Decadent and superb in flavor and aroma, Bellas Artes stands as a true testament to the fine art of cigar making. A proprietary AJ Fernandez hybrid wrapper plays the perfect complement to the special binder from Quilali and premium fillers from Nicaragua, Honduras, and Brazil. Each aged, premium cut of tobacco combines to provide the most extravagant and sumptuous smoking experience. This Spanish box-pressed beauty will spoil your palate with notes of cream, white pepper, cinnamon, and…Continue
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AJ Fernández, maker of the classic San Lotano Requiem and New World premium cigar lines, is excited to present his newest blend, Last Call Maduro.Continue
Springfield, VA (July 12, 2016) – Omar de Frias is proud to announce his third blend after Fratello was introduced in 2013 and Fratello Bianco in 2015. Fratello Oro is the company’s first time working with an Ecuador Connecticut wrapper. “We wanted a mild to medium cigar with a creamy after taste but that it also embodies the true nature of our company which is full flavor cigars.” Said de Frias.…
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Southbury, CT – June 8, 2016 - Rick Ardito has officially joined Foundation Cigar Company as Brand Manager, for the highly anticipated July 2016 release of Nick Melillo’s exciting new brand, “The Upsetters.” Ardito brings a wealth of knowledge and valuable experience to the project backed by nearly two decades of industry experience beginning with Drew Estate…Continue
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NEW YORK, July 6, 2016 – The Knickerbocker Hotel® and Club Macanudo® have announced a joint partnership launching the city’s premier alfresco cigar lounge called “Club Macanudo at The Knick” set at the legendary New York hotel’s rooftop bar, St. Cloud, opening July 7. The luxury rooftop experience pairs the finest handmade cigars with signature libations and small plates created by renowned…Continue
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MoyaRuiz Cigars are proud to announce the release of their first Connecticut cigar, the La Jugada Claro. These creamy medium bodied cigars consist of Nicaraguan filler and binders and comes in a smoothly textured Connecticut-shade wrapper.Continue
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Southbury, CT July 5th, 2016 - Nicholas Melillo, owner of Foundation Cigar Company formally announces the appointment of Miami Cigar Company as the Exclusive Distributor for the long awaited UPSETTERS brand set for release just prior to the 2016 IPCPR Show in Las Vegas.
Founded by Nestor and Mariana Miranda in 1989, Miami Cigar has become one of the premier distributors of premium cigars boasting a portfolio, which includes…Continue
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Cigar enthusiasts have good reason to be excited. A new boutique cigar manufacturer Baracoa Cigar Company is set to release their first line, with a full dedication to providing the highest levels of quality and service. The company has celebrated their debut, with the release of “The Voyage” a premium hand rolled cigar manufactured by La Aurora factory using some of the finest tobacco available.
June 27, 2016
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For the first time ever a Fonseca will be made in Nicaragua. This summer at IPCPR the Quesada family will release the Fonseca Nicaragua, a Nicaraguan Puro made by the Plasencia Family in Esteli. Adding to the well-established Dominican Fonseca, the Fonseca Nicaragua is blended with tobaccos from Ometepe, Jalapa, and Esteli to capture the full complexity of flavors found in the country. Nearly equally as impressive as the cigars themselves is the price: MSRP will range from $4.99 to…Continue
GRANADA, NICARAGUA. - (5 July 2016). Mo Maali of Patina Cigars, and Mombacho Cigars, S.A., announced today that they have teamed up to create a new exclusive cigar brand named Patina.
Patina will be a luxury cigar brand utilizing the finest tobaccos and it will combine Mombacho’s unique blending style based on aroma, balance and persistency, and Casa De Montecristo’s deep knowledge of the taste of the high-end market, resulting in a multi-sensorial cigar…
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Ernesto Perez-Carrillo is always pushing the envelope while he is creating blends for his loyal fans. As a Hall of Fame Master Blender, it is his goal to have each of his treasured cigars leave a lasting impression on each person that smokes Ernesto’s creations. One of Ernesto’s claim to fame is being the man behind the BIG RING gauge cigar and the phenomenon that has come along with it. Here at E.P. Carrillo Cigar Co., Ernesto has reinvented the BIG RING cigar in the INCH Series. Highly…Continue
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the launch of the Drew Diplomat Event Series, an event tour that makes stops across the United States at Drew Diplomat Retailers. The final stop of this tour will take place on August 6, 2016 at the second annual Connecticut Barn Smoker, held on the same Connecticut River Valley farm that produces the wrapper for Drew Estate’s Liga Privada No. 9 and Liga Privada T52…Continue
June 28, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the release of BISHOPS BLEND: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.
BISHOPS BLEND will be debuting at this year’s IPCPR Trade Show.
“The Bishops Blend has been a long time in the making, and I’m very excited for its release. I…Continue
Warped is excited to announce the release of an exclusive vitola of Flor del Valle Sky Flower for Corona Cigar Co located in Orlando, FL. This project has been in the works for some time largely in part due to the sourcing of the medio tiempo from AGANOSA that makes Flor del Valle Sky Flower so unique. On Warped’s last trip to review and source the medio tiempo crop for Sky Flower, it was only then that enough material was available to allow this long awaited project between Kyle Gellis of…Continue
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Cubariqueño Cigar Company burst on to the cigar scene in 2015 with their freshman release called Protocol. It was met with rave reviews (including that of our own Cigar Surgeon). On the heels of that success, Juan and Bill are set to release the Protocol Probable Cause in July at this year's IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, NV... Where the…Continue
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More Skinny Monsters!
The Tatuaje Skinny Monsters are the latest iteration of the blends have become so popular with cigar smokers. They are currently available in a 10-count sampler that includes one version of each Monster release. Over the next few months I'll post up reviews of each blend. Today's review is The Drac.
Tatuaje Skinny Monsters sampler includes each of the following in a petite lancero:…Continue
Oktoberfest 2016 is fast approaching and the Quesada Family has crafted 100 intricate “Brauhaus” humidors to celebrate this year’s festival. Each humidor is carved in the form of a Bavarian style “brauhaus”, is sequentially numbered, and can hold 100+ cigars. These festive humidors will be sent to select retail shops after the IPCPR in July and raffled off this fall. In addition, Quesada has also updated their packaging for 2016 and created a new size in both the Nicaraguan and Dominican…Continue
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