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

Pre-Release Review: La Flor de Cano Siboney Exclusivo Canada 2014

While I was down in Cuba in November 2014 for the Partagas festival, I had the opportunity to attend a Canadian regional edition tasting.

My good friend Louis from Canada Humidor was going to be out of Havana and asked if I would attend on his behalf. My other good friend Keith from…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 26, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Review: Diesel Grind

The Diesel Grind is a B&M exclusive that I picked up when I attended CATSFest 2014. Diesel is created by AJ Fernandez who has a significant number of blends consistently coming up on my ‘buy list’. The Diesel line currently consists of the Unholy Cocktail, Unlimited, Shorty Edition, Grind, and Crucible.

The Diesel Grind series is available in 5 vitolas: Shorty (4-1/2”x60), Robusto (5”x54), Belicoso (5”x56”), Toro (6”x52) and Double Toro (6”x60).…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 11, 2014 at 6:00am — 15 Comments

Press Release – Drew Estate Announces “Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve” Premium Handmade Cigars

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today their exclusive manufacturing agreement with Pappy & Company, as well as the new “Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve” premium handmade cigar. This new cigar will be produced at Drew Estate’s Estelí, Nicaragua factory and is being made in partnership with Pappy & Company. Pappy & Company is the family-owned merchandise division of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, producers of legendary whiskies including Pappy Van Winkle…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 7, 2014 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Review: Warped El Oso MaMa

Warped Cigars is one of the cigar companies we keep returning to since IPCPR 2014. We were very impressed with not only their sense of marketing and style, but also the quality cigars they’re putting out.

Rob has been raving non-stop since we returned, and we jumped on this opportunity to review the El Oso MaMa before he had a chance. You can check out our reviews of the…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 6, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Review: Rocky Patel Edge Sumatra

I’m a huge fan of the Rocky Patel Edge line which includes the Corojo, Maduro, Candela, Sumatra and Lite lines. At any given time I have at least 15 Rocky Patel Edge Maduro’s aging in my humidor. When I heard about the Rocky Patel Edge Sumatra I was eager to get my hands on them. Unfortunately as a Canadian, it’s not just as easy as walking into my local B&M to pick some up. So on a previous trip to Denver, in January 2014, I went into…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 4, 2014 at 6:00am — 6 Comments


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