One of the fun projects in the cigar industry is a recurring annual release from Two Guys Smoke Shop. Originally launched in 2007, David Garofalo had Jose Don “Pepin” Garcia produce a short cigar with a pig tail cap approximating a fuse. That release has become a tradition, changing factories through various incarnations.
The 2016 release comes from RoMa Craft Tobac and Skip Martin as the CroMagnon blend, produced in a 3-1/2x50…Continue
There was a lot of excitement in 2015 when Nick Melillo announced he was starting Foundation Cigar Company. His first release, the El Gueguense, was a great cigar but disappointed some who were expecting a Broadleaf wrapper from the “Chief of the Broadleaf”. The Tabernacle and Charter Oak 2016 cigars prominently feature Broadleaf wrappers.
Nick described the Charter Oak as his homage to Connecticut, and Nick’s grandfather. The box features the Charter Oak tree, discovered in the 12th…Continue
Produced out of the Nica Sueno factory, the Powstanie Habano and Broadleaf wrapper options came about as sampler packs that were mailed out to customers. The customers voted for their favorite, and the Habano won by a slim margin. Since both were popular they decided to release both. Originally just released in the Cigar Hustler store, it was made available to other retailers in November 2015.
The symbol for Powstanie pays homage to the Kotwica, which was the emblem for…Continue
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In late Spring, Matilde Cigars announced their third line as a company. The line was to be showcased at the 2016 IPCPR and ship to retailers right afterwards. It would be the company's first box pressed cigar and it would be a cigar that they said would fall between Renacer and Oscura in terms of strength, body and flavors. I have been a fan of everything the company has done since they hit the market in 2014, and I have great respect for the Seijas Family and appreciate the blends that Jose…Continue
The Warped Maestro del Tiempo debuted at IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas. Kyle Gellis and the folks at Warped actually had a few different releases at this year's trade show. We sat down with Kyle on Day 4 to get some insight on the new blends. Jump to the 2:03 mark for info on the Maestro del Tiempo.
We sat down with Kyle Gellis of Warped Cigars on the last day of the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas to talk about their new releases. The Warped Villa Sombra is produced at the Casa Fernandez owned TABSA factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.
The Villa Sombra is being released as 25 count boxes in two vitolas, a Mojitos (5-1/2”x44) and Mecedora (5-1/2”x50). It should be hitting the market sometime in September.
Check out our interview with Kyle Gellis at IPCPR 2016 in Las…Continue
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At the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas, Fred Rewey described the Martial Law as a double ligero cigar that came about in the process of blending the Lot 8613. The Martial Law contains tobaccos from Condega, Esteli, Ometepe, and Jalapa in the filler.
The Martial Law comes out of the Fabrica Oveja Negra in Nicaragua, and is released in the single Toro (6x50) vitola, packaged in 12 count boxes.
Check out our interview with Fred Rewey at IPCPR 2016 in Las…Continue
Since 2012, La Palina has worked with El Titan de Bronze in Miami, Florida to create the annual release of the La Palina Goldie. No more than 25,000 cigars are released in a year, it was originally less when the program started and all of those cigars are rolled by one individual, Maria Sierra. Maria is a Category 9 roller, and for 32 years she worked at El Lagutio in Havana, Cuba, rolling true Cohibas. The concept of smoking a cigar that is rolled by one individual is brilliant and amazing,…Continue
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At the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas we caught up with Willy Herrera and he talked about the latest incarnation of the Herrera Esteli line.
The Herrera Esteli Miami marks the first time a Drew Estate cigar has been blended and rolled at the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami. The blend has been adjusted, using tobaccos available at El Titan de Bronze.
The cigars are available in 10 count boxes, one vitola (Corona Larga), and production is limited to 4,000…Continue
When I think Nick Melillo, I think Connecticut Broadleaf. So, naturally, I was rather pumped when I heard that Foundation Cigars was introducing the Broadleaf wrapped Tabernacle at IPCPR.
The Tabernacle hit stores in early August and is available in six sizes:
At this year's IPCPR, Davidoff announced that they would be expanding the Davidoff Grand Cru Series. The Grand Cru Series has been on the market for years and it is an old school line in many ways. Until this year the line did not have offerings with a ring gauge over 43, you can see why it may not be popular with Americans and do well overseas, but this year they announced that they would release two offerings with ring gauges of 52 and 54. Since then the cigars have been on the market, and…Continue
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During the Drew Estate Cigar Safari in February, Jonathan Drew, Willy Herrera and Robert Caldwell announced the upcoming collaboration project of All Out Kings. Fast forward to the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas and we have a cigar to review and some details on the release.
Released as boxes of 20, they will be available in 4 vitolas. Gimme Your…Continue
Last year Joya de Nicaragua released the Joya Red. This year they followed it up with the Joya Black. This is the first cigar using the Mexican San Andres Negra wrapper in their portfolio.
They will be released in 20 count boxes and 4 vitolas: Nocturno (6-1/4x46), Robusto (5-1/4x50), Toro (6x52), and a Double Robusto (5x56).
Check out our IPCPR 2016 interview with Juan Martinez:…Continue
Fresh off the 2016 IPCPR floor, Jon Huber and Crowned Heads have released the Le Carême, a cigar which pays tribute to Marie Antoine Carême. A pioneering figure in 19th century French cuisine. Such as establishing mother sauces and the popularization of the soufflé. It is produced at the same factory as the Four Kicks, Headley Grange and J.D. Howard Reserve.…
With IPCPR 2016 in the rear view mirror and the August 8th regulation date coming up, the billions of new cigars created by the industry that were possibly showcased are beginning to hit shelves at retail shops across this nation. (No, billions of cigar were not created and released this year. Yes, I am being a d#&$.) One of the new releases at the show that actually had a soft launch earlier in March was the Eastern Standard Maduro Midnight Express. This new line…Continue
The wait for a Broadleaf release from Steve Saka is finally over! The new Mi Querida from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is the cigar we all expected Steve to blend last year.
We caught up with Steve at the recent IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas and he was in a great mood!…
The Undercrown line has been around for a while now, but the Shade version didn't release until IPCPR 2015. And the Flying Pig vitola in the Shade, did not officially release until yesterday, July 21. I like the UC line, I have become a huge Connecticut fan the last couple years and the pig vitola is just awesome in my personal opinion. Then again, I love the more varied shapes.
Undercrown Shade Flying Pig by Drew…Continue
Robert Holt of Southern Draw Cigars was kind enough to send us some samples of his QuickDraw Connecticut, Habano and Pennsylvania Broadleaf line. We recently had Robert on Sharing Our Pairings to do some beer pairings with the QuickDraw Connecticut.
I’ve been looking forward to the review of the Pennsylvania Broadleaf, as Broadleaf tends to be solidly in my wheelhouse for flavors.
We've been talking about the Protocol Lancero from Cubariqueño Cigars a lot lately. The Lancero had a soft release earlier this year and is currently available in a few places. I believe the CigFed store has a few bundles left.
The Protocol Lancero is set for nationwide release next week at the 2016 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. Cubariqueño Cigars is also set to release the…Continue
In 2014 Habanos S.A. released the Ramon Allones 898 as the Regional Edicion cigar for Germany. The 898 is so named because of the way it is packaged in the 25 count box. 3 rows of cigars going 8 then 9 and then 8 on the bottom. Production was limited to only 2,000 numbered boxes.
I was very excited to receive this as a cigar bomb from a very good friend. The box code for this cigar was RAE JUL 15.