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Video Review: Frank Llaneza 1961

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logo - Puff, Rotate and ReviewThe Frank Llaneza 1961 line came out about two years ago. But it’s one of those cigars that doesn’t get enough coverage nowadays in the cigar press and blogosphere, so we decided to give it a taste in this week’s episode of Puff, Rotate and Review.

Llaneza died in 2010 (although some of the promotional material I’ve seen at some Websites doesn’t make that fact so clear). But he leaves behind a cigar that does his legacy proud.

The stick itself is impressive, too: a very, very dark Ecuadoran Criollo wrapper that gives way to a nice, medium-bodied smoke full of earthiness, with some cedar wood and a bit of leather tossed in.

As you’ll see in this week’s PR&R, a good stick at a price that doesn’t put it in that $10-plus category.

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What do you think about the Frank Llaneza 1961? Does it deserve a wider audience and more of a spotlight in the cigar world? Does it live up to the memory of its creator? Let us know in the comments section of this post.

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About Bob Woods

A cigar lover for many years, Bob is combining his appreciation for cigars with his experience and expertise in a wide variety of digital-related areas with Stogie'd. When he's not working on Stogie'd, Bob is creating all kinds of content for his company, CruxBridge Media. He is also vice president/general manager of Electric Advisors, Inc.'s residential division.


  1. emac1567 says:

    I just started chooching cigars and it’s a fun little activity. It sure would be great to get five of them, what variety and such. Plus I would have to spend like $15 a week on sticks, at least for a little while. Not a daily smoker, just twice a week or so.

  2. Agent 86 says:

    I figure I’ll give this a shot. lol. @tajlund

  3. Bill Pappy Ferrara says:

    Nice cigar. Funny I was just thinking of getting a box. May this is a Sign from……………..Bob!
    @PappyFerrara is about to post the contest link to my 3.6 thousand followers

  4. Justin says:


    I hope I win!


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