May 2016 Blog Posts (31)


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Press Release: Cubariqueño Cigar Company Expands its Offerings

Cubariqueño Cigar Company is proud to announce that it is releasing its second blend, Protocol Probable Cause, at the 2016 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailer trade show in Las Vegas.

"We are super excited to announce the Protocol Probable Cause,” stated Juan Cancel, co-founder of Cubariqueño Cigar Company. “These cigars will launch at the 2016 IPCPR trade…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 16, 2016 at 7:43am — 3 Comments


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Press Release: Gran Habano Announces 2nd Release From Private Humidor Selection by George Rico

Miami, Florida, May 13, 2016 – Gran Habano announces the second official release from the Private Humidor Selection by George Rico, a series of heavenly-aged cigars straight out of George’s private reserve.  The Private Humidor Selection will come from the 30,000 cigars produced and personally designated for George’s personal use since 2003, and will be eventually released in different blends and sizes.

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Added by Matt Ross on May 16, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments


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Review: La Barba Siempre Tamboril

While at the Tabacalera William Ventura factory in the Dominican to blend his purple line, Tony Belatto became interested in something else. A batch of tobacco from Henderson Ventura, that he eventually turned into this, the La Barba Siempre Tamboril. It is meant to be a smooth, anytime, everyday smoke. Let's see how it stands up.

La Barba Siempre Tamboril…

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Added by 007MI6 on May 13, 2016 at 7:00am — 4 Comments


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Review: La Escepcion Don Jose Exclusivo Italia 2015

When I reviewed the La Escepcion Selectos Finos back in 2013, I commented that it was as near a perfect Cuban as I’ve ever had. The friend that had originally bombed me the La Escepcion Selectos Finos decided to follow up with a generous bomb of the La Escepcion Don Jose.

The La Escpecion was a brand that launched with a misspelling.…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 10, 2016 at 7:00am — 4 Comments


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Press Release: Foundation Cigar Company to Launch THE UPSETTERS with Jamaican Tobacco

Estelí, Nicaragua – May 9, 2016 – Master blender and world tobacco traveler, Nicholas Melillo, has released the next cigar in Foundation’s lineup: THE UPSETTERS, a blend of Jamaican and Nicaraguan fillers which is a travel story itself, documenting Melillo’s endless trips to tobacco fields and curing barns.

Foundation’s debut cigar, the award-winning El…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 9, 2016 at 9:11am — 2 Comments


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Press Release: Drew Estate Announces 2016 Barn Smoker Event Program & Dates

Friday, May 6, 2016 — Miami, FL – Today, Drew Estate announced the 2016 Barn Smoker Program, which includes the new Florida Barn Smoker as well as the annual Connecticut Barn Smoker and Kentucky Barn Smoker. Barn Smokers are a completely unique experience, bringing the cigar smoker to the farm level, where they experience first-hand tobacco growing, processing, and finishing.…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 6, 2016 at 2:35pm — No Comments


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Review: Alec Bradley Sanctum

Debuted at the 2014 IPCPR, the Alec Bradley was a much anticipated cigar. But not much was known then other than packaging and it too near 11 months before it was released. Well, fast forward another year and I finally happen upon some. I smoked this cigar as I usually do, with absolutely no idea of what to think or what's in it. But after looking up the details, I was surprised by the tobaccos used, but it also explained some of the profile.…

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Added by 007MI6 on May 6, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Review: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian

Released in 2006, Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian is a multi-nation, Balkan style blend. At just under 50%, the base of this blend is a powerful Syrian Latakia. It is spiced up by some Turkish Oriental, sweetened with Virginia and given depth with some Kentucky. The smokey/sweet smell is amazing.

HH Vintage Syrian…

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Added by 007MI6 on May 4, 2016 at 7:00am — 2 Comments


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Review: Davidoff Escurio Petit Robusto

Today I’m reviewing another cigar that comes in a short package but doesn’t skip on quality or flavor. The Davidoff Escurio Petit Robusto (3-1/4”x50 RG), released in 2015. It was also released in Robusto (4-1/2x54 RG), and Gran Toro (5-1/2x58 RG) vitolas.

I purchased this cigar at a Canadian B&M

 

Vitola: Petit…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 3, 2016 at 7:00am — 2 Comments


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Press Release: Macanudo Inspirado Now Shipping

Macanudo’s acclaimed international blends will soon be available to cigar lovers in the U.S., with the release of two channel-exclusive collections.



Macanudo Inspirado debuted in Europe in 2014 and quickly became a global success, selling in more than 40 countries worldwide. Beginning this month, Macanudo Inspirado Orange and Macanudo Inspirado Black will be full-time additions to the Macanudo portfolio.



“The launch of Macanudo Inspirado marks another exciting milestone…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 2, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments


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Pre-Release Group Review: EP Carrillo Short Run 2016

The EP Carrillo Short Run 2016 is a departure from the norm for the folks at EPC.  The Short Run is not a new concept, but the 2016 edition has a few new facets to it.  First off it is available in one vitola.  The 2016 Short Run will be available only in a 6 x 52 toro while previous iterations were available in three different sizes.  It also has a new band.  The 2016 band is predominantly gold with red, black and white accents.

OK, enough of that...…

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Added by RobbyRas on May 2, 2016 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

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