It was great having the opportunity to meet Eddie Ortega in person at the IPCPR 2014 in Las Vegas. Eddie said the goal of the cigar was to come out with something more medium bodied as opposed to the more full bodied Serie D Maduro line. He also moved away from the box press due to some feedback.
This was one of those cigars that was immediately high on the list for group…Continue
Swinger Cigar Company first announced an intention to launch in March of 2014. The launch party was officially at the C.A.T.S. Fest 2 in San Antonio the weekend of May 30th, 2014. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend.
The cigar was a collaboration between managing partner Ryan Gallimore, and John Carone, the owner of Don Yeyo Cigar Factory in Michigan. The blend…Continue
The Camacho Blackout was a Limited Edition release for 2013. The Blackout features filler, wrapper and binder from multiple years that were combined and aged for an additional 2 years. Available in 5 sizes: Robusto 5” x 50, Figurado 6 1/8” x 54/42, Toro 6” x 50, Gordo 6” x 60 and finally Churchill 7” x 48. We weren’t able to obtain 3 Gordos, so we thought it would be interesting to compare the Robusto versus the Gordo as a group review.
Since 2014 is shaping up to be the ‘Year of the Lancero’, it seemed appropriate to review the Oliva Serie V Lancero. For many years the this stood out as the only lancero vitola cigar Oliva offered, since the Serie V originally line launched in 2007. It is blended with specially fermented Jalapa Valley ligero, and finished with a high priming Habano Sun Grown Wrapper and…Continue