This is a review of the Ortega Serie D Natural No. 7 (5 x 46).
I picked up sweet hay and tobacco. Not much else going on here but the nose on this has me eager to light up.
This cigar is a flat box press with flat veins near the cap. No imperfections to be found.
This is a nice creamy cigar with lots of complex flavors. I'm going…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 29, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
If you haven’t heard of Guayacan Cigars yet, you’re not alone. But that may soon change. The little known boutique blend, made by Noel Rojas, is creating quite a buzz in the digital cigar world. Rojas, who named his cigars after the Guayacan wood he used to create jewelry back in Cuba, has teamed up with Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars to handle the…Continue
Added by Jason Zahner on January 25, 2013 at 9:48pm — No Comments
A couple weeks ago, I published a press release from Cuenca Cigars concerning their newly released “Cuenca 5 Anniversary” (check that out to discover why the “th” is missing). Thanks to Ana…Continue
Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on January 19, 2013 at 6:29pm — No Comments
If you have been smoking cigars for any length of time, chances are pretty good that you have come across something from the creative hands of A.J. Fernandez. And if you haven’t, you should. Fernandez has scored some big hits with lines such as Diesel and San Lotano, earning a reputation as someone who produces sticks loaded with flavor, rich aroma, and sizzle. His latest…Continue
Added by Jason Zahner on January 17, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments
A week ago Cigar Aficionado announced its Top 25 Cigars of 2012. The #1 cigar on that list, winner of Cigar of the Year, was the Flor de las Antillas Toro by My Father Cigars. I had smoked a couple of these a while back and while I thoroughly enjoyed the cigar, I didn’t think it to be Numero Uno in the cigar world. Figuring that the guys at Cigar Aficionado know a heck of a…Continue
Added by Jason Zahner on January 11, 2013 at 7:06pm — No Comments
The Merlion smelled of sweet tobacco and dried fruit. The dried fruit reminded me of dates.…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 8, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Nicaragua is home to countless cigar makers and world-class cigars. A new line – 1502, made by Global Premium Cigars, spearheaded by Enrique Sanchez – has entered the fray. Its initial products show that this brand, which is being distributed here by the indefatigable and ever-growing Gary Griffith and his Emilio Cigars enterprise, is one to be taken seriously. The 1502 line,…Continue
Added by Jason Zahner on January 4, 2013 at 10:08pm — No Comments
January 4, 2012 – Fred Rewey, owner of Nomad Cigar Company, makers of Nomad cigars manufactured in Dominican Republic, and Gary Griffith, owner of Emilio Cigars, announced today that they have entered into a distribution agreement.
Under this arrangement, Emilio Cigars sales staff will bring the Nomad Cigar line to market while Fred Rewey will continue to focus on product development, brand expansion, and manufacturing.
Nomad Cigar Company was started by Rewey in 2012 and…Continue
Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on January 4, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
A careful examination and all I was able to pick up was sweet tobacco. There wasn't a lot of complexity for the nose here.
Perfect construction with a nice straight cap. No damage to the foot (likely due to the bubble wrap added by vendor). The Bolivar Gold Medal has two bands, both of which hold the gold foil in place. The gold foil serves to make this cigar stand…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 3, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
I managed to pick up a mixture of sweet tobacco and honey.
Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 1, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments