John McTavish

Team Cigar Review: Villiger Do Brasil Maduro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Villiger Do Brasil Maduro Robusto

The Villiger Do Brasil Maduro Robusto showcases some of the best qualities of Brazilian tobacco. Flavors ranged from sweetness, cedar, creaminess, plum, fig, leather and earth. The strength of the cigar seemed to settle around the medium mark. I would light up another Do Brasil Maduro again, as I enjoyed the smoking experience.

Team Cigar Review: Fratello Classico Corona

Team Cigar Review: Fratello Classico Corona

I really enjoyed the Fratello Classico Corona. The flavors are balanced and nuanced throughout the smoking experience, highlighting the best of what a corona vitola has to offer.

Team Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Robusto

Team Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Robusto

The La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Robusto started out interesting with flavors of cedar, pepper, spices, leather, chocolate, citrus and earth. Unfortunately, between the burn issues and the average performance through the middle and last thirds, the overall experience ended up as quite forgettable.

Team Cigar Review: Eiroa Jamastran Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Eiroa Jamastran Robusto

I enjoyed the smoking experience of the Eiroa Jamastran Robusto. It had a wide variety of flavors, ranging from cinnamon, to coffee, spices, cedar, citrus and cocoa. While the profile at times reached medium strength, the flavors exhibited a wide range of intensity from subtle to medium.

Team Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter Maduro

Team Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter Maduro

The Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter Maduro started out as an average experience in the first third that unfortunately became a subpar experience through the second and last third. The initial flavors of sweet nuttiness and cedar were overrun by toasted earth, char, bitterness, and at times, tannic cedar. Overall, a subpar experience.

Team Cigar Review: 7-20-4 1874 Series Toro Especial

Team Cigar Review: 7-20-4 1874 Series Toro Especial

The 7-20-4 1874 Series Toro Especial was an enjoyable and interesting smoking experience. Flavors of nuts, cocoa, cedar and sweetness defined the profile with varying combinations through the review. Overall, I rated the cigar as good, and would light up an 1874 Series Toro Especial again if I had the opportunity.

Pour ‘n Tell: Episode 17

Each week we'll sit down and talk about our recent beer and spirits reviews, what we're drinking, as well as news topics we think are interesting. From time to time we'll have special guests on the show which will no doubt have us running over our standard 30 minute show time.

Team Cigar Review: Saga Solaz Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Saga Solaz Robusto

The Saga Solaz Robusto was an interesting cigar that served up a more classic Connecticut flavor profile with more subtle and complex notes in the first third. The second and last third became more traditional with grass and bitterness that I find most often with Connecticut blends of years ago.

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas Fundador

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas Fundador

The Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas Fundador was an enjoyable cigar from start to finish. The flavor profile was well balanced with varied flavor notes of bread, spices, cocoa, citrus, clover, cedar and earth. Each third presented its own take on the flavor combination which kept my interest the entire time.