Highlight All of Your Fishing and Hunting Trips with Macanudo Gold Label Connecticut Cigarillos

Macanudo Gold Label Gold Court Tins Connecticut Mini CigarilloFishing season is winding down in some areas and heating up in others. However, if you also love to go hunting, seasons for deer, bear, and other game will be starting pretty soon. Both endeavors require the presence of quality cigars so whether you put away the fishing gear until spring or have plans to head to a hunting camp, be prepared for every circumstance by stocking up on Macanudo Gold Label Connecticut Cigarillos. These Macanudo cigarillos are so darn good that more than one cigar review claims that they outdo high quality full-sized smokes. Given the Macanudo name, we can really expect nothing less and this little cigar shows it with a wonderful sweet and smooth cigar smoking experience.

Macanudo Gold Label Cigarillos are such high quality little cigars because they combine select Macanudo tobaccos with a star wrapper made from the first and second primings of a choice Connecticut shade plant. The leaf that comes from this crop is incredibly smooth, very thin, and demonstrates its beauty in the form of a wonderfully sweet, high quality mild smoke. Bring these choice cigars on fishing trips and if you enjoy them while casting for lunkers, you might not care what you catch. You could also save them to celebrate when you reel in a trophy fish or after coming back from a day of hunting trophy bucks. Either way, these fantastic cigarillos will help you live the good life with every draw.

Enjoy great prices on Macanudo Gold Label Cigarillos and hundreds of other premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.

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Three Good Reasons for Paying Attention to Cigar Reviews

Flor De Las Antillas Toro Sun Grown Single CigarThe best way to find quality cigars is by doing your own taste tests. Nevertheless, it's simply impossible to have enough time and funds to try every single cigar that becomes available so you have to go another route. While every aficionado should still try different cigars now and then and buy cigar samplers to make that happen, we should also keep an eye out for cigar reviews. The following are three other good reasons for paying attention to reviews on cigars:

  • They are made by cigar experts: As long as the reviews are given by aficionados who have a lot of experience in noticing the subtle differences among cigars, their comments are going to be worthwhile. Experts on cigars know what they are talking about so if they have a cigar to recommend, it's going to be good.
  • Find new cigars to try: Reviews will make you aware of the best new sticks to taste. For example, if you didn't pay attention to any cigar reviews, you might have never heard about the incredible experience that comes from smoking the 2012 cigar of the year, the Flor de Antillas Sun Grown Toro.
  • Discover great deals on cigars: Paying attention to what other people say about cigars also makes you aware of the best deals on cigars.

Find hundreds of quality cigars for great prices at Thompson Cigar today.

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How to Save on Humidors

OLD TIMERS BUNDLE DEAL WITH HUMIDOR III NATURAL COMBO

Of the expansive repertoire of cigar accessories, many experts will agree that the humidor is the most essential. Without owning at least one of these useful and specialized storage devices, one simply cannot collect cigars. You would be reduced to smoking each one as soon as you bought it or run the very likely risk of your purchases becoming ruined. The device is specifically designed to maintain humidity and temperature levels while allowing for airflow, either preserving or enhancing taste and aroma. Not using a humidor for cigars would be like purchasing choice sirloin steaks and leaving them out to rot instead of storing them in a freezer. The importance of the humidor is certainly old news for aficionados, but how many of the less experienced know where to find beautiful humidors for a great price?

The best way to save money on buying humidors is to check the cigar deals at the Thompson online cigar store. For example, a quick review of their cigar combos reveals a deal that includes a beautiful 25 count Cherry wood humidor and two bundles of Thompson Old Timer Robusto and Corona Naturals for less than $60. It's always nice when you can get quality sticks for a great price, but when a gorgeous humidor gets thrown in with the deal life truly is fantastic.

Another easy way to save on these collector favorites is to visit the Thompson page fashioned specifically for humidors. No matter when you visit the page, there seems to be several humidors on sale, including such beautiful cigar storage devices as the Rosewood Small Dome Humidor. These offers and many more, are available to peruse at your leisure.

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Where to Go for Cigar Reviews?

THE GOOD LIFE CIGAR CLUB CIGAR TOUR 6 MONTHSOne of the advantages of being an aficionado is the huge number of cigar brands just waiting to be tasted and tested. Even veteran cigar smokers haven't sampled every brand of fermented, wrapped tobacco and those who are barely starting out on their journey with cigars have so little experience that just about every smoke is a new one. How do you know which cigars to buy? How can a seasoned aficionado be informed about brands they have never smoked? 

Signing up for a cigar of the month club is an excellent strategy to learn about and try new brands. It's an easy way to get hand-picked smokes delivered to your door and that's a beautiful thing but there is also another, simpler way of getting the average scoop on lots of cigar brands. Just check the Thompson Cigars blog on a regular basis and you should see reviews of a wide range of smokes and accessories written by average aficionados like yourself. Most are brief but they get to the point about what they liked or didn't like about the cigar in question. Many of the cigar brands on the site also have reviews and comments from fellow aficionados. It's an easy way to hear what other cigar smokers are saying about any number of brands. If no comment has been added, please share your own review!

Find quality cigars at low prices at Thompson today.

 

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The cigar for the young and hip

If you're looking to be young, hip and trendy, Zino Cigars are for you. Or at least, the company is marketing them to your demographic.Zino cigars

The Zino Platinum Scepter Series is a partnership between the Oettinger Davidoff Group and the marketing folks. It's chasing the young hip-hop crowd, and though the marketing jargon can be painful to read (check out their website and you get text like:

"The campaign 'Long Live De Can! – His Majesty's Smokin’ Dawgs' is inspired by the fact that 'dog' is pronounced 'dawg' in hip-hop slang and constitutes a term of endearment rather than an insult."

Don't be quoting that like when you're smoking one of these at the club. You will sound like a dork. Using the word "dork" also makes you sound like a dork, but I make no pretense of being cool anyway.

But you will definitely enjoy these cigars whether or not you're actually a young man who loves to smoke and has money to burn. Because the thing is that when you chase that market, you have to come with a strong product. Nobody buys bottle service or pays more than ten bucks a cigar for something mediocre -- the entire point is that you want and deserve the best.

The Zino Platinum Scepter Series bears the signature blending style of Hendrik Kelner, and this is one of the best Dominican cigars around. It has earned a 90-plus rating and rave reviews, exactly what you'd expect from this brand -- and these marketing folks.
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Dark and beautiful smokes: Onyx cigars are back

If you judge whether you'll like a cigar based on its wrapper, you owe it to yourself to check out the Onyx Reserve cigars.Onyx Reserve cigars

One look at the darkness of the cigar once you take it out of the box reveals its claim to fame: the Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper. You can tell it as soon as you open the box because it's so dark, making for a cigar as black as midnight in the Outback. It's equally distinctive when smoked, producing a rich and sweet flavor that adds class to any tobacco blend.

These Dominican cigars have premium long filler, a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco. It's got a full flavor that has earned it rave reviews, both on Thompson Cigar and elsewhere (click the "Customer & Staff Ratings" tab on the Onyx Reserve cigars page, and do a search under the cigar name if you want confirmation).  It's sweet and flavorful even when compared to other Maduros, and with a 50 ring gauge is substantial without being overwhelming.

Two other notes about this cigar. It lights very easily, which is a good deal considering that the 50 gauge can make it tricky to cut sometimes if you're using a less-than-sharp cigar cutter. And if you're one of those people who values looks, there's no starker image you'll find, here or elsewhere, than the white ash against the black wrapper that this provides. It's a classy-looking cigar that's a sweet end to the harshest day.

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A second chance (at a better price) for Don Elias cigars

When Don Elias cigars first hit the market, they came with a lot of hype and the price tag to match. It was during the height of the cigar boom when a lot of companies were sparing no effort or expense to put out premium cigars, counting on demand to continue to increase and the high prices to only increase over time.

Unfortunately for them, Don Elias cigars did not time the market right. There's nothing wrong with the cigars themselves, as they're hand-rolled from premium Dominican filler and the Maduro wrapper is first rate. The problem is, as you probably know if you've read the rest of my cigar reviews, is that's the case with a lot of cigars, particularly a few years ago at the height of the boom. Not enough people were willing to give these guys a try at the premium price point, and as a result it just sort of faded away.

Except ... that Thompson Cigar found some Don Elias cigars in the humidor, and in the post-hype era you don't have to pay triple digits for a box. In fact, 25 of the Don Elias Churchill Maduros will run you just around $50, a great price for a cigar that's main fault seems to be coming into existence at the height of the cigar boom and not catching the right eyes at the right time.
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In one word... AMAZING!

Smokeonice from Poughkeepsie, NY reviewed the BARREL COMBO GREEN NATURAL CORONA COMBO

This is an amazing deal and can NOT be beat! The humidor is totally beautiful and FAR exceeding my expectations. Be sure to follow the directions to condition it properly.

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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Pros: Accurate Hygrometer, Attractive Design, Easy to Adjust, Great Craftsmanship, Holds Humidity, Tight Seal
Best Uses: 50 or More Cigars, Displaying Cigars, Protecting Cigars, Storing Cigars
Describe Yourself: Aspiring Aficionado

BARREL HUMIDOR COMBO with 60 cigars! The Barrel is perhaps one of the most unique humidor designs we’ve ever offered in these pages. With all its beauty and innovations, however, this Humidor delivers all the protection your precious puros deserve.

• Barrel lid with glass window

• Holds up to 125 cigars

• Exterior digital hygromete

• Removable divided cedar tray

• Quadrant hinges, brass hardware and secure lock

• State-of-the-art humidification system

• Humidor dimensions: 8-1/2"H x 15-1/2"L x 10"W

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Very Enjoyable

ShortSmoke from Sacramento, CA reviewed the VICTOR SINCLAIR D'ARTAGNAN CONNECTICUT PANETELA

I was pleasantly suprised! I like the slim panetella shape...ruggedly built but handsom. It's mild filler is very smooth. It's perfect for the lite smoker. And, the 'cheroot like shape' in the tapered shape acts the same...keeping it from getting hot and oily towards the end. All in all, a very nice smoke, a good value! I can't wait for the Sumatran or Maduro version!

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Easy To Light, Good Draw, Great Flavor
Best Uses: Events, Everyday, Gifts, Special Occasions
Describe Yourself: Special Occasion Smoker

Jose Dominguez and the boys at Victor Sinclair have a wide and respected reputation as innovators in what is mostly a traditional industry. The all-new Victor Sinclair d’Artagnan, a mild mixed-filler cigar patiently handmade in the Dominican Republic, is their latest such innovation. A convenient and affordable smoke rolled to a very high standard, but with the quality knob turned all the way to ten. Victor Sinclair d’Artagnan is a smooth and satisfying cigar measuring in at a slim 6" x 30. Try 40 Victor Sinclair d’Artagnan (ten tubes, four cigars per tube) today and SAVE more than 33% off of MSRP!

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Great starter humidor package

JD from Grand Rapids, MI reviewed the CLASSIC CHERRYWOOD HUMIDOR COMBO VI

This is my 1st humidor. I read the instructions on the proper way to set up a new humidor. I took a few days to get it ready and calibrate my gauge. After filling with cigars, it's held humidity well and every cigar I've been able to enjoy a good smoke when time permits. I found this to be a great deal.

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Accurate Hygrometer, Attractive Design, Easy to Adjust, Holds Humidity, Tight Seal
Best Uses: Less Than 50 Cigars, Protecting Cigars, Storing Cigars
Describe Yourself: Special Occasion Smoker

What an amazing value! First there is the humidor, a repository for your prized smokes. With features including aromatic Spanish cedar lining, solid cedar dividers, and a state-of-the-art humidification system to keep your supply of puros at their optimum smoking condition. Speaking of the cigars, there is a 25-count supply of our renowned Don Lugo imported handmades, the very ones that have provided decades of smoking pleasure for our customers. Not to be forgotten is a Bohio Cigar cap. This is a combination that, if purchased separately, would easily retail for $79. A fantastic gift for new cigar enthusiasts, even if that happens to be yourself.

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Good representation of product

Ted from Stockdale, Texas reviewed the PRESUMIDOS TORPEDO DOMINICAN CORONA

Excellent cigar for the price. Good flavor for chewing as well as smoking. Smokes evenly and without effort.

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Easy To Light, Good Draw, Great Flavor, Undamaged Wrapper, Well Constructed
Best Uses: Everyday, Special Occasions
Describe Yourself: Cigar Aficionado

What about the need for a good cigar for everyday consumption? It’s those value-priced, everyday smokes that are more difficult to find. When you want an affordable cigar that delivers all the pleasure, aroma, and taste of a well-made smoke, there’s not a whole lot out there.

Enter Presumidos. Made in the boutique factory of Augusto Reyes in Santiago, Dominican Republic, every Presumidos has all the ingredients to fit the bill. The blend of Dominican Olor and Piloto Cubano long fillers make for a surprising cigar. The binder is Dominican Olor as well. Choose your favorite wrapper from a smooth smoking Connecticut or Dominican Corojo, or a rich tasting Dominican Maduro leaf. Your choice of sizes too. Great cigars at an unbelievable value.

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its heaven

sideshow from dearborn hgts,mi reviewed the HEAVEN MOJITO TUBE NATURAL CORONA MOJITO

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Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Easy To Light, Good Draw, Great Flavor
Cons: Wrapper Imperfections
Best Uses: Everyday
Describe Yourself: Special Occasion Smoker

The two most decadent South Beach respites combine to create a cigar that'll make you feel tropical even if you're camped out in Montana! Using their patented five-point flavoring process, Heavenly Cigars took a premium Dominican cigar with a Sumatra wrapper and added just the slightest hints of rum and mint flavorings. The result is a smoke that will satisfy cigar novices and purists alike with rich and vibrant flavors. While supplies last, try five Heaven Mojito (5-½" x 46) in protective aluminum tubes for our low Thompson price.

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nice mild cigar

step from peoria az reviewed the GOOD DAYS CIGARS ROBUSTO NATURAL

good every day smoke

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Easy To Light, Good Draw, Great Flavor, Undamaged Wrapper, Well Constructed
Best Uses: Everyday
Describe Yourself: Special Occasion Smoker

Seconds to some, but a damn fine smoke to others. They are seconds after all, cigars pulled from their fancy fittings and stripped of their big league price tags for a few minor cosmetic blemishes. Good Days Factory Rejects are made from the same aged Central American tobaccos and crafted by the same expert rollers as a certain marquee name brand featured elsewhere in the catalog… but, because of a few sunspots or minor discolorations on the wrapper, Good Days Factory Rejects sell for a heck of a lot less! While supplies last, get a box of 50 Good Days Factory Rejects at an unreal Thompson price!!

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the best

mr. magoo from atlanta, ga reviewed the PADRON FAMILY RESERVE NO. 45 NATURAL TORO

the best cigar I've ever smoked. a real enjoyable experience. expensive, but worth the money.

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Easy To Light, Good Draw, Great Flavor, Undamaged Wrapper, Well Constructed
Best Uses: Gifts, Special Occasions
Describe Yourself: Aspiring Aficionado

Cigar of the Year is never an easy award to get. That is of course unless you happen to be Jorge Padron. Once again the take the top prize with the 45th Aniversary Family Reserve. A true masterpiece of a cigar. Only serious smokers need apply.

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I will buy this product again and again.

Bren from Michigan reviewed the BACKWOODS SWEET AROMA HONEY BERRY MADURO CIGARILLO HONEY

I love the flavors. I also think the rugged look is fantastic.

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Easy To Light, Good Draw, Great Flavor, Undamaged Wrapper, Well Constructed
Best Uses: Everyday
Describe Yourself: Aspiring Aficionado

Sweet and aromatic, Backwoods cigars offer high value to customers who are looking for a casual, everyday smoke. In addition to being extremely cost-effective, Backwoods cigars are so much more than just tobacco – a beautiful blend of natural and homogenized tobaccos are infused with the sweet tastes and aromas of various flavors. Now Thompson Cigar offers the Backwoods Honey Berry in packs of 8. With the Backwoods Honey Berry Pack, you can still enjoy your daily smokes without having to break your budget. Comes 40 to a box

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Some of my favorites

Ernie from Portland, OR reviewed the ARTURO FUENTE CHATEAU SERIES KING B SUNGROWN BELICOSO

Very good cigar and good value

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Easy To Light, Good Draw, Great Flavor, Undamaged Wrapper, Well Constructed
Best Uses: Events, Everyday, Gifts, Special Occasions
Describe Yourself: Cigar Aficionado

Limited, limited, limited! Get it? It's limited! The Chateau Fuente King B is an extremely popular small batch cigar that we simply won't be able to keep in stock! Named after Arturo Fuente's favorite 1950's Ybor City haunt, the Chateau Fuente King B is blended from some of the finest Dominican long fillers ever produced and capped with a deep red Ecuadoran Rosado wrapper. The Chateau Fuente King B is a sophisticated medium bodied smoke with notes of coffee, leather, and spice. While supplies last, you can put your hands on an 18 count, highly collectible, and extremely tasty box of Chateau Fuente King B! But you had better hurry… the Chateau Fuente King B won't be around for long!

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Great smoke with variety

Rico on the front porch. from Kent, WA reviewed the DON PEPIN GARCIA ASSORTED ROBUSTO

I'm always a bit skittish about cigar "bonus" packs and variety packs but this variety pack has changed my mind. I found each cigar to have its own character and style. The good news is that they all were perfectly constructed, nice moderate draw, lots of smoke (which is my preference) and a variety of nice flavors and aromas from each cigar.

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Great Value, Nice variety, Well Made
Best Uses: Events, Everyday, Gifts, Special Occasions
Describe Yourself: Aspiring Aficionado, Everyday smoker

Renowned world-wide for incredible cigars, this sampler by Don Pepin is a rare treat!

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SECOND AIN'T ALL THAT BAD

DRAYTON from DONALDS, SC reviewed the GOOD DAYS CIGARS ROBUSTO NATURAL

GREAT SMOKE A COUPLE TIMES A DAYWOULD LIKE BETTER IF IT WERE SMALLER AND LONGER

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Seconds to some, but a damn fine smoke to others. They are seconds after all, cigars pulled from their fancy fittings and stripped of their big league price tags for a few minor cosmetic blemishes. Good Days Factory Rejects are made from the same aged Central American tobaccos and crafted by the same expert rollers as a certain marquee name brand featured elsewhere in the catalog… but, because of a few sunspots or minor discolorations on the wrapper, Good Days Factory Rejects sell for a heck of a lot less! While supplies last, get a box of 50 Good Days Factory Rejects at an unreal Thompson price!!

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Optimum value for the price

Don Roberto from Patillas, PR reviewed the REMINGTON FILTERED CIGARS 5-FER NATURAL FILTERED FULL MENTHOL

For smoking pleasure. Lets me enjoy a short smoke break.

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Beats cigs by miles, Easy To Light, Great Flavor, Rounded flavor, Well Constructed
Cons: NO CONS
Best Uses: Everyday, Gifts, Money Saver
Describe Yourself: Converted Cig's Smoker

Remington Filters are head and shoulders above other filtered cigars! Employing a secret and select blend of filler tobaccos and a wide variety of premium flavors, Remington Filters have something to offer to every connoisseur on the go! Remington Filters come packaged in 100mm hard-pack cartons and are available in your choice of Cherry, Chocolate, Grape, Peach, Rum, Strawberry, Vanilla, Menthol, Mild, or Full. You've had the rest, now try the best at this low introductory price. Get two cartons of Remington Filters in your choice of flavors for this low, low price!

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Excellent -- just like the Toro Decade

CigarMaven from Atlanta, GA reviewed the ROCKY PATEL FACTORY OVERRUNS SERIE D TORO SUMATRA

The RP Decade Toro/Torpedo are my favs but too expensive for every day smokes. These RP Series D are the real deal. But these are medium-full smokes (not Medium) -- just like the Decade. Same as the Decade quality but with minor blemishes. Now I can enjoy one every day without hurting my budget. Best bargain around.

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Easy To Light, Good Draw, Great Flavor, Undamaged Wrapper, Well Constructed
Best Uses: Everyday
Describe Yourself: Cigar Aficionado

A tremendous Thompson Cigar Exclusive! No one sells more Rocky Patel than we do (except ole’ Rocky himself) so we were able to cut a deal and bring you, our loyal customers, a little something special. For the first time ever, we’re proud to introduce Rocky Patel Factory Overruns Series D, cigars that have been pulled from their fancy boxes and gilded cigar bands because of a few minor blemishes and color inconsistencies. This full-bodied Nicaraguan blend received an astounding 95 rating from Cigar Aficionado and a few blemishes is no reason to disregard these smokes. Rocky Patel Factory Overruns Series D are available in six sizes, and come in convenient 12-packs. Buy a bundle of any size Rocky Patel Factory Overruns Series D available from Thompson Cigar!

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