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Pre-Release Review: CyB Lancero

A lot of people, myself included, have been looking forward to the release of the CyB Lancero from Joya de Nicaragua cigars. The wait is almost over! The CyB Lancero is set to ship and hit retailer’s shelves later this month. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a few samples while down in…


Added by RobbyRas on May 22, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

What does "boutique" mean in the cigar industry?

To be honest I always love to ask everyone we have on CigarChat this question. As you can imigine I have gotten a different answer every time. I saw a very interesting answer from Jonathan Drew in  recently.

Read the entire piece here, but to sum it up for you JD said, "boutique is in the heart."…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 21, 2013 at 10:30am — 17 Comments

On The Course Review: San Cristobal Papagayo XXL & Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

I didn't mention it in my last (& also first) blog post, but I pair my cigars with a large variety of drinks. Not always planned, I usually decide on a drink and then grab a random cigar. So, props to Logan for masterminding the idea that my reviews focus on my experiences with these pairings. This will be my…


Added by 007MI6 on May 21, 2013 at 8:07am — 2 Comments


May 17, 2013 (Miami, FL) - Moya Ruiz Cigars has announced they are adding a 6 x 60 vitola called Ancho to their La Jugada - Prieto line. The line is available in five sizes, Robusto (5 x 52), Belicoso (6-1/8 x 52), Toro (6 x 52), Doble Corona (7-1/2x49), and now Ancho (6 x 60).

The Ancho vitola is now available and ready to ship to retailers. It is presented in boxes of 20 cigars with an MSRP of $8.80 a cigar.

Moya Ruiz Cigars introduced their first cigar brand in late 2012…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

La Gloria Cubana Wavell Natural Robusto

Want to feel special? Well, you are. And no, I'm not going to go Stuart Smalley and hand out "Daily Affirmations". (Am I starting to date myself already?) You're special because you are reading my first ever cigar review blog post. So lets see how this goes.

On Tuesday (5/14) I went by…


Added by 007MI6 on May 17, 2013 at 9:23pm — 6 Comments

Review: MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Fat Molly

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to attend the New Jersey Cigar Festival sponsored by Barrister Cigars at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ.  The event was hugely successful and provided some great experiences with some great people. Going in, I had known that my old buddy …


Added by Matt Ross on May 17, 2013 at 12:42pm — 4 Comments

Want to try The Wild Bunch, then you are in luck!

Rob and I are having one of our favorite guests back on CigarChat next Thursday. Eddie Ortega, owner of Ortega Cigars, will be coming on to chat with us about The Wild Bunch.

Because Eddie is a…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 16, 2013 at 9:12pm — 11 Comments

Review: Gran Habano Zulu Zulu Habano Lancero


  Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano

  Binder: Nicaraguan

  Filler: Nicaraguan

              If you are not familiar with Gran Habano, you are missing out. The company has all sorts of great blends on the market and I have always enjoyed them. When I first saw the Zulu Zulu, I must admit I was intrigued with the packaging. The artistic band is an eye catcher, and probably…


Added by Catfishbluezz on May 15, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments


La Gloria Cubana® is making a bold departure from its Dominican roots with the launch of two new Nicaraguan collections, the first-ever La Glorias to have Nicaragua as the country of origin. Both expressions will mark the expansion of the top-selling Serie R line which started the large ring, full flavor craze back in 1999.

According to Michael Giannini, General Cigar’s director of innovation, “When Serie R debuted, we established a market for bold cigars, and inspired other…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 15, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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

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