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A Brief Guide To Cuban Cigars
With the Cuban Embargo with and end insight when will we see Cuban Cigars in the USA? How will we know real from fake?
Gallo Pinto Cigars By Guayacan Are A Must Have For Aficionados
Gallo Pinto cigars are produced by Guayacan, a small stogie production company out of Tabacalera Aromas de Jalapa located in Esteli, Nicaragua. Guayacan is owned by Noel Rojas, who is often considered “the little engine that could” due to his determination in getting the business of the ground.
A Review Of The Hechicera Maduro Cigar
In 2014, Grace Sotolongo announced her immediate departure from CLE Cigars right before the Hechicera Maduro cigar was released. As an immediately recognizable and well liked personality in tobacco, the news was met with relative shock and overshadowed the actual release itself.
The EP Short Run 2015 Cigars Are A Must-Have Series For Aficionados
For the last six years, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo has released a limited time series named Short Runs, and this year is no different with the emergence of the EP Short Run 2015 Cigars.
The Cubanacan Mederos Oscuro Cigar Review
The Cubanacan Mederos Oscuro cigar is a tweak on the original 2009 release, which was the first creation of the company’s founder, Carlos Mederos. Like so many other stogie makers from Cuba, Carlos grew up around tobacco, working with both his father and his grandfather in the craft.
The Cubanacan Soneros Habano Cigars Offer A Nice Challenge
The Cubanacan Soneros Habano cigars are among the few blends that the boutique is focusing on, and like its other releases, it’s a stick that deserves respect. Though the brand has been around for several years, 2014 is when it really took off.
The Gurkha Xtreme Cigar Is A Bold Premium Stogie
The Gurkha Xtreme cigar was announced prior to the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show, and though it slipped under the radar as the show approached, it has picked up attention again for its bold appearance and flavors.
The Cubanacan Soneros Maduro Cigar Is Balanced Perfectly
The Cubanacan Soneros Maduro cigar is one of the few lines that the company is focusing on as it continues to expand its outreach in the U.S. and beyond.
The Bloodline Habano Cigar Has Many Different Flavor Accents
The Bloodline Habano Cigar, a product now carried under the Esteban Carreras name, is a medium full-bodied stick that is brimming with many different flavor accents.
An Online Review Of The Charlie Torano Captiva Cigar
The Charlie Torano Captiva cigar was one of the few loose ends left over when General Cigar Co. acquired the Torano brands, and though it wasn’t the most pressing one (Sam Leccia’s eventual decision to move to GCC was the headliner), it still left a lot of aficionados wondering.
The History Of Nomad Cigars & The Four Cigar Line Releases
Fred Rewey created Nomad Cigars back in January 2012, and after its initial launch it took a while before the boutique got going at full speed. Now, though, it has reached a comfortable pace with its releases and has managed to hold onto its original vision even while gathering momentum.
The MBombay Mora Cigar Reviewed
The MBombay Mora is among the first releases put out by Mel Shah’s upstart boutique, and it follows the company’s formula of beautiful looks, blending and flavors.
Room 101 Master Collection Three Is The Last Of The Premium Blends
The Room 101 Master Collection Three is the third in a line of special premium blends the company has put all of its energy into. It appears Matt Booth and his boutique are going to keep it a trilogy, making this blend the last of the line.
The Trill Habano Cigar Is Available In 5 Vitolas
It’s been a big year for Villiger, and its Trill Habano cigar is one of the three new lines put out by the company. When Roy MacLaren took on the North American wing of the business a couple years ago, he was charged with reinvigorating the brand.
Review Of The Nomad DR Classic
According to the company, the Nomad DR Classic is the cigar that got it started. It was launched back in 2012 and is now picking up a lot of steam as Fred Rewey’s brand garners attention.
The MBombay Kesara Is One Of Four First Releases From Mel Shah
The MBombay Kesara is among Mel Shah’s first four releases from his relatively new boutique. The first thing aficionados are going to notice is that the shagged foot is back. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before; Shah retired from his day job to become a cigar retailer in the early 2000s.
The Cubanacan Connecticut Cigar Is Available In Several Sizes
The Cubanacan Connecticut cigar is part of the company’s core line, and it remains one of the areas of focus for the established brand. Since 2006, the relatively small stogie maker has grown steadily, and is now making some significant moves in the industry.
The Cubanacan Maduro Cigar Surprises Reviewers
The Cubanacan Maduro cigar is part of the company’s core line, a line that has received some extra attention in the last few years. In fact, 2014 was a big year for every aspect of the brand, as it trained up new salesforce and got aggressive with marketing its blends to new retailers.
The Cabal Original Cigar Brings A Range Of Flavors
The Cabal original cigar is the product of two years of hard work, culminating a powerful partnership that has Chris Arolfo’s brand poised to make it big in the world of tobacco
A Review Of The Matilde Renacer Cigar Line
The Matilde Renacer was one of many cigars that suffered a delayed release in 2013, pushing back the actual launch until 2014. But you know what they say about delayed gratification; the wait just makes the experience all the more worth it.
Crowned Heads Yellow Rose Cigar Provides A Sweet And Tart Taste
The Crowned Heads Yellow Rose cigar is the third state exclusive released by the company, putting Texas in the spotlight this time around. It’s named after the iconic marching song played by the Texas Brigade during the American Civil War and remains an important piece of music history in the state....
Cubanacan Habano Cigar Has A Very Unique Flavor Profile
From the esteemed master blender Omar Aleman, the Cubanacan Habano Cigar is one of three flavors in the titular series. This particular stick has done well to carry this prestigious line of products, with critics across the net remarking on the rapid growth and user base of the company in general.
The Mbombay Classic Is A Mild To Medium Strength Cigar
The MBombay Classic is one of two releases that Mel Shah launched his company with back in 2014. Like a lot of boutique owners these days, Shah got his start in the industry as a retailer, a position he took on after retiring from an IT job.
Reviewers Are Impressed With The Mbombay Corojo Cigar
The MBombay Corojo is among the first batch of releases by the young boutique, a brand captained by former retailer Mel Shah. Few boutiques have had the kind of success Mel’s has had recently.
The Bloodline Habano Cigars Are Made With A Special Process
The Bloodline Habano cigars are also known as the O.P.A., named after three of the most important families (Olivia, Perez, and Agansora) in the tobacco industry.
Nat Sherman Panamericana Cigars Are A Shop Exclusive
The Nat Sherman Panamericana cigars are being handled with some importance by the company, as it is assuming the role of a shop exclusive, the company’s Townhouse shop in New York City, that is. Although, that was only the first step.
Nomad Connecticut Cigar Offers A Spicy Flavor
The Nomad Connecticut was part of the company’s first couple releases, and though one of its sizes was only available in a limited edition, the rest remain popular two years after their release.
Review Of The Nomad S-307 Cigar
The Nomad S-307 represents Fred Rewey’s third release and is produced with assistance from Tabacalera Fernandez. The young boutique has been splitting up its production between Nicaragua and the Dominican, and this one is straight out of Nicaragua.
Asylum Insidious Is A Mild Honduran Cigar
The Asylum Insidious cigar is a different kind of stick from the brand known for its crazy ring gauges. The brand, created by Tom Lazuka, recognized a bit of a hole in the Fabricas Unidas portfolio, and this blend is intended to fill it.
Review Of The Kristoff Classic Reserva Cigars
The Kristoff Classic Reserva cigars are the second blend put out by the company in limited qualities. After the success of their first, the 685 Woodlawn, it seemed like a natural choice. The stogie maker is also back to the well for another important detail, a collaboration with Abe Flores.
The Nomad C-276 Is A Medium Strength Cigar
The Nomad C-276 is a project that the brand’s creator, Fred Rewey, had to gear himself up for. Rewey launched his boutique back in 2012, and at the time, he was a little green behind the ears. After a couple years of successful releases, though, he felt ready to take on a fuller blend.
A Review Of The Quesada Reserva Privada Cigars
The Quesada Reserva Privada cigars are another notch in the company's belt, and like many of the brand's stogies, it was first debuted at the ProCigar Festival based out of the Dominican Republic.
Leccia Cigars Has Produced A New Line With Three Releases
Now that Sam Leccia has his own cigars and brand to work with, he can unleash his concepts on a willing audience. It took a while for Sam to get to this point, even though he was a highly respected member of the Olivia brand for some time.
The Ortega HeavyDuty Cigar Performs Extremely Well
The Ortega HeavyDuty fills a notable gap in the company’s portfolio by providing a large ring gauge smoke. In recent years, the demand for large ring gauge cigars has increased steadily, even though it is among the many points of debate among aficionados.
The Sindicato Flagship Maduro Cigar Reviewed
A couple years into the company’s grand experiment comes the Sindicato Flagship Maduro, the eponymous blend produced with help from Casa Fernandez.
About The Undercrown Manifesto Cigar By Drew Estate
The Undercrown Manifesto is one of those sticks that has to be seen to be believed. Also known as the Krump, it takes its name after the person that provided Drew Estate with the molds needed to produce the sticks.
A Review Of The Vega Fina Nicaraguan Cigar
Last year, Altadis debuted the Vega Fina Nicaraguan at the German Inter Tabac show. Soon after the show, the cigar was released to European aficionados, an expected move as the brand has long been most popular in Europe.
The L Atelier Extension de la Racine Is A Limited Edition Cigar
The L’Atelier Extension de la Racine cigar is the flagship blend of the young brand and has in the past used the best tobaccos available to the company.
The Jericho Hill Cigar Is A New Release From Crowned Heads
Crowned Heads’ Jericho Hill release is the company’s first offering since making several changes to its production specifics. Namely, the company has shifted its production from Tabacalera La Alianza in the Dominican to the My Father Cigars factory in Esteli.
The Illusione Singulare 2014 Is A Medium Strength Cigar
The Illusione Singulare 2014 edition is the newest version of the company’s annual take on its much beloved blend. The idea behind the stick is that Dion Giolito, a master blender, searches through bales of tobacco off of several highly respected farms, looking for the perfect leaf to create aroun...
The Hiriochi HR Cigar Is Part Of A New Brand By Cubanacan
The Hiriochi HR cigar is part of a new brand put together by Cubanacan and is yet another big change for a company that has experienced plenty of them in the past year. For the last several months, the company has trimmed down its portfolio, aiming to focus on its Conseros and Mederos lines.
The Cusano LXI Habano SG Is An Affordable Quality Cigar
The Cusano LXI Habano SG has slipped under the radar a bit, but is another respectable offering from the storied manufacturer.
The Cohiba Luxury Selection Is An Ultra Premium Cigar
The first thing that jumps out from the Cohiba Luxury Selection is its price; it’s an ultra-premium stick. The second thing that will jump out is the packaging. Each stick gets its own acrylic coffin to rest in, and it’s a modern looking choice to be sure.
The AJ Fernandez New World Cigar Reviewed
The AJ Fernandez New World cigar carries the name of the famous master blender, but it has more going for it than just a name. The stick was revealed at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show, and it stands out for a couple reasons.
The La Palina Black Label Cigar Is The Seventh Blend In The Line
The La Palina Black Label cigar was first revealed at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show and represents the seventh blend in the line. It also represents the second collaboration between the brand and the PDR factory.
There Are Several Reasons The Asylum 60x6 Ogre Cigars Stand Out
The Asylum 60x6 Ogre cigars stand out for several reasons, and not just because they are available in some monstrous sizes. For one, it’s a barber pole, and those are always visually interesting. Also, the barber pole contains a candela wrapper, a tobacco that isn’t seen in many sticks these day...
Vega Fina Limited Edition 2010 Cigars Are Perfect For Aficionados
Vega Fina limited edition 2010 cigars were a successful push by Altadis USA to break the brand on American shores. Also titled the “Sumum 2010,” this medium-full flavored stick was an ingenious boutique release. The company is a top seller in Europe and the number one line sold in Spain.
The Romeo y Juliet 1875 Cigar Is An Exotic New Offering from Altadis USA
The Romeo y Juliet 1875 cigar is among the newest offerings from Altadis USA, even though the name may confuse people at first. The date refers to when the Cuban marca was established, a date that aficionados may not be aware of.
A Review Of The Padilla Cava Cigar
The Padilla Cava cigar is a triumphant homage to Ernesto’s father, Heberto Padilla. Heberto was a well-known poet during his time in Cuba and was imprisoned by Fidel Castro for nine years.
Serious Cigars – 2015 Scholarship Application
Serious Cigars – 2015 Scholarship Application
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