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Cuban Crafters Cabinet Selection

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

This cigar has been in my humidor for over 6 months. I don’t even remember where I bought it. I have little information on this cigar, so let’s get right to the review. With a glass of water, I sparked up a Cuban Crafters Cabinet Selection.


Wrapper: Cuban seed from Ecuador

Binder: Habano 2000

Filler: Sun grown Cuban seed Habano

Size: Torpedo 6 x 54

Price: Around $5.00


Pre-smoke & Construction:

The dark brown wrapper and pigtail cap looked nice. There were a few medium sized veins and bumps here and there. When I squeezed the cigar, I found it to have a little sponginess, but it wasn’t extreme. The wrapper and foot had a simple earthy, hay-ish odor. The pre-light draw was free, and had notes of pepper and natural earthy tobacco.

The burn required a few minor corrections, and the ash held for just under an inch.



The first third had very easy earthy flavors. I got a mild spice when passing the smoke through the nose. The finish (aftertaste) had a mild woodiness and lingered for a few seconds after each puff.


The second third increased in strength a little, but remained in the medium range. The spice took on a slightly sweetness with a bitter aftertaste. The earthy flavors remained, as did a slight woody finish.


A bitter chocolate type of flavor mixed with earthiness dominated the last third. The mild spice remained unchanged. The finish was still woody and earthy. Not a lot to talk about really.



It’s not that the flavors were outright bad, but in the end I didn’t care too much for this cigar. I think it was a little too bitter for my taste. The overall flavor profile seemed unrefined and plain. I’ll have to pass on this cigar…

Alec Bradley SCR

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

The Alec Bradley Cigar Company was nice enough to give Ed and I a sneak peek at their latest cigar, the SCR, or Select Cabinet Reserve. This review is featured at our other home, The Stogie Review, as well as St. Pete Pipe and Cigars. Make sure you pay them a visit! In the mean time, see what Ed and I thought of the SCR.

Sorry about the audio hum in the first section. Sounds like we had a small ground loop going for a little while, or I had the microphones too hot. Luckily it wasnt too bad.

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