March 2016 Blog Posts (28)


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Press Release: Drew Estate Announces the Drew Estate Lounge at BB&T Center and the “Year of the Rat” Commemorative Cigar

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that a Drew Estate Lounge will open at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., home of the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers. This new Drew Estate Lounge is a major milestone in the company’s Lounge Program, officially placing Drew Estate in a professional sports arena for the first time.

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Added by Matt Ross on March 29, 2016 at 2:34pm — 11 Comments


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Review: CAO Havana Daydreamin’

One of the projects General Cigars launched for CAO at the IPCPR 2015, was a collaboration with Jimmy Buffet. The two cigar projects are named after Buffet songs, the Margaritaville and the Havana Daydreamin’.

The Havana Daydreamin’ has an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, over a Nicaraguan binder and filler. Available in three sizes as a Robusto (5x50), Toro (6-1/2x50), and a Torpedo (6-1/4x52).

 

Check out our IPCPR 2015 interview with Ed McKenna here:…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 29, 2016 at 7:00am — 12 Comments


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2016 NJ Cigar Festival Announced; Tickets Now On Sale

UNION, NJ - Today, David Mallow announced the 5th Annual NJ Cigar Festival scheduled for Sunday, June 26, 2016, from 5-10pm at The Metropolitan Society in Fairfield, NJ!

The event will feature a sit-down beefsteak dinner from…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 25, 2016 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments


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Press Release: Viva Republica Announces "Stealthy" Cigar Series: Cloak & Dagger

Jason Holly to release “Ojos Verdes”, the first blend under the Cloak & Dagger series.
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Added by Matt Ross on March 24, 2016 at 11:10am — 1 Comment


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Review: Hearth & Home White Knight

Blended to pay homage to the iconic Balkan Sobraine blend of the '70's, Hearth & Home's White Knight is the cousin to their Blackhouse blend. Using Virginia, Latakia and Oriental tobaccos, White Knight create's a very unique and complex smoke, that while not an exact replica, it definitely has the Sobraine spirit.…

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Added by 007MI6 on March 23, 2016 at 7:00am — 2 Comments


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Review: Davidoff Seleccion 702 Limited Edition

Davidoff has had an official Limited Edition release dating back 17 years. The most recent of those is the Davidoff Year of the Monkey Limited Edition 2016. Today we’re going all the way back to 2009 for the Davidoff Seleccion 702 Limited Edition. This came to me by way of a cigar bomb from my good friend Tim at Havana Controls.

As with almost all Davidoff Limited Editions, the Seleccion 702 was available in a single vitola, in this case a Toro Especial (6-5/8”x48…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 22, 2016 at 7:00am — 5 Comments


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Review: Alec Bradley Post Embargo LE Lancero

The Alec Bradley Post Embargo was unveiled last summer at IPCPR 2015, but didn't hit the market until the middle of November.  There was a bit of a delay because the line took on a new look.  With the…

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Added by RobbyRas on March 21, 2016 at 11:22am — 3 Comments

Covering Your Ash: Warped Corto X50

As I sat on my porch this past weekend, I wasn’t expecting too much from the little Robusto in my hand. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve heard great things about Warped Cigars and head honcho Kyle Gellis, but the diminutive stature and understated band on the Corto X50 belied a mouth-watering flavor bomb with a…

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Added by Jason Zahner on March 18, 2016 at 7:48pm — 2 Comments


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Review: Dunhill Heritage

The latest release from the Dunhill brand is the Heritage. The Heritage is blended to be much fuller than Dunhill’s other blends. Which, is probably obvious with the use of an Ecuadorian Habano Ligero for the wrapper. Produced in Honduras at the STG Danlí factory, the Heritage is packaged in a very Cuban style, from the box to the band.

Dunhill Heritage Box-Pressed Robusto

Size: 5 x 50…

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Added by 007MI6 on March 18, 2016 at 7:00am — 6 Comments


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Press Release: Mombacho Cigars Liga Maestro Begins Shipping to North America and Europe

GRANADA, NICARAGUA – March 17, 2016.  Mombacho Cigars is excited to announce that they have started shipping prerelease boxes of their new line, the Mombacho Liga Maestro to the United States, Canada and Europe.



The Liga Maestro is a Nicaraguan puro originally created in 2013 exclusively for the Italian…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 17, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Review: Davidoff Nicaragua Box Pressed Toro (Prerelease)

Every once in a great while, there is a release from a company that is a complete 180 from what the company has done for many years that catches people's attention and is truly great. It does not happen often, but when it does you recognize it. You can say the same thing about a release that is a complete disaster when a company attempts a 180, the Damaso from Padron for example. But in terms of success, Davidoff has had that with the Davidoff Nicaragua. A blend like nothing else they have…

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Added by Seth's Humidor on March 17, 2016 at 7:00am — 1 Comment


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Review: Cornell & Diehl Pirate Kake

Cornell & Diehl's Pirate Kake is a very firmly pressed, Latakia lovers dream. The main difference here is that instead of adding Virginia to the Latakia & Oriental mix, C&D added Burley. The end result is supposed to be a very bold and meaty tobacco. The jar note is definitely very fragrant and I am ready to test out the waters.…

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Added by 007MI6 on March 16, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Press Release: Presenting the New Hoyo

General Cigar will launch a new version of Hoyo de Monterrey exclusively for brick and mortar retailers. The new collection called Hoyo will be available in four sizes ranging in price from $5.49 to $6.99 and begins shipping to all retailers on April 1.

According to Alan Willner, vice…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 15, 2016 at 2:10pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Villiger-Group Announces New CEO

Pfeffikon/LU, March 15, 2016 –Heinrich Villiger, Chairman of the Board of the Villiger Soehne AG hands over his function as CEO of the Villiger Group after 65 years in charge. The new CEO of the Villiger Group is Robert Suter (M.sc. Swiss Instiute of Technology) who has extensive experiences in international Swiss…
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Added by Matt Ross on March 15, 2016 at 12:39pm — No Comments


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Review: Nomad Esteli Lot 8613

The Nomad Esteli Lot 8613 is a regular production follow up being produced at Tabacalera Fernandez. It follows the succesful release of the S-307 and the C-276, and brings the total regular production line to 8 blends.

The release covers a significant range of vitolas. Coronita (5-1/2x46), Robusto (5x50), Toro (6x50), Churchill (7x48), Gran Toro…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 15, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments


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Review: MoyaRuiz Pickle Juice

The Pickle Juice from MoyaRuiz Cigars is an interesting cigar in a few different ways.  First off, it is the latest addition to the "holiday release" cigar list.  Secondly, it is the first Candela wrapped cigar to come out of the La Zona factory.  There may be a small release that I don't know about, but as far as I can tell the Pickle Juice is the first.

What is a "holiday release" cigar.  Good question.  Pete Johnson and Tatuaje…

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Added by RobbyRas on March 14, 2016 at 12:02pm — 4 Comments


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Press Release: Warped Lirio Rojo Retailers Announced

A small shipment of Lirio Rojo has been shipped out to a very few Warped retailers across the USA. Below is a list of the retailers and their contact information.




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Added by Matt Ross on March 11, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment


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Press Release: MoyaRuiz Pickle Juice Now Shipping

MoyaRuiz Cigars is proud to announce the 50 selected retailers to carry Pickle Juice for 2016.  Each selected retailer will receive 10 numbered jars.  Only 500 of these limited jars will be available for purchase.  The MSRP for Pickle Juice is $7.69 (Jar of 13, $99.98)…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 11, 2016 at 11:32am — 2 Comments


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Review: We The People Connecticut

From Marcus Daniel Tobacconist, the We The People Connecticut is a great looking cigar. It is also one of very few cigars that are actually made in the United States of America. They are also very limited in production. As the factory produces less than 200 boxes per month.

We The People Connecticut

Size: 7 x 50

Vitola: Churchill…

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Added by 007MI6 on March 11, 2016 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Review: Bespoke Basilica C #1

I was recently contacted by a company called Bespoke Cigars out of Estonia, a country in Northern Europe touching the Baltic Sea for all of those struggling with geography, and they asked if I was interested in smoking some of their cigars. Me being me, one who is interested in trying everything out there, said yes. At this time, I didn't know where their tobacco came from and who made them, but I soon discovered that their cigars were made in the Dominican Republic and were made by Hendrik…

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Added by Seth's Humidor on March 10, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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