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The Cigar Companion
by Anwer Bati
Now revised for the third time, and including the very latest brands, The Cigar Companion remains the definitive guide to the world's finest handmade cigars, with notes on each brand's origins, smoking qualities, flavor, and aroma. A Cigar Directory with full-size, full-color photographs of the most popular cigars describes all the major Havana, Dominican, and Honduran bra ...more
(first published September 1st 1993)
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Oct 09, 2014 Alain rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: cigar aficionado
I find that this book is a great collection of cigars and the small history of them. I have personally tried Cohiba,Arturo Fuentes, and La Gloria Cubana cigars and they are very accurate to the description. I personally recommend the Arturo Fuentes Gran Reserva, and the La Gloria Cubana Series R,(maduro wrapper). Beware the La Gloria Cubana Series r(Connecticut broad leaf)That one is really good,but will put you on your butt if you are not careful!
Jan 19, 2012 Angel rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
The only reason I read this was curiosity. I found it at the public library near a book on the shelf that I was actually seeking. I figured I'd check it out and read it. While I do not smoke (nor do I have an interest in starting to smoke), I do find the history and craft of cigars to be interesting. I do like the various art designs and logos the companies used. From reading the book, I learned about a broad range of brands from those that are so-so to the ones with old histories and pedigrees. ...more
A small book and the reviews are now outdated, but the background information and general impressions are still valuable. Also like it because it outside of the history itself, it also covers Cuban and well as non-Cuban cigars in the reviews.