Cigar Surgeon's Blog – August 2014 Archive (5)

Pre-Release Review: D'Crossier L'Forte Genio

The D’Crossier was a new brand to me at the IPCPR 2014. A brand under Pure Aroma Cigars, they are based out of Miami and manufactured in Costa Rica under Isaias Santana Diaz.

The L’Forte is planned for a September release which will be annually limited to 2,000 boxes. Available in four vitolas; Robusto…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 26, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Review: Crux Bull & Bear Robusto Extra

At the Las Vegas IPCPR 2014 I had the pleasure of being at the Crux booth to see their Bull & Bear,  along with the Passport and Classic make their debut.   Previous entries of the Crux Passport Half Corona and the Crux Ninfamaniac Natural were among the highest scoring cigars ever…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 15, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Review: Epic Habano

It was great to meet Dean Parsons from Epic Cigars in person at the first IPCPR appearance for Epic in 2014.    Dean has been making cigars since 2006, and makes his home in the Dominican.

The Epic Habano launched at IPCPR 2014 and it will be available in 4 sizes; Fat Rothschild (4 1/5” x 56 gauge), Corona Extra (5.5” x 46 gauge), Robusto (5.5” x 52 gauge) and a Gordo (6” x 60 gauge).




Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 12, 2014 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Group Review: Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Norteño

2014 was a big year for Drew Estate.  Willy Herrera who had previously released the very successfully Herrera Esteli line joined Drew Estate as their master blender.   The first release at the IPCPR 2014 in Las Vegas was the Herrera Esteli Norteño.  

Available as 10 count boxes in soft press vitolas of: Coronita (4’ x 46 gauge),  Corona Extra (4 3/4” x 48 gauge), Belicoso Fino (5” x 50 gauge), Robusto Grande (5 1/2“x 54 gauge), Toro (6” x 50 gauge) and lastly the Lonsdale Deluxe (6…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 7, 2014 at 6:00am — 13 Comments

Review: Joya Red by Joya de Nicaragua

The Joya Red is the most recent cigar release from Joya de Nicaragua, following their limited release of the Cuatro Cinco.  For those who aren’t aware, Joya de Nicaragua was originally established in 1968, making it Nicaragua’s first and oldest premium cigar manufacturer. 

The blend itself is entirely Nicaraguan, with a combination of Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa tobacco in the filler.  Available in 4 vitolas; a short Churchill (4 3/4” x 48 ring gauge), robusto (5 1/4” x 50 ring…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 5, 2014 at 6:00am — 21 Comments


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