Review: CORNELIUS & ANTHONY Cornelius – RATED 96

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Stick Review Rating: 96

“Smooth, pepper and a little spice. Construction and ash are amazing”

Size: 6 x 50
Body: Medium/Full
Price: $13-$15
Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Binder: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan
Number Smoked for Review: 2

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Cornelius is the first brand to be commercially launched by Cornelius & Anthony, and is owned by Stephen Bailey, a fifth-generation progeny of the Bailey family which has grown tobacco in Virginia for the last 150 years. (via

Thoughts and Notes:

This cigar was amazing, when the small package from CORNELIUS & ANTHONY arrived, I was not sure what to expect.  I have not been doing as many reviews as I used to, but the last 5-6 cigars I received to review from other vendors so far have not been that great, but I had heard good things about the Cornelius so  when I finally got to toast my first one, I was not disappointed.


I am trying to make my reviews mixed now, I’ve been told the video ones are a bit too long and I don’t want to bore you, so my written reviews will be formatted like this one.  Info at the top, a few pics, my rating and my thoughts.  Quick and easy to read. In this “Instagram/Facebook/Twitter” world, I feel like the older style of review is getting dated.  When I am enjoying a smoke, I interact with my followers during the actual experience, which is awesome, but I also want to get back to posting those thoughts and images here again!


As soon as I sparked this up, I had notes of pepper and a little spice on my lip. Loved it. It burned clean and smooth.  Construction was solid and the ash held on like a beast (as you will see below). The longer I smoked it, the more I enjoyed it. At around the 30 minute point I was getting notes of cocoa and a sweet candy like flavor, maybe like a red hot candy, it was great and lasted for about 10 minutes. What I really enjoyed about the Cornelius was that that it got better and better as I smoked it.


As I hit the one hour mark, the burn line was still razor sharp and the ash was still solid as a rock, the last 20 mins were filled with spice, pepper and more. It was a great cigar. It’s a little on the higher end at $13-$15 a stick,  but I have never had a problem paying for quality and this one is pure quality.


Those who follow me on Instagram and I hear all the time “You only smoke the good s–t” and my answer is always the same, “I only have 1-2 hours every few days to just escape and enjoy a good cigar, usually at 1am alone on my deck – I need to make that count”


This one counts! This will now be in my rotation, I loved it, and it earned a  Stick Review Rating of 96 (Excellent)


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