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Pre-Release Review: Smoking Jacket Corona by Kelner Boutique Factory

              Recently, I was gifted some cigars by Alan Fonseca, one of the owners of Ezra Zion cigars.  Alan always stops in my hometown at one of his dealers and we have made it a point to share smokes and herf each time he is in the area.  Knowing my love for all things Henke, Alan grabbed me some of Hendrick  Kelner Junior’s new blend Smoking Jacket the last time he met up with the Kelners to smoke. Not much…

Added by Catfishbluezz on May 13, 2013 at 5:30pm — 12 Comments

PDR Cigars Announces Distribution Agreement with El Primer Mundo Cigars

(Miami, FL) – May 8, 2013: PDR Cigars based in Doral FL is strengthening their relationship with El Primer Mundo Cigars based in Atlanta GA.  PDR Cigars will be the exclusive distributor of EPM Cigars managing the sales and distribution of the EPM brand throughout the U.S. and international markets. As a smaller brand, EPM has a limited nationwide presence but this partnership will significantly increase brand availability throughout the country. “This is a great opportunity for the…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 13, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Mod Forum Set For More Limited Edition Releases

On Saturday, Forum Owner Eric announced that two productions were being worked on for 2013 release.

First, the return of the very first BOTL™ cigar from 2010 - the…


Added by Matt Ross on May 10, 2013 at 12:58pm — 4 Comments

Review: Rodrigo Cigars La Fortaleza Forte

George Rodriguez owner of Rodrigo Cigars is amazing. Rob and I recently had George on CigarChat to discuss what he has been up too. We discussed the La Fortaleza in detail, he dropped some truth on us, and we discussed his prior releases including the Habano Classic, and the Boutique Blend.

The La Fortaleza is a Dominican puro, which you don’t see…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 7, 2013 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Review: La Palina Classic Robusto

La Palina Classic Robusto 5X52

Wrapper: Brazilian Habano

Binder: Ecuador

Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan

              Ever since I started smoking cigars, I have always loved grabbing singles to try out and explore new blends and companies in the burgeoning boutique cigar business.  La Palina is a brand that I continually hear about amongst aficionado’s all over the country. I have had the pleasure of smoking a few of their…


Added by Catfishbluezz on May 6, 2013 at 8:35am — 8 Comments

Cigar Construction Issue

Last night I flew home from Boston and when I arrived in Austin I was craving a cigar. During my trip to Boston I stopped at Watch City Cigar and was able to pick some boutique cigars I am unable to find in Austin easily.

There was one in particular which I wanted to smoke last night. This is a newer cigar line and the owner has a stellar reputation in the industry. Hell, I love most everything he/she has done. That all…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 3, 2013 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

Review: Leon Jimenes Robusto Deluxe


Leon Jimenes Robusto Deluxe 5.5X50

Wrapper: Connecticut

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Domincan

I will be honest, I had no clue who Leon Jimenes is, so I was interested to see what this little robusto was all about, being that it appeared to be a Connecticut wrapper.  Color me an ignorant noob when I realized this blend was created to honor the founders of La Aurora, whom cigars I adore, and of Dominican descent.  Seems like I have…


Added by Catfishbluezz on April 29, 2013 at 7:49am — 2 Comments

Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro Sampler Giveaway!

Want some free Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduros?  Check out the latest giveaway on RRR!

Get all the details and enter here - Padron 64 Maduro Sampler…


Added by RobbyRas on April 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro Review and Giveaway Announcement

The Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro is the kind of cigar you see posted on "Top 10" lists. It's the kind of cigar you see on a lot of "All-Time Favorite Cigar" lists. It's the kind of cigar you smoke when you're celebrating something. It epitomizes the luxury that cigar smoking is synonymous with. So…


Added by RobbyRas on April 24, 2013 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Press Release: Macanudo Sponsors Big Break Mexico

Macanudo®, America’s best-selling premium cigar brand, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Golf Channel’s hit series Big Break. The reality competition’s 19th season, called Big Break Mexico, premieres on Monday, May 13 at 9 PM ET.

Alan Willner, vice president of marketing for General Cigar, parent company of Macanudo said, “Whether on the course or at the 19th hole, bonding with friends through golf often includes the enjoyment of a fine cigar. Aligning Macanudo to Big Break,…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on April 24, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Review: La Aurora 100 Anos Maduro Robusto

La Aurora Cien Anos Maduro Robusto 5x50

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

              You know, at times reviewing cigars can seem more business then pleasure, as the note taking, determining taste profiles, and objectivity can take away from the personal enjoyment of the moment.  We have monikers employed to describe our experience and build our opinions from, which sometimes may make little sense to…


Added by Catfishbluezz on April 23, 2013 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

News: Nomad Cigar Company To Release Nicaraguan Cigar At IPCPR

Fred Rewey, founder and president of Nomad Cigar Company, formally announced the introduction of a Nicaraguan blended cigar to the Nomad family. The Nomad Estelí LE Lot 1386 will be released in July at IPCPR with future blends later in the year.

Until now, Nomad’s entire production has been limited to Dominican Republic. The move of expanding the line to include Nicaraguan tobacco seemed a natural one.

In keeping in line with Nomad’s philosophy, the release will have a few…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on April 23, 2013 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Coffee and Conny Reviews: Chapter Three

For those of you that have not followed this column, the first two installments are at under Coffee and Conny Reviews: Chapter One and Two. Basically, I love coffee, and I love cigars, so I figured I should explore the pair and perfect the two together.  Since I normally review with ice water for no palate interaction, I keep these reviews quick and to the point.  In my attempts to determine which pairs work best together,…


Added by Catfishbluezz on April 22, 2013 at 9:58pm — 3 Comments

News: Senate Bill 772 Introduced to Protect Premium Tobacco Industry from FDA Regulation

Washington, DC- Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced S. 772 on April 18th.  The bill aims to "to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the Food and Drug Administration’s jurisdiction over certain tobacco products, and to protect jobs and small businesses involved in the sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars.”

The bill already has four additional cosponsors: Senator Robert Casey…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on April 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Montecristo Edmundo Pancaked Review

Montecristo Edmundo 2005 and 2010

Wrapper: Dark Cuban (2010) and Light Cuban (2005) Vuelta Abajo

Binder: Cuban Vuelta Abajo

Filler: Cuban Vuelta Abajo

                This will be the first attempt of pancaking two reviews into one, with two given Habanos, with differing ages, that are significant enough I should notice changes in profile.  I came up with the concept to give smokers an idea of the changes…


Added by Catfishbluezz on April 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Jose Blanco Joins CigarChat on 4/18 at 4PM PDT/7PM EST - Post your questions here

As you may already know, CigarChat is designed to give cigar smokers access to some of the biggest names in the industry.  We want you to be able to ask any questions you may have.  We will take questions live during the show, but sometimes things get missed.

Leading up to every show, we will give you the opportunity to post your questions in advance.  Our goal is to get to every question and posting your questions here will help us do that.

So reply to this post with your…


Added by RobbyRas on April 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — 12 Comments

Press Release: Davidoff Launches Short Pleasures Assortment

Basel, January 2013. Finding time to chill out can sometimes be a challenge. Davidoff’s new “Short Pleasures” Assortment responds to the rising need of aficionados to be able to enjoy a short, pleasing break in their hectic everyday lives. The assortment of four cigars composed of the Davidoff “Grand Cru” No. 5, Davidoff “Entreacto”, Davidoff “Millennium Blend” Short Robusto and Davidoff “Puro d’Oro” Gorditos create a symphony that allows the right cigar to be enjoyed at the…


Added by RobbyRas on February 14, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments

SneakPeek- Ezra Zion JAMAIS Band Design

Ezra Zion Cigars announced this week that they are set to rename the Inception to JAMAIS Vu.  You can get all the details in the Press Release posted here: JAMAIS Vu Press Release.

ChrisKyle and …


Added by RobbyRas on February 10, 2013 at 1:14pm — 1 Comment

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