I started out the second half of the week revisiting the Arandoza Blue Label Robusto from Arandoza Cigars. This brand is made at Erik Espinoza’s La Zona factory in Esteli, it’s a Nicaraguan puro with a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper and Nicaraguan binder and fillers. I smoked some of these last year and enjoyed them quite a bit, as I enjoyed this one again. They’ve fancied up the bands on these, making them harder to get a good…Continue
Added by Craig Vanderslice on April 6, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
House of Emilio is a boutique cigar manufacturer featuring some of the best tobaccos made into some of the finest cigars in the world. Under its name are some of the best of the best in the boutique cigars, names such as Ezra Zion, Epicurean, Rodrigo, Emilio, Guayacan, Nomad,…Continue
Cigar Specs: Undercrown Dogma by Drew Estate
Country of origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Mexican San Andreas
Binder: Connecticut Stalk-Cut Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan & Brazilian Mata Fina
Shape: Soft Box Press
Price: $9.95 per single and $99.50 for a 10 count bundle
Available only from…
Added by FineCigarAZ on April 5, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
You want history? That is what my man Tuna is for. Tuna is a world-traveled man of mystery that will dig deep on a marca and give the reader all the pertinent information on a brand. Me? I come from the aqueducts, so you get raw dog review, styles unbreakable and shatterproof like my man ODB. The following review took place while listening to old men whiff putts in the afternoon and cursing their golf games, while I sat back and enjoyed one of the finer things in…Continue
While at IPCPR 2013 I visited a booth with an interesting characteristic from the others. Costa Rican tobacco. That's not a common thing to see in my world, so I had to procure some for sampling and review. Well, it has taken me some time to get to them, so at the time of smoking they had 265 days of rest. ;) It is definitely worth noting that this is the "Special Edition", which although, it is manufactured in Costa Rica, it does not have CR tobacco. The core line Gold has Costa Rican…Continue
Basel, February 2014. Davidoff Cigars has made it a mission to delight the cigar aficionado by bringing him a variety of taste experiences and cigar pleasures with truly consistent quality – Davidoff Aniversario “No.3”, “2000” and Special “R”. This memorable…
Added by Matt Ross on April 3, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments
Today we are going to mix it up a bit. As many of you already know, Drew Estate just released the new Undercrown Dogma to honor the one year anniversary of Cigar Dojo.
The Undercrown Dogma will be sold in mazos of ten at an MSRP of $9.95 per cigar, and is “based” on the Undercrown Corona Viva blend. The Undercrown Dogma will come in one vitola – a 6 x 56 box press. If you would like to read the entire press release, you can…Continue
I’ve been sampling the new additions to the Partagas 1845 line this week. The regular 1845 was released about 2 years ago and I really enjoyed them, I thought it was a solid addition to an already excellent line. This year they’ve come out with two line extensions, the Extra Fuerte and Extra Oscuro. As they’ve recently done with the La Gloria Cubana Serie R Esteli and Black, they’ve earmarked the Extra Fuerte for Brick and Mortar stores and the Extra Oscuro for the Internet and catalog…Continue
Lets talk about the holy shit balls part first. This will be the last segment in this series for several reasons, but here is the main one. I was invited to the new media trip at Drew Estate, and will be picking this series back up and cover the rest of the topics I want to cover, based on the Drew Estate. It just makes sense since Drew Estate just launched DE 2 (pre-industry) and have a huge cigar factory. See, I would never leave my loyal readers out in the cold :)
I will be the…Continue
This cigar was part of a 5 cigar sampler pack that I ordered from an online Cuban cigar supplier. They run a contest each year where you buy a sampler of cigars, smoke them blind, and then have to make a guess as to what they are. If you get all 5 correct you get a significant gift certificate through them.
Unfortunately I don’t have as much experience smoking Cuban cigars as most of the other members, but it sounded like a fun contest so I signed up.…Continue
Wrapper: Honduran Connecticut Seed Shade Grown- Talanga Valley
Size: 7 x 54 “Double Corona”
A small boutique blend that…Continue
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Size: 5.375 x 42 “Perfecto- Bella Encre”
Construction is very good. The dark chocolate…Continue
Well it is my joy to announce that I will be doing weekly reviews for Cigar Federation as I transition into a trial moderator position. However, Logan is really putting the heat on me to see what I can produce over the next few months, so I need a little help. I need you all to let Logan know how awesome and cool I am. You might be saying, “But Tyler, lying is bad”. But I don’t care, I say do it anyway!
Thursday I revisited the Relajado Robusto, which is a house brand from Best Cigar Prices. The cigar is made by General cigar, the trademark rounded head gives that away. Despite the band being pretty cheesy, and looking like a cheap bundle cigar instead of a reasonably priced boxed cigar, this was pretty darned nice. It reminded me a little of the …Continue
Added by Craig Vanderslice on March 30, 2014 at 10:55am — No Comments
First third: I'm getting a lot of sweet leather and nice smooth black pepper. A tiny hint of cherry compliments the sweetness of the Macallan very well . A really good pairing so far . More to come later!
Halfway point starts out by ramping up the pepper, and even adding in some cayenne pepper into the mix. That cherry is gone…Continue
The cigar community, whether it be globally, nationally, or locally, is commonly referred to as a "brotherhood," and the popular acronym "B.O.T.L." stands for "Brothers Of The Leaf." Even at my local B&M (Brick & Mortar) cigar shop the members frequently address each other as “brother.” So when I heard…Continue
Added by Jason Zahner on March 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Size: 6 x 56 “Torpedo
Paul grabbed one of these babies from his roller who had just…Continue
Apologies in advance, but we need to postpone this episode of Stogie Geeks. We will reschedule this in the future.
Please join us for next week's episode as José Blanco joins us for our big live show next week.