Cigar Surgeon's Blog – October 2016 Archive (4)

Review: Rocky Patel Fifty-Five Corona

This year at the IPCPR there were a significant number of new releases from manufacturers. Rocky Patel certainly didn’t buck that trend, with a significant list of new products, limited edition products, and line extensions.

One of the special new releases was the Rocky Patel Fifty-Five. Created to commemorate Rocky’s 55th birthday, it utilizes tobaccos that are aged 6 – 7 years. Rocky Patel himself created the blend, and Hamlet Paredes came up with the unique sizes. Each…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 25, 2016 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Review: The Upsetters by Foundation Cigar Company

After a trip to Kingston, Jamaica for Bob Marley’s 70th birthday, Nick Melillo started searching Jamaica for cigar tobacco. Nick created The Upsetters using a traditional Caribbean technique of herbal infusion, with both Jamaican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos.

The red, gold and green packaging on The Upsetters is an homage to reggae culture. The art on the inside of the box is inspired by…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 18, 2016 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Review: La Gloria Cubana Serie R Esteli Maduro

La Gloria Cubana announced earlier this year they would be adding a Maduro extension on to the Serie R Esteli and Serie R Black lines. The Serie R Esteli Maduro released as a physical store brand, while the Serie R Black Maduro was online ordering only.

The Serie R Esteli Maduro is available in three vitolas, and 18 count boxes. The No. 54 (6x54), No. 60 (6x60), and the No. 64 (6-1/4x54).



Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 11, 2016 at 9:42am — No Comments

Review: Nomad SA-17 Coronita

Fred describes the profile of the SA-17 as being medium full, like a C-276, but with the added richness of San Andres tobacco.

The C-276 ranks as one of my favorite sticks Fred has done to date. Hearing that the profile brings that sort of body to the table had me very excited for the cigars to hit the market.

Sold in 21 count boxes, they’re available in 4 vitolas. A Corinita (5-1/2x46), Robusto (5x50), Toro (6x50) and a Shorty (4x46).


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Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 4, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments


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