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News: Dona Flora Announces New Cigars for IPCPR

July 3rd 2013 – Dona Flor USA officially announced today the availability of the Alonso Menendez line of premium Brazilian cigars for US distribution. Chris Edge, president of Dona Flor USA stated that very few people and only a couple of stores in the US even know about the Alonso Menendez line.

The line was actually the first to be manufactured by Menendez Amerino under the guidance of Benji Menendez in 1980. Europe was the main market at that time and with the rich, deep flavor of…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on July 5, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

News: Ashton Cigars Launches San Cristobal Revelation

According to Cigar Coop Ashton Cigars will extend their San Cristobal line this fall. The San Cristobal Revelation will be the fourth cigar in the San Cristobal family, and will be showcased at IPCPR in the coming weeks. 

The San Cristobal will contain a Nicaraguan filler and binder and be wrapped in Ecuadorian Sumatra.


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on July 5, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments

News: Drew Estate MUWAT adds 7x70 Vitola

According to Halfwheel, Drew Estate is going to be adding a 7 x 70 vitola to their original MUWAT line. I know there is a trend in the market, which is moving towards smaller and larger ring gauges. MUWAT already comes in larger ring gauges. I think it would be interesting to see what the MUWAT is like in a smaller vitola. Just a thought.

In addition to the MUWAT Kentucky Fire…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on July 4, 2013 at 9:46am — 2 Comments

Review: CAO OSA Lot 50

I know a lot of people don't seem to like the large manufacturers, such as General Cigar, but CAO makes a few sticks that I really enjoy, specifically, the La Traviata & Brazilia. Now you can add the OSA to that. I've heard a lot of things about this blend, and I even seem to recall it getting some really high ratings, from multiple sources. So, on to…


Added by 007MI6 on July 4, 2013 at 9:39am — 3 Comments

Press Release: Xikar Sells Cigar Lines to Cigars International

Cigarmy just posted the following press release. Personally, I think it is a solid move for Xikar.

Effective July 1, 2013 XIKAR will sell its cigar brands to Cigars International. Cigars International will…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on July 3, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Press Release: Oliva to Release Machine Made Cigar in the EU

I find myself asking why?

MIAMI, FL – July 2, 2013 – Oliva Viejo Mundo, the first machine-made cigar from the Oliva Cigar Company, will be introduced this month in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Switzerland.  Future plans include an introduction in the United Kingdom in October and the United States in 2014.  The Viejo Mundo is a full flavor cigar for the smoker who appreciates a rich premium tasting cigar at a machine- made price.

The Viejo Mundo is produced…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on July 3, 2013 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Press Release: T.L. Johnson Cigars & La Tradicion Cubana Cigars announce joint venture

Press Release, July 3, 2012 – Luis Sanchez of La Tradicion Cigars and Terry Johnson of T.L. Johnson cigars are excited to debut a new joint venture line of cigars that will release fall 2013. A limited release of the new blend will be available at the 2013 IPCPR in Las Vegas. The name of this blend is currently being withheld until release date.



Added by RobbyRas on July 3, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments

Review: AJ Fernandez Diesel Crucible Toro

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Medio Tempo

Binder: NA

Filler: Nicaraguan Ligero

The Crucible is limited edition cigar from AJ Fernandez and the Diesel line of cigars.  If you do not know who AJ Fernandez is, you should.  Let’s just say he learned the art of tobacco and…


Added by Catfishbluezz on July 3, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Pre-Release Review – Ezra Zion Tantrum

The Ezra Zion Cigar Company had the full bodied smoker in mind when they blended the Tantrum.  They proved that they can make a great medium bodied smoke with the Jamais Vu (formerly known as the Inception).  They proved they can make a high end flavor bomb with the Honor Series Reagan.  Now they bring on the Tantrum, which they describe as “…a little baby…


Added by RobbyRas on July 2, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Pre-Release Review: Ezra Zion Tantrum

The Ezra Zion Tantrum was pre-released to select retailers in April and will be officially launched at IPCPR this year. Tantrum is presented in boxes of 28. The total annual production is 1500 boxes and is considered a limited edition.

Since this isn’t fully released, I will re-review the Tantrum after IPCPR.

Lets go!…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on July 2, 2013 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

CigarChat Doubleheader - Ezra Zion Tantrums Available! Miami Cigar Giveaway!

With IPCPR fast approaching, CigarChat is working overtime to bring you all the latest info!  We've got TWO great shows lined up TODAY (July 2nd)!

Miami Cigar Company at 7PM EST - Barry Stein joins the show to talk about what we can expect from MCC.  We'll talk about the La Aurora 107 Maduro, Casa Miranda Chapter Two, Barry's personal blend and much more.  We've got some T-Shirts and a 5-pack of Pre-Release Casa Miranda Chapter 2's to give away!…


Added by RobbyRas on July 1, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Press Release: Nomad Cigars To Launch S-307

We posted the other day the breaking news about Nomad Cigars full production run this call. Here is the press release, announcing more details.

Esteli, Nicaragua (July 1, 2013) – Nomad Cigar Company is pleased to announce a new fall Nicaraguan blend called the Nomad S-307.

The cigar scheduled to be released in September/October (2013) and will…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on July 1, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

REVIEW: Elogio Serie Habano Robusto

             Tobacco is a tradition steeped in long family traditions, with secrets passed down for not just decades, but centuries.  Amongst the legends of the world of cigars, stood Don Alejandro Robaina at the top of the Habanos world, widely regarded as the greatest of our time before he passed a few years ago.  Enter Carlos Pereda Robaina, grandson to the…


Added by Catfishbluezz on July 1, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

News: Emilio Cigars Carpe Noctem Shipping in November

In this Twitter update Gary Griffith announced the Carpe Noctem would start shipping in November. Cigar Coop provides some great additional information about the Carpe Noctem.

It was about a year ago when Griffith mentioned plans for the Carpe Noctem. This is a cigar that…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 28, 2013 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Press Release: Omar de Frias Launches Fratello Cigars

Springfield, VA – Entrepreneur Omar de Frias is pleased to announce the launch of the Fratello cigar (label/brand). Fratello will compete in the premium cigar market.  de Frias is test marketing Fratello at select stores in the Greater Washington DC area with an official launch scheduled for September, 2013.  The new (label/brand) will also be featured at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) Annual Convention & International Trade show this July 13-17…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 28, 2013 at 8:13am — No Comments

Press Release: Arandoza to Unveil White Label at IPCPR

June 27, 2013 — The Evolution of the Arandoza Cigar line has arrived!

Arandoza announces the “rebirth” of the Arandoza Blue with its new bold label representing the strong solid foundation of this Cigar Family. Its bold taste, yet smooth finish, is a well-known flavor in this industry.

With a solid foundation, comes the opportunity to grow and expand. Stay tuned for the upcoming launch and unveiling of the Arandoza White Label at the IPCPR this July! This new label provides a…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 28, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments

Breaking News: Nomad Cigars Teases Nicaraguan Full Production Fall Release

On CigarChat tonight Nomad Cigars owner Fred Rewey announced he will be launching a full production Nicaraguan cigar this fall.

Right now the cigar is still in development and there are more details to come.

Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 27, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

News: Emilio Teases Mia Dora on CigarChat

Tonight on CigarChat with Nomad Cigars, Gary popped into the show out of the blue. He teased the new Mia Mora, which is slated to come this fall. Look for more information on this cigar in the coming weeks.

Below is a shot of the band.…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 27, 2013 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Review: Rodrigo La Fortaleza Absoluto

So, Tuesday I decided to take it easy after work and not go straight into my remodel work. Figured I would relax and have a smoke and a Jack & Coke instead. Gotta do it at least every now and then, right? I chose this Rodrigo, the La Fortaleza Absoluto, which is a smaller cigar at 5.12x43.



Added by 007MI6 on June 27, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments

Press Release: Torano Launches Exodus Finite

June 26, 2013 — Toraño Family Cigar Company is releasing just 3,000 boxes of Exodus Finite, their latest boutique cigar. The cigar is a true puro, not seen from Toraño for many years. Hand-made in Nicaragua, Finite contains only Nicaraguan tobaccos from four different growing regions … their diverse flavor profiles enhance the balance and harmony between them.

Finite’s blend combines an all-Nicaraguan filler of Esteli, Condega and Ometepe tobaccos, a Jalapa binder, and Habano-seed…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 27, 2013 at 7:56am — No Comments

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