The Viva Republica Culebra is limited to 1000 coffins and I was lucky enough to get my hands on one. I think the CigFed store will have a few in stock soon as well, but don't quote me on that. Check out the press release form Viva Republica for all the details on this release.
One of the main reasons I was excited about this review was because the LE…Continue
Created by Ortega cigars for the retailer Tobaccology, The Glynn Loope Project is a tribute to Glynn Loope, who is the Executive Director of the Cigar Rights of America.
Production was limited to 2,000 cigars, as 100 – 20 count boxes. We received these as a review sample from the 2014 IPCPR…Continue
I've been trying to think if I have tried any Cubanacan to date, and I can't think of any. So, I am going into this without any prior opinions on what to expect. The looks are top notch and I'm a sucker for a torpedo. And this one looks amazing. I'm ready to get going.
Habano by Cubanacan
Size: 6 1/8 x 52
The Legacy Brands by Victor Vitale Tortuga 215 Reserva El Cedro No. 5 was released late in 2013. Additional vitolas were added through 2014 with the No. 10 being announced at the 2014 IPCPR in Las Vegas.
Released with a cedar wrapper on the bottom half of the cigar, it is currently availabe in a No. 5 (5-1/2”x48, Robusto Extra), Belicoso (6”x54), and a No. 10 (6-1/2”x58, Parejo). The No. 5 is sold in 48 count boxes.
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To close out my reviews on the Nestor Miranda Collection, it's going to be the Maduro. I'm a big maduro fan and this one has a lot to keep up with after the first two. Especially that Habano, the Connecticut was good but that Habano is still winning. Let's see what happens.
Nestor Miranda Collection Maduro (Red) by Miami Cigar & Co.
Size: 4.5 x 50
I purchased the Filthy Hooligan back in 2013 along with other candela cigars I intended to review. 2013 and then 2014 both came and went before I had a chance to prioritize this in my review list. It seemed fitting to try and line this up with St. Patrick’s Day.
The Alec Bradley Filthy Hooligan was first released in 2013 to only 2,000 boxes each at 22 count in a single toro vitola.
The Untamed by La Aurora is billed as the strongest cigar in the La Aurora portfolio. La Aurora is known more for medium strength cigars with lots of flavor like the Cien Anos. The Untamed is a cigar that was blended for the "modern palate" with lots of strength and full flavor to back it up.…Continue
After a little hiccup in my schedule last week, sorry about that guys, I continue my way through this collection. I've become a pretty big Connecticut fan the last couple years, so I'm always excited to try new blends. And after a pleasant experience with the Habano, I have great expectations.
Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut (Blue) by Miami Cigar & Co.
Size: 4.5 x 50
In February 2013, RoMa Craft Tobac announced a store exclusive for R. Field Wine Co. in Hawaii called the CroMagnon Venus. The Venus name stemmed from "fertility figurines are thought to have been at the center of a Cro-Magnon religious fertility practice. [E]vidence of the culture that…Continue
For those who have been following my reviews for a while, you’ll know by now that I’m a full blown Oliva fan boy. I have at least one box of ever Oliva Serie V Maduro ever release, along with Nubs and regular Serie Vs.
At the IPCPR in 2014 I was surprised to hear that Oliva was entering the infused market with their offerings of the Nub Cappuccino, Macchiato, and Espresso.
The Cappuccino is available in the Cigarillo (4”x30), 354 Rothschild…Continue
Originally released as a single-vitola Limited Edition, the King of Kings Broadleaf is the fourth offering from relative newcomer Kings Cigars behind the Baron, Conte and King of Kings Habano. The King of Kings Broadleaf is now available in 5 different vitolas - a 5x52 Robusto, 6x50 Toro, 6.5x54 Torpedo, 7x52 Churchill and the original 6x64 Box-Pressed Cuadrado - due to the popularity and demand of the original. I'm not extremely familiar with Kings Cigars so I'm eager to see what this…Continue
The new Romeo y Julieta Pirámides Añejados and Montecristo Churchill lines from Habanos SA seems to be a very polarizing release according to initial feedback. When these were announced back in December, the whole Habanos world seemed to have an opinion on whether or not the line was legitimately aged, worth the predicted retail prices, and just what exactly Habanos was thinking with a release like this. Tuna and I discussed the topic on one of our shows, and to me I felt it showed…Continue
At the 2014 IPCPR in Las Vegas Rob and I interviewed Andre Farkas of Viaje, and he revealed that the name for the Cache was based on the storage area for the tobacco which looked like a weapons cache. In the bottom of every box they built a hidden cache of 5 box pressed Cache cigars, which you can see in the interview video below.
My good friend Derek from Texas was generous enough to bomb me with a significant number of Viaje cigars I had not tried…Continue
The Tatuaje 10th Anniversary Belle Encre Reserva is a limited edition cigar that was released in March of 2014. As I'm sure you know, 2014 was the 10th Anniversary of the Tatuaje brand and many Tatuaje releases featured the 10th Anniversary band. The Belle Encre Reserva also features a secondary "Reserva" band noting it's Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and limited edition status. This particular cigar is limited to 1994 22-count boxes.…Continue
This week, I start exploring the new Nestor Miranda Collection from Miami Cigar Co. There are three blends: the Habano (Green), Maduro (Red) and Connecticut (Blue). Today I am going to be reviewing the Habano, and not to be too big of a spoiler alert, but maybe it is. I have had a lot of just so-so cigars lately. Like, I'd smoke another one, but I wouldn't really go after them, but this cigar was pleasantly different.
Nestor Miranda Collection Habano (Green) by Miami…Continue
I am actually reusing an introduction that I have in place for Seth's Humidor for this review, because I believe it properly introduces Silent Shout and Lost&Found. I tried to create a whole new introduction, but it never did justice…
A few weeks ago, Logan passed along a package to me from Barry Stein containing a Garofalo Robusto. Having never heard of the cigar, I conducted a bit of research and found it marketed as such:
He's not a cigar maker with a history of a Cuban family that has been growing and cultivating tobacco for generations. He does not wear a fancy hat, or ride a horse or wear a Guevara shirt like all the cliche ads in the cigar magazines. He is David Garofalo, an Italian American…
Warped Cigars and Kyle Gellis made a big splash at the 2014 IPCPR. Their booth was organized in such a way that it was hard to believe it wasn’t their 4th or 5th IPCPR. Their cigars soon starting showing up on a significant number of top 10 cigar lists including my own. When the Don Reynaldo was announced in late 2014 I made it my goal to get my hands on some.
The Warped Don Reynaldo is an extremely limited 100 number release of 10 count boxes and will be…Continue