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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

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Once in action, the Serie N JSB burns like a charm. The draw is excellent, and solid gray ash is formed. Fans of maintenance-free cigars will love the fact that the burn stays even until the very end. There is no need for any touch-ups or re-lights.

La Gloria Cubana promised a flavorful cigar, and they certainly delivered. A flavor of dried fruit starts things off, similar to that found in the cold taste. Later on, some rich notes of coffee and chocolate appear for a nice change of pace. The pace really changes when some strong notes of spice kick in. The variety of flavors really keep you on your toes and makes the JSB a fun smoke.

It is really hard to find anything to complain about when it comes to the Serie N JSB. The cigar looked intimidating from the start, but it did appear to have good construction. That followed through with the flawless burn. The flavors, as mentioned, were excellent. This is one stick that beginners should stay away from, but experienced smokers looking for some power and a lot of flavor should find it to be just right. The JSB retails for $6.30 per single. That's not too bad considering how good it is. The cigar also comes packed in boxes of 24. The boxes are quite attractive on their own, thanks to their unique hexagonal shape and their fire engine red color.

The La Gloria Cubana Serie N JSB is an excellent smoke that earns a rating of 3.5 out of four stars.

Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 Robusto Oscuro

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The Liga Privada No. 9 was originally intended to be an in-house cigar created for the brand's president, Steve Saka. That original intent is reflected in the cigar's name, as Liga Privada translates to Private Blend in English. Although the line was finally approved for retail sale, it has been released in limited quantities, and only select merchants appointed by Drew Estate are allowed to carry it.

The Robusto Oscuro measures 5 x 52. Other sizes in the line include the 5 x 44 Dirty Rat, the 6 x 52 Parejo Oscuro, the 6 x 52 Belicoso Oscuro, and the 7 x 52 Corona Doble. The cigar's filler is a blend of Dominican and Honduran Cuban Seed tobaccos. The binder is of the Brazilian Mata Fina variety. Last, but not least, is a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper that has been fermented for 18 months. In all, seven different tobaccos from seven different farms are used to make the Liga Privada No. 9. The cigars are aged one year before being put on the market, and only the best rollers are allowed to partake in the construction process to ensure quality. Drew Estate produced the No. 9 with experienced smokers in mind, and it's considered to be medium to full-bodied.






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