Featured Blog Posts – April 2014 Archive (28)


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Press Release: Black Label Trading Company and UnderGround Cigar Shop are teaming up for a MORPHINE Pre-Release Party.

April 29, 2014 — (Fort Worth, TX) Black Label Trading Company and UnderGround Cigar Shop are teaming up for a MORPHINE Pre-Release Party.



UnderGround Cigar Shop & Lounge carry the six blends currently offered by Black Label Trading Co. and are excited to host the…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 30, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments


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Press Release: 1502 Cigars Announces New Release of Lancero Emerald Cigar

Miami, Florida, April 21, 2014 – Nicaraguan manufacturer and seller of 1502 Cigars, Global Premium Cigars, is pleased to announce their new vitola for the well-reviewed 1502 Emerald: Lancero.

The Lancero vitola is sure to strengthen the already highly-rated 1502 cigar…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 30, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments


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Press Release: General Cigar Presents 1907 by Dunhill

GENERAL CIGAR PRESENTS 1907 BY DUNHILL

Four New Super Premium Sizes to Make Worldwide Debut

General Cigar announces the world premiere of 1907 by Dunhill®, a medium-bodied, four-cigar collection that will be available at fine cigar shops nationwide, and at premium tobacconists worldwide, beginning in May.

1907 by Dunhill marks the first full-time new Dunhill brand since its Signed Range was introduced in 2001, and…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 30, 2014 at 7:55am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Cigar Rights of America Statement on Issuance of Deeming Regulation By the U.S. Food & Drug Administration

 
WASHINGTON DCOn Thursday, April 24, 2014 the future of the premium cigar industry, and the ability of customers to choose to enjoy premium cigar products, may have changed forever. Since April of 2009, Cigar Rights of America (CRA) has issued a…
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Added by Matt Ross on April 28, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments


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TBT: Drew Estate Cigar Safari Day 1

Editor's Note: I've been meaning to port my old blogs over to Cigar Federation for awhile now, but have just been too lazy to do it.  With lots of discussion about Cigar Safari recently, and with Logan and Seth having a Cigar Safari Recap tomorrow night, I figured this would be a good day to kick this off.  I'll post the first entry today and follow up with subsequent entries on…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 28, 2014 at 11:01am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: LA SIRENA Acquires Old School Cigars

NEW YORK, NY - Aprill 28th, 2014 - The newly independent La Sirena Cigars announced today the acquisition of New York based cigar brand, Old School Cigars. The acquisition was a strategic move for La Sirena to increase their portfolio and gain immediate market share. Old School Cigars is best known for its 3 Lines: Stixx, Jaxx and Jaxx LT.…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 28, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Review: Padron 40th Torpedo Natural

             Reading into Padron’s historical ratings really requires an Excel spreadsheet.  When you consider what this company has done, their history is unmatched.  I cannot think of a company with a small portfolio, which has review after review of high ratings from the cheapest to most expensive cigar.  Across the board from bloggers, magazines, reviewers, critics, you will always find Padron.  When I think of the best maduro on earth, I think of PAdron.  When I got into cigars after…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on April 28, 2014 at 4:30am — 7 Comments


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Press Release: Iconic Leaf Cigar is announcing the release of The E.L.F. PACK (Eight Legged Freak)

This release will be available in two offerings:

The E.L.F. PACK SIDEWINDER series assortment.

The E.L.F. PACK KANU' series assortment.

The E.L.F. PACK SIDEWINDER series assortment will enclude each of the three Sidewinder vitolas which consists of a 5x57, 6x57 and 7x57 in this one of a kind shape that combines the roundness of a cigar with the box press. These three vitolas will be available in the E.L.F. Pack series assortment and will come in all three of the…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 24, 2014 at 11:37am — 3 Comments


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Review: Elogio LSV Corona Extra

During my time at IPCPR 2013 I discovered a lot of brands I was not familiar with. Elogio was one of those brands. The husband and wife team was their with their daughter, which really showed the dynamics of this company, and they were all very pleasant to talk to. Very enthusiastic to speak about their brand and love of the industry. So, today I am going to review the Elogio LSV Corona Extra. A size that is a personal favorite. …

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Added by 007MI6 on April 24, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments


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Press Release: Griffin’s is launching the Gran Robusto, an innovative format to the line

Basel, April 2014. With the creation of this innovative Gran Robusto, the renowned and popular cigar brand Griffin’s responds to the desire of modern aficionados to discover and enjoy a multi-faceted and well-rounded cigar experience. The new Griffin’s Gran Robusto is perfectly balanced and proves to be an ideal companion to follow a light meal.



The Dominican filler tobaccos (harvested in the Cibao Valley) and a Peruvian binder with a beautiful…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment


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Review: 1502 Black Gold Toro

I picked up a pair of 1502 Black Gold Toro's along with some 1502 Emerald Toro's as a part of a ‘build your own House of Emilio sampler’ on the Cigar Federation store.  

Now I know what some of you might be thinking.  Here we go, ol’ Surge has sold out and is pitching Emilio products in his reviews!   I always want to make sure that people…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 22, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

RVIEW: Azan Burgundy Short Campana 4 3/8x46

             There is something about reading a press release about bringing back the only Cuban tobacco company with Chinese ties.  The story itself drew me in, as my good buddy Matt posted the release HERE  Azan seemed to describe the type of blending I love, so I shot an email to the company to see where they are being distributed.  Some…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on April 21, 2014 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story

Wrapper: Cameroon (Dominican Republic)

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic

Price: $5

Rating: 9/10

Cigars Smoked: 1

 

Those that follow me on Instagram (thanks to the five of you!) know that I have been…

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Added by Tyler on April 19, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments


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Event: Drew Estate RedditCATS Cigar Safari 2014 Part 3

Part 3 – Day 2, Thursday. Tobacco, Oliva and Joya oh my!.

I've talked about it in the past, but there's something about going from a high elevation place to a low elevation, high heat and high humidity place.  People have asked me in the past how I'm able to smoke so many cigars while on the Cigar Safari.   Honestly if I were to smoke 4 cigars in half a day at home I would likely spend most of the evening and the next day sick. 

I think it's a combination of being able to…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 18, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments


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Review: Partagas Lusitanias

These came to me by way of a 10 count box I purchased.   For those that track box codes, the box code on this was AUB JUL 12.    I had the fortune of trying these for the first time when I was in Cuba, in November of 2013.  A generous BoTL gave me one and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I wasted no time in grabbing a box not soon after I flew home.  

Granted this is all a fairly big spoiler leading in, I hope you still enjoy the review.

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 15, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

REVIEW: Fuente Opus X Lost City Toro 6.7x48

             I am nearing the creation of the greatest meatball on earth.  I have been working on this recipe for a while now. Tonight I came close, which provided the platform to enjoy an amazing cigar.  What better way to follow the greatest meatball on earth then with an Opus X Lost City, right?  This fine cigar came to me as a birthday present from my good buddy Gibby at the Ccom forums a couple years ago.  I had put it down and figured I would wait a few years, as most Opus need time in…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on April 14, 2014 at 4:00am — 11 Comments


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Press Release: Iconic Leaf Cigar Company Launches Recluse Amadeus

We at Iconic Leaf Cigar are pleased to announce the newest addition to our Recluse family of cigars. 

         RECLUSE AMADEUS

Blend specs:

Wrapper:  Conn. Seed, Ecuadorian shade  (Grade A)

Binder:  MBC…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 10, 2014 at 10:00am — 5 Comments


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24 Questions with Arandoza Cigars

Rob took some time and answered several of the questions we didn't get to last week on CigarChat.

Q: What type of parameters do you use when determining how to blend a new cigar?

A: First thing I look at is my own personal taste and what I want the cigar to be. Second I sit with the master blender and discuss what I am looking for in the cigar. I let him know the strength I’m looking for, the wrapper that I want and a cigar with god complexity and flavors. After he puts…

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Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on April 10, 2014 at 9:49am — 1 Comment


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Review: Crux Passport Half Corona

Crux cigars came out of the gate with a large social media presence and a contest that drew a lot of attention. I was lucky enough to score a 5pk of these Passport Half Coronas from this, and was happy to give them a try.

The Crux Passport Half Corona is one good looking…

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Added by 007MI6 on April 10, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Review: Dante Cigars Classic Asmodeus

I figured since we just had Huff aka “Squigly” of Dante Cigars on CigarChat last week, I would take a second to do a short review of the Dante Classic. I am going to skip all the fluffy background since most of you already know it, and see if this cigar tastes like “meat fat”.…

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Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on April 9, 2014 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

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