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Press Release: La Palina will debut the La Palina Black Label at the 2014 IPCPR Show in Las Vegas

La Palina is adding the La Palina Black Label to its portfolio.  The line is being rolled in the Dominican Republic and will be presented in boxes of 20.  

The La Palina Black Label is a cigar for those in search of a rich blend with complex flavor. A Brazilian grown Bahiano wrapper amplifies filler and binder tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. This full-bodied blend has an undertone of spice that is sure to grab your attention. Notes of fruit and cocoa…


Added by Matt Ross on July 8, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Press Release: Toraño Family Cigar Co. to Unveil "The Charlie Toraño Captiva" At the 2014 IPCPR

(Miami, FL) July 8, 2014Toraño Family Cigar Co., respected in the cigar- making industry for nearly 100 years, proudly announces that Charlie Toraño, for the first time, will unveil a cigar under his own name: Charlie Toraño Captiva.…

Added by Matt Ross on July 8, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Nomad Cigar Co. Adds a “Belicoso” To The Connecticut Fuerte Collection

Tamboril, Dominican Republic (July 8, 2014) – Nomad Cigar Company is pleased to announce the release of a Belicoso sized cigar to its popular Connecticut Fuerte collection.

The Nomad Connecticut Fuerte launched this year in March and was immediately available in four sizes…

Corona 5.5 x 44

Toro 6 x 52

Robusto Gordo 5.5x 54

Robusto 5×50

Fred Rewey, founder of Nomad Cigar Company, added the 6.25 x 54 Belicoso after playing around…


Added by Matt Ross on July 8, 2014 at 11:24am — No Comments

News: Cigar Federation Now Under New Ownership


Cigar Federation will enter into a new chapter today. I am very excited to take Cigar Federation to the next level. Please let me know if you have questions in the comments below.




Cigar Federation, the #1 cigar social-network and entertainment website, has been purchased by Logan…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on July 8, 2014 at 8:00am — 46 Comments

Group Review: Camacho Blackout

The Camacho Blackout was a Limited Edition release for 2013.  The Blackout features filler, wrapper and binder from multiple years that were combined and aged for an additional 2 years.  Available in 5 sizes: Robusto 5” x 50, Figurado 6 1/8” x 54/42, Toro 6” x 50, Gordo 6” x 60 and finally Churchill 7” x 48.  We weren’t able to obtain 3 Gordos, so we thought it would be interesting to compare the Robusto versus the Gordo as a group review.




Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 8, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Press Release: Córdoba & Morales to Introduce Clave Cubana Etiqueta Blanca at this Year’s IPCPR

LAS VEGAS (July 7, 2014) – Purveyors of fine cigars looking to add a little “maturity” to their humidors will find a rich, flavorful new option at this year’s 82nd Annual IPCPR Convention & International Trade Show.…


Added by Matt Ross on July 7, 2014 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Review: Wilson Adams Sumatra No 2 Robusto 5x50

             Wilson Adams is a company I must say I know little about.  I met Brandon Wilson at IPCPR last year, and ended up having a drink or two with him at the Alec Bradley event.  At the time, I had one of his Habano cigars, but did not have the time to really sit down and chat with him.  Fast forward to March this year, and my good friend Akhil at Regius was traveling to California with Wilson.  They made a point to stop in to Bakersfield and say hello, and Wilson gave me his new blend…


Added by Catfishbluezz on July 7, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Press Release: Mombacho Cigars S.A. announces distribution agreement with Roma Craft Tobac LLC

TORONTO – July 4, 2014 – Toronto based Mombacho Cigars S.A. (Mombacho) proudly announces that they have entered into an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Austin, Texas based RoMa Craft Tobac LLC.

RoMa Craft Tobac and Mombacho are standouts in today’s crowded premium cigar market. However, after a few years of sharing best practices and developing personal friendships among the companies’ principals, they discovered a significant amount of…


Added by Matt Ross on July 6, 2014 at 8:31am — No Comments

Review: Matilde Renacer Corona 5.5x44

             Most of you know I am a whore when it comes to cigars made in the Dominican Republic.  I have always leaned to tobacco coming from this region historically, even though recent medium production coming out of Nicaragua have been dominating my Top Cigar lists.  Hearing that Jose Blanco and Jose Siejas had planned on releasing Dominican blends for this year, I was beyond excited.  Siejas had retried from Altadis in 2012, but opened a small batch factory with his brothers, and his…


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

Press Release: Mombacho Cigars S.A. announces U.S. launch with Tierra Volcan line of premium cigars

TORONTO – June 24, 2014 – Toronto based Mombacho Cigars S.A. (Mombacho) announced today the launch of Tierra Volcan Cigars in the United States. The brand will make its official debut at the 82nd Annual International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association Convention and Tradeshow, July 19th to 23rd, 2014 in Las Vegas.…


Added by Matt Ross on July 4, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Review: Custom Habanos Carlos Fernandez Medio Tiempo Pyramide Extra

           Lately I have been diving head first into the world of custom rolled Habanos through several avenues I have established over the years.  As I have been obtaining these cigars, I have been smoking them fresh and taking notes for review so I can compare the changes that take place after their initial sick periods.  One of the rollers I have obtained custom blends from, is Carlos Fernandez.  Carlos is a level 9 roller at the Partagas factory, and he does rolling events abroad.  If…


Added by Catfishbluezz on July 3, 2014 at 10:40am — 3 Comments

Review: 262 Allegiance

262 Allegiance

Size: 5 x 50 Robusto

WrapperBrazilian Mata Fina

Binder: Nicaraguan

FillerHonduran and Nicaraguan…


Added by 007MI6 on July 3, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Review: Crowned Heads - The Angel's Anvil TAA Exclusive

Crowned Heads and Jon Huber seem to be everywhere these days.  Fresh off the release of the Las Calaveras, Crowned Heads introduced The Angel's Anvil in June of this year.  The Angel's Anvil is a TAA Exclusive (Tobacconist Association of America), so it's only available at TAA shops.

There was a lot of buzz around this cigar when it was announced and a lot of that buzz centered around the name.  Our good friend Cigar-Coop gives a nice overview of the of the Angel's Anvil and the TAA…


Added by RobbyRas on July 2, 2014 at 9:35am — 7 Comments

News: EPC Cigar Co. Brings a Bounty of Summer Smokes

Happy 4th of July! The IPCPR trade show is right around the corner and EPC is excited to offer three new releases. Read below from a recent Cigar Aficionado issue (Cigar Insider) for more info. Additionally, we released a new Tuxedo 60 RG variety pack, new sizes of E-Stunner 60 (Limousin), E-Stunner 52 (Taurus), Cardinal 60 along with all of our regular lines. Ask your local tobacconist for an E.P. Carrillo cigar this month!



Added by Matt Ross on July 1, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Press Release: Arandoza Announce "Red" Label for IPCPR 2014

In keeping with “Family Tradition”, Arandoza will unveil its “Red” Label at the 2014 IPCPR in July. The “Red” label commemorates and praises the nation’s heritage following on its footsteps of Independence Day celebrating the history, commitment and traditions of the Arandoza Family. This new label is a full flavored full bodied cigar that will delight the seasoned aficionado. Manufactured at La Zona Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, its construction consists of a 100% Nicaraguan…


Added by Matt Ross on July 1, 2014 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Press Release: Untamed by La Aurora to be showcased at IPCPR 2014

(Santiago, DR) July 1, 2014 - La Aurora Cigars is proud to announce the release of their latest creation, Untamed by La Aurora. Using tobacco selected specifically for this project, La Aurora aims to please even the most demanding consumer with this unique blend. Led by master blender, Manuel Inoa, the team at La Aurora has been able to attack this ambitious project head on and are eager to release the beast in Las Vegas.



Added by Matt Ross on July 1, 2014 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Cuban Stock Cigar Co Announces Chubbys Boss

June 30th, 2014: Cuban Stock Cigar Co. is proud to announce the release of the Chubbys Boss.

The first Chubbys were launched in 1999. They were a great success from the get-go, being Cuban Stock’s first 60 ring gauge cigar. The line gradually developed but really took off in 2004 after Cuban Stock developed the Dominican Maduro Special (DMS) wrapper, a naturally processed Dominican wrapper that produces the perfect dark, oily cigar.



Added by Matt Ross on July 1, 2014 at 9:42am — No Comments

Group Review: Oliva Serie V Ligero Especial Lancero

Since 2014 is shaping up to be the ‘Year of the Lancero’, it seemed appropriate to review the Oliva Serie V Lancero.   For many years the this stood out as the only lancero vitola cigar Oliva offered, since the Serie V originally line launched in 2007.   It is blended with specially fermented Jalapa Valley ligero, and finished with a high priming Habano Sun Grown Wrapper and…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 1, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Press Release: Miami Cigar & Co. Announces Distribution Deal

On the heels of debuting new look; the company welcomes Hfbarcelona to the MCC family


(Miami, Florida) June 30, 2014— Miami Cigar & Company proudly announces that they have reached an agreement to become the official exclusive distributor of Hfbarcelona in the United States.



Added by Matt Ross on July 1, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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