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Review: Crux Ninfamaniac Natural

The Crux Cigars Ninfamaniac has had my attention since first sight. The it's a Lancero size, but in a figurado shape. Not to mention a band that is simply awesome! Love the nude fairy, on the brown background. But of course I would, it's very much in line with my Art Deco collecting. The wrapper is a somewhat veiny, medium brown, with great construction. And the aroma has a very interesting floral note. The cold draw has a mild floral flavor with some wood.…


Added by 007MI6 on June 12, 2014 at 7:00am — 15 Comments

Press Release: JOYA RED Vitola Name Update

Due to a conflict with the name "Cardinal", Joya de Nicaragua have changed the vitola name to "CAÑONAZO".…


Added by Matt Ross on June 11, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Press Release: AJ Fernandez Cigars Proudly Announces Robbie Streitz as new National Sales Manager

(Miami, Florida) June 10, 2014A.J. Fernandez Cigars, known for producing some of the finest cigars in the industry is proud to announce Robbie Streitz as their new Nation Sales Manager. Robbie will manage the sales force from A.J. Fernandez headquarters located in Sunrise, Florida.
Robbie Streitz, a lifetime cigar enthusiast and Southern California native received his start in the tobacco industry when he started his own radio show;…

Added by Matt Ross on June 10, 2014 at 11:51am — No Comments

Group Review: Caldwell Cigar Company “The King is Dead” Broken Sword

Robert Caldwell, formerly partnered with Christian Eiroa and Wynwood Cigar Company, formed Caldwell Cigar Company in February of 2014.   Rolled out of the Dominican republic, the official debut party was out of San Diego in April of 2014.

“The Caldwell Collection” line-up consists of 25…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 10, 2014 at 6:00am — 13 Comments

Review: Felix Assouline Ego Trip

Wrapper: Habano Criollo 98

Binder: Indonesian…


Added by Tyler on June 9, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

BREAKING NEWS - L'Atelier announces LAT SS Lancero on CigarChat

L'Atelier Imports announced the production of the LAT Selection Speciale Lancero for release at IPCPR 2014.  Casper Johnson broke the news during an episode of CigarChat that aired on Thursday, June 5th right here on

According to Casper, 2014 is "the year of Lanceros" and with the release of the LAT Lancero and the Tatuaje Lancero Sampler it was the right time for the LAT SS Lancero.

The LAT SS Lancero will be released at IPCPR…


Added by RobbyRas on June 6, 2014 at 10:51am — 3 Comments

Cigar Review: Bolívar Royal Coronas (TEB NOV-08)

You keep that Cohiba because today I am talking about what I believe to be the greatest robusto coming out of Cuba. It has always done well in terms of ratings by critics and there is reason for that. There is a greatHabanos smoker that I know who swears by these robustos and he believes them…


Added by Seth's Humidor on June 5, 2014 at 3:05pm — 2 Comments

Review: Lou Rodriguez Edición Premier

This Lou Rodriguez Edición Premier has a mottled, dark brown wrapper in a relatively soft, box-press. It has quite a rough exterior from the bunching inside, but the wrapper itself has minimal veins and smooth seams. Although, I can feel various soft mad hard spots throughout. The wrapper smells like a sweet mix of leather & tobacco. The cold draw is effortless, with notes of leather and earth.…


Added by 007MI6 on June 5, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Press Release: Rediscover Joya with JOYA Red

Estelí – You probably know Joya de Nicaragua as the traditional maker of powerful cigars. Think again!

Meet JOYA RED, a new and exciting side of JDN. Some might even call it unexpected. Developed for the modern smoker by the youngest executive team in the industry, together with the most senior Master Blenders of Nicaragua. Juan Ignacio Martínez (31), President of JDN since 2013, led a team of contemporary executives and experienced Master Blenders such as…


Added by Matt Ross on June 4, 2014 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Press Release: CAO Releases Sinister Sam

CAO has just released a new twist on CAO America called Sinister Sam.
From now until the limited quantity is depleted, CAO Sinister Sam (6.5” x 52, SRP per cigar is $8.50) is a small batch cigar available exclusively at cigar shops nationwide until the…

Added by Matt Ross on June 4, 2014 at 8:34am — No Comments

Press Release: The New Look Miami Cigar & Co. to Celebrate 25 Years in the Business During the 2014 IPCPR

(Miami, Florida) June 3, 2014Miami Cigar & Company targets the 2014 IPCPR as the official launch pad for their new “look” as they celebrate 25 years in business. These key changes in branding aside from being of celebratory…


Added by Matt Ross on June 3, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

Press Release: La Palina Collection Goldie Laguito Especial Now Available at Retailers Nationwide

Goldie Drell Paley, the namesake of our brand, was the wife of Sam Paley, who founded La Palina in 1896. To celebrate the history, contributions and accomplishments of women in the cigar industry, La Palina released the La Palina Collection Goldie series in 2012.

The 2014 Goldie Laguito Especial will…


Added by Matt Ross on June 3, 2014 at 9:12am — 1 Comment

Press Release: REINADO® Grand Empire Reserve Continues to Expand with the Introduction of an Aged Ecuadorian Connecticut Wrapped Petit Lancero

REINADO® Grand Empire Reserve Continues to Expand with the Introduction of an Aged Ecuadorian Connecticut Wrapped Petit Lancero

New Ecuador Edition Petit Lancero provides a distinctive, complex flavor profile.

Oradell, NJ, June 2, 2014 — ( — REINADO® Cigars eagerly announces the upcoming availability of its latest cigar in the Grand Empire Reserve line, a Petit Lancero. Like all Grand Empire Reserves, the new Petit…


Added by Matt Ross on June 3, 2014 at 8:53am — No Comments

Habanos Review: Sancho Panza Non Plus petite corona

             Sancho Panza is a brand I have very little experience with honestly.  I have only had a Belicoso once, and never cared for it.  I still had to try the Non Plus though, given the insane corona whore I am when it comes to Habanos. I really want to know Sancho Panza, who he is, and what his whole story is.  It seems like there is little information in regard to Mr. Panza and his Habanos brand, other than a literary reference.  Who knows who came up with the name, but…


Added by Catfishbluezz on May 29, 2014 at 8:43am — 1 Comment

Group Review: 1907 by Dunhill Robusto

The 1907 by Dunhill is the newest addition to the line of cigars.  In fact, the 1907 is the first full-time cigar to be added to the Dunhill family since 2001.  For those of you wonder, I was still in college.  Go Hornets!

According to Yves Politi, head of the British American Tobacco Ltd.'s Dunhill cigar division, "1907 celebrates the Dunhill brand's time-honored tradition of tobacco mastery, while incorporating elements that spoeak to the modern cigar smoker's passion: a…


Added by RobbyRas on May 29, 2014 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

Press Release: An all Nicaraguan Puro, Room101 presents The Big Payback



Added by Matt Ross on May 27, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Review: J.D. Howard Reserve HR 46

This J.D. Howard Reserve HR 46 by Crowned Heads came to me by way of the /r/cigars Secret Santa last December.   Thanks again to whoever sent me an extremely generous package of cigars.  I was eager to try the J.D. Howard Reserve as the Drumstick currently sits at #1 position on my top non-cuban cigars of 2014.  I was also a…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 27, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Pre-Release Review: Regius Exclusivo USA Fat Perfecto

             Man I love this time of year.  This is the time when all the companies are teasing new releases and I start drooling like a Pavlov dog over what may be coming out of the Domincan Republic, like anything made by a family named Kelner, and my favorite Nicaraguan blenders.  That being said, given my love for the Regius brand and the rankings of Akhil’s blends on my Top 13…


Added by Catfishbluezz on May 26, 2014 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Press Release: Moya Ruiz Announces the La Jugada Nunchuck

May 23, 2014 (Miami, FL) – Moya Ruiz Cigars is proud to announce that the highly anticipated La Jugada Nunchuck will debut in July at the 2014 IPCPR in Las Vegas, Nevada. Coming off last year’s successful debut of the medium-bodied Habano, Moya Ruiz plans on adding a limited edition…


Added by Matt Ross on May 24, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Review: Habanos H Upmann Connoisseur 1 Robusto

             Being one of the residing Presidents of the Upmann Slim with the Tilted Brim Fan Club, I am always on the lookout for Upmann smokes that deliver the love. I had always collected the No 2 vitola, the Magnum 46, and several smaller sizes including the Majestic. For some reason, I never got around to trying the Connoisseur 1, even though it had a reputation that was impeccable amongst the Upmann faithful and forum nuts. When I finally grabbed a box from 2011, I was…


Added by Catfishbluezz on May 23, 2014 at 9:05am — 3 Comments

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