30th Jan2011

CAO La Traviata Divino

by GoodFellasCigars

Wrapper: Ecuadorian

Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaraguan

Binder: Cameroon

Country: Nicaragua

Factory: C.A.O. Fabrica de Tabacos S.A.

In late 2009 the CAO La Traviata Divino was released without much publicity put around it but it still ended up achieving 15 out of the top 25 cigars of 2010. This full-bodied cigar is a bargain that has a dark, oily Ecuadorian Habano wrapper that encloses a Cameroon binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. The draw of this cigar was easy and had flavors of pepper, leather, and nuts with hints of cedar and anise.  Theses flavors remain all the way throughout the cigar and become more rich the farther you get. This smoke is great for anyone that enjoys consistent flavor throughout their cigar.

13th Jan2011

Brick House Robusto

by GoodFellasCigars

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Havana Subido

Filler: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan

Country: Nicaragua

Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos San Rafael S.A.

The Brick House got 17 out of 25 of the best cigars of 2010 which was made by J.C. Newman Cigar Co. that has been around since 1895. The name Brick House itself comes from an earlier brand that was named for the brick house in Hungary that the company founder was raised in. To make this cigar a bargain smoke around $5 the company in 2009 began working with a little-known factory called Fabrica de Tobacos San Rafael S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua. Bobby and Eric Newman reinvented this old cigar brand by using Havana Subido wrapper leaves and aged Nicaraguan tobaccos for the binder and filler. The Brick House is a medium to full-bodied smoke that evokes toasty flavors of wood with tea and black pepper that gives a sweet and spicy taste. The smoke is meaty with the flavor of cocoa and cedar.