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Limited Editions, Limited Productions, or Regular Productions?

Limited Editions, Limited Productions, or Regular Productions?

I was looking back on the reviews I have done for Whiskey & Whitetails and the upcoming reviews I have planned and thought now would be a good time to touch on the topic of cigar production. In general there are 3 types of cigars: Limited Editions, Limited Production, and Regular Production. Yes, in theory, all cigars are limited to the materials available, however, there are regularly produced cigars that have more limitations (more on that later) and these are what I refer to as Limited Production cigars. Each of these types of cigars has a significant role in the...

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Tatuaje Monster Mash Review Series: Drac

Tatuaje Monster Mash Review Series: Drac

Originally released as a 6 ¾ x 52 Torpedo in October 2009 as the second Monster in the series, Drac is the third cigar in the Monster Mash series up for review after the Frank and Wolf. If you would like some back story on this series, check out the Frank review. I have not smoked an original Drac, however, there is some infamy surrounding that release. The original Drac boxes were painted on the inside which led to the cigars that were placed in the box to absorb some of those paint smells. Certainly that was a mistake, but...

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Yard Work Sessions: Patina Habano Precipitation

Yard Work Sessions: Patina Habano Precipitation

For this “Sessions” review (you can get a background on the concept here) I thought I should highlight a cigar I have been smoking the hell out of lately. The Patina Habano Precipitation. I can’t get enough of these as of late. Patina cigars launched in mid 2017 with the Habano and Connecticut lines. These cigars were made at the Casa Favilli Factory in Nicaragua. In late 2019, the Precipitation size was released for the Habano and Connecticut. These releases were the first Patinas to come out of the NACSA Factory in Nicaragua, where Patina cigars are made today. Prior...

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Tatuaje Monster Mash Review Series - Wolf

Tatuaje Monster Mash Review Series - Wolf

If you haven’t read the first review of this series where I smoked the Frank, check it out here. There you can get some back story on this iconic series. My intention was to smoke these in order, however, when I got the Frank out for review, I accidently dumped the Drac, Face, and Wolf, then I put them back in without paying much attention. I then grabbed the second cigar in the box with the intent of smoking the Drac, but it didn't dawn on me till later that I accidentally swapped the Wolf and Drac and was smoking...

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Tatuaje Monster Mash Review Series - Frank

Tatuaje Monster Mash Review Series - Frank

Thirteen years ago Pete Johnson’s Tatuaje Cigars released a Halloween themed cigar. There were 666 “Dress Boxes” containing 13 cigars that were made available for sale through 13 “Unlucky” Tatuaje retailers, fittingly dubbed “The Unlucky 13”. This birthed arguably the most iconic series of Limited Editions in the cigar industry. Future releases (after Drac) kept to the 666 Dress Boxes for the “The Unlucky 13” with an additional 1300 regular, 10 count boxes, being released to other Tatuaje retailers. This series of yearly, limited cigars is known as the “Monster Series”, as each cigar was named after an iconic monster...

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