Featured Blog Posts – January 2014 Archive (31)

REVIEW: La Barba Box Pressed Robusto

Man I sure do love getting cigars from my fellow reviewers I know nothing about.  Rob and I exchange packages from time to time, and recently he snuck in a La Barba for me to review in the box pressed robusto size.  A little research on La Barba’s website let out that the name La Barba stands for, “The Beard.”  Being one whom believes in the power of the beard, I was intrigued when I saw the band of the cigar, and had a good chuckle when I realized what the name stood for.  I could not find…


Added by Catfishbluezz on January 13, 2014 at 4:00am — 7 Comments

Next Generation Humidifiers from Cigar Oasis

New York, January 9th 2014 – Cigar Oasis is pleased to announce an update of its entire line of electronic humidifiers. The new units incorporate cutting edge technology and features that help today’s cigar smokers keep their cigars fresh without the hassle of constant monitoring. Cigar Oasis, the original developer and leading manufacturer of electronic humidifiers for the cigar industry, has once again raised the bar for active, controlled humidification for…


Added by Matt Ross on January 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Review: Drew Estate Nica Rustica El Brujito

This Drew Estate Nica Rustica El Brujito came to me from Johnny Brooke at Drew Estate.  He was kind enough to send me a cigar to sample and review.   Not long after reviewing the Nica Rustica I purchased a bundle Corona Cigar Co. in Orlando, Florida on a recent trip.

This cigar kicks off the first in my ‘best of…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 10, 2014 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

Review: Drew Estate MUWAT KFC

Fire cured tobacco has created quite the stir in the cigar industry this year with Leccia Tobacco, GAR, and Drew Estate all releasing cigars which include some of fire cured tobacco somewhere in the blend.


I have smoked the American Puro, reviewed the Leccia Black, and am now reviewing the MUWAT KFC. Below is some detail on the KFC from the…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on January 8, 2014 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

My Week (In Smoking) In Review - 1/7/14

Its been a while since I last posted a Week in Review here - about a month and a half actually!  Through a combination of holidays, NJ winter weather and the Cigar Federation Top Cigars of 2013, I just chose to forego posting this blog, but I think its time to bring it back!  I've smoked a lot of cigars over the past several weeks so I won't highlight them all, but I'll pull a few interesting ones out to…


Added by Matt Ross on January 7, 2014 at 4:36pm — 6 Comments

Review: Tatuaje Frank Jr. (2012 Little Monsters)

I purchased the Tatuaje Frank Jr. as a part of the 2012 Little Monsters ‘Orange box’ release.  I hadn’t actually smoked any of them until October of 2013.  




I’m able to pick up pepper, cedar and faint coffee.



The Tatuaje Frank Jr. comes in a corona gorda vitola measuring 5 5/8” and 44 ring gauge.  The cigar is box pressed and the wrapper is quite dark and features a triple cap.  The band is a…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 7, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Press Release: Nomad Cigar Company Releases Two New S-307 Sizes

Estelí, Nicaragua (Jan 6, 2014) – Nomad Cigar Company is pleased to announce the release of two additional sizes to the S-307 cigar line.   
The S-307, a box pressed Sumatra wrapped cigar, was originally released in late 2013 in three sizes and enjoyed significant success from the start – landing on several “Best of 2013” lists. 
The initial sizes in 2013 were: 
Toro (6×50)

Robusto (5×50) and

Torpedo (6 1/2 x…

Added by Matt Ross on January 6, 2014 at 8:10am — 3 Comments

REVIEW: Chinnock Cellars Terroir Torpedo 6x52

             My favorite part about reviewing is coming across new blends I have never heard of, because you never know when you will find a new favorite.  I love doing trades for oddball boutiques, specifically when they get tossed in and you look at them wondering what is this?  Enter the Terroir from Chinnock Cellars.  Without doing much research, I had seen them on CigFedStore for sale…


Added by Catfishbluezz on January 6, 2014 at 4:00am — 12 Comments

Review: El Rey Del Mundo Infantes 2013 Edicion Regional Cuba

This El Rey Del Mundo Infantes 2013 Edicion Regional Cuba which was the 2013 regional release for the year came to me by way of the Partagas Festival in Cuba. 

I went down in November of 2013 with a group of Canadian friends to see Cuba for the first time and experience the festival.  I also picked up several boxes of the Infantes, but this particular stick I reviewed was part of the bundle given to attendees for the events.  I did smoke two of the El Rey Del Munfo Infantes while I…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 3, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Victor Vitale joins CigarChat Tonight at 8PM EST

He had a quick cameo during the show with Ernesto Padilla, but this time Victor Vitale has the CigarChat stage all to himself.  Victor started Legacy Brands back in 1995 and how has his one line of cigars on the market.  

This is our first opportunity to chat with Victor so we'll have plenty to talk about.  We'll discuss the Tortuga 215 (no, there is no 512) and talk about what is on the horizon.…


Added by RobbyRas on January 2, 2014 at 10:14am — 15 Comments

Review: Felix Assouline EGO

The Felix Assouline EGO, a box-pressed perfecto? Oh yea. First I have ever seen and it’s pretty awesome. Add to that a shiny & intricate double band, and you have a winner in the looks department. The wrapper itself was a nice medium chocolate brown, and was pressed to a seamless cigar. The wrapper and foot smelled spicy, with a sweet aroma. The cold draw was a nice, thick sweet tobacco, much sweeter than the aroma from the wrapper. So, on to smoking!…


Added by 007MI6 on January 2, 2014 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

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