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Quick Smoke: Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic 1950

10 May 2015

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”


As Don Pepin was bursting onto the cigar scene nearly a decade ago, I remember smoking quite a few Cuban Classics known  simply as the Black Line. Billed as Pepin’s most full-flavored cigar at the time, it was also the Pepin cigar most likely to be had for sale and frequently available for around $4. Though I haven’t smoked many lately, I did recently light up this toro. Hardly the full-bodied cigar I remembered, (makes you wonder: Has the cigar changed, or something else?) it’s more medium-bodied with hay, salted butter, mild earth, and wood spice. Still, it’s a enjoyable cigar and if you find one on sale it’s unlikely to disappoint.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

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One Response to “Quick Smoke: Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic 1950”

  1. Mike Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:08 am #

    My personal favorite Pepin.