All Blog Posts Tagged 'Reviews' (716)


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Review: Muestra de Saka Exclusivo

The latest release from Steve Saka's Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is a bit different than his previous offering in terms of it's presentation, blend, and price point.  The Exclusivo is the first in the Muestra de Saka series, which Steve describes as "a line of individual batch produced cigars. Each cigar within the line is a unique vitola and liga - no two are the same. Their taste, body, strength, materials, etc. will vary widely. As will…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 15, 2017 at 10:00am — 2 Comments


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Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Release 4th Edition Morphine

June 6, 2017Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the fourth release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

Black Label Trading Co. first released MORPHINE in June, 2014 as its first Limited…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 6, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments


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Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Last Call Maduro

The first Last Call started out as one of those great projects which was just an internal house blend handed out to guests who were over watching football. As per the namesake, this was the last cigar handed out to close the evening.

Originally launched in the single Geniales (4-1/2x48) vitola, a line extension was announced late 2016 adding on Pequeñas (5x46), Corticas (4x52), Flaquitas (6x46), and a Chiquitas (3-1/2x50).

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 6, 2017 at 7:00am — 3 Comments


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Press Release: John Drew Brands Announces Leadership Team

John Drew Brands Announces Leadership Team

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 — Wynwood, FL -

John Drew Brands announces its Leadership Team: CEO Jonathan Drew, President Nancy Berkowitz, National Sales Manager Steve Chernoff, and National Director of Brand Development Frank Moreno. In addition, John Drew Brands will partner with and be supported by Joey Reichenbach…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 23, 2017 at 1:48pm — No Comments


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Review: Hoyo de Monterrey Hoyo La Amistad

General Cigar Company unveiled a number of collaboration blends with A.J. Fernandez. What makes this project special is that AJ grew up near the Hoyo de Monterrey factory in Cuba. All the tobacco for the La Amistad also comes from A.J. Fernandez farms.

Sold in 20 count boxes, with 4 vitolas to choose from: Rothschild (4-1/2x50), Robusto (5x54), Toro (6x50), and Gigante (6x60).

 

Check out our interview with Elizabeth Maksim at the IPCPR 2016 in Las…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 15, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Review: Archetype Axis Mundi Corona

The Archetype Series B was originally released in very limited quantities in July of 2016, and the second release, dubbed ‘Chapter 2’, started shipping nation wide last month.  Archetype Series B consists of 2 blends, the Axis Mundi, and Initiation, both produced by Drew Estate.…

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Added by Trippopolis on April 28, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Review: Crux Limitada Show Exclusive IPCPR 2016

This years Limitada is a new vitola in the same blend as 2015's PB5. The biggest difference is that the IPCPR 2016 wasn't available to just anyone. It was only available to retailers who attended the show and made an order of $1000 or more. So, this makes it hard to get production numbers and makes availability spotty.

Crux IPCPR 2016 Show Exclusive

Size: 5 x 52

Vitola: Box-Pressed Robusto Extra…

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Added by 007MI6 on April 28, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Review: Black Works Studio Bishops Blend (2016)

Black Works Studio was opened up under Black Label Trading Company with the goal of “developing unique blends highlighting Nicaraguan tobacco”. To that end James Brown blended the Bishops Blend in 2016 to be a rich and intense experience.

Released in two vitolas, and 20 count boxes, available as a Corona Larga (6-1/4x46) or Robusto (5x48). Production was limited to just 150 boxes of each vitola for 300 total boxes.

It landed as my…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 25, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment


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Review: Emilio Fifteen

Emilio Fifteen

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Vitola: Torpedo

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

MSRP: $?

Cigars smoked for review: 1

Cigars for review provided by: Emilio Cigars

Note: For this review…

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Added by 007MI6 on April 21, 2017 at 7:00am — 5 Comments


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IPCPR 2016 B Roll

As we lead into the Cigar Federation IPCPR 2017 coverage, it’s time to release another B roll video from the previous convention.

 

The idea for a B roll video was first given to use from Andre Farkas of Viaje Cigars. Since the initial video was well received, we’ve decided to carry on the tradition.

 

IPCPR 2016 B-Roll:…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 17, 2017 at 10:06am — 1 Comment


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Review: Byron Serie Siglo XX Londinenses

Byron Serie Siglo XX 5 Anos

Size: 5 1/2 x 54

Vitola: Londinenses

Wrapper: Undisclosed

Binder: Undisclosed

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Added by Trippopolis on April 11, 2017 at 9:00am — 4 Comments


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Review: La Galera Maduro El Lector

Released at the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas, the La Galera Maduro joins a portfolio that already includes Connecticut and Habano wrappers. Owned by Jochy Blanco, they are  rolled out of the Tabacalera Palma factory out of the Dominican Republic.

The La Galera Maduro is offered in six vitolas: Vitola No. 1 (3-1/2x50), Pegador (6x46), Chaveta (5x50), Cabeza Caracol (7-1/4x50), Cortador (6-1/4x52), and El Lector (6x54).

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on April 10, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Article: My Trip To Havana March 24 - 28

Havana 2017

I just recently returned from another trip to Havana, my first since 2015. Having been down to Havana multiple times in the past, it’s always interesting to reflect on any changes I’ve experienced in the city.…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 29, 2017 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments


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Review: Fratello Oro Robusto

Fratello Oro

Size: 5 x 50

Vitola: Robusto

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade

Binder: Cameroon

Filler: Dominican and…

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Added by Trippopolis on March 29, 2017 at 9:00am — 5 Comments


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Review: Southern Draw Firethorn Pome

Southern Draw Firethorn Pome

Size: 6.5 x 40

Vitola: Lancero

Wrapper: Habano Rosado

Binder: San Andres Mexican

Filler: Nicaraguan

Factory: Tabacalera Fernandez (Nicaragua)

MSRP: $8.99

Cigars smoked for review: 1

Cigars…

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Added by 007MI6 on March 22, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Press Release: Southern Draw Cigars ships the Rose of Sharon

“She don’t know she’s beautiful!”

Southern Draw Cigars ships the…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 20, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Stephan Qarimi joins the Drew Estate International Team

Monday, March 20, 2017 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the expansion of their international sales team to include Stephan Qarimi as International…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 20, 2017 at 4:28pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Mombacho Cigars announces new packaging for Tierra Volcan

Friday March 17, 2017:

GRANADA, NICARAGUA. - (13 MARCH 2016). Mombacho Cigars unveiled packaging updates for their Tierra Volcán line. The update features new branding, as well as new box sizes, for Tierra Volcán. Cigars with the updated bands have already…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 17, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

5th Annual Cigar March Madness Begins!

The annual tradition of Cigar March Madness continues! This year we've spiced things up a bit by adding a double elimination bracket. Anyone knocked out still has the opportunity to claw their way back and reign supreme!

Brackets were seeded with the cigars from…

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Added by Cigar Federation on March 8, 2017 at 8:38am — 1 Comment


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Review: Illusione Gigantes

Illusione Gigantes

Size: 6.5 x 56

Vitola: Toro

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Factory: Tabacalera Ventura

MSRP: $8.75

Cigars smoked for review: 1

Cigars for review provided by:…

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Added by 007MI6 on March 8, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

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