexican and DR filler $4.70 at SeriousCigars.com I hadn't had a Macanudo in quite a while but thought I should include one in this test. This one comes in a nice long white tube. The cigar itself was not particularly...
  4. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Tatuaje Especiales (7 1/2 x 38) Nicaraguan puro $9.00 at SeriousCigars.com I don't know what it is about Pepin cigars and me but I seem far too often to have a hard time keeping them lit. This Tatuaje was no exception... had to relight it three or four times. Storage RH was 65...
  5. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Davidoff 3000 (7 x 33) Connecticut wrapper, Dominican filler and binder $11.00 at SeriousCigars.com This is one skinny cigar, 33 RG, not much bigger around than a cigarette. I had been concerned that it would have a tight draw but was pleasantly surprised. The burn and draw were...
  6. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Padron Ambassador (6 7/8 x 42) Nicaraguan puro $3.50 at SeriousCigars.com Padron makes some outstanding expensive cigars and some very nice inexpensive ones as well. The Ambassador falls into the latter category. According to CA, where it received an 89 in the latest issue, it...
  7. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 Lancero (7 1/2 x 38) Nicaraguan puro $4.35 at SeriousCigars.com Now that's a cigar. :tu Full bodied, full flavored, complex, with a good burn, good draw and plenty of thick smoke. Dominant flavors were pepper, coffee and dark chocolate with molasses...
  8. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Plasencia Longfellow (7 1/8 x 42) Ecuador CT wrapper, Nic binder, Nic and Hon filler Gifted by emelbee, thanks Mike! $56.95 for box of 15 (glass tubes) at JRCIGARS.com I really enjoyed this cigar. The burn was excellent as was the burn, producing lots of tasty smoke. It was mild...
  9. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Casa Torano Maduro Lancero (7 x 38) CT Broadleaf wrapper; Nic binder; DR and Nic filler $5.80 at SeriousCigars.com This new Lancero from Torano is an interesting looking cigar. Long, skinny, dark brown almost to the point of being black, with an attractive band and nice pigtail...
  10. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Avalon Honeyboy Edwards Lancero (7 x 38) Cameroon wrapper; DR binder; DR, Hon and Nic filler $9.50 at SeriousCigars.com This was a rustic looking cigar with a large copper colored band plus another large copper colored band on its foot. Some of the wrapper leaf was coming loose...
  11. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Hirsh y Garcia Panatela (7 x 42) Nicaraguan puro with a Corojo wrapper 5 for $29.95 at CigarKing.com This cigar is a collaboration between Mitchel Hirsh, owner of Cigar King, and Pepin Garcia. I have had two so far and this mini review will be about both. They are good looking...
  12. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Davidoff Classic No. 1 (7 1/2 x 38) Connecticut wrapper, Dominican filler and binder $15.60 at SeriousCigars.com I had high hopes for this fine looking, expensive Davidoff since I really enjoy their Millennium series and absolutely love the Diademas Finas. It is a very...
  13. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Cuban Heirloom Lancero Cameroon (7 x 40) Cameroon wrapper, Nicaraguan filler and binder Gifted by emelbee, thanks Mike! $72.95 for box of 24 at CigarKing.com This cigar is made in Nicaragua at Tabacalera Perdomo, I believe as a private label for CigarKing. It is a somewhat rustic...
  14. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Padilla 1932 Lancero (6 7/8 x 42) Nicaraguan Puro with Corojo wrapper, Crillo binder and Crillo & Corojo filler Another gifted by Papajohn67 - many thanks John! $13.00 at seriouscigars.com The 1932 is another fine Padilla crafted by Don Pepin Garcia. I found the draw and amount...
  15. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Padilla 1948 Lancero (6 7/8 x 42) Nicaraguan Puro with Corojo wrapper, Crillo binder and Crillo & Corojo filler Gifted by Papajohn67 - Once more...many thanks John! $8.60 at seriouscigars.com Wow! I really enjoyed this one, probably even more than the Miami 8&11 which is saying a...
  16. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Padilla Miami 8&11 Lancero (7 1/2 x 42) Nicaraguan Puro with Corojo wrapper and Crillo & Corojo filler and binder Gifted by Papajohn67 - Thanks John! $11.00 at seriouscigars.com This is certainly one of the best Lanceros I have had so far. It is a very good looking cigar that...
  17. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - LFD Double Ligero Lancero Natural (7 1/2 x 39) Ecuadorian wrapper, DR binder and filler $9.00 from seriouscigars.com This was a very attractive Lancero with decent burn, excellent draw and lots of smoke. Medium body plus. Since I enjoy the Chisel I had high hopes for this cigar...
  18. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Don Pepin Garcia Blue Label Lancero (7 x 38) Nicaraguan Puro Gifted by emelbee, thanks Mike! Very nice looking cigar with a wonderful prelight aroma. Good draw, lots of smoke but with some burn issues. Had to relight several times but I suspect this was my fault. I normally...
  19. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Oliva Serie V Lancero (7 x 38) Nicaraguan Puro Gifted by Papajohn, thanks John! $4.90 at seriouscigars.com The Oliva Serie V has enjoyed a lot of good press and with good reason...this is a fine cigar at a very attractive price. It was complex, flavorful, fairly strong and...
  20. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Mini Review - Padron Panatela Maduro (6 7/8 x 36) Nicaraguan Puro $3.05 at seriouscigars.com This was a really good Panatela. Near perfect burn and draw, tons of smoke, medium body, very nice flavor with coffee, cocoa and spice. Although I like Padrons I have not been a huge fan of their...
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