The Falto Lonsdale is far from a new cigar, but it is definitely new to me. Until just recently, I was not aware of this brand, but I ran into them at IPCPR and was able to learn more. Check them out here, at La Garita Cigar. The Falto Lonsdale, is a nice looking cigar. Great construction, smooth, clean wrapper and a nice in hand feel. The pre-light aroma was…Continue
The Jekyll is seventh release in the Tatuaje Monster Series. It is tied in with the No. 8 release which will be The Hyde in 2015. The Tatuaje Monster series started back in 2008. Here is a quick rundown of the releases:
ContinueWilmington, DE October 29, 2014Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars announced today yet another addition to the ever-growing portfolio of cigars available through the House of Emilio.Mia Dora is produced by AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua and features an Habano wrapper and Nicaraguan filler and binder.…
Lakewood, Colorado (October 29, 2014) – Cigar Dojo, the social cigar app, is rolling out the all-new Loyalty & Rewards Program for brick & mortar cigar shops. With the Dojo’s huge install base and active community of cigar lovers, the new feature will take the Cigar Dojo app to a whole new level.…
Boca Raton, Florida – October 28th, 2014
Sindicato Cigars has shipped its newest cigar, the Sindicato Maduro, which debuted at the 2014 IPCPR. The Sindicato Maduro will be arriving at hundreds of retailers across the United States within the week.
Miami, Fl: The Cuban Tradtion Cigar Group is pleased to announce the return of Counsellor Cigars as part of the Cuban Tradition Cigar Group portfolio.
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Last April the Reddit group /r/cigars had an entire month long ‘cold war’ where people were split into teams for the U.S.A. and Russia. Points were awarded for bombing the other side with cigars. The Mr. Sam I received was as a result of one of those exchanges.
I’m a huge fan of the La Palina Goldie No. 5, so I was eager to try out the Mr. Sam to see how it compared.
Rolled in the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, it was produced in a Robusto (4-3/4” x 54 RG), Corona (5.5” x…Continue
The Total Flame Premium debuted at IPCPR 2014, along with a few other new lines. The Premium is made at the La Aurora factory, using La Aurora's Preferidio shape and tubo, under license. I got my sample at IPCPR though, and sadly they did not have the tubos. I smoked one of these at the En Fuego party, during the show, and I remembered that even after a day of smoking, this cigar was quite good. With an ash that held on for miles, so let's see how this one burns. The prelight gives off a…Continue
This was supposed to be a group review, but Rob got sick and the other guys got busy. So I stuck to a one paragraph format and kept my notes short in nature. If you are not familiar with D'Crossier, I did an interview with Santana the owner at IPCPR earlier this year. You can see that video HERE. John also did a review of the L'Forte and absolutely loved it …Continue
Steve Saka, former President and CEO of Drew Estate, posted the following on Facebook:
I have been getting slammed today with phone calls, texts, emails regarding Swisher's acquisition of DE. I have decided for good or bad I am going to share my thoughts.
Like every other jag off…
I purchased two Arturo Fuente Opus X Perfecxion Xs as a part of the Arturo Fuente 2012 Extremely Rare Holiday Collection. The Holiday Collection comes with 5 pairs of cigars from the Fuente line. I had never lit up an Opus X before, and after having a particularly lousy Monday this seemed like the cigar that could turn things around.
Grown and rolled in the Dominican Republic , Opus X series comes in a wide variety of vitolas ranging from Petit Corona all the way up to A…Continue
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2014) — Swisher International Inc. and Drew Estate Tobacco Company disclosed today that they have entered into a definitive purchase agreement whereby Swisher International will acquire Drew Estate in its entirety. Drew Estate will continue to operate under its current management team as a subsidiary of Swisher.
The Propaganda is the latest release from Viva Repulica Cigars. It debuted at IPCPR 2014 in three different sizes. The sizes have some pretty interesting names.
Viva Repulica is an interesting cigar line by Guillermo Leon and Jason Holly and is distributed by Miami Cigar Co. The Propaganda was the first…Continue
The Placeres Reserva is made by Kuuts, and primarily sold in Europe where it has done very well. From what I can tell it has a limited US distribution and many of you cigar lovers out there might not have heard of it. We didn’t until Gabriel Alvarez contacted us about doing some reviews and he appeared on Stogie Geeks.
The Placeres Reserva is available in 5 vitolas. Colosos (6”x54 RG),…Continue
In the final installment of our look at the 3 different store exclusives offered by Barrister Cigars in Union, NJ, we take a look at the Verdict by Barrister Cigars today. Our journey began about a month ago, when we provided an exclusive first look at the…
The 1502 Emerald Lancero is a very elegant looking cigar. The green and gold band sits nicely on the silky smooth, light brown wrapper. The soft box press, perfect construction and cigar lock all make the appearance of a great cigar. I’m sorry, it’s not a cigar. It’s a 1502!
Emerald by 1502 Cigars
Size: 7 x 38…Continue
Continue(Miami, Florida) October 9, 2014— Roberto Pelayo Duran is proud to announce that Jack Toraño of the Toraño cigar family will now oversee sales in Florida and the Caribbean for Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars. This announcement comes only days after the announcement of the hiring of Miguel Shoedel and Frank Cuden.Jack…
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The Dissident Bloc was released in 2013 and was the second release from Dissident Cigars. The look of the Dissident Bloc brings me back to the mid 80's, which happens to be center of my childhood. It harkens back to 8-bit graphics and Italian guys looking for princesses. The Bloc is one of those cigars that I had seen around and heard a lot about, but had never smoked.…Continue
Continue(Miami, FL)- October 8, 2014--One picture, eleven cents: #LA111th. La Aurora turns 111 years old today and wants to celebrate with all the smokers in the world, inviting them to toast with Guillermo and Michelle León in celebration of such a special date. That being a reason to celebrate is also a reason to “give back.” The company has announced a target to collect funds for one of the social programs supported by La Aurora. For every picture received by the…
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Just about a month ago, we provided an exclusive first look at the Herrera Esteli Tienda Exclusiva for Barrister Cigars. With Barrister Cigars, located in Union, NJ, now gaining notoriety on a national scale, we wanted to delve a bit deeper into their offerings. Beyond the Tienda Exclusiva, …Continue