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Cigar Guide - Do I still get excited for trying a new cigar

4th Oct 2021

Hi, and welcome to another episode of Mondays with Mardo. I'm Gerard. This week, we're going to talk about a question I get asked a lot. Do I still get excited to try new cigars? Before I get going, I want you to click on that subscribe button, and click on the bell to be notified every single week of new episodes on Mondays with Mardo.

All right. One of the questions I get is, "Do I still get excited to try new cigars, even though I've been in the industry for so long?" The answer is absolutely. Are you kidding me? For smoking cigars for so long, over and over the same thing, I want something new on the pallet. In front of me, I have put together a five-pack of these cigars that I have tried, as of recent. If you are interested in this five-pack, it is product number 5577 on

Let's get right into it, really quick here. Crowned Heads Serie E, this is in a toro size. I'm really, really excited for Crowned Heads. They've been making some really good stuff as of recently. They've jumped on board with a new factory out in Nicaragua called Tabacalera Pichardo, and they're actually the distribution for ACE Prime in the United States. They've been doing some projects together, and the newest cigar, Serie E from Crowned Heads, is a very good cigar that I really have been enjoying.

Next is something that's out of the Dominican Republic. This is Patoro. Story his it, this guy, I don't know his name. I've got to do a little bit more research, but it's a very silent company that we are just now seeing in United States. They've been around Europe for quite a while. His grandfather, from what I hear, was part of the beginning of the Davidoff cigar movement when they first started. I understand that these are being made under Klaas Kellner, which is Hendrick Keller's son, which were very involved in Davidoff, as you know. So look for Patoro. All right.

Another one out of Tabacalera Pichardo is Fiat Lux. Fiat Lux is not part of Crowned Heads. It's actually under ACE Prime part of the Luciano lineup. Fiat Lux has a Sumatra wrapper. Although I'm not a big Sumatra fan, this cigar actually does perform very, very well. To me, it serves at about a six to 10 because I don't favor Sumatras. If I were to smoke and all I had were Sumatras in front of me, the Fiat Lux would be my first choice of Sumatra cigars.

Next, I have Nova. Nova has been something that I've been really, really enjoying. This is the platinum batch, and this is the toro size. This is all made in the Dominican Republic with a little bit of mixture of some Nicaraguan tobacco in there. They're a bit of a pricey cigar, but again, it serves it because these are sweet, very nice quality aged tobacco. I'm very, very impressed with Nova cigar. So therefore, I'm definitely keeping that in my repertoire.

Last but not least, this cigar right here is fantastic. You guys, this is called Villa Casdagli. If you're not familiar with the Casdagli cigar brand, get to know them. They're out of Europe. They make cigars in Costa Rica and also in the Dominican Republic, which is the same factory that also makes the Patoro under Klaas Kellner.

Now, the Villa Casdagli blend is a modified blend. What do I mean by that? Casdagli has a brand called Daughters of the Wind," and the robusto of that brand is a completely different blend than rest of the sizes, like the Dahman or the Sabino or anything else, so the robusto has been discontinued. What they did is they took that blend and put a little bit of Pelo d'Oro ligero from Peru, within the filler and some other modifications, and this cigar is a super, sweet, spice bomb. I really like it. It's one of my favorites out of all five in here, to be honest with you. I don't want to discredit all the other ones. I just really like this one. To me, it shined the most. So look for the Villa Casdagli as well.

So this puts it together for me. If you're interested, again, in this sampler, 5577 as a product number on

Let me know in the comments what has been your favorite new cigar, and if you still do get excited to try new cigars. I know it's a silly question. Who doesn't get excited? But, there are some guys that never move away from what brand they have smoked for the last 20-25 years.

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