Featured Blog Posts – October 2015 Archive (25)


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Review: Evil Genius Time Machine

Evil Genius Cigars debuted at the 2014 IPCPR with two blends, Black Chapel and White Chapel. At the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans they released a third blend. The Time Machine, which I am going to review today. This was a new brand to me, as I don't remember hearing anything about them until meeting them at this years show in New Orleans. I have already reviewed the White Chapel & Black Chapel, with two different end results. But, enough of that. On to the smoke...After this video of Rob…

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Added by 007MI6 on October 30, 2015 at 7:00am — 2 Comments


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Press Release: Drew Estate Announces ACID Supercell, Subculture Exclusive for Fogue & Bates in Tulsa, OK

Thursday, October 29, 2015 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate will be releasing a new Subculture cigar for Fogue & Bates in Tulsa, OK, called ACID Supercell. The new cigar will be released at an in-store event at Fogue & Bates on November 19th, 2015.  Supercell will be available exclusively at the Fogue & Bates retail shop.…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 29, 2015 at 4:37pm — No Comments


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News: Alec Bradley Fine & Rare JRS 10=(86) to Debut at Barrister Cigars on 11/6

Cigar Federation just received word that the 2015 installment of the Alec Bradley Fine and Rare will be commercially available for the first time at an Alec Bradley event at Barrister Cigars in Union, NJ on November 6th.

According to…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 29, 2015 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Group Review: La Aurora Untamed Extreme

In 2014, La Aurora released a cigar called Untamed. The cigar was aimed to be a full-bodied/strength cigar that was finished with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, and what made it very different from anything the company has ever done was the packaging. The packaging still revolves around the "La Aurora Lion," but it is a new lion that is more "ferocious" and a complete departure from what the company has one for over 100 years. Following the release of the Untamed, La Aurora released a new…

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Added by Seth's Humidor on October 29, 2015 at 7:00am — 5 Comments


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Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Kentucky Fire Cured Hog’s Tooth, Subculture Exclusive for Famous Smoke Shop

Miami, FL – Drew Estate will be releasing a new size of Kentucky Fire Cured called “Hog’s Tooth” as a Subculture exclusive for Famous Smoke Shop in Easton, PA. The release party will take place at Famous Smoke Shop’s retail store on October 29th, 2015. Attendees of the event will be the first to purchase and smoke the new size.

The Kentucky Fire Cured Hog’s Tooth cigar is presented in a 6x46 vitola and will be…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 28, 2015 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment


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Review: La Sirena Porthole

One of the booths we always look forward to at the IPCPR is the La Sirena booth. Arielle is always a beacon of positive energy, regardless of how busy or how tired she might be.

The Porthole was an exclusive project, for B&M stores only, small production of 800 boxes in a Connecticut wrapper and Oscuro wrapper. Made out of Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory, where the original La Sirena was produced.

The Connecticut wrapper is only available in the Toro vitola (6x50). The…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 27, 2015 at 7:54am — 2 Comments


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Review: Dunhill Seleccion Suprema

Dunhill had a few new products to introduce at the IPCPR 2015 in New Orleans. First up was the Heritage line which they describe as the first full bodied cigar since they stopped manufacturing in Cuba. They also introduced a limited release of the Dunhill Seleccion Suprema, which is limited to 300 boxes to the US.

The Dunhill Seleccion Suprema is limited to the Toro (6x50) vitola, and will be sold in 8 count boxes.

Check out our interview with Steven Kron Director of…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 26, 2015 at 6:00am — 4 Comments


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Press Release: Fratello Introducing the Boxer Series

Springfield, VA (October 15, 2015) – Fratello is unveiling their first limited run The Boxer Series. “The 2014 release of the Fratello Boxer was a great success for our company. We tweaked the Fratello blend, box-pressed the cigar and people loved it,” said de Frias. The boxer series was born from the success of the Fratello Boxer.…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 23, 2015 at 10:50am — 1 Comment


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Review: Partagas Anniversario

Celebrating 170 years, Partagas has released the Partagas Anniversario 170. Just like the 150 and 160 Anniversary blends, the 170 features a Cameroon wrapper. Debuting at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans, the Partagas Anniversario started shipping to retailers this month.

Partagas Anniversario 170 Robusto

Size: 5 x 50…

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Added by 007MI6 on October 23, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Señorial Lancero

I always write my introduction last, and unfortunately I waited in writing this till after the Cubs vs. Mets game last night. Unfortunately, I am a Cubs fan so I am at a loss of words today. With that said, let's get to the review of the Señorial Lancero.…

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Added by Seth's Humidor on October 22, 2015 at 8:00am — 4 Comments


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Review: Dissident Soapbox Lancero

One of the fun booths at the IPCPR 2015 is the Dissident crew. “Gweedo C” and “Red Ryan” do things a little bit differently in the industry, which always makes for an interesting chat for us.

The Dissident Soapbox Lancero is a bit of a white whale. It’s been reported as an ‘event only’ cigar, but the truth is that this is an internal blend to Dissident. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one, count your fortunes.

This cigar will never be released. It’s not for sale.…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 20, 2015 at 6:00am — 11 Comments


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News: Gorden Crippen & Ryan Johnson depart Dissident, West Side Humidor

Earlier today Halfwheel broke the news that Gorden Crippen & Ryan Johnson of Dissident had departed both Dissident and West Side Humidor.

We reached out to Gorden Crippen for comment and he had this to say:

Ryan and I are no longer involved with Dissident Cigars or the West Side Humidor. That is our press…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 19, 2015 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments


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Review: 2015 Quesada Oktoberfest Das Brauhaus

We first heard about the 2015 Quesada Oktoberfest Das Brauhaus in June of 2015.  In a way Das Brauhaus is a limited edition of a limited edition.  While the annual Quesada Oktoberfest isn't necessarily billed as a LE (though it basically is), The Das Brauhaus and the Double Bock are.  These two Nicaraguan Puros are limited and, in a slight break from tradition, they are made in Nicaragua as well.

I had a chance to chat with Terence Riley, General Manager of Quesada Cigars, at IPCPR…

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Added by RobbyRas on October 19, 2015 at 10:00am — 10 Comments


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Review: Evil Genius Black Chapel

Evil Genius Cigars debuted at the 2014 IPCPR with two blends. A couple weeks ago I reviewed the White Chapel. This was a new brand to me, until meeting them this year in New Orleans and finally smoking the White Chapel. On to the smoke!

Evil Genius Black Chapel…

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Added by 007MI6 on October 16, 2015 at 7:00am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: 9th Annual Port Authority Police Hispanic Cigar Society Night Unites Cigar Community

(Miami, Florida) October 15, 2015— The 9th Annual Port Authority Police Society Cigar Night,  taking place on Friday October 30, 2015, brings together consumers, manufacturers, and personalities of the cigar industry for a great cause. Event to take place at the Graycliff Banquet Hall 122 Moonachie AveMoonachie, NJ 07074 from …
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Added by Matt Ross on October 15, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Review: Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes

A majority of individuals reading this review probably had no idea who Hamlet Paredes was before he began working for Rocky Patel and releasing his cigar, Tabaquero. Don't worry, it's fine that you didn't know who he was. The truth is that a lot of cigar bloggers had no idea who he was either,…

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Added by Seth's Humidor on October 15, 2015 at 8:00am — 6 Comments


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Press Release: CAO Cigars Announces Sponsorship of Amazing Surf Adventures' Operation Surf Program

Richmond, VA – CAO Cigars announces that the brand will donate a portion of the proceeds from its small batch cigar called CAO Honor to the Amazing Surf Adventures (ASA) Operation Surf program benefitting wounded military heroes.

CAO’s donation will support ASA’s 13th Operation Surf…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 13, 2015 at 7:58pm — No Comments


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Review: Therapy Maduro by Nomad Cigar Company

We previously did a group review of the Nomad Therapy Connecticut and I was excited to check out the Therapy Maduro as well.

The new Nomad Therapy line consists of the Connecticut, Habano and the Maduro. All three are offered in the Short Robusto (4-1/2”x50), and the Toro (6”x50). Fred Rewey has also designed a refillable tray for retailers and a new band design as…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 13, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments


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Pre-Release Group Review: Foundry Bolivar 550

The Bolivar is the second re-imagining of a traditional Cuban announced brand by Foundry Cigars this year. The Foundry Bolivar, along with the Foundry Ramon Allones, are set to hit the market later this year.  The Bolivar has a shipping date of mid-October while the Ramon Allones (check out our review here) due sometime in November.

Each cigar will be available in three…

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Added by RobbyRas on October 12, 2015 at 7:00am — 5 Comments


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Review: Drew Estate MUWAT KFC Yard Bird

Drew Estate has released a new size of their popular Kentucky Fire Cured called "Yard Bird". It is an event only cigar, that was released at the Kentucky Barn Smoker on October 3, 2015. There is not much more I need to cover here though, as Matt covered it all in a Press Release HERE.

Drew…

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Added by 007MI6 on October 10, 2015 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

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