Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 10 December 2012

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toparts1There are only a few more weeks left until 2012 is finally over, so we decided to provide a recap of the most popular articles on for the year.


Yes, 2012 is wrapping up and 2013 is just on the horizon.  Here is a recap of the 10 most popular articles on for 2012.  There’s a little bit of everything in the top 10, including cigar reviews, a look at fine whiskeys, a guide to Las Vegas, and much more.  Enough with the introduction, here are the top 10 articles for 2012.  We’ll start with number 10 and count down until we reach the most popular article for the year.  For your convenience, each recap contains a link to the original article so that you can see it for yourself.

10. CAO Concert Review and the Tabacos Baez Serie H Review


Coming in as the tenth most popular article on for 2012 is the CAO Concert Review and the Tabacos Baez Serie H Review.  The CAO Concert was released in September 2012.  Originally introduced at the 2012 IPCPR show, the Concert carried a musical theme.  This theme was applied to the cigar’s decorative band in the shape of a guitar pick and its box which was designed after a guitar amplifier.  The 5 1/2 x 54 Roadie was the subject of this review.  Listed as medium to full-bodied in strength, it has a filler of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos, a Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and an Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper.  Beyond its good looks, the CAO concert offered a solid burn and decent flavor.

The Tabacos Baez Serie H comes from the Garcia family of cigar makers.  It gets its name from the Cuban town where Don Pepin Garcia was raised and began learning about cigars and tobacco.  The 5 x 50 Famosos which comes in a Robusto format was reviewed.  The cigar’s interior of Nicaraguan Cuban Seed tobaccos and its exterior of a Habano wrapper combined to offer a medium-bodied experience.  A solid presentation, good burn, and smooth flavors made it a cigar worth purchasing.

9. 5 Vegas High Primings Review and the Alec Bradley Special Blends Review

Coming in at number nine on the list of Puff’s most popular articles for 2012 is the 5 Vegas High Primings Review and the Alec Bradley Special Blends Review. The 5 Vegas High Primings gets its name from the fact that its tobacco comes from the plants’ highest primings.  This supposedly gives the cigar more power and flavor.  A 5 x 50 Robusto was chosen for this review.  Its Ligero filler of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos, Nicaraguan Ligero binder, and Nicaraguan Habano wrapper come together to offer what is said to be medium to full-bodied strength.  An attractive appearance of the High Primings started things off, and the positive impression continued with a satisfactory burn and superb flavors, making the cigar worthy of the “excellent” tag.

The Alec Bradley Special Blends is a bundle cigar meant to give cigar fans plenty of value with its affordable price tag.  One of its cigars in a 5 x 50 format was chosen for this review.  The Special Blends sports a Piloto Cubano and San Vicente Olor filler, Connecticut binder, and an Ecuadorian Connecticut-Shade wrapper.  The Special Blends offered a budget appearance but impressed with its burn and flavors.  Overall, it was a solid pick as a cigar for beginners seeking something smooth.

Keep reading to see which article came in at number eight.  Did someone say Sin City?

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