John McTavish

Team Cigar Review: Villiger Miami 2022 Laguito No. 1

Team Cigar Review: Villiger Miami 2022 Laguito No. 1

The Villiger Miami 2022 Laguito No. 1 is a strong addition to the Villiger lineup with balanced and restrained flavors through the first and second thirds. The last third was still pleasant but didn't harmonize as well as the rest of the cigar. With a just over light-plus strength flavor delivery, this was an enjoyable cigar that breaks up a market full of medium or stronger cigars, and I would happily seek it out to smoke again.

Team Cigar Review: Herrera Esteli Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary The Raji

Team Cigar Review: Herrera Esteli Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary The Raji

The Herrera Esteli Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary The Raji was a bit of a rare miss for me. The first third was a fairly intense spicy and earth combination that I found worked. As the cigar progressed, the earth components took over and it became more earth forward which took away from the complexity and other flavors.

Team Cigar Review: Peter James Los Estoico 54 Habano

Team Cigar Review: Peter James Los Estoico 54 Habano

The Peter James Los Estoico 54 Habano does not top the charts in the amount of words I've written on a review, but it also delivers a number of flavors that combine in a balanced way around the medium strength mark. I'd happily smoke the Peter James Los Estoico 54 Habano again, this is my kind of cigar, and I think with the strength being around medium, it should have fairly broad appeal.

Team Cigar Review: JRE Aladino Classic Corona

Team Cigar Review: JRE Aladino Classic Corona

The JRE Aladino Classic Corona offered balanced and interesting flavors that at times were up to medium-full strength but remained balanced through the majority of the cigar review. I would definitely smoke the JRE Aladino Classic Corona, especially when you factor in the approachable price point.

Team Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Baka Hunter Gatherer

Team Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Baka Hunter Gatherer

The review of the RoMa Craft Baka Hunter Gatherer was consistent with the sample I smoked years ago before the trade show. The flavors are nuanced, layered and balanced, and deliver engagement through the entire review. I'd happily continue to smoke these on the regular, especially given that the price point is reasonable for a cigar with a Cameroon wrapper.

Cigar Editorial: Weaselfest 2022 Recap

Cigar Editorial: Weaselfest 2022 Recap

Listen man, if it isn’t apparent by now, I was already fully committed to returning in 2023 halfway through the weekend. If you’re a fan of RoMa Craft cigars, there’s really no reason you shouldn’t be attending either. The price for a standard ticket is less than the price of a box of cigars, and the value you get from that is clearly far beyond that. I hope to see you there.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje T110 Tuxtla

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje T110 Tuxtla

The Tatuaje T110 Tuxtla came out of the gate swinging with some interesting and fuller flavor combinations that kept me on my toes. That complexity seemed to fall off rapidly moving into the second third, eventually becoming linear and flat in the last third with earth being the only standout flavor component. The price point on these is quite reasonable and the time commitment is approachable so I would give the T110 Tuxtla another try to see if the profile was the same or improved.

Team Cigar Review: ATL Black Torpedo

Team Cigar Review: ATL Black Torpedo

I was pleasantly impressed with the ATL Black Torpedo. The first and second thirds provided interesting and dynamic flavor combinations that kept me engaged, and the strength levels harmonized well. The last third was still pleasant, but not quite at the same complexity levels as the rest of the cigar. I would happily smoke the Black Torpedo from ATL again.

Team Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Robusto 54

Team Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Robusto 54

The Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Robusto 54 delivered some tasty and at times slight over medium intense flavor combinations. I don't recall the previous size we reviewed having this much intensity, but it was enjoyable. Typically I don't find the larger ring gauges land in my wheelhouse, but the Robusto 54 Supreme Leaf delivered.