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Review: Room 101 Daruma Mutante

This Room 101 Durama Mutante came to me by way of a great Cigar Aficionado Traveling Stogie, from his  aptly named ‘Win a pair of room 101 Darumas’ contest. This was my first time smoking a Room 101 cigar, and I was pretty excited to try it out.  The fact that it was a lancero vitola, in a time where it seems larger ring gauges are all the rage, made me that much more eager…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 7, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Habanos Review: Montecristo Edmundo

  This is one of my favorite smokes HANDS down!  Check out what Tuna has to say and whether or not he and I will be yelling at each other on the next show over it...  Click Here for the Review…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on May 6, 2014 at 9:16am — 1 Comment

Habanos Review: H Upmann Majestic 5.5x40

             Upmann Addicts Anonymous checking in for duty. When a brother has a chance to score boxes with 5-6 years on them, you jump. I was introduced to the Majestic when given that opportunity, and was not let down. Quickly after experiencing what an aged Majestic had to offer, I turned to new production, and was pleasantly greeted with fine cigars for economic value. So I figured sooner or later, I must review my hidden gem in the Upmann line. The size is a Cremas 5.5x40, which…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on May 6, 2014 at 9:12am — 3 Comments


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Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Exclusive Distributorship of Tsuge Pipe Company

Miami, FL, May 2, 2014: Drew Estate and Tsuge Pipe Company Ltd. have announced a new strategic alliance between the two companies with news that Drew Estate will become the exclusive distributor of Tsuge in the United States and Canada. Drew Estate will begin selling the Tsuge line at the 2014 IPCPR show in Las Vegas, Nevada in July 2014. Drew Estate entered the pipe market by releasing a line of custom pipe tobacco blends at the 2013 IPCPR tradeshow, and this…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 2, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments


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News: Feds seize millions in cash, cars and art from major cigar executive

The following news story hit the wire late last night:

Millions of dollars in cash, sports cars, jewelry and art once belonging to an executive at Swisher International, the world's largest cigar maker, are now in the hands of federal agents, according to court documents filed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 1, 2014 at 10:00am — 9 Comments


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Review: East India Trading Co Rogue Rascal

This cigar came to me by way of a ‘USA Freedom’ Bomb from the /r/cigars Redditor /u/UnofficialGhost.  For the month of April /r/cigars was split into a USA and Russian faction who battled by means of cigar bombs for point domination. 

It was a fun little game, and I got a great selection of cigars to review as a result.  There will be many reviews coming out of that package soon.

Payback for this bomb was…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 1, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Black Label Trading Company and UnderGround Cigar Shop are teaming up for a MORPHINE Pre-Release Party.

April 29, 2014 — (Fort Worth, TX) Black Label Trading Company and UnderGround Cigar Shop are teaming up for a MORPHINE Pre-Release Party.



UnderGround Cigar Shop & Lounge carry the six blends currently offered by Black Label Trading Co. and are excited to host the…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 30, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments


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Press Release: 1502 Cigars Announces New Release of Lancero Emerald Cigar

Miami, Florida, April 21, 2014 – Nicaraguan manufacturer and seller of 1502 Cigars, Global Premium Cigars, is pleased to announce their new vitola for the well-reviewed 1502 Emerald: Lancero.

The Lancero vitola is sure to strengthen the already highly-rated 1502 cigar…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 30, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments


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Press Release: General Cigar Presents 1907 by Dunhill

GENERAL CIGAR PRESENTS 1907 BY DUNHILL

Four New Super Premium Sizes to Make Worldwide Debut

General Cigar announces the world premiere of 1907 by Dunhill®, a medium-bodied, four-cigar collection that will be available at fine cigar shops nationwide, and at premium tobacconists worldwide, beginning in May.

1907 by Dunhill marks the first full-time new Dunhill brand since its Signed Range was introduced in 2001, and…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 30, 2014 at 7:55am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Cigar Rights of America Statement on Issuance of Deeming Regulation By the U.S. Food & Drug Administration

 
WASHINGTON DCOn Thursday, April 24, 2014 the future of the premium cigar industry, and the ability of customers to choose to enjoy premium cigar products, may have changed forever. Since April of 2009, Cigar Rights of America (CRA) has issued a…
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Added by Matt Ross on April 28, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments


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Press Release: LA SIRENA Acquires Old School Cigars

NEW YORK, NY - Aprill 28th, 2014 - The newly independent La Sirena Cigars announced today the acquisition of New York based cigar brand, Old School Cigars. The acquisition was a strategic move for La Sirena to increase their portfolio and gain immediate market share. Old School Cigars is best known for its 3 Lines: Stixx, Jaxx and Jaxx LT.…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 28, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments


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TBT: Drew Estate Cigar Safari Day 1

Editor's Note: I've been meaning to port my old blogs over to Cigar Federation for awhile now, but have just been too lazy to do it.  With lots of discussion about Cigar Safari recently, and with Logan and Seth having a Cigar Safari Recap tomorrow night, I figured this would be a good day to kick this off.  I'll post the first entry today and follow up with subsequent entries on…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 28, 2014 at 11:01am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Iconic Leaf Cigar is announcing the release of The E.L.F. PACK (Eight Legged Freak)

This release will be available in two offerings:

The E.L.F. PACK SIDEWINDER series assortment.

The E.L.F. PACK KANU' series assortment.

The E.L.F. PACK SIDEWINDER series assortment will enclude each of the three Sidewinder vitolas which consists of a 5x57, 6x57 and 7x57 in this one of a kind shape that combines the roundness of a cigar with the box press. These three vitolas will be available in the E.L.F. Pack series assortment and will come in all three of the…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 24, 2014 at 11:37am — 3 Comments


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Review: Elogio LSV Corona Extra

During my time at IPCPR 2013 I discovered a lot of brands I was not familiar with. Elogio was one of those brands. The husband and wife team was their with their daughter, which really showed the dynamics of this company, and they were all very pleasant to talk to. Very enthusiastic to speak about their brand and love of the industry. So, today I am going to review the Elogio LSV Corona Extra. A size that is a personal favorite. …

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Added by 007MI6 on April 24, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments


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Press Release: Griffin’s is launching the Gran Robusto, an innovative format to the line

Basel, April 2014. With the creation of this innovative Gran Robusto, the renowned and popular cigar brand Griffin’s responds to the desire of modern aficionados to discover and enjoy a multi-faceted and well-rounded cigar experience. The new Griffin’s Gran Robusto is perfectly balanced and proves to be an ideal companion to follow a light meal.



The Dominican filler tobaccos (harvested in the Cibao Valley) and a Peruvian binder with a beautiful…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment


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Review: 1502 Black Gold Toro

I picked up a pair of 1502 Black Gold Toro's along with some 1502 Emerald Toro's as a part of a ‘build your own House of Emilio sampler’ on the Cigar Federation store.  

Now I know what some of you might be thinking.  Here we go, ol’ Surge has sold out and is pitching Emilio products in his reviews!   I always want to make sure that people…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 22, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Review: La Jugada Prieto Robusto 5x52

             It’s day four of IPCPR (yeah I know that was almost a year ago, but I only review one cigar a week, deal with it), weariness has crept in, my body is weak, and my mind not as sharp after a long night of hanging with G and the Bodega crew.  Only Rob stuck with me the night before, and needless to say, I needed a pick me up the next day.  Logan was pulling me left and right as we attempted to get to the booth to begin the day.  Enter La Jugada, with a Prieto and Cuban espresso…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on June 9, 2014 at 4:00am — 6 Comments

Review: Bodega Aperitivo Corona Gorda



             Chances are, if you hang out on twitter or in the cigar social media world, you probably heard about Bodega as one of their fearless leaders, Cigar_G, has a unique presence you could say.  His combination of humor and fervor for cigars is rather original to say the least.  I had the pleasure of hanging with the Bodega crew at IPCPR, well before their cigars were released or finished, and got to see the partnership with the House of Emilio blossom on the show floor.  Rob…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on May 5, 2014 at 4:00am — 7 Comments

Review: Total Flame Nicaragua

 

             If you have not noticed, Total Flame seems to be making good impressions in the review world.  I posted a review of the FTW (click here) and raved about it to everyone in forums across the internet, while bugging Rob and Logan to pick them up.  It seems since then, they keep getting positive feedback on Cigar Federation and throughout the blogging world.  I…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on May 12, 2014 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

Review: Guayacan Torpedo

I had waited a while to get back to reviewing another one of the samples Guayacan owner Noel Rojas had given to me at IPCPR.  Knowing the maduro was a little strong for my tastes, I figured letting the natural line age for six months or so might be advantageous to my palate.  I reviewed the maduro here, and interviewed Noel at IPCPR…

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Added by Catfishbluezz on May 19, 2014 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

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