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We’ve switched our One-Timers back to the original format. The goal is to get a One-Timer post up each week. The posts will elaborate on the most notable quick reviews/ratings that now appear in real time on our Instagram feed. If you don’t use instagram, you can see the latest updates by clicking on the slide show on the right nav section of the site.
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Of the five tastings we rated in this third edition, the Tatuaje La Verite Vintage 2008 Churchill and the My Father #2 Belicoso stood out. Both cigars received ratings well over 90 pts. We don’t love everything that comes from the DPG factories, but these two blends deserve any/all accolades they receive (and they’ve received plenty).Read more
The end of the year is a very special time for cigar enthusiasts. This is when our favorite cigar publishers name their best cigars of 2011. The information provides us the impetus to begin depleting our refreshed cigar budgets and generally act against those half-hearted resolutions. Of course will try to drink less and eat healthier in 2012. However, if we’re going to buy those fabulous smokes gushed about in the annual “best of” lists, then we need some spirits to pair with the sticks, don’t we? We will also need to plan a few decadent meals (preferably with a few BOTLs). When else would it be appropriate to pull out that $50 extra limited edition hyper-premium that our favorite blogger claims will give our lives new meaning? Isn’t nicotine, alcohol and animal fat addiction a meager price to pay for entrance to nirvana?
Friends, there is no way around it, we are an indulgent breed participating actively in the punishment of our earthly vessels. While the phrase “dying breed” could be a little dramatic, it seems to apply on several levels. But if we are going down, then we’re doing it in style dammit!
So in keeping with cigar-blogger tradition, we would like to present you with another excuse to kill some time (among other things) and beef up your stogie wish list. Highlight Cigars proudly presents our first annual COTY awards to honor our 2011 selections for Cigars of the Year!Read more
Welcome to the first edition of Highlight Cigars’ “One Timers” where we list quick thoughts about sticks recently pulled from the humidor. Although we provide scores for each cigar, some One Timers are just that–smokes we’ve only had once. Others are old favorites, but it’s worth noting that One Timer opinions are recorded under conditions less “scientific” than those of standard HLC reviews.
The standout in this batch of One Timers is definitely the Tatuaje Gran Cojonu. Like many cigar snobs, we don’t care for 60-ring sticks that much, but this offering from Pete Johnson is a notable exception. The other sticks on the list are a varied bunch representing a couple brands we don’t have much experience with. It seemed fitting to have these first-time smokes in the first One Timers post.Read more