May 2013 Blog Posts (48)

Wild Bunch

My ass is about to go wild wanting to win these bad boys!

Added by Scott Lancaster on May 20, 2013 at 11:51pm — 10 Comments

Half Ashed Episode 015: Featuring Guest Cigar_Coop


Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on May 20, 2013 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Review: Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 Silver Robusto Corto

This is my review of the Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 Silver Robusto Corto (4.87x52).  I purchased a 5 pack from Cigar Monster. Final tally was $3 a stick.



Very subtle nose of dried nuts and light earth.  Didn't pick up anything else.  Not a lot going on in the nose department.


Construction was excellent. Veins were present but wrapper was smooth and rolled…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 20, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The King of the Cuban Makers

In late 2012, “Cigar Aficionado” magazine selected and named their top twenty five cigars of the year. The cigar they chose as number one was the “Flor de las Antillas Toro,” Flower of the Antilles, or Cuba to be precise. Citing a “rounded box press” and “beautiful wrapper,” the magazine praised the cigar’s flavor and deliciousness, awarding it 96…


Added by The Cigar Lector (Tony) on May 20, 2013 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

First Ortega Cigar Wild Bunch Sampler Giveaway

Here is the first sampler give away this week. The winner will get one Wild Bunch sampler. The contest will run from Monday at midnight and close Thursday at midnight. You can enter by following the entry steps on the Rafflecopter widget on the home page.…


Added by Cigar Federation on May 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments


May 17, 2013 (Miami, FL) - Moya Ruiz Cigars has announced they are adding a 6 x 60 vitola called Ancho to their La Jugada - Prieto line. The line is available in five sizes, Robusto (5 x 52), Belicoso (6-1/8 x 52), Toro (6 x 52), Doble Corona (7-1/2x49), and now Ancho (6 x 60).

The Ancho vitola is now available and ready to ship to retailers. It is presented in boxes of 20 cigars with an MSRP of $8.80 a cigar.

Moya Ruiz Cigars introduced their first cigar brand in late 2012…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

La Gloria Cubana Wavell Natural Robusto

Want to feel special? Well, you are. And no, I'm not going to go Stuart Smalley and hand out "Daily Affirmations". (Am I starting to date myself already?) You're special because you are reading my first ever cigar review blog post. So lets see how this goes.

On Tuesday (5/14) I went by my usual liquor store to pick up a bottle of Jack, and as…


Added by 007MI6 on May 17, 2013 at 9:23pm — 6 Comments

Review: MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Fat Molly

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to attend the New Jersey Cigar Festival sponsored by Barrister Cigars at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ.  The event was hugely successful and provided some great experiences with some great people. Going in, I had known that my old buddy …


Added by Matt Ross on May 17, 2013 at 12:42pm — 4 Comments

Gurkha to Unveil Cellar Reserve Limitada at IPCPR

Gurkha has announced a new cigar to be unveiled at this year's IPCPR event.  The special edition Cellar Reserve Limitada builds on one of the companies most successful cigar lines and has established itself as a flagship cigar in the Gurkha portfolio.  The Cellar Reserve Limitada is said to be an encore addition to the Cellar Reserve brand featuring many of the same…


Added by The Cigar Lector (Tony) on May 17, 2013 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Want to try The Wild Bunch, then you are in luck!

Rob and I are having one of our favorite guests back on CigarChat next Thursday. Eddie Ortega, owner of Ortega Cigars, will be coming on to chat with us about The Wild Bunch.

Because Eddie is a…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 16, 2013 at 9:12pm — 11 Comments

Review: Oliva Serie G Belicoso

I won this cigar from a Leaf and Flame raffle for cancer research donations.​


A sweet tobacco mixed with coffee.  Subtle barnyard undertones.​


The Oliva Serie G Belicoso is 5x52 and box pressed with multiple caps. The standard brown and gold Oliva band adorns it with a Serie G designation.  ​…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 16, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Review: Gran Habano Zulu Zulu Habano Lancero


  Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano

  Binder: Nicaraguan

  Filler: Nicaraguan

              If you are not familiar with Gran Habano, you are missing out. The company has all sorts of great blends on the market and I have always enjoyed them. When I first saw the Zulu Zulu, I must admit I was intrigued with the packaging. The artistic band is an eye catcher, and probably…


Added by Catfishbluezz on May 15, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments


La Gloria Cubana® is making a bold departure from its Dominican roots with the launch of two new Nicaraguan collections, the first-ever La Glorias to have Nicaragua as the country of origin. Both expressions will mark the expansion of the top-selling Serie R line which started the large ring, full flavor craze back in 1999.

According to Michael Giannini, General Cigar’s director of innovation, “When Serie R debuted, we established a market for bold cigars, and inspired other…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 15, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Review: Rocky Patel Edge Habano Torpedo

This cigar came to me by way of a bomb from QuikAF77 at /r/cigars.  This is the release version of the Nicaraguan edition I previously reviewed.




Picked up some spicy notes, sweet tobacco and slight barnyard.​


The Rocky Patel Edge Habano is a Torpedo shaped cigar 6 x 52.  It's adorned by a blue band.  There…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 14, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Pre-Release Review: Smoking Jacket Corona by Kelner Boutique Factory

              Recently, I was gifted some cigars by Alan Fonseca, one of the owners of Ezra Zion cigars.  Alan always stops in my hometown at one of his dealers and we have made it a point to share smokes and herf each time he is in the area.  Knowing my love for all things Henke, Alan grabbed me some of Hendrick  Kelner Junior’s new blend Smoking Jacket the last time he met up with the Kelners to smoke. Not much…

Added by Catfishbluezz on May 13, 2013 at 5:30pm — 12 Comments

PDR Cigars Announces Distribution Agreement with El Primer Mundo Cigars

(Miami, FL) – May 8, 2013: PDR Cigars based in Doral FL is strengthening their relationship with El Primer Mundo Cigars based in Atlanta GA.  PDR Cigars will be the exclusive distributor of EPM Cigars managing the sales and distribution of the EPM brand throughout the U.S. and international markets. As a smaller brand, EPM has a limited nationwide presence but this partnership will significantly increase brand availability throughout the country. “This is a great opportunity for the…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 13, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Half Ashed Episode 014: Ezra Zion TANTRUM

Welcome back to Half Ashed, everyone.  We managed to avoid being booed off the air for yet another week, so we humbly present Episode 014 for your listening and viewing pleasure.  This week we were honored with special guest Kyle Hoover from Ezra Zion Cigars as we take a look at their new Limited Edition TANTRUM – a very big cigar in a…


Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on May 12, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments


Global Premium Cigars, a Nicaraguan outfit led by Enrique Sanchez and distributed by Gary Griffith’s Emilio Cigars, has established itself as a player over the past year or so with its 1502 line. Devoted to highlighting the quality of Nicaraguan tobacco, the 1502 sticks are offered in three iterations – Emerald, Ruby and Black Gold – ranging in strength and body. The Ruby was…


Added by Jason Zahner on May 10, 2013 at 8:40pm — 2 Comments

Mod Forum Set For More Limited Edition Releases

On Saturday, Forum Owner Eric announced that two productions were being worked on for 2013 release.

First, the return of the very first BOTL™ cigar from 2010 - the…


Added by Matt Ross on May 10, 2013 at 12:58pm — 4 Comments

Cuba Fights Australia's Plain Packaging Act


Australia has passed some of the world’s toughest laws on the labeling of cigars, cigarettes and other tobacco products.  The Australian law, known as the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act, prohibits the use of logos, brand imagery, promotional text and strictly regulates the use of brand names.  Tobacco products in Australia are sold in standard dark green boxes…


Added by The Cigar Lector (Tony) on May 7, 2013 at 3:08pm — 8 Comments

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