Good question. I forgot to include that. No, you did not all get the same cigars. There might be some same ones, there might not beThanks again for doing this, Alex.
So are we all getting the same cigar to review?
The last sentence is where I want to be. Too often I reach for what I know from experience or what is considered 'popular'. Every time I reach for a new cigar that I got in a PIF or a random bomb that I've never had, I cringe because I don't want to be disappointed. I fear it. Sounds crazy, but I am weird that way. That being said, I've tried a few that aren't mainstream that I liked a lot thanks to PIFs and bombs from some of the great brothers on here. If its blind, there are no preconceived notions going into it. I'm all pumped up for this. Thanks again Alex.Can't wait! I love doing real honest reviews and will be happy to contribute cigars for the cause. I'm always curious as to how different people "review" different cigars especially when it is a blind review. At least once a week I make my normal smoking buddy smoke an unbanded cigar. He's been very surprised most of the time when he finds out what he's smoking. It's changed his opinion on a few cigars.
Thanks again mwLabel!
Not your fault, bro. USPS beat the box up pretty good. I'm sure it'll smoke fine.Sorry Kev, hope it doesn't ruin the experience! I tried to be as delicate as I could when removing bands, but might have knicked a couple. Not sure what happened before and what happened during transit.
Unless you switched bands, I'm assuming you meant A3
A3 was the 601 Green corona. Can be had for $65.45/box of 20 at Famous, using their sponsor coupon ($3.27/stick).
Never had one of those before this one then. Solid cigar that I'm pretty sure are reasonably priced too. Really reminded me of a regular line AVO/Griffins.A1 was an Ave Maria. IIRC, it's blended by AJ Fernandez with a Habano wrapper. I'd need to double check though.
Thanks for the review and nice pics, Kev!