Last year Robert Fortich, owner of Up In Smoke Cigars located in Miami, decided he wanted to develop his own blend so that he could “create the perfect hand-crafted cigar for all cigar aficionados.” After establishing a partnership with a cigar factory in the Dominican Republic, Up In Smoke Cigars launched its own brand called Fedora.

Cigar Stats: The Fedora 1882 is a Dominican puro consisting of Olor Dominicano, Criollo 98 and Havano 2000. It is available in Claro or Oscuro, in boxes of 20 or singles, in two popular sizes – Robusto (5” x 54, $112, $6.55), and Toro (6” x 54, $117, $6.95).

Appearance: The Fedora 1882 is adorned with a simple yet classy black and gold band. The delicate looking chocolate wrapper is very clean with tight seams. The construction is top notch and the cigar is packed well from head to foot.

The Smoke: The Fedora 1882 opens with a little spice but quickly transitions to almonds, a touch of caramel and a dry, sweet tea. As the burn progresses you are rewarded with fresh roasted coffee, hints of leather and more of the tea flavor. The final third burns a little hot (probably my fault) but, for the most part, mimics the mid-section, except for the addition of a grassy component. Throughout the review the Fedora 1882 produces plenty of aromatic smoke with an easy draw and a clean burn line that requires zero touchups.

Verdict: The Fedora 1882 is a light and refreshing smoke that perfectly balances a wide array of flavors extremely well, never letting one taste overpower another. To learn more about Fedora Cigars, visit or – Jason Zahner

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Comment by Matt Ross on September 28, 2013 at 8:57pm

Nice review - haven't even come across these before.  Will be on the lookout.

Comment by Jason Zahner on September 29, 2013 at 7:16am
Thanks, Matt. I wish I had more time to read more reviews (new job, 70 hrs. last week) like yours or Logan's, etc ... Reading others gives me new insight and only makes reviews better.
Comment by Jason Zahner on September 29, 2013 at 7:18am
I forgot to mention ... the owner of Fedora Cigars, Robert Fortich, seems like a class act, a really great guy.

Comment by Cigar Surgeon on October 31, 2013 at 8:59am

Loved reading reviews of cigars I haven't heard of.

Comment by Jason Zahner on October 31, 2013 at 3:24pm
Thanks. Once I'm back on my feet I hope to have more unique reviews.


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