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Press Release: Casa Miranda Chapter Two set to Release at IPCPR

Miami, FL June 6th, 2013 – Everybody loves a good sequel, and the Casa Miranda Chapter 2 is set to debut at IPCPR which is being held this year in Las Vegas, NV.

The follow up to the original which was made in Miami at the famed El Titan de Bronze, will be made at My Father Cigars S.A in Esteli, Nicaragua.

According to Jason Wood; VP of Miami Cigar & Company, “Just like any great novel, our story continues to gain momentum with the release of Chapter 2 at…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Breaking News: Moya Ruiz Launching Habano Blend at IPCPR 2013

Tonight on CigarChat Danny told Rob and I that they are planning to release a Nicaraguan puro with a Habano wrapper at IPCPR. Danny said it should be at a lower price point than their initial La Jugada Prieto with the Mexican SA wrapper.…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 6, 2013 at 7:39pm — No Comments


Hialeah Gardens, Florida (June 6, 2013) - Espinosa Premium Cigars is proud to announce they will be introducing a limited edition cigar for their full bodied 601 La Bomba line called "Warhead" at IPCPR this year.  This is the first time the 601 La Bomba line is offered with a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper. The Warhead measures 6 1/2 inches by 54 ring and is semi-box pressed with the familiar fuse-like pig tail that is found on the 601 La Bomba line. "Although the wrapper is different,…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 6, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Review: Outlaw Cigar Gunslinger Black Powder Short Belicoso

Last month I went to the CATS Festival in San Antonio, TX. One of the retailers on hand was Outlaw Cigar Co. and they gave out this Gunslinger. The banding on these Gunslingers has been calling my name from that day.

I decided to light up the…


Added by 007MI6 on June 6, 2013 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Moya Ruiz Cigars joins CigarChat - Thur 6/6 @ 7PM EST - Post your questions here

And, we're back!

Danny Moya, the Moya in Moya Ruiz, joins Logan and I on Thursday at 7PM EST to talk about their first release called Al Jugada Prieto.  Danny and Nelson are doing what most of us want to do, so take the opportunity to pick their collective brain a little.  Post your questions below and we'll do our best to get through them.…


Added by RobbyRas on June 5, 2013 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Review: Moya Ruiz La Jugada Prieto Toro

Moya Ruiz Cigars was founded by Danny Moya and Nelson Ruiz in 2012. Moya Ruiz’s freshman release called La Jugada, which is rolled at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Factory, is what I will be smoking today. La Jugada in Spanish means “the move” or “the play”, which I am going to have to ask Danny and Nelson what this relates to on CigarChat this…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 5, 2013 at 7:30am — 13 Comments

My Week (In Smoking) In Review - 06/04/13

If you've read any of my previous "reviews", notably the MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Fat Molly from a few weeks back, you'll know I'm not a reviewer.  However, like any cigar smoker, I have opinions and I don't mind sharing them so I figured I'd attempt to start a semi-regular post detailing what I've smoked over the past weeks and what my thoughts were on the cigar(s). …


Added by Matt Ross on June 4, 2013 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Review: Chaveta Maduro Corona Gorda

Wrapper: Broadleaf

Binder: Domincan

Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan

                I am a B&M junkie…  I love searching the shelves for hidden gems and coming up with a new favorite cigar, or finding a…


Added by Catfishbluezz on June 3, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Review: La Aurora Corojo Gran Corona

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo

Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican

              La Aurora is a brand that has been around for over a century, and is currently run by the Miami Cigar Company known for Casa…


Added by Catfishbluezz on May 30, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Review: Padron Panetela Maduro

Wrapper: San Andreas Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

                Padron is the brand that got me hooked on cigars.  About a year or so after I quit smoking cigarettes, a friend on a business trip handed me a Padron 64, as I was rather bored with a bunch of maniacs drinking heavily and smoking cigarettes around a hotel pool bar.  I remember being hesitant at first, as I did not want to return to cigarettes, but he assured me…


Added by Catfishbluezz on May 27, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Serious questions for reviewers, consumers & smokers, and owners of cigar companies.

  I am curious to start a discussion regarding reviews and construction issues.  For example, if I am smoking a cigar for review purposes, if it blows up, normally I do not finish the review.  If I have to relight it five times and it tars up, the flavor is ruined so reviewing it makes no sense as the notes turn to bitter tar.  So I would like to hear from all sides, what would you do in this situation?  

  For the reviewers, do you finish the review and let consumers know,…


Added by Catfishbluezz on May 25, 2013 at 12:16pm — 16 Comments

Review: Liga Privada Único Serie UF-13 Dark

The Liga Privada UF-13 Dark from Drew Estate is a special cigar. It’s special in the sense that it is a great cigar and it’s a Liga. Let’s face it, any cigar that is blessed with the Liga Privada name is bound to be special. Whenever a cigar is added to the Liga line, thousands of cigar nerds (myself included) rush out to find them.…


Added by RobbyRas on May 24, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Review: Ortega Wild Bunch Honest Abe

Eddie Ortega owner of Ortega Cigars is going to be on CigarChat today. Eddie has been on CigarChat several times and we plan on talking about his newest cigars, Wild Bunch. If you want to hear more about the six of the twelve blends which have been released check out this…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 23, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Eddie Ortega joins CigarChat today at 4PM PDT - Post your questions for Eddie here

Happy CigarChat Day boys and girls!

Eddie Ortega joins us LIVE today at 4PM PDT / 7PM EST to talk about the Wild Bunch, blending tobacco, why Logan reminds us of Meg from Family Guy, and all things cigar related!



Added by RobbyRas on May 23, 2013 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Anyone want to guess what cigar this is?

Currently smoking this cigar and about an inch in the wrapper popped and you can see the aftermath.

Anyone want to guess which cigar this is?…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 22, 2013 at 2:18pm — 8 Comments

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

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