January 2017 Blog Posts (22)


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Press Release: Drew Estate announces David Lazarus as Senior Vice President of Sales

Press Release: Drew Estate announces David Lazarus as Senior Vice President of Sales

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 31, 2017 at 12:51pm — No Comments


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Drew Estate Announces Jonathan Drew as President of Drew Estate in Multi-Year Deal

January 30th, 2017– Drew Estate announces that Company Founder, Jonathan Drew will return to an executive operating role, following a two-year period since the sale of the company. In a multi-year agreement, Drew Estate has named the entrepreneur, market disrupter, and art curator as “President and Founder” with oversight for the entire portfolio of brands.…

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Added by Trippopolis on January 30, 2017 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment


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Review: Emilio Cavatina

The Cavatina is a collaboration with James Brown of Black Label Trading Co. (& BLK WKS Studios). There is not a whole lot of other information out there, so let’s get to it.

 

Emilio Cavatina

Size: 4.5 x 48

Vitola: Corona

Wrapper: N/A

Binder: N/A

Filler: N/A

MSRP: $8.00…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 27, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments


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Review: Crowned Heads Luminosa



Crowned Heads has finally filled a void in their lineup. The Luminosa adds a "milder" Connecticut wrapped cigar to their already healthy lineup of cigars. This is not a mild cigar though, and is touted as being mild-medium. Let's see how it stacks up.

Crowned Heads Luminosa

Size: 5 x 50

Vitola: Robusto

Wrapper: Ecuadorian…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 25, 2017 at 7:00am — 4 Comments


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The JW Marshall is BACK

January 24th, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of J. W. MARSHALL: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

Black Label Trading Co. is releasing the J.W. Marshall, a cigar exclusive for Cigar Federation, today on January 24, 2016.…

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Added by Trippopolis on January 24, 2017 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments


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Toraño releasing Vault E-021 and W-009

January 23rd, 2017--Toraño is launching two lines developed from recipes in the family blend archives and named according to a special system of codes contained within the Toraño blend book. Called E-021 and W-009, the new collections are additions to the growing Vault portfolio.



Brand Ambassador Jack Toraño said, “Our blending team in Nicaragua re-envisioned a couple of dynamic blends from my family’s original recipes. Both new lines round out the sizes…

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Added by Trippopolis on January 23, 2017 at 3:08pm — No Comments


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Review: Chogui Dos77

Chogüí Cigars launched in 2014, but it didn’t hit the US market until 2015. The Dos77 Rogusto was released that year. The name commemorates a box of the original Primera Edición, limited to 300 boxes and only sold in the Dominican Republic. During the trip from the factory in Tamboril, Santiago and Santo Domingo, one box was lost. Box number 277. Get it? The Longsdale, which is the cigar reviewed, was released in 2016.

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Added by 007MI6 on January 20, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments


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Review: La Aurora Commemorative 1987 Connecticut

This cigar was released to commemorate the year in which La Aurora began blending this specific leaf. In this case, this Connecticut blend was started in 1987. It was released in tandem with the 1962 Corojo, but that is for another time.

La Aurora Commemorative 1987 Connecticut

Size: 5 x 50

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Added by 007MI6 on January 18, 2017 at 7:00am — 4 Comments


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Review: Moya Ruiz La Jugada Claro

Moya Ruiz La Jugada Claro

Size: 5.5 x 50

Vitola: Robusto (No. 4)

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 13, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo (Yellow)

Released in the same sizes as the original blends, the Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo joins the ConnecticutHabano and …

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Added by 007MI6 on January 13, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


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General Cigar Announced Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua

January 10th, 2017-- General Cigar announces the debut of Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua, a four-cigar collection that features a rich and savory Nicaraguan-forward blend.…

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Added by Trippopolis on January 11, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments


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Crux Cigars Limitada PB5 Second Release Heads to Retailers

January 9, 2017 Crux Cigars announces the highly anticipated 2016 Second Release of the Limitada PB5 will begin arriving at retailers this week.

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Added by Trippopolis on January 10, 2017 at 1:05pm — No Comments


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Surgeon’s Top 25 of 2016, #10 - #6

Top cigars #25 - #21

Top cigars #20 - #16

Top cigars #15 - #11

 

In order to qualify for my list this year a cigar must meet the following…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 10, 2017 at 6:00am — 10 Comments


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Surgeon’s Top 25 of 2016, #15 - #11

Top cigars #25 - #21

Top cigars #20 - #16

 

In order to qualify for my list this year a cigar must meet the following criteria:

  • It either had to have been formally reviewed, or smoked more than 3 times
  • Has to have been released in 2016. If it was…
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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 9, 2017 at 6:00am — 5 Comments


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Review: Cornelius & Anthony Venganza

Cornelius & Anthony Venganza

Size: 5x52

Vitola: Judge (Robusto)…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 6, 2017 at 7:00am — 9 Comments


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Surgeon’s Top 25 of 2016, #20 - #16

Top cigars #25 - #21

 

In order to qualify for my list this year a cigar must meet the following criteria:

  • It either had to have been formally reviewed, or smoked more than 3 times
  • Has to have been released in 2016. If it was a pre-release it will move to 2017
  • Line extensions to a previously released cigar will…
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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 6, 2017 at 6:00am — 6 Comments


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Quesada Cigars announces new Oro Dominicana

January 5, 2017— The best isn’t always the most expensive and Quesada Cigars has introduced the Oro Dominicana to prove it.

Crafted by esteemed Master Blender Manuel Quesada, Oro Dominicana features the highest quality and most sought after tobaccos in the world, maturing them in Dominican Republic for up to five years. Available for sale January 1, the brand comes in…

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Added by Trippopolis on January 5, 2017 at 11:00am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Black Works Studio announces upcoming release of SINDUSTRY

January 5, 2017— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of SINDUSTRY: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragaua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 5, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Surgeon’s Top 25 of 2016, #25 - #21

As I wrote in my introduction article, I’ll be posting my countdown in blocks of 5 cigars. I do realize this doesn’t provide instant gratification of seeing who is #1, but it does allow me to sleep between writing articles.

 

In order to qualify for my list this year a cigar must meet the following criteria:

  • It either had to have been formally reviewed, or smoked more than 3 times
  • Has to have been released in 2016. If it was a pre-release it will move to…
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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 5, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

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