***Hey guys, given my time constraints from school, Logan suggested trying out a new style: Catfish's Quick Hits. Granted, I may not be able to do this every Monday, but it takes a ton less time then a formal review. So here we go...***
I got this Sindicato at IPCPR from the Jim Collucci after doing an interview. Knowing I love mild cigars, Jim handed me…Continue
Every smoker out there has smoked a Romeo y Julieta, that is a fact.…Continue
I took a much needed vacation day on Friday to go hang out with Willie Herrera and Chris Stone of Drew Estate Cigars. Cigar Mojo was the scene of the event, as Chris and Willie were making stops throughout the area. In True Mojo style, Trae provided pizza, and offered a Buy 5 and one is free special on Drew Estate and Joya de Nicaragua cigars.…Continue
Added by Craig Vanderslice on September 28, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments
The Cuban Stock BOSS has a dark brown, slightly oily wrapper with some visible seams and you can see where the wrapper was stretched during construction. Nothing bad, just an observation. The pigtail cap and extra long wrapper on the foot are extra nice touches.
I'll admit it, I have been sleepin' on Recluse cigars. It was nothing intentional. I have seen them around on Facebook and Twitter. Hell, I'm even friends with Scott Weeks on Facebook. For one reason or another, this is the first Recluse cigar that I ever have smoked. It won't be the last.
The Draconian (Dracula is my favorite book of all time, by the way) was the second release from Iconic Cigar Company (at ICPRP 2013) and I received this sample in my ICPRP 2014 welcome bag.…Continue
After hearing the news last week of Sam Leccia joining General Cigar Co., and his lines being absorbed into the Foundry Tobacco division, and having spent some time with Michael Giannini at the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival, I decided to spend the first part of the week, at least, smoking some cigars from the Foundry line. I started out Sunday afternoon with a Compounds, Elements and Musings Titanium Torpedo that I bought a few months back on clearance at a local shop. I’m not…Continue
Torch Connecticut by Veritas Cigars
Coming off the success and national release of the original Regius USA Exlcusivo line, Regius and Exclusivo USA have slated a new release for September 25th. The latest offering is called the Claro Especial, and employs a similar wrapper that is cured a bit differently to provide less wrapper flavor, and emphasize the filler and binder flavor to the palate; a double binder was added specifically. The result Regius and USA Exlcusivo were looking for, was a little…Continue
September 23, 2014 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the upcoming release of CATACOMB: Hand crafted in Esteli NICARAGUA this cigar is made exclusively for the Underground Cigar Shop in Fort Worth, TX.…
Another great cigar manufacturer that I whose new release I was eager to try. Rolled out of Esteli, Nicaragua the Clave Cubana Etiqueta Blanca, which means “white label”, features a 5 year old Mexican San Andreas wrapper and filler from Jalapa, Esteli and Ometepe. Over a year was spent getting this blend ready for release.
Available in a limited production run of 1,000 boxes, 20 count, in three box pressed vitolas. Robusto Extra (5-1/2” x 52), Toro (6” x 54), Toro Gordo (6” x…Continue
You may or may not have heard of Kuuts LLC., but…Continue
When we were out in Colorado last month for the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival, we went to an event the night before at Havana Manor in Longmont, CO. with Pete Johnson and Janny Garcia. It turned out to be a cigar industry who’s who, and we ran into a bunch of friends. While there my buddy Storm Boen (Op: Cigars for Warriors) introduced us to Dean Parsons of Epic Cigars. Dean is a hockey player from Newfoundland (the Canadian province where they make the enormous dogs) who relocated to…Continue
Added by Craig Vanderslice on September 21, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments
The Crux Skeeterz is a great looking little cigar. Construction appears to be spot on and the look and feel are just perfect. Pre light aroma has a kitchen spice aroma and a hint of cinnamon. There is also some manure and earthy tobacco notes. The cold draw is perfect and I get a strong, sweet, dark cherry note. I'm ready to get this cigar going!…Continue
Flor de Valle is the first offering from Warped Cigars to be produced in Nicaragua. Made entirely of Aganorsa tobaccos, Flor de Valle is a Nicaraguan puro. The other two releases from Warped, La Colmena and El Oso, are made at the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami.
Flor de Valle, which translates to Flower of the Valley, is currently…Continue
September 18, 2014 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the upcoming release of DELIVERANCE: Hand crafted in Esteli NICARAGUA featuring a quadruple wrapped cap and Mexican San Andrés Natural wrapper.…
This week I decided to smoke a couple cigars from Fabricas Unidas, Christian Eiroa’s company, mostly because I wanted to slip the video I shot with Christian at the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival, but the cigars are good too. Christian was one of the guys I became acquainted with through the old alt.smokers.cigars Usenet group back in the ’90s. That being said, I’ve purchased just about every cigar that he’s been associated with that I’ve smoked. No mooching off this guy! Anyway, I…Continue
Added by Craig Vanderslice on September 17, 2014 at 9:33pm — No Comments
Richmond, VA — General Cigar Company is excited to announce today they have hired Sam Leccia as “Cigar and Blend Specialist.” General Cigar has also acquired the Leccia Tobacco Company cigar brands, as part of the Foundry Tobacco Company, and will market and distribute the Black, White and Luchador lines, effective today.
Sam has built a strong reputation in the premium cigar category through his non-traditional approach to cigar making and brand…
Hialeah Gardens, Florida (September 17, 2014) – Sarsaparilla was very popular drink in the old west and was often believed to be a remedy for a number of health conditions. Sarsaparilla remains popular to this day because of its distinct and complex flavor.
Eric Guttormson, AKA Master Sensei, owner and…
After reviewing the Cremo Grandeur last week, I figured I would tackle Cremo’s upcoming November release, Clutch City. I really had to search all over the internet to learn anything about this cigar. I don’t have much, but here is what I have.
Pretty sure the cigar is being made in conjunction with Clutch City, who sells clothing apparel. This makes…Continue
Tarazona Cigars launched the Guerrilla 305 in late June of 2014, and had samples at the IPCPR 2014 in Las Vegas. Tarazona Cigars is run by Eddie Tarazona and rolled out of the Tabacelara William Ventura factory in the Dominican Republic.
The initial vitola release is the Shrapnel (Corona, 4-1/2” x 42), Propaganda (Robusto, 5” x 52), El Jefe Flaco (Lonsdale, 6-1/2” x 42),…Continue