Featured Blog Posts – June 2014 Archive (45)

Press Release: Roberto Duran Premium Cigars to Introduce the Roberto P. Duran Cigar Brand at 2014 IPCPR

(Miami, Florida) June 30, 2014— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars, after a successful 2013 launch with the Azan Line of cigars is ready to come into the 2014 IPCPR with a new super-premium blend: The Roberto P. Duran Cigar Brand.

Added by Matt Ross on June 30, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Review: E.P. Carrillo Elencos Don Rubino

The Elencos series is the top tier of the E. P. Carrillo regular production portfolio.  The line debuted in April 2011 with three sizes, Don Rubino (5 1/4 x 50), Acto Mayor [Belicoso] (6 1/4 x 52), and Elites (6 x 54). …


Added by Tyler on June 30, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Review: Leccia Luchador El Castigo 6x60

              Do you know who Sam Leccia is?  If not, Google it (click here), or ask Seth.  The guy came out of the gate last year with two blends that kicked ass at IPCPR.  This year, he has graced us with the Luchador, based on Mexican wrestlers, which honestly makes me love the guy even more.  I really dug what he did with the Leccia Black last year and it is a regular change of pace cigar for me that employs fire cured…


Added by Catfishbluezz on June 30, 2014 at 12:55am — 7 Comments

Review: Habanos Partagas D5

             Partagas is a brand that is hit and miss with me, with more misses it seems then hits really.  That could be due to a relatively large line, that I normally gravitate to the smaller cigars.  The Partagas D4 is a must try, and legendary amongst Habanos smokers, and to be truthful, I think it sucks.  I have never had an 8-9-8 that has blown my mind either.  However, the shorts are an island smoke, and old Lusi is one of my favorite double corona, so I am always game to check…


Added by Catfishbluezz on June 27, 2014 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Review: La Riqueza


Nice clean box press. Great construction with smooth seams and some pretty large, but smooth pressed seams. Smells like tobacco, leather and earth. Cold draw is deep, sweet tobacco and leather with a tingly spice. I knew nothing about this cigar going into it, and was actually surprised to find out that Pete…


Added by 007MI6 on June 26, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Press Release: Kuuts, LLC to Release Kuuts Nicaraguan Blend at IPCPR 2014

MIAMI FL, June 25, 2014 – Kuuts, LLC is slated to release its 4 this year’s IPCPR Convention in Las Vegas, NV in mid-July.

The Kuuts Nicaraguan Blend is a solid medium bodied cigar that is sure to please the masses. It features a Nicaraguan filler and binder with an Ecuadorian wrapper. And will be available in 5 vitolas for the US Market and comes in 20 count Cabinet Style Boxes.

4 X 48 - Momentos

4.5 X 58 – Pequeños

5 X 52 – Robustos

6 X 52 -…


Added by Matt Ross on June 25, 2014 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Group Review: Las Cumbres Tobaco Senorial

Senorial is the freshman release for the new cigar company, Las Cumbres Tobaco, founded by Jose Blanco. I think most people know Jose. For those those who don’t know, Jose has been in the cigar industry longer than I have been alive. Jose has previous worked at La Aurora and Joya de Nicaragua. If you want to hear Jose talk about his new company in detail, watch his latest CigarChat…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 25, 2014 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

Press Release: S.T.K. Miami Barracuda Limited Edition Maduro 2014 to Debut at IPCPR

Miami, Florida, June 20, 2014 – G.R. Tabacaleras Co. Cigar Factory, operated by George Rico of Gran Habano in Little Havana, announces that he will be releasing a new Barracuda Limited Edition Maduro.

Rico, a huge fan of the Pennsylvania Broadleaf, will be offering a new wrapper option to his current S.T.K. Miami Barracuda just in time for its debut at the IPCPR next month. In…


Added by Matt Ross on June 24, 2014 at 2:19pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: POWER 2014 Release July 2014 IPCPR

Power cigars are released every 7 years, the 2000 Crop, 2007 Collection received a 92 rating in Cigar Aficionado and was voted by the magazine as one of the Top 25 Cigars of the Year 2007.

Made from Pelo de Oro (Golden Hair) Cuban Ancestral Seeds, grown in the Cordillera Central of Costa Rica at 3000 feet in small arroyos, all planting and harvesting is done by hand. By growing at such altitudes we have…


Added by Matt Ross on June 24, 2014 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Emilio Draig Cayuquero Lancero Begins Shipping Tomorrow

Newark, DE - June 24, 2014 - Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars announced this morning that the limited edition Emilio Cigars Draig Cayuquero lanceros will begin shipping on June 25, in honor of his 60th birthday. Only 100 boxes of 10 cigars were produced in this extremely limited run of cigars.…

Added by Matt Ross on June 24, 2014 at 9:17am — 2 Comments

Review: Blind Cuban Cigar #2 Tasting Contest

This cigar was part of a 5 cigar sampler pack that I ordered from an online Cuban cigar supplier. They run a contest each year where you buy a sampler of cigars, smoke them blind, and then have to make a guess as to what they are.

If you get all 5 correct you get a significant gift certificate through them. Unfortunately I don’t have as much experience smoking Cuban cigars as most of the other members, but it sounded like a fun contest so I signed up.



Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Review: Tatuaje Little Monsters Baby Face

Released in 2012, the Tatuaje Little Monsters series was a limited run of smaller vitolas of the larger Monster series.  The bright orange box contained two each of the following: Frank Jr., Lil’ Drac, Wolfie, Mini Mum and Baby Face.  Most of the boxes also included a Garbage Pail Kids inspired trading card that featured one of the Little Monster characters on it (one other card depicted Pete Johnson on the Baby Face…


Added by Tyler on June 23, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Review: Regius Damaris San Andreas Maduro Gran Toro

            As many of you know, I am quite the fan of Regius cigars, so I was rather excited to hear they were releasing a San Andreas maduro this year called the Damaris.  My initial reaction was one of excitement, as I am a huge fan of San Andreas wrapped cigars, even though I rarely smoke maduro.  Knowing owner Akhil Kapacee’s penchant for blending full flavored cigars with clean finishes, when a couple samples landed in my mailbox, my palate eagerly awaited to fire one up. The blue band…


Added by Catfishbluezz on June 23, 2014 at 4:30am — 10 Comments

Press Release: IPCPR Hires New CEO Mark Pursell

Washington, DC-After intensive searching, the IPCPR has named Mark Pursell as the new Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Pursell was the Senior Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Mr. Pursell brings a wealth of experience in business development, membership marketing, sales and association management to the IPCPR. 


At NAHB, Mr. Pursell fostered relationships…


Added by Matt Ross on June 20, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Review: Habanos Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 2

             I am a huge fan of Hoyo de Monterrey, specifically the Epicure Especial (EE), which I have loved for quite some time. I was never really into the robusto size in Habanos though until recently. Given my love for the EE, I never really ventured into the Epicure No 1 or No 2, as I had always been satisfied with the EE. Recently I received an Epicure No 2 in a trade from 2011, no box code or month, so I stashed it away for review. Little did I know, I was in for quite…


Added by Catfishbluezz on June 20, 2014 at 10:09am — 6 Comments

Review: Kinky Friedman Lone Star No. 4

Originally launched in 2006 by Kinky Friedman himself, these cigars are now discontinued as of last year.  They were made by Oliveros at their factory and contained two different lines, Classic and Lone Star. …


Added by Tyler on June 20, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Press Release: Buena Vista Cigars Makes its Much Awaited Return to US Market

(Miami, Florida) June 19, 2014— M.G.M. Cigars proudly announces the return of the Buena VistaCigar brand of premium cigars to the United States. In 2011 Buena Vista Cigars made a brief appearance in the U.S. scene with tons of internet buzz and rave reviews from cigar media. M.G.M. Cigars has now brought back to the U.S.  public the “Worlds fines Cuban seed cigar”-Buena Vista Cigars.…

Added by Matt Ross on June 19, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Review: Esteban Carreras Chupa Cabra

Esteban Carreras Chupa Cabra

Size: 6 x 44

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan


A pigtail cap and a closed foot on a corona vitola. That is one…


Added by 007MI6 on June 19, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Kentucky Fire Cured -­ Flying Pig

Miami,  FL  – Drew  Estate  announced  today  the  release  of  the  Flying  Pig  vitola  in  their Kentucky  Fire  Cured  blend.  The  Kentucky  Fire  Cured  Flying  Pig  (KFCFP)  will  make  its  debut  at  a  private event,  featuring  Drew  Estate co‐founder  Jonathan  Drew,  with Oxmoor  Smoke  Shoppe  in  Louisville,  Kentucky.  The  cigar  will  receive  a  nationwide  release  at  the  IPCPR  Tradeshow  in  Las  Vegas,  NV  in  July  of  2014.…


Added by Matt Ross on June 18, 2014 at 4:10pm — 3 Comments

Group Review: Black Label Trading Company Morphine

The Black Label Trading Company came to the cigar industry in 2013 with six different blends. Now for 2014 BLTC has their seventh cigar, which is a limited edition, called the Morphine. The Morphine comes in two different vitolas, lancero and corona, which is a departure from their first six cigars. The first six cigars for BLTC all come in a ring gauge 54 and above.


Time to rage.


Black Label Trading Company…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 18, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

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