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Press Release: Oettinger Davidoff AG establishes company in Spain

Oettinger Davidoff AG, the worldwide leading manufacturer of premium cigars, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is terminating the collaboration with its current Spanish partner Proein SA. In future, the distribution of Oettinger Davidoff products in Spain will be handled by the wholly-owned subsidiary “Davidoff of Geneva Iberia”. This company will continue to employ the Proein SA workforce.



Basel, 15 January 2014 – Oettinger Davidoff AG is…

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Added by Matt Ross on January 15, 2014 at 6:49am — No Comments


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Press Release: Azan Cigars to Begin 2014 With the Unveiling of Their Ad Campaign

(Miami, Florida) January 13, 2013— Azan Cigars by Roberto Duran Premium Cigars begins 2014 with a bang as they unveil an ad campaign this week which highlights Azan’s outstanding quality and unique progressive flavor construction technique.
Roberto Pelayo Duran unveiled Azan Cigars at the 2013 IPCPR in Las Vegas promising to introduce a line of cigars that offers the same quality, construction, and detail which he exceeded from those he supervised…
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Added by Matt Ross on January 14, 2014 at 3:25pm — 6 Comments


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Event: Partagas Festival 2013 Cuba Part 1

Ever since I returned from the Partagas festival, I’ve wanted to write an article on my experiences.  Writing reviews is easy in comparison to an event or trip because smoking a cigar is such a small amount of time whereas my trip to Cuba was an adventure that seemed unbounded by time, and when I try and think of specific portions I want to write in detail about, I find myself lost in the memory.

One thing I wanted to mention early was that while I am an experienced cigar smoker, this…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 14, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

REVIEW: La Barba Box Pressed Robusto

Man I sure do love getting cigars from my fellow reviewers I know nothing about.  Rob and I exchange packages from time to time, and recently he snuck in a La Barba for me to review in the box pressed robusto size.  A little research on La Barba’s website let out that the name La Barba stands for, “The Beard.”  Being one whom believes in the power of the beard, I was intrigued when I saw the band of the cigar, and had a good chuckle when I realized what the name stood for.  I could not find…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on January 13, 2014 at 4:00am — 7 Comments

Victor Sinclair Connecticut Yankee Grande

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Size: 6.0x50

Vitola: Toro

Wrapper: Connecticut

Binder: Honduran…

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Added by Robert Ottone on January 12, 2014 at 12:54pm — 9 Comments

A Romeo y Julieta Montague, a Padrón and a Paul Stulac Cigar

A few weeks ago, you may recall, we culminated the 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways with a special Day 13featuring Famous Smoke Shop‘s two new proprietary Romeo y Julieta cigars, the House of Capulet and the …

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Added by Craig Vanderslice on January 12, 2014 at 9:32am — No Comments

COVERING YOUR ASH: RYJ BY ROMEO Y JULIETA

If someone mentions Romeo y Julieta cigars, my first thought is of the Reserva Real, one of my go-to sticks that is clearly on the mild to medium end of the strength spectrum. The brand kicked things up a notch last year with the Romeo, and they’re at it again now with the RyJ, a Nicaraguan puro that  seeks to…

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Added by Jason Zahner on January 10, 2014 at 9:07pm — No Comments


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Next Generation Humidifiers from Cigar Oasis

New York, January 9th 2014 – Cigar Oasis is pleased to announce an update of its entire line of electronic humidifiers. The new units incorporate cutting edge technology and features that help today’s cigar smokers keep their cigars fresh without the hassle of constant monitoring. Cigar Oasis, the original developer and leading manufacturer of electronic humidifiers for the cigar industry, has once again raised the bar for active, controlled humidification for…

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Added by Matt Ross on January 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Review: Drew Estate Nica Rustica El Brujito

This Drew Estate Nica Rustica El Brujito came to me from Johnny Brooke at Drew Estate.  He was kind enough to send me a cigar to sample and review.   Not long after reviewing the Nica Rustica I purchased a bundle Corona Cigar Co. in Orlando, Florida on a recent trip.

This cigar kicks off the first in my ‘best of…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 10, 2014 at 7:00am — 8 Comments


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General Cigar cutbacks

General Cigar has discontinued more than 250 cigars for 2014



Astral GRV ’96 (Both Sizes)

Astral Natural (Both Sizes)

Astral Maduro (Both Sizes)

Astral Talanga Valley Selection (All Three Sizes)

Bances (11 SKUS)

Bolivar

       Lonsdale (5 1/2 x 50)

       Toro (6 x 52)

Brioso

       Corona (5 1/2 x 44)

       Robusto (5 1/2 x 50)

CAO Brazilia

       Tubo-Chango (6 1/2…

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Added by The Nothing on January 9, 2014 at 3:21pm — 5 Comments

Cu-Avana Punisher

Specs:

Size: 4.5x60

Vitola: Gordo

Wrapper: Habano

Binder:…

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Added by Robert Ottone on January 9, 2014 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments


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Chinnock Cellars on CigarChat Today at 8PM EST

Brian Chinnock will join us on the show today at 8PM EST!  Brian makes wine AND cigars... I love this guy already!

We'll talk about the popular Terroir and the New Pressoir!  We've also got some Pressoir samplers to give away, so post your questions for Brian below.

We have another Pressoir giveaway going on and you can Enter Here! …

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Added by RobbyRas on January 9, 2014 at 9:00am — 26 Comments

Foundry Cigar Co. W. Orange and Compounds, Elements and Musings Helium and Vanadium

When I last wrote I went on a little rant about buying a box of cigars I didn’t really need based on the  packaging. I wanted to give the new cigars some humidor time, so I figured I’d smoke a couple other cigars from he same line while the newbies rested. I asked Michael Giannini, the mastermind behindFoundry Cigar Co. to give me a quote to accompany today’s post, just so I can look like I do more than just smoke cigars and…

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Added by Craig Vanderslice on January 8, 2014 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Victor Sinclair Don Rafael Review

Specs:

Size: 7.5x50

Vitola: Churchill

Wrapper: Connecticut…

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Added by Robert Ottone on January 8, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments


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Review: Drew Estate MUWAT KFC

Fire cured tobacco has created quite the stir in the cigar industry this year with Leccia Tobacco, GAR, and Drew Estate all releasing cigars which include some of fire cured tobacco somewhere in the blend.

 

I have smoked the American Puro, reviewed the Leccia Black, and am now reviewing the MUWAT KFC. Below is some detail on the KFC from the…

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Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on January 8, 2014 at 6:00am — 12 Comments


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My Week (In Smoking) In Review - 1/7/14

Its been a while since I last posted a Week in Review here - about a month and a half actually!  Through a combination of holidays, NJ winter weather and the Cigar Federation Top Cigars of 2013, I just chose to forego posting this blog, but I think its time to bring it back!  I've smoked a lot of cigars over the past several weeks so I won't highlight them all, but I'll pull a few interesting ones out to…

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Added by Matt Ross on January 7, 2014 at 4:36pm — 6 Comments

Stogie Geeks Announcement!

Guys, you asked for it.  We listened!

For our return to the Cigar Federation airwaves on 1/9, we are proud to announce we have upgraded our UStream Account to remove the random ads.

A few folks have asked why we use UStream as opposed to Google Hangouts.  The UStream platform allows us some significant advantages when we do our audio and video cleanups after the show - and works much better with our equipment

Thanks for the support.  We look…

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Added by Cigar Coop on January 7, 2014 at 3:15pm — 5 Comments


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Review: Tatuaje Frank Jr. (2012 Little Monsters)

I purchased the Tatuaje Frank Jr. as a part of the 2012 Little Monsters ‘Orange box’ release.  I hadn’t actually smoked any of them until October of 2013.  

 

 

Nose:

I’m able to pick up pepper, cedar and faint coffee.

 

Construction:

The Tatuaje Frank Jr. comes in a corona gorda vitola measuring 5 5/8” and 44 ring gauge.  The cigar is box pressed and the wrapper is quite dark and features a triple cap.  The band is a…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on January 7, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Press Release: Nomad Cigar Company Releases Two New S-307 Sizes

Estelí, Nicaragua (Jan 6, 2014) – Nomad Cigar Company is pleased to announce the release of two additional sizes to the S-307 cigar line.   
The S-307, a box pressed Sumatra wrapped cigar, was originally released in late 2013 in three sizes and enjoyed significant success from the start – landing on several “Best of 2013” lists. 
The initial sizes in 2013 were: 
Toro (6×50)

Robusto (5×50) and

Torpedo (6 1/2 x…
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Added by Matt Ross on January 6, 2014 at 8:10am — 3 Comments

REVIEW: Chinnock Cellars Terroir Torpedo 6x52

             My favorite part about reviewing is coming across new blends I have never heard of, because you never know when you will find a new favorite.  I love doing trades for oddball boutiques, specifically when they get tossed in and you look at them wondering what is this?  Enter the Terroir from Chinnock Cellars.  Without doing much research, I had seen them on CigFedStore for sale…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on January 6, 2014 at 4:00am — 12 Comments

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