"Featuring very little in the way of complexity and with only some minor transitions throughout the smoking experience, I won’t go so far as to say this is a boring cigar. Rather this was a fine cigar featuring fine flavors and fine construction. That’s it, it was just “fine” all around. " -Matt Cade (CADE)
La Palina over the weekend announced that the limited-edition Bronze Label begins shipping to TAA retailers today. The cigar was blended through a collaborative effort with Rocky Patel and is only available to members of the Tobacconists' Association of America, a retailer organization that represents American brick-and-mortar tobacconists.
"This cigar was good in my opinion. It was nothing over the top and it was not yard bound after the first third. There were nice subtle flavors that a lot of smokers will enjoy. Again, not my cup of tea, but a good smoke nevertheless. Enjoy if you can and expect a nice lighter stick." -Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)
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"This is a good cigar, no doubt about it. A rich and flavorful cigar that would be great for after dessert. A smoke bomb that has good complexity and flavor changes." -Jack (Jack_H)
AaronAllBill PaleyBlind Cigar ReviewsFeaturedGreggHabanoJason H.La PalinaLanceroNaturalRonSandeepUSA·
"Overall the cigar was a pleasant smoke. The initial and final thirds were not up to mark, but the middle third was excellent with several changes in flavors and with perfect burn and draw. I will definitely try this one again to see if some time in the humi might get rid of the harshness in the very final third of the cigar." -Sandeep (Djangos)
"The intensity of this cigar surprised the heck out of me; based on the sweet scents I picked up initially, I was shocked when the flavor and strength hit me in the face like a 2x4, and didn't relent during the vast majority of the smoke. I like strong, and even though I generally prefer cigars that have a bit more depth, this was very enjoyable. Vitamin N is strong with this one, so make sure to keep as sweet beverage on hand if you're sensitive to nicotine. I'd highly recommend this cigar to people who enjoy strong smokes, and strong drinks." -Nate H. (SineQuaNon)
ACMEAllBalmoralBill PaleyCaldwellCamachoCAOCrowned HeadsCubaCubariquenoDanny MoyaDavidoffDion GiolitoDominican RepublicDon Pepin GarciaDrew EstateDunbarton Tobacco & TrustEditorialFeaturedFoundation CigarFred ReweyH. Upmann (Cuba)Hendrik KelnerHondurasIllusioneIPCPRJon HuberJonathan DrewKyle GellisL'AtelierLa PalinaManuel QuesadaMax FernandezMoyaRuizNelson RuizNewsNicaraguaNicholas MelilloPartagasPete JohnsonQuesadaRick RodriguezRobert CaldwellRoMa CraftSkip MartinSteve SakaTatuajeTop 25USAWarpedWilly Herrera·
Voting Process Each of our 16 panelists were given 10 votes to cast. Our list is made up of cigars that were RELEASED in 2015. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man's Puff, but the panelist must have smoke it at some point themselves.
Aging RoomAllCrowned HeadsCruxCubanacanDrew EstateDunhillEpicEzra ZionFeaturedH. UpmannHerrera EsteliIconic LeafLa PalinaLeccia TobaccoMontecristo (DR)NomadPuros de BallardQuesadaRocky PatelTop 25Total Flame·
We are pleased to present our 2nd annual Blind Man’s Puff Top 25 Cigars of the Year.