Category Archives: Updates From The Hideout

Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Hemingway

Size: 7 x 48 (Classic) Wrapper: Cameroon Binder and Filler: Dominican Strength: Medium – Full Price: Just under $7.00 a stick Behind The Stick: The cigar came to me by one of the few people in this world that actually make me nervous, my soon to be father in law! Cigars became one (minor) obsession…
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C.B.’s Blog: Viaje Skull and Bones M?stery BP Maduro ( 2012 )

Behind The Stick: If you are a fan of the Viaje line of cigars - you know that trying to navigate through the extensive number of slight variations to major differences between limited, exclusive and small batch releases can not only be daunting, but downright frustrating. If you are not a fan of the Viaje…
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Cigar Review : Cohiba Nicaragua N50

Behind The Stick: If you have been paying attention to the cigar industry over the past few years - aside from stating the obvious about radical changes within companies and legislation - there has been a trend which seems almost every company is switching their focus to Nicaraguan tobacco, their factories and the skill of…
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Cigar Review: La Barba ‘Purple’ Lancero

Behind The Stick: The La Barba 'Purple' comes to the market as a second release from Tony Bellatto and Craig Rossi of La Barba Cigars, although word has it that a few 'behind the scenes' guys by the names of Robert Caldwell of Caldwell Cigar Co. and William Venturas son, Henderson, ended up adding a…
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Cigar Review: Caldwell “Yellow Cake”

Behind The Stick: In our world of cigars, there are a few things that manufacturers can do to really give us that 'personal' experience with their product. One of my favorite of these methods are the event exclusive cigars - not necessarily "you have to be here on the 8th at 6pm to get them"…
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C.B.’s Blog – Cigar Review – Headley Grange by Crowned Heads

Behind The Stick: Following the huge success of Crowned Heads first addition to the cigar world - Four Kicks which like many of their cigars, has a clear reference to music - this one in specific a song by the band Kings of Leon, the company has continued with branding, design and focus all their…
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C.B.’s Blog: Cigar Review – 1907 Dunhill Toro

  Behind The Stick: While the name Dunhill may not be instantly associated with premium hand rolled cigars, the name has carried a certain level of sophistication and "affordable luxury" within the tobacco world. I will admit that when I first heard about this cigar I instantly thought of Hunter S. Thompson and his iconic…
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C.B.’s Blog: Updates From The Hideout – CyberMonday

Updates From The Hideout! Short sweet and to the point - we have one heck of a Cyber Monday planned and with all the other shops trying to earn your business, we just can't wait to let everyone know! Starting now till end of the day Monday please take 10% off your order, tack on…
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C.B.’s Blog: Thanksgiving

Those of you who have joined our mailing list already know - but C.B. Dalton and those of us at Cigar Bandits want to thank you for your continued support over the past 3 years. To say that is has been a wild ride would be an understatement. As our own personal thank you -…
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C.B.’s Blog: Cigar Size Basics

When talking about Cigars in a general sense, they are all pretty much the same in appearance - long and cylinder shaped. This 'tube' shape is most often referred to as a parejo, the Spanish meaning being 'flush', 'even' or 'straight', which consists of straight sides and a rounded head. The other shape is the…
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