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
Brand: Southern Draw
Line: Jacob’s Ladder
Size: Robusto (5.5 x 54)
Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf…Continue
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…Continue
Added by 007MI6 on November 24, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 23, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by 007MI6 on November 17, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
Line: Nicaraguan Barrel Aged
Size: Toro (6 x 50)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Added by Jason Meyers on November 13, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Brand: Drew Estate
Line: Undercrown Sun Grown
Size: Corona (5 5/8 x 46)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Sun Grown
Binder: Connecticut River…Continue
Brand: Joya de Nicaragua
Line: Antaño Gran Reserva
Size: Belicoso (6 x 54)
Line: Case Study - Limited Editions - CS/04
Size: Torpedo (5.5 x 52)
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Added by Jason Meyers on September 29, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Line: Archetype Initiation
Size: Corona (5 x 46)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano…Continue
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…Continue
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:
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…Continue
"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,…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 7, 2017 at 3:05pm — No Comments
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General Cigar Appoints New Vice President of Marketing
July 7, 2017, Richmond, VA -- General Cigar is pleased to announce that…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Thursday, July 6, 2017 — Miami, FL - Drew Estate announces today the newest extension to the prized Undercrown Brand, the Undercrown Sun Grown.
The new Sun Grown is the third Undercrown expression, complimenting Undercrown Maduro and…
Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 6, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue