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Mixed Filler: A Blog Sampler for 4.11.08

Mixed Filler is a quick collection of snippets from the online stogie community. For the slower burning, long-filler versions just click on the links provided. Enjoy!

Keepers of The Flame gives us a primer on wrapper blemishes — frog eyes, mold, bloom, water spots and most anything else that has made you go, “What the heck is that?”

Lisa at Her Humidor reviews one that I’ve been wondering about, the Te Amo World Selection Series Honduras Blend.

Cigar Inspector smokes an explosive (and not in a good way) Ramon Allones Small Club Corona.

Matt at Matt’s Cigar Journal adds his name to the list of Illusione cg:4 fans. I really have to try one of these.

Elvis at The Velvet Cigar tests the CI Legends Yellow Label by Don Pepin Garcia. Suffice it to say he doesn’t think as much of this smoke as I do. Check out my tasting notes here.

The Stogie Review’s Walt, previously unimpressed with Rocky Patel products, smokes an RP Edge Sumatra. He is still underwhelmed. FWIW, I think he’s absolutely right.

Finally, there was an interesting Associated Press story this week about farm privatization in Cuba. While the program is still small in scope, it struck me as having huge potential implications for the cigar industry. We’ll see…

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