Cigar Surgeon's Blog – October 2015 Archive (7)

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Kentucky Fire Cured Hog’s Tooth, Subculture Exclusive for Famous Smoke Shop

Miami, FL – Drew Estate will be releasing a new size of Kentucky Fire Cured called “Hog’s Tooth” as a Subculture exclusive for Famous Smoke Shop in Easton, PA. The release party will take place at Famous Smoke Shop’s retail store on October 29th, 2015. Attendees of the event will be the first to purchase and smoke the new size.

The Kentucky Fire Cured Hog’s Tooth cigar is presented in a 6x46 vitola and will be…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 28, 2015 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Review: La Sirena Porthole

One of the booths we always look forward to at the IPCPR is the La Sirena booth. Arielle is always a beacon of positive energy, regardless of how busy or how tired she might be.

The Porthole was an exclusive project, for B&M stores only, small production of 800 boxes in a Connecticut wrapper and Oscuro wrapper. Made out of Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory, where the original La Sirena was produced.

The Connecticut wrapper is only available in the Toro vitola (6x50). The…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 27, 2015 at 7:54am — 2 Comments

Review: Dunhill Seleccion Suprema

Dunhill had a few new products to introduce at the IPCPR 2015 in New Orleans. First up was the Heritage line which they describe as the first full bodied cigar since they stopped manufacturing in Cuba. They also introduced a limited release of the Dunhill Seleccion Suprema, which is limited to 300 boxes to the US.

The Dunhill Seleccion Suprema is limited to the Toro (6x50) vitola, and will be sold in 8 count boxes.

Check out our interview with Steven Kron Director of…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 26, 2015 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Review: Dissident Soapbox Lancero

One of the fun booths at the IPCPR 2015 is the Dissident crew. “Gweedo C” and “Red Ryan” do things a little bit differently in the industry, which always makes for an interesting chat for us.

The Dissident Soapbox Lancero is a bit of a white whale. It’s been reported as an ‘event only’ cigar, but the truth is that this is an internal blend to Dissident. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one, count your fortunes.

This cigar will never be released. It’s not for sale.…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 20, 2015 at 6:00am — 11 Comments

News: Gorden Crippen & Ryan Johnson depart Dissident, West Side Humidor

Earlier today Halfwheel broke the news that Gorden Crippen & Ryan Johnson of Dissident had departed both Dissident and West Side Humidor.

We reached out to Gorden Crippen for comment and he had this to say:

Ryan and I are no longer involved with Dissident Cigars or the West Side Humidor. That is our press…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 19, 2015 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Review: Therapy Maduro by Nomad Cigar Company

We previously did a group review of the Nomad Therapy Connecticut and I was excited to check out the Therapy Maduro as well.

The new Nomad Therapy line consists of the Connecticut, Habano and the Maduro. All three are offered in the Short Robusto (4-1/2”x50), and the Toro (6”x50). Fred Rewey has also designed a refillable tray for retailers and a new band design as…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 13, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Review: Protocol by Cubariqueno Cigar company

Cubariqueño Cigar Company was one of the new companies at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans. It is founded by Juan Cancel and Bill Ives and rolled through Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Nicaragua.

The initial release is in a Toro (6x52) and a Corona Gorda (5-5/8x46) as 20 count boxes.


Check out our interview with Juan Cancel and Bill Ives, at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans. Juan talks about the origins of the company…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 6, 2015 at 6:00am — 7 Comments


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