Matt Ross's Blog – December 2013 Archive (20)

My Top Cigars of 2013

When I created the Cigar Federation Consolidated List of Top Cigars of 2013, I didn't include my own list.  First, I wanted to have no bias whatsoever in the creation of the list.  More importantly, I don't consider myself a reviewer so why should anyone care about my favorite cigars of the year?!  Well, apparently some of you do because I got a few requests for my list and since it varies greatly from the…

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Added by Matt Ross on December 24, 2013 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Cigar Federation Consolidated Top Cigars of 2013: #1 Crowned Heads Headley Grange Drumstick

As we near the end of 2013, you will begin to see many "Top" lists throughout the cigar community. The Cigar Federation team decided to attempt to do something a bit different. Each of the main reviewers on the site - Logan, Rob, Dustin, Jerad and John - has their own list, but we also wanted to see what a Cigar Federation Consolidated list would look like.

I gave the guys absolutely no direction - I just asked for their lists. Some of the lists included only cigars released in 2013…
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Added by Matt Ross on December 20, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Cigar Federation Consolidated Top Cigars of 2013: #2 AKA Nth Degree

As we near the end of 2013, you will begin to see many "Top" lists throughout the cigar community. The Cigar Federation team decided to attempt to do something a bit different. Each of the main reviewers on the site - Logan, Rob, Dustin, Jerad and John - has their own list, but we also wanted to see what a Cigar Federation Consolidated list would look like.

I gave the guys absolutely no direction - I just asked for their lists. Some of the lists included only cigars released in 2013…
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Added by Matt Ross on December 19, 2013 at 9:56am — 3 Comments

Cigar Federation Consolidated Top Cigars of 2013: #3 Ezra Zion Tantrum

As we near the end of 2013, you will begin to see many "Top" lists throughout the cigar community. The Cigar Federation team decided to attempt to do something a bit different. Each of the main reviewers on the site - Logan, Rob, Dustin, Jerad and John - has their own list, but we also wanted to see what a Cigar Federation Consolidated list would look like.

I gave the guys absolutely no direction - I just asked for their lists. Some of the lists included only cigars released in 2013…
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Added by Matt Ross on December 18, 2013 at 12:12pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Welcome to Ginza – Davidoff surprises with a redesigned Flagship Store in Tokyo

Basel/Tokyo, December 2013. The Davidoff Flagship Store in Ginza, Tokyo was redesigned and evolved in October this year. At the heart of Ginza, traditional culture meets contemporary art, fashion trends and technology. This upscale luxury shopping district tempts you with the best western shops and exclusivity.



Davidoff Flagship Stores are characterized by spacious and open rooms, equipped with a cigar lounge and a walk-in humidor. To create this, the…

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Added by Matt Ross on December 18, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Press Release: Cohiba Debuts Comador Cigar In Partnership with Jay-Z

Richmond, VA — General Cigar Company announces the launch of Comador, a super premium cigar developed in partnership with Shawn “JAY Z” Carter. …

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Added by Matt Ross on December 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Cigar Federation Consolidated Top Cigars of 2013: #4 Casa Fernandez Miami Reserva Maduro

As we near the end of 2013, you will begin to see many "Top" lists throughout the cigar community. The Cigar Federation team decided to attempt to do something a bit different. Each of the main reviewers on the site - Logan, Rob, Dustin, Jerad and John - has their own list, but we also wanted to see what a Cigar Federation Consolidated list would look like.

I gave the guys absolutely no direction - I just asked for their lists. Some of the lists included only cigars released in 2013…
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Added by Matt Ross on December 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Cigar Federation Consolidated Top Cigars of 2013: #5 The Crowned Heads JD Howard Reserve

As we near the end of 2013, you will begin to see many "Top" lists throughout the cigar community. The Cigar Federation team decided to attempt to do something a bit different. Each of the main reviewers on the site - Logan, Rob, Dustin, Jerad and John - has their own list, but we also wanted to see what a Cigar Federation Consolidated list would look like.

I gave the guys absolutely no direction - I just asked for their lists. Some of the lists included only cigars released in 2013…
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Added by Matt Ross on December 16, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Press Release: To celebrate the Chinese Year Of The Horse, Davidoff introduces a range of exciting Limited Edition Cigar Accessories

Basel, December 2013. Davidoff celebrates the Chinese New Year of the Horse with a special collection of Accessories for 2014, which perfectly complements its Limited Edition Year of the Horse Gran Toro cigar release.



A symbol of energy, the horse is extremely animated and active. Extroverted and with a deft sense of humor, people born in the Year of the Horse love to take center stage and delight audiences at every occasion. Masters of ceremonies, you…

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Added by Matt Ross on December 16, 2013 at 9:35am — No Comments

Cigar Federation Consolidated Top Cigars of 2013: #6 Nomad Esteli Lot 1386

As we near the end of 2013, you will begin to see many "Top" lists throughout the cigar community. The Cigar Federation team decided to attempt to do something a bit different. Each of the main reviewers on the site - Logan, Rob, Dustin, Jerad and John - has their own list, but we also wanted to see what a Cigar Federation Consolidated list would look like.

I gave the guys absolutely no direction - I just asked for their lists. Some of the lists included only cigars released in 2013…
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Added by Matt Ross on December 13, 2013 at 10:42am — 8 Comments

Cigar Federation Consolidated Top Cigars of 2013: #7 Ortega Serie D Maduro Lancero

As we near the end of 2013, you will begin to see many "Top" lists throughout the cigar community. The Cigar Federation team decided to attempt to do something a bit different. Each of the main reviewers on the site - Logan, Rob, Dustin, Jerad and John - has their own list, but we also wanted to see what a Cigar Federation Consolidated list would look like.

I gave the guys absolutely no direction - I just asked for their lists. Some of the lists included only cigars released in 2013…
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Added by Matt Ross on December 12, 2013 at 2:51pm — 3 Comments

Reinado Cigars Hosts Premium Cigar Dinner Experience

Added by Matt Ross on December 11, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Cigar Federation Consolidated Top Cigars of 2013: #8 El Cedro

As we near the end of 2013, you will begin to see many "Top" lists throughout the cigar community. The Cigar Federation team decided to attempt to do something a bit different. Each of the main reviewers on the site - Logan, Rob, Dustin, Jerad and John - has their own list, but we also wanted to see what a Cigar Federation Consolidated list would look like.

I gave the guys absolutely no direction - I just asked for their lists. Some of the lists included only cigars released in 2013…
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Added by Matt Ross on December 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Press Release: La Sirena and Miami Cigar

NEW YORK, NY – December 12, 2013 - Following a successful three-year partnership with Miami Cigar & Company, La Sirena Cigars will become independently owned and operated by Arielle Ditkowich as of December 31st, 2013. Ditkowich will remain at the helm, continuing to produce new and exciting blend profiles. Arielle is excited for La Sirena's continued growth and looks forward to 2014 projects, industry shows and travelling to retail…
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Added by Matt Ross on December 10, 2013 at 11:37am — 2 Comments

Cigar Federation Consolidated Top Cigars of 2013: #9 Regius Mitchell Orchant Seleccion

As we near the end of 2013, you will begin to see many "Top" lists throughout the cigar community.  The Cigar Federation team decided to attempt to do something a bit different.  Each of the main reviewers on the site - Logan, Rob, Dustin, Jerad and John - has their own list, but we also wanted to see what a Cigar Federation Consolidated list would look like.

I gave the guys absolutely no direction - I just asked for their lists.  Some of the lists included only cigars released in…
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Added by Matt Ross on December 10, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Press Release: New Aging Room Small Batch Quattro T59 Blend

December 9, 2013 (Miami, Fla.) — Boutique Blends Cigars is announcing the selection of the new blend to be released as the new Aging Room Small Batch Quattro T59. The Aging Room cigar line was created with the objective of releasing new and exciting blends made with limited and hard to find tobaccos. The new blend, Quattro T59, was selected with the help of consumers, as it was part of the Aging Room WildPack 2013 as blend W-IV (M-338). “The Aging Room WildPack is part of our…

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Added by Matt Ross on December 9, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Cigar Federation Consolidated Top Cigars of 2013: #10 Jameson Santos de Miami Lancero

As we near the end of 2013, you will begin to see many "Top" lists throughout the cigar community.  The Cigar Federation team decided to attempt to do something a bit different.  Each of the main reviewers on the site - Logan, Rob, Dustin, Jerad and John - has their own list, but we also wanted to see what a Cigar Federation Consolidated list would look like.

I gave the guys absolutely no direction - I just asked for their lists.  Some of the lists included only cigars released in…
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Added by Matt Ross on December 9, 2013 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Press Release: Davidoff, Associate Partner of Art Basel, Announces Three Major Steps for the Davidoff Art Initiative

Basel/Miami Beach, December 5, 2013 – Oettinger Davidoff AG, the worldwide leading manufacturer of premium cigars, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, announced today during Art Basel in Miami Beach the first Davidoff Limited Art Edition artist, the next Dominican artist to take part in the Davidoff Art Residency, the two new recipients of Davidoff Art Grants, and the evolution of plans for an international residency in the Dominican Republic. …



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Added by Matt Ross on December 6, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Press Release: The Davidoff Nicaragua Première in Dubai makes a great impression

Basel/Dubai, November 20, 2013. Davidoff transported Dubai’s cigar aficionados through a sensory journey of Nicaragua at the exclusive launch of the Davidoff Nicaragua cigar range on Wednesday November 20th. “Explore-Adventure-Discover” was the motto of the evening at the prestigious restaurant Hakkasan, which was attended by the who’s who of Dubai society. Inspired by the pioneering spirit of Zino Davidoff, the Davidoff Nicaragua “Puro” by the renowned Swiss…

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Added by Matt Ross on December 3, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Press Release: Bodega Premium Blends Launch Event

New York, New York  - December 2, 2013 – Bodega Premium Blends (@Cigar_G @BodegaCigars) is excited to announce the official launch event of their signature line: Reunión. Reunión features two distinctive yet complementary blends: Aperitivo and Digestivo. It’s designed to give the cigar enthusiast two experiences in one box.

On Wednesday evening December 4th, 2013, the beautiful Nat Sherman Townhouse, on 42nd Street NYC, will be…

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Added by Matt Ross on December 2, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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