During the Cigar Federation Cigar Safari with Drew Estate, Jonathan Drew announced a new cigar project All Out Kings. Blending will be done collaboratively by Willy Herrera, Master Blender for Drew Estate, and Robert Caldwell of Caldwell Cigar Company. The cigars for All Out Kings will be rolled at Joya de Nicaragua, and distributed by Caldwell Cigar Company.
The project has been underway for over a year. This venture represents the first collaboration for Willy Herrera since joining…Continue
One of the releases I was ecstatic for at the IPCPR 2015 in New Orleans was the Caleanoch. The cigar uses an evolution of fire curing by incorporating a percentage of peat fire cured tobacco in the filler. The number represents the percentage of peat cured filler tobacco in the cigar. The initial release is the Caleanoch 25, with the 50 and 75 to follow in the Spring of 2016.
Available in a 12…Continue
In November 2015 I had the opportunity to visit Cuba again for the Partagas festival. Cuba is always a great trip and a chance to try new cigars and catch up with good friends from Eastern Canada.
I wasn’t able to get my hands on any Diplomaticos Excelencia 2015 Cuba Regionals. Unfortunately they all sold through before we landed for the festival.
I was fortunate…Continue
Although it was announced at the IPCPR 2014, the Padron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition “The Hammer” Maduro didn’t start shipping until the end of 2014. Presented in a stunning humidor with 50 cigars each, the cigar and presentation was the talk of the 2014 IPCPR.
The 50th Anniversary release was made available in both a Maduro and Natural as a single box pressed Toro (6x52) vitola.…Continue
The Macanudo Estate Reserve 2015 No. 9 is the follow up to the to the 2014 Estate Reserve which commemorated Macanudo’s 45th anniversary. The 2015 release is a re-blend with a more modern packaging design incorporating Jamaican flag colors.
The cigar itself has a 10 year aged Connecticut Broadleaf. The filler incorporates Jamaican silver tongue tobacco which Gus says is one of the most expensive in the…Continue