Monthly Archives: June 2017

Cigar Review of CAO Flathead V554 camshaft cigar

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CAO Flathead V554 Camshaft Cigar

On Memorial day I smoked a CAO Flathead v554 cigar. Furthermore, I smoked this cigar at Up Town cigar shop in Nashville, TN. As a matter of fact, I reviewed this shop in a earlier blog. Of course, this was a great smoke. Additionally the cigar was strong and consistent.

Specs on the Cigar

Full Specifications
Strength:Full
Shape:Robusto
Size:5 1/2 x 54
Country:Nicaragua
Color:Maduro
Wrapper Origin:Connecticut
Wrapper Leaf:Broadleaf

Details of the Smoke

I smoked this cigar with family. It was well keep in a humidor. Equally important I  drank coffee with this cigar. It was lit with a butane lighter. Cut the cigar with a guillotine cutter.

However, the cut allowed to much air. The guillotine cut is my favorite cut. In light of that being said, I would recommend a punch cut with this cigar. Likewise, the cigar was strong through out. It was a 1 and half smoke. It had to be re lit once that was most likely my fault because of talking with my family while watching a ball game.

Accolades of the cigar

At Famous smoke it was rated a 95

At Cigar Aficionado  it was rated a 87

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Xikar xi2 fiberglass cigar cutter

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Xikar xi2 fiberglass cigar cutter

I use this cutter on a regular basis and it’s my favorite. I have used this cigar cutter for over a year and it still works great. Additionally, the cutter is still sharp. This cutter is the one I would recommend to anyone.

The XiKAR Xi2 cutter gives you the finest cigar cuts with power, efficiency, and ease. All XiKARs feature one-button, double blade action and the tear-drop shape provides maximum grip strength, while the surgical-sharp blades assure thousands of perfect, effortless cuts up to a 56 ring.

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Cigar Review Camacho Connecticut –toro

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Cigar Review Camacho Connecticut

The camacho cigar was a great smoke. It was a smooth and creamy smoke. Additionally the cigar was enjoyable. Of course I would recommend this cigar to anyone.

However, this cigar would be exceptionally good for a beginner cigar smoker as it was not harsh. Not to mention, if there is any downside to the cigar I would say that there is nothing outstanding to it. However, it is a very solid cigar I would rate it a B.

 

Specs of the Cigar

Full Specifications
Strength:Medium
Shape:Toro
Size:6 x 60
Country:Honduras
Color:Natural
Wrapper Origin:Ecuadorian
Wrapper Leaf:Connecticut Shade

Details of the Smoke

I drank  orange gatorade with the cigar. I did not eat a meal any time close to the smoke. Also, when I smoked the cigar I was by myself. The smoke lasted for 1 hour and 45 minutes. 

Importantly, the cigar was well keep at 70 % humidity in a humidor. The cigar was cut with a guillotine cutter. Additionally, it was lit by a butane light. By the same token the cigar gave a nice aroma and was smoked outside on a porch. Equally important, is the cigar had a great look and feel to it. In addition the cigar burned evenly, and didn’t have to be re lit.

Accolades of the Cigar

cigar aficionado rated it 88

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Cigar Review Camacho corojo toro

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Cigar Review Camacho Corojo Toro

I smoked this Camacho Corojo Toro on 5-26-17. This was a very good smoke. It started off with a bit of a bite. It got better as the cigar was smoked. The cigar had some very rich flavors to it. I would recommend the cigar, although it is not one of my favorites. Likewise, it’s a good quality cigar that was a very good smoke.

Cigar Specs

Strength:Full
Shape:Toro
Size:6 x 50
Country:Honduras
Color:Natural
Wrapper Origin:Honduran
Wrapper Leaf:Corojo

Details of the Smoke

Of course coffee was drank with the cigar. I did not eat a meal any time close to the smoke. Also, when I smoked the cigar I was by myself. The smoke lasted for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

 Importantly, the cigar was well keep at 70 % humidity in a humidor. The cigar was cut with a guillotine cutter. Additionally, it was lit by a butane light. By the same token the cigar gave a nice aroma and was smoked outside on a porch.

Equally important, is the cigar had a great look and feel to it. In addition the cigar burned evenly, however, it did have to be re lit a few times.

Cigar Accolades

First, Famous Smoke rated it a 89.

Then, Cigar Aficionado rate it a 90.

 

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Review of Uptown’s Smoke Shop in Nashville, TN

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On Memorial day, I purchased and smoked a cigar at Uptown’s cigar shop in Nashville, Tennessee.  The address of the shop is 3900 Hillsboro Pike #34 Nashville, Tennessee.

First of all, this is a honest review and I am not affiliated with the cigar shop in any way. This is my first review of a shop since starting the blog.

Details of the Review of the Cigar Shop

When I purchased a CAO flat head cigar from Uptown’s on Memorial day, I was with some family members. An employee offered to help us with our selections. The employee was very nice, knowledgeable and not the least bit pushy.

We got there at 2:30 and they closed early at 4:00 for the holidays. They did not rush us out. Quite the opposite, they where very pleasant and allowed us to enjoy our cigars and watch the ball game. Additionally, the atmosphere was great. The store was very clean and well keep. The humidor was well keep and great working order.

A view from inside the Shop

They have some of the most comfortable leather chairs that I have ever sat on. Their was complementary coffee there too.  Also, there were two tv’s in the shop. They had many different cutters there, so you could get the desired cut for your cigar. The ventilation in the shop was working fantastic.

They do have a sign up in the store asking that if you purchase the cigars online you smoke them there. They have such a great smoking area that people are buying their cigars online and not from them. Even though I buy many cigars on line,  I can certainly appreciate their problem. If you are going to a shop you should purchase  a cigar or two from a shop while you are using their facilities.

I gave all the details of the experience as I can recall them. It must also be noted that I didn’t at any time tell any of the workers that I blog about cigars. I highly recommend if you are in the area, you stop by and visit the shop.

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