All Blog Posts Tagged 'Reviews' (758)

Review: Muestra De Saka Nacatamale

The first entry in the Muestra De Saka series was the most elegant, refined and understated cigar in the DTT lineup.  For the second release, Owner and Master Blender Steve Saka created almost the exact opposite.  A strong, flavor bomb with layer after layer of complex flavors.

Brand: Muestra De Saka Nacatamale

Size: 6x48…


Added by Trippopolis on February 8, 2018 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Review: Gran Habano La Conquista

Gran Habano La Conquista

Size: 6 x 54

Vitola: Toro Extra…


Added by 007MI6 on January 27, 2018 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Review: Cohiba Blue

Brand: Cohiba

Line: Blue

Size: Robusto (5.5 x 50)

Wrapper: Honduran Olancho San Agustin…


Added by Jason Meyers on January 22, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Reviews: La Gloria Cubana Colleccion Reserva

Ernesto-Perez Carrillo teamed up with General Cigar Co. to create a special La Gloria Cubana blend. It is based on a blend he created in the 1980's. In case you don't know, General Cigar Co. bought La Gloria Cubana from Ernesto in 1999 and he stayed on board until 2009 and eventually went out on his own. This cigar however, is supposed to keep with the original spirit of the LGC brand.



Added by 007MI6 on December 15, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Southern Draw Jacob's Ladder

Brand: Southern Draw

Line: Jacob’s Ladder

Size: Robusto (5.5 x 54)

Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf…


Added by Jason Meyers on December 11, 2017 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Review: Macanudo Inspirado White

This is the other half of the Inspirado line released at the 2017 IPCPR. I reviewed the Black here if you want to check that one out too. I was very impressed with the Black version and was excited when I learned that there was a White, or Connecticut, version. I have really started to enjoy Connecticuts over the last few years. So, let's get this cigar going…


Added by 007MI6 on November 24, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Review: Cubariqueno Probable Cause Lancero

When Cubariqueno released the original Probable Cause in 2016 it was a divisive cigar among the Cigar Federation mods. I was a big fan of the powdered cocoa that the San Andres Maduro wrapper brought to the flavor profile.

When Juan Cancel told me they had a Lancero in the works, I was ecstatic to get my hands on it. Although the vitola is still a true lancero at 7-1/2”x38 RG, they’ve added a new twist by box pressing it.

This may be the longest stretch I’ve had a…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 23, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Review: Macanudo Inspirado Black

Released at the 2017 IPCPR, the Macanudo Inspirado Black is one half of a pair. The other being the Macanudo Inspirado White, but I will leave that one for another day. I missed getting to try this cigar at IPCPR this year, but I was able to enjoy most of an Inspirado Black during a visit to the General Cigar Co. farms in Connecticut. While walking through the fields of Connecticut Broadleaf tobacco plants, in Connecticut, I smoked a larger vitola of this cigar and was amazed.…


Added by 007MI6 on November 17, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel Aged

Brand: Camacho

Line: Nicaraguan Barrel Aged

Size: Toro (6 x 50)

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Mexican…


Added by Jason Meyers on November 13, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Sun Grown

Brand: Drew Estate

Line: Undercrown Sun Grown

Size: Corona (5 5/8 x 46)

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Sun Grown

Binder: Connecticut River…


Added by Jason Meyers on November 2, 2017 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

REVIEW: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 Gran Reserva

Brand: Joya de Nicaragua

Line: Antaño Gran Reserva

Size: Belicoso (6 x 54)

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan…


Added by Jason Meyers on October 25, 2017 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

REVIEW: Ventura Case Study CS/04

Brand: Ventura

Line: Case Study - Limited Editions - CS/04

Size: Torpedo (5.5 x 52)

Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut

Binder: Mexican…


Added by Jason Meyers on September 29, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

REVIEW: Ventura Archetype Initiation Corona

Brand: Ventura

Line: Archetype Initiation

Size: Corona (5 x 46)

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan Habano…


Added by Jason Meyers on September 25, 2017 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Review: Black Works Studio Boondock Saint Corona Larga

Black Label Trading Company launched in 2013, and quickly made a name for themselves with their solid core line of blends.  In 2015, they opened their own factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, and created a side-project brand called Black Works Studio(commonly stylized as BLK_WKS).

The goal of Black Works is to showcase Nicaraguan tobaccos with small…


Added by Trippopolis on September 6, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon

Earlier in the year I had the opportunity to smoke a number of the Rose of Sharon release from Southern Draw Cigars. That initial release sold through, and a 2nd release was debuted at the IPCPR.

The Rose of Sharon was a release dedicated to Robert’s wife:

“Much like a Rose, Sharon exemplifies our brand with her beautiful soul, humility and a “subtle” boldness which has…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 31, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Review: Partagas 1845 Classico Robusto

General Cigar originally launched the Partagas 1845 in 2012.  In 2014, the Classico was joined by 2 more lines, the Extra Fuerte, and Extra Oscuro.  At IPCPR 2017, General relaunched all 3 frontmarks, with updated packaging, and all new blends.  Today, we’ll be focusing on the Partagas 1845 Classico.  


Brand: Partagas 1845 Classico…


Added by Trippopolis on August 18, 2017 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Review: Protocol Themis Toro

"Not your father's Connecticut" is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot these days.  For a long time, a Connecticut Shade wrapper was indicative of a milder, mellower cigar, and many veteran cigar smokers viewed it as a sign of an entry-level cigar.  In the past 10 years or so, the medium-full range has been the primary focus for most consumers, and therefore has been the first priority for manufacturers, old or new.  About 3 years ago, this started to change,…


Added by Trippopolis on July 31, 2017 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Press Release: Espinosa Cigars Resurrects Murcielago

Saturday July 8th, 2017 - Erik Espinosa announced on Kiss My Ash Radio that the Murcielago was being resurrected. 

Murcileago (Spanish for 'bat') is the cigar closets to Erik Espinosa's heart. To restore the original essence of the blend, he collaborated with good friend AJ Fernandez to resurrect this classic.

Made at the San Lotano Factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua and repacked with a smart and clean design…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 9, 2017 at 10:32am — 1 Comment

Press Release: Drew Estate enters the 4 x 32 Segment

Drew Estate enters the 4 x 32 Segment with Innovative Products, Merchandising, and Retailer Programs

Friday, July 7, 2017 — Miami, FL- Drew Estate debuts new initiative to its complete brand portfolio with a series of 4x32 products in 10-count tins to be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 7, 2017 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Press Release: MoyaRuiz Il Ridotto ready to ship to retailers

MoyaRuiz Cigars Inc., creators of popular boutique brands such as La Jugada and The Rake, is pleased to announce their latest blend Il Ridotto is ready to ship to retailers. The Il Ridotto was originally available in limited quantities in 2016.

From last year's press release:

Continuing in the vein of their prior game-themed releases including poker and dominos, MoyaRuiz reaches further into history for IL RIDOTTO.…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 7, 2017 at 3:05pm — No Comments

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