The Epicurean Carnavale in the lancero format is simply great to look at. Just released at IPCPR14, there is not a whole lot of information out there about this cigar, but the 7x38, box pressed cigar has some great looks. The dark brown wrapper is velvety smooth, with minimal veins and well pressed seams. Topped off with a colorful, shiny gold band, portraying a mask, similar to those worn at masquerade parties. The prelight is giving off the scent of cocoa and cereal, with a little…Continue
Crux Cigars has been taking the social media community by storm all year. So, if you have not heard the name and can't name at least one of their blends, I would be surprised. They are constantly sharing photos of cigars in the factory, new blends and new…Continue
Jericho Hill is the first full production release from Crowned Heads to be produced by My Father Cigars. My Father also produced a limited run of the Las Calaveras for Crowned Heads earlier this year. All of the previous cigars released by Crowned Heads were produced in the DR by Ernesto Perez Carillo including the…Continue
Viaje Cigars had a "no nonsense" kind of set up at IPCPR this year. While several booths employed beautiful young ladies to lure in customers, Andre Farkas…Continue
It was great having the opportunity to meet Eddie Ortega in person at the IPCPR 2014 in Las Vegas. Eddie said the goal of the cigar was to come out with something more medium bodied as opposed to the more full bodied Serie D Maduro line. He also moved away from the box press due to some feedback.
This was one of those cigars that was immediately high on the list for group…Continue
You may be asking, why is Catfish writing about a cigar app when there are tons of cigar apps out there that are completely useless and we want to know about cigars! Personally, I use a scanner app on my phone as a consumer all the time. I use it for…Continue
Macanudo Estate Reserve
An exceptional cigar that features private reserve Jamaican tobacco cultivated and aged exclusively for this limited release. Just 1,800 boxes per size have been made.
Debuts in September.
Added by Matt Ross on July 28, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments
Ohio, June 9 2014 (Youngstown, Oh) - La Barba Cigars, helmed by Tony Bellatto and Craig Rossi, hard at work on their new release and are finally ready to set it loose upon the industry. They're following their initial Honduran sourced cigar, the La Barba "Red Label", with an all new, badass, Dominican monster they've dubbed "Purple", and it lands in September.…
Warped Cigars was one of the booths I was eager to visit when we arrived at IPCPR 2014 last week. I had seen and heard a lot about Warped Cigars on Instagram and Twitter and I really want to check them out. La Colmena (The Beehive) was released at the show along with Flor de Valle (Flower of the Valley). Their first release is called El Oso (The Bear) and features a blue bear face on the band. We will have a group review of that on in the coming weeks. Today we're talking about the new…Continue
Another year down at IPCPR, and another year of good times and memories. This year the IPCPR team was all business honestly, and we had very little time to relax. As each day ended, I was looking forward to taking a nap, instead of going out. We learned a ton…Continue
The El Diario line is rolled in Honduras at the Raices Cubanas factory. The KB "Kill Bill" weighs in at an adorable 4 ¼ x 40; however, do not let the size fool you as it is quite the little flavor bomb. …Continue
Estelí, Nicaragua (July 18, 2014) – Nomad Cigar Company is pleased to announce the release of the Nomad C-276 at this year’s IPCPR in Las Vegas.
The C-276 is a full flavored complex blend featuring five different filler tobaccos (with two Ligeros).
It also marks the second full production cigar that Nomad has done in Estelí at…
Miami, FL (07/18/2014) Drew Estate, Inc. announced today the “Drew Diplomat” Consumer Loyalty Program, which includes a mobile application for all smart devices, as well as a desktop version. This exclusive new program provides members with the ability to earn Points by checking-in Drew Estate Cigars and attending events at retail locations throughout the world, as well as social networking functions and unparalleled access to La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate.
Added by Matt Ross on July 18, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would be releasing new extensions in their ACID, Kentucky Fire Cured, Herrera Estelí and MUWAT lines at the 2014 IPCPR tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV next week. The new cigars will include the following:
Added by Matt Ross on July 18, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
(Miami, Florida) July 17, 2014— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars, after a successful 2013 launch with the Azan Line of cigars and the recent announcement of the Roberto Duran Premium Cigar Brand is ready to introduce two additional cigar brands: Neya and the Baracoa Line.
Added by Matt Ross on July 17, 2014 at 6:12pm — No Comments
Miami, Florida, July 16, 2014 – G.R. Tabacaleras Co. Cigar Factory, owned and operated by George Rico in Little Havana, announces that a new edition of a very popular S.T.K. cigar will be unveiled this summer, joining the S.T.K. Miami American Puro and Barracuda lines.
For all of those George Rico Zulu Zulu fans, this cigar will still contain the identical Ecuadorian Connecticut and Nicaraguan Habano blends, but this newest edition will be made in our own factory in…
The Eiroa CBT Maduro is the latest release form CLE Cigar Company and the second release to bear the Eiroa name. Eiroa, of course, is the last name of the company founder, Christian Eiroa.
CBT stands for Capa, Banda, and Tripa which translates to Wrapper, Binder, and Filler. From the title one can deduce that the CBT Maduro uses maduro leaves for the wrapper, binder and filler. The wrapper looks and tastes like a San Andreas Madruo, but the origin of the tobaccos used has not…Continue
Heralding a new era in artisanal cigar craftsmanship, we are proud to introduce L ’Forte, the newest addition to the D ’Crossier Cigar family. One of the most exclusive premium cigars available anywhere in the world, this exclusive new line, L’Forte, will be a limited production run of only 2000 numbered boxes each year. Carefully and meticulously produced in every aspect, these handcrafted cigars are fashioned as a result of the most demanding and comprehensive sorting process…
Added by Matt Ross on July 17, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Last year my Cigar of the Year was the Regius Orchant Robusto, a cigar that seemed like it was made for my palate, and strikingly similar to the Habanos I regularly smoke. This year, Akhil Kapacee and Mitchell Orchant teamed up again to rerelease the Robusto and add a Campana to the line, information about the initial release is here:. The Campana is a torpedo shape sized at 5.5in x 52rg. According to Kapacee, “Campana is an interesting size that will sell in the UK. The…Continue
Swinger Cigar Company first announced an intention to launch in March of 2014. The launch party was officially at the C.A.T.S. Fest 2 in San Antonio the weekend of May 30th, 2014. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend.
The cigar was a collaboration between managing partner Ryan Gallimore, and John Carone, the owner of Don Yeyo Cigar Factory in Michigan. The blend…Continue