June 2015 Blog Posts (34)


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Review: Fleur de la Reine (Maduro)

The Fleur de la Reine has a nice looking maduro wrapper on it. The construction seems to be right on and the cold draw has notes of earth, with a little bit of caramel in the background. Feels like a very solid cigar, and seems to be packed with tobacco sweetness. I know absolutely nothing about this cigar, so I’m interested to see how it comes out.

Fleur de la Reine by United Cigar Group…

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Added by 007MI6 on June 12, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments


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News: Mombacho Highlighted by Bloomberg

On Tuesday, an article was posted for Bloomberg Businessweek entitled "Five Reasons You Should Go To Nicaragua Right Now".  Coming in at #4 is Casa Favilli, the National Heritage protected building that was purchased last year by Mombacho and restored it to its former glory, but with a state of the art cigar manufacturing facility to make the Mombacho, Tierra…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 11, 2015 at 9:09am — No Comments


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Press Release: Quesada Cigars announces Oktoberfest 2015

Oktoberfest 2015 is fast approaching and to celebrate this year’s festival the Quesada Family has put together events throughout the U.S. and Canada during the Fall featuring their Oktoberfest brand. Special give-aways with purchase at the events will include Oktoberfest mugs, torch lighters and Quesada ashtrays. The brand has also been updated with new designs of its band and packaging and for this year’s edition two Limited Edition Nicaraguan Oktoberfest puros were added.…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 11, 2015 at 8:30am — 10 Comments


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Review: AJ Fernandez New World Connecticut

The New World Connecticut is one of the latest releases from AJ Fernandez.  It was originally released as an event cigar for Smoke Inn in NY and has now become a full release.

The New World Connecticut is value priced in the $6.00 range and available in four sizes

  • Corona Gorda: 5.5 x 46
  • Robusto: 5 x…
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Added by RobbyRas on June 10, 2015 at 11:30am — 14 Comments


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Press Release: Mombacho Cigars S.A. switches distribution to Pittsburgh, PA

GRANADA, NICARAGUA – June 1, 2015 – Granada based Mombacho Cigars S.A. (Mombacho) announced today that it has terminated its distribution agreement with RoMa Craft Tobac and will be working with Key Enterprises Inc. (Key) out of Pittsburgh, PA, the distributors for the Leaf by Oscar and Island Jim brands.



“Distribution is a vital part of the supply chain and key to our ability to service our growing retail accounts across the US,” said Shar Broumand, Global President for Mombacho…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 9, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments


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Press Release: MoyaRuiz Announces the Chinese Finger Trap

June 5, 2015 (Miami, FL) –  MoyaRuiz Cigars is proud to announce their 2015 limited edition release, The Chinese Finger Trap. Production on this project will be limited to only 1,000 boxes. Each box will feature 10 cigars in a 6x50 Toro size.

Danny Moya, co-founder of MoyaRuiz Cigars explained the concept behind the Chinese Finger Trap: “We had such a blast making last…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 5, 2015 at 10:31am — 2 Comments


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Review: CLE Plus

This CLE Plus has a very understated look. A thin & simple, yet attractive, red and chrome band sits around a milk chocolate colored wrapper. There are a couple larger veins and you can see the stretching on the wrapper, but it still has nice construction and a clean look. The pre-light aroma is very pleasing. With notes of spicy cedar and some great, dried fruit sweetness.

Plus by CLE

Size: 5 x 50…

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Added by 007MI6 on June 5, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Fratello Cigars Announces Fratello Bianco

June 4th, 2015 - Fratello Cigars sent out an email announcement this morning for the Fratello Bianco release.

We HEARD YOU! :)…
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Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 4, 2015 at 3:26pm — 2 Comments


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Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Announces Morphine 2015

June 3, 2015 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the second release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

Black Label Trading Co. first released MORPHINE in June, 2014. This year MORPHINE was produced by BLTC’s factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli.



“MORPHINE was a huge success for BLTC last year. I believe it was the…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 3, 2015 at 3:07pm — 10 Comments


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Review: Drew Estate Cigar Safari Custom Blend 2015

On my recent Cigar Safari trip at the end of January in 2015 I had the opportunity to blend a cigar at the Drew Estate 2 factory. At my past visits I went for something medium-plus and very peppery, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to change things up.

As we toured the factory we were shown pilones of Florida Sun Grown tobacco owned by Jeff Borysiewicz. As we picked up the leaves and…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 2, 2015 at 3:08pm — 7 Comments


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Press Release: Cigar Emporium to Host Northeast Launch of New World Connecticut

Cigar Emporium also expands as they open second location
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Added by Matt Ross on June 2, 2015 at 10:25am — No Comments


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Press Release: Miami Cigar & Co. Set to Unveil Limited Edition Nestor Miranda Collection "Danno" Cigar

The Danno is set to kick off with an exclusive event series hosted by Nestor Miranda
 
(Miami, Florida) June 1, 2015— Miami Cigar & Company proudly announces the unveiling of the much awaited “Nestor Miranda CollectionDanno” cigar. The Danno is a limited edition off-shoot, of the Nestor Miranda Collection which pays homage, to Nestor Miranda’s late son, Daniel Luis Miranda, who passed away in…
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Added by Matt Ross on June 2, 2015 at 10:15am — No Comments

News: Emilio Cigars Hires New Brand Manager

Emilio Cigars is proud to announce Spencer McGuire as the new Emilio Brand Manager.

“Spencer is a new face to most in this industry, but he has been working behind the scenes for a while.” noted owner Scott Zucca. “After meeting him and getting to know him, I knew he was the person to bring Emilio Cigars into the future.”

McGuire will begin immediately with an extensive travel and event schedule across the United States.

“I’m honored to be a part of the Emilio Cigars…

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Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 2, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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