June 2016 Blog Posts (30)

Press Release: D'Crossier Cigars new release- Pennsylvania Avenue IPCPR 2016

Isaias Santana Diaz of Pure Aromas Cigars Inc. is proud to introduce the new Pennsylvania Avenue, a line extension…


Added by Matt Ross on June 30, 2016 at 2:57pm — 3 Comments

Review: Camacho Powerband

With the passing of Buddy Ryan two days ago, I started thinking of the greatest team ever- the '85 Bears. This of course got me wanting to watch 30 for 30: The '85 Bears and at the end documentary with Ditka light up, I needed to get myself a Camacho. I didn't have one of his "Ditka cigars," but I had been smoking some of the new Powerbands by Camacho so I grabbed one of those. The cigar is labeled as a "power and muscle cigar," something that goes hand in hand with the '85 Bears, so I was…


Added by Seth's Humidor on June 30, 2016 at 7:34am — No Comments

Review: Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Kendal Kentucky

Full bodied and full strength, Kendal Kentucky is full strength and full bodied. Made from 100% African grown variations of Kentucky seed (Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania). Fire-curing of these tobaccos gives this tobacco very distinctive aroma and flavor.

Kendal Kentucky…


Added by 007MI6 on June 29, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Diplomat Event Series kicks off with the Liga Privada Unico Serie Velvet Rat at a Drew Diplomat Retailer near you!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the launch of the Drew Diplomat Event Series, an event tour that makes stops across the United States at Drew Diplomat Retailers.  The final stop of this tour will take place on August 6, 2016 at the second annual Connecticut Barn Smoker, held on the same Connecticut River Valley farm that produces the wrapper for Drew Estate’s Liga Privada No. 9 and Liga Privada T52…


Added by Matt Ross on June 28, 2016 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Press Release: BLTC Announces Bishops Blend Limited Release

June 28, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the release of BISHOPS BLEND: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

BISHOPS BLEND will be debuting at this year’s IPCPR Trade Show.

“The Bishops Blend has been a long time in the making, and I’m very excited for its release. I took a very different approach by using Pennsylvania and…


Added by Matt Ross on June 28, 2016 at 10:14am — 3 Comments

Review: Hammer + Sickle Tradicion Serie Churchill

The Hammer + Sickle Tradicion Serie was created back in 2009, and is blended with a 5 year aged Connecticut shade wrapper. It was awarded No. 11 cigar in the Cigar Aficionado Top 25 list in 2015.

Sold in 20 count handmade etched glass cases, they are available in Robusto (5x50), Toro (6x50), or Churchill (7x48) vitolas.




Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 28, 2016 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Press Release: Warped Sky Flower Corona Cigar Co Exclusive

Warped is excited to announce the release of an exclusive vitola of Flor del Valle Sky Flower for Corona Cigar Co located in Orlando, FL. This project has been in the works for some time largely in part due to the sourcing of the medio tiempo from AGANOSA that makes Flor del Valle Sky Flower so unique. On Warped’s last trip to review and source the medio tiempo crop for Sky Flower, it was only then that enough material was available to allow this long awaited project between Kyle Gellis of…


Added by Matt Ross on June 27, 2016 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Cigar Review: Crux Limitada PB5

At last year's trade show, Crux Cigars announced that they would be releasing their first limitada. I typically don't get excited over limitadas anymore, whether they be limitadas from Cuba or to the United States, but I was interested in seeing Crux's offering. Being that Jeff and Joel "are" retailers, I think they have an appreciation for what a limitada should be. (Ten count box that is numbered and not a small vitola offering.) What makes this limitada special and true to what I believe…


Added by Seth's Humidor on June 23, 2016 at 3:07pm — 6 Comments

Review: Protocol Probable Cause

Cubariqueño Cigar Company burst on to the cigar scene in 2015 with their freshman release called Protocol.  It was met with rave reviews (including that of our own Cigar Surgeon).  On the heels of that success, Juan and Bill are set to release the Protocol Probable Cause in July at this year's IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas, NV... Where the…


Added by RobbyRas on June 23, 2016 at 12:30pm — 15 Comments

Review: Tsuge First Days of Spring

First Days of Spring

Company: Tsuge

How Packaged: 1.76oz Tin

Style: Aromatic

Tobacco Used: Black Cavendish, Perique, Virginia

Casing/Topping: Fruit/Citrus…


Added by 007MI6 on June 22, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Gurkha Assassin XO Gordo

Not too long ago I was gifted some cigars from the Gurkha Godzilla Pack. I’ve mentioned many times in the past that I’m a big fan of manufacturer’s making samplers so that a consumer can try a variety of their offerings. 

The Gurkha Assassin is blended to be a full…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 21, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Serino Royale Connecticut

Serino Cigar Co. is a small batch producer, putting quality over quantity. Now, I feel little funny saying that, since it seems to a bit cliche, but it is a noble quality to aspire to and I'll let the cigar speak for that. They are blended by Omar Gonzalez Aleman, who has blended at some very well known factories in his career and now owns his own factory, La Corona Cigar S.A.

Serino Royale Connecticut by…


Added by 007MI6 on June 17, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Cornelius & Anthony Daddy Mac

Cornelius & Anthony is one of those up-and-coming companies for the cigar industry right now and they are a company has two exciting offerings that have recently been released. While the company's original plans from 2015 are no longer in existence and completely scrapped, it was a little worrisome there for a while, the company is now in full stride and have released two cigars titled Cornelius and Daddy Mac. Cornelius is made in Miami at El Titan de Bronze, a traditional and old school…


Added by Seth's Humidor on June 16, 2016 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Review: Cornell & Diehl Morley's Best

Morley’s Best is a combination of three Burleys (rough cut, white & cubed), Virginia flake and Cyprian Latakia. It was blended to roughly match the Blue Boar Rough Cut (which was discontinued in the ’80’s) from American Tobacco Company.

Morley’s Best…


Added by 007MI6 on June 15, 2016 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Press Release: Casa De Montecristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar Opens

MIAMI – Casa De Montecristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar in Brickell-Miami officially opens its doors to the public after an invitation-only “Gold” carpet event attended by VIPs, city officials and local celebrities.  Prime Cigar’s first location…

Added by Matt Ross on June 14, 2016 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Review: Southern Draw QuickDraw Connecticut

Southern Draw Cigars is based on the vision of the traditional “Southern” Gentlemen. A brand founded by U.S. Veterans, they already have 3 lines on the market with the Kudzu, Firethorn, and QuickDraw in a Habano or Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper. The QuickDraw Connecticut extends the QuickDraw line, available as the Petit Corona (4-1/2x44) or a Short Panatela (5-1/2x40).

What I appreciate on their…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 14, 2016 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Press Release: Las Cumbres Tabaco Adds Vitolas to Freyja & Señorial Maduro

Last week, Las Cumbres Tabaco announced that two new vitolas would be added to their Freyja, Señorial Maduro lines, and that they would be introduced at the 2016 IPCPR. Both vitolas will be box-pressed releases, and they are the first box-pressed releases from Las Cumbres Tabaco. 

The addition to the Señorial Maduro line is being called El Cuadro, and it will be a 5…


Added by Seth's Humidor on June 13, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Review: Tatuaje Skinny Monsters The Drac

More Skinny Monsters!

The Tatuaje Skinny Monsters are the latest iteration of the blends have become so popular with cigar smokers.  They are currently available in a 10-count sampler that includes one version of each Monster release.  Over the next few months I'll post up reviews of each blend.  Today's review is The Drac.

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters sampler includes each of the following in a petite lancero:…


Added by RobbyRas on June 13, 2016 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

Review: Crux Guild

In August of last year, 007MI6 reviewed the Crux Guild immediately following the trade show. He has positive things to say about the release and noted the cigar for its strength. I was interested in trying the release after it was showcased, I have been a fan of Crux Cigars since the beginning, but it was not till recently that I had the opportunity to actually smoke the cigar. The cigar is just now being released as well, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to…


Added by Seth's Humidor on June 10, 2016 at 7:27am — 9 Comments

Press Release: Quesada Cigars announces Oktoberfest 2016

Oktoberfest 2016 is fast approaching and the Quesada Family has crafted 100 intricate “Brauhaus” humidors to celebrate this year’s festival. Each humidor is carved in the form of a Bavarian style “brauhaus”, is sequentially numbered, and can hold 100+ cigars. These festive humidors will be sent to select retail shops after the IPCPR in July and raffled off this fall. In addition, Quesada has also updated their packaging for 2016 and created a new size in both the Nicaraguan and Dominican…


Added by Matt Ross on June 9, 2016 at 4:15pm — No Comments

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