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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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…
ContinueWASHINGTON DC - On 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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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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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…
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…Continue
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. …Continue
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
Reading into Padron’s historical ratings really requires an Excel spreadsheet. When you consider what this company has done, their history is unmatched. I cannot think of a company with a small portfolio, which has review after review of high ratings from the cheapest to most expensive cigar. Across the board from bloggers, magazines, reviewers, critics, you will always find Padron. When I think of the best maduro on earth, I think of PAdron. When I got into cigars after…Continue
I've talked about it in the past, but there's something about going from a high elevation place to a low elevation, high heat and high humidity place. People have asked me in the past how I'm able to smoke so many cigars while on the Cigar Safari. Honestly if I were to smoke 4 cigars in half a day at home I would likely spend most of the evening and the next day sick.
I think it's a combination of being able to…Continue
Wrapper: Cameroon (Dominican Republic)
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Cigars Smoked: 1
Those that follow me on Instagram (thanks to the five of you!) know that I have been…Continue
These came to me by way of a 10 count box I purchased. For those that track box codes, the box code on this was AUB JUL 12. I had the fortune of trying these for the first time when I was in Cuba, in November of 2013. A generous BoTL gave me one and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wasted no time in grabbing a box not soon after I flew home.
Granted this is all a fairly big spoiler leading in, I hope you still enjoy the review.
Rob took some time and answered several of the questions we didn't get to last week on CigarChat.
Q: What type of parameters do you use when determining how to blend a new cigar?
A: First thing I look at is my own personal taste and what I want the cigar to be. Second I sit with the master blender and discuss what I am looking for in the cigar. I let him know the strength I’m looking for, the wrapper that I want and a cigar with god complexity and flavors. After he puts…Continue
We at Iconic Leaf Cigar are pleased to announce the newest addition to our Recluse family of cigars.
Wrapper: Conn. Seed, Ecuadorian shade (Grade A)
Crux cigars came out of the gate with a large social media presence and a contest that drew a lot of attention. I was lucky enough to score a 5pk of these Passport Half Coronas from this, and was happy to give them a try.
The Crux Passport Half Corona is one good looking…Continue
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