Posts Tagged ‘Don Pepin cigars’
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
The particular brand of stogie known as Don Pepin Jaime Garcia Sur Oeste Cigar has been created by the My Family Company. It is being produced only for the Southwest region of the United States as the name Sur Oeste implies.
This offering is noted in reviews as having a pleasantly mild and light flavor. All facets of the cigar are produced in Nicaragua, from the wrapper to the tobacco. The company is selling this stogie in the three sizes of Corona, Robusto and Toro. The color of the box is black and silver and each contains 18 sticks. Potential customers who want to purchase this product should take note as this stogie is considered rare in that only 1200 boxes in total are being produced.
Brownie-like and oily are descriptive words reviewers used when talking about the appearance of the wrapper. The foot is noted for the pepper, paprika and bark notes, while wet earth, grassiness, pepper and cocoa are used to describe the draw.
During the first third, an appearance of a Cuban stogie is what is described. This comparison is drawn from the cedar, nut and pepper combination. These flavors continue on into the next phase of the stogie.
Reviewers note that the second third sees the cedar notes becoming more prominent. The cocoa taste becomes sweeter as grassiness and toast appear once again. Some say that at this point it is hard to distinguish much difference in the first and second thirds.
During the final phase of the Don Pepin Jaime Garcia Sur Oeste cigar many noted some surprising changes. Cedar notes become even stronger as the nuttiness disappears. Floral and earth notes are brilliantly introduced, making this a stick that should be purchased while they are available.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
With a review rating of 92, the 601 Cubao cigar has quickly become quite the sensation with its complex flavors and alluring aroma. The combination of creamy espresso, dark licorice, and spicy pepper notes have made this offering a favorite among many aficionados. It takes more than flavor and smell make a good stick, and Don Pepin Garcia knows all the important components to create a cigar that people will relish in.
This offering from Pepin Garcia is a flavor sensation like no other. First impressions are important, and the dark chocolate Sumatra wrapper from Ecuador is not going to disappoint. The wrapper is made of only the finest in aged tobacco leaves, making it an ideal compliment to the unique yet complex filler.
These stogies are filled with a unique blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos. This blend is a closely guarded secret, but with Pepin Garcia at the wheel, the smoker can be sure that nothing but excellence will be experienced. The aged filler tobaccos offer a smooth yet crisp smoking sensation for the aficionado.
Jose Pepin Garcia has a reputation in the industry for excellence in every aspect of stogie making. Reviewers and tobacconists alike state that the 601 Cubao cigar is a superior smoke designed by a high-quality manufacturer. With its marvelously dark coloration, aged tobaccos, and strong aromas, these fine cigars are going to please every level of tobacconist. This manufacturer is known for producing sticks that do not stay on the market for long. Each stogie becomes harder to find as time goes on because there are only so many to go around. When it comes to fine stogies, the Pepin Garcia is a name that means excellence.
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
When it comes to the various cigar brands available, some are more famous than others. While this could be because some have been passed down from generation to generation, it is always good to keep an open mind about those that might be relatively new to the industry.
Some of the newer companies have products that rival those that have been in business for over a hundred years. The only true way to find out is to purchase as many different sticks as possible and then commence with the taste test.
While the heart, soul, and roots of tobacco sticks lie within the nation of Cuba, many of the lines that are available today do not come from that country, but have Cuban seed tobacco. This means that those families that migrated to the United States, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic when the government began to seize property brought seeds with them when they left Cuba. Now thanks to the various brands that exist today, aficionados are able to savor the tastes of times passed.
Names like Don Pepin, Davidoff, Ashton, and Camacho cigars are always going to stand out as pioneers in the industry. While there are so many more that belong to this list of stand outs, some of the new up and comers are making great strides at earning a seat in the forefront of the industry. Cigar samplers are a great way to test out new smokes.
Regardless of whether the tobacco is hand selected in Nicaraguan fields or grown in the supple soil of the Dominican Republic, there are a vast amount of cigars that are just begging for the chance to strut their stuff.
Taste preference may be sweet and nutty or earthy and harsh, but whichever one prefers, there is a flavor and strength profile available that will offer exactly the right taste to win the applause of the hardest to please aficionado.
Friday, April 27th, 2012
Iconic tobacco legend Don Pepin Garcia has done it again with the 601 Maduro cigars. They provide a perfect example of why this popular creator has such a positive reputation in the industry. Every part of the cigar is grown, handpicked, and rolled in the heart of Nicaragua utilizing only the finest tobaccos from the region.
The trademark blue band is a promise of things to come. Upon first feel, the dark, seemingly thin Nicaraguan wrapper seems almost fragile. However, reviewers state that this delicate feel is actually a result of the densely packed tobaccos within the 601 Maduro cigar which is indicative of a superior stick. Smokers appreciate the feel and initial aroma that fills the nostrils.
The first third was noted to be a medium-bodied blend of bitter chocolates highlighted with a touch of rich coffee. The palate is introduced to the consistency and superiority of the 601 Maduro cigars with the wafts of thick smoke and the firmly holding ash. Everything about this stick exudes perfection for a premium stogie.
Entering the second third, reviewers appreciated the smooth transitioning that brought on a slight increase to the strength of the 601 Maduro cigar from medium-bodied to full-bodied. The lack of serious resistance makes this offering stand out in a crowd and provides a smooth draw with an even burn.
Upon entering the final third, those that tried them found that the full-bodied chocolate and coffee flavors continued on. 601 Maduro cigars, with the trademark blue band, allow smokers to appreciate everything good about a superior stogie. The stick comes in a variety of sizes for the smoker to pick a preferred style to enjoy and put in their personal humidor.
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
The 601 Ecuadorian Connecticut cigar has been noted as being far richer in flavor and fuller bodied than any other Connecticut cigar on the market. Don Pepin Garcia sought to create this smoke to evoke a level of flavoring not found on the scene. Eddie Ortega, the president of EO Brands, was quoted to say, “The consumer that wants 601 quality in a milder cigar is going to love 601 (Ecuadorian) Connecticut”. In August of 2006, they released this exceptional cigar to the public.
The Tabacalera Cubana factory in Estelí, Nicaragua is where this 601 Ecuadorian Black Label Connecticut cigar was conceived. The creamy, brown, oily wrapper is from Connecticut seed and is Ecuadorian grown. Pepin Garcia himself developed the process for which these leaves are blended and cured. He did so in a way that would give them a flavoring that would be more complex and have more depth. This process, combined with the perfectly aged Nicaraguan binder and filler, creates a medium to full strength and body.
Reviewers stated that the intense, bitter notes of pepper, coffee, and wood were matched successfully with the lighter notes of roasted nuts and creamy butter. Those that have tried the 601 Ecuadorian Connecticut all agree that this premium cigar maintains an even, razor sharp burn line with nice, creamy smoke. The nose and mouth remain captivated throughout the smoke until the smoother, calmer end. Most of the reviews agreed that this cigar was definitely a robust, medium to full bodied smoke that was very well balanced and unique in its construction. It is regarded as a brilliant contribution to the EO brand 601 line of cigars.
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
The 601 Habano offers some pleasant choices for the cigar aficionado. There are a few different labels offered in this brand, and even some limited editions. Overall, these have been considered to be really well made in a number of cigar reviews. Like anything produced at Don Pepin Garcia’s farm in Nicaragua, they are also considered a good value, and definitely worthy of storing by the box.
The 601 Habano Robusto Red Label stick had a heavy note of leather, although was augmented by spices, thanks to the wrapper. It also got sweeter in the second half. The review noted pepper in the flavor, but indicated that it was a different pepper flavor than that experienced in the Connecticut.
The limited edition 601 Habano was remarked upon as having a smooth texture and a perfect appearance. This larger sized stogie lit well, and had great burn lines. Hay and cedar flavors in the first third led to hay, vanilla, and sugar in the second. The profile then changed to chocolate and cedar, with notes of spice for the last third.
A common point to all of the reviews is how well the ash held on, even up to a few inches in one case. One reviewer even had trouble ashing the stick, since it held so well.
If someone is interested in trying one of the plentiful 601 Habano offerings, he should check with his local cigar shop, or look online. The personnel at either of these should be able to direct him to some good options. Alerting the staff to the preferences of the smoker can help make it a perfect fit.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
The Nestor Miranda Art Deco cigar is another great offering by a tobacco great and a terrific company. Packaged in its own tin that explains its name, this smoke is sure to please. This stick is a wonderful blend that takes even Pepin to places that he may not have realized that he could go with tobacco products. Pushes the tobacco envelope, this offering takes the aficionado to a new realm of discovery.
Nestor Miranda Art Deco cigars are finished with a three-layered cap that complements the different types of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos that are found within them. Reviewers of these sticks have noted that they end up being a medium bodied flavor sensation featuring everything from light tastes of spice and sweetness to bold flavors that include coffee and woodsy notes. Earthy tones and leather can be found as well as bold spices that come and go throughout. The masterful blend of tobaccos gives this smoke a one of a kind taste according to those that have enjoyed them. The Nestor Miranda Art Deco cigar definitely delivers on its promise to be something different than most people would expect from a Miami Cigar and Company offering. This is a splendid surprise that is worthy of finding.
All of the reviewers agree that this is a smoke that lives up to the hype and the press that they receive before they are released. They are very difficult to find because aficionados are buying them up to put stock in their personal humidors. The Nestor Miranda Art Deco cigars are recommended by nearly everyone that has had the opportunity to try one. They all say that one stick will have even the hardest to please aficionado searching for more.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Nestor Miranda Special Selection Cigars are the result of the brilliant collaboration of two industry masters. While Cuban-born Nestor Miranda of Miami Cigar and Company (MC&C) dreamed up a line of smokes bearing his name, he knew that Don Jose “Pepin” Garcia of Don Pepin Cigars was the man to do it. This man from Cuba began working in the industry at 11 and later came to Miami to start his own brand. As with the rapid success Miranda experienced, the increased popularity in Pepin Garcia’s work led him to open two factories, in Miami and Esteli, Nicaragua. The latter was the location for creating the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Cigar.
This line was produced in various sizes including the Coffee Break, Danno 2010, Lancero, Gordo, Robusto, and Ruky. In addition, each of the vitolas in the line-up of Nestor Miranda Special Selection Cigars was made in two contrasting wrappers, the full bodied Habano Oscuro and the medium bodied Habano Rosado. The tobacco found throughout this smoke originates in Nicaragua.
Nestor Miranda Special Selection Cigars have received an overall positive response. A number of those reviewing this collection experienced the Lancero. With the addition of the flame from a cigar lighter, the flavors of this primitive wrapped stogie are said to kick off immediately. The first third was described as sweet with hints of wood and spice. Reviewers noted the sweetness continuing into the second third while a coffee undertone was introduced. The last third was a nice compilation of the various flavors experienced throughout. A number of smokers described the ash as firm and the burn to be even to the finish.
Every true aficionado should have a Nestor Miranda Special Selection Cigar in their humidor. The partnership between these two tobacco leaders resulted in a genuine masterpiece everyone will enjoy.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Nothing offers a delicious cedar and spice flavor with a hidden hint of chocolate quite like the fabulous creation by world-renowned tobacconist Don Pepin Garcia, the San Cristobal Seleccion del Sol cigar. Available in three popular sizes, this is a cigar preferred by smokers who enjoy a nice medium-bodied experience when it comes to indulging in their favorite past time.
The San Cristobal Seleccion del Sol has a first appearance that really is mellow and may not stand out in a crowd. A few veins cover the dark caramel wrapper, but what makes the wrapper really stand out is the fact that it was grown in Nicaragua on Don Pepin Garcia’s personal farm. Each wrapper has been hand-selected and hand-picked by the Garcia family insuring a unique experience among aficionados.
Of course, the first draw is as important as the unique wrapper. The sun grown Nicaraguan tobacco offers a delicious blend of cedar and spice making the San Cristobal Seleccion del Sol a wonderful addition to any humidor. However, some people say the burn is a little slow and uneven, with the ash flowering and falling prematurely a bit during the first part of this wonderful smoke.
While the second third is a continuation of the first, the final third provides an even burn with virtually no need for correction. The hints of chocolate towards the end now mimic the beginning aroma, and that is why the San Cristobal Seleccion del Sol is so popular.
For the medium-bodied cigar lover, the San Cristobal Seleccion del Sol is a superb example of why cigars are so popular today. For a wondrous experience, this is the cigar worth examining a little bit closer.
Monday, August 1st, 2011
The Jaime Garcia Especial line of cigars offers you an array of six choices for your palate. It is available in Super Gordo, Toro Gordo, Toro, a Belicoso, Robusto, and Petite Robusto vitolas. You can decide to try just one, or maybe give each of them a try. If you have a preference for a cigar length or ring gauge, you might tend to want to stay in your comfort zone. Trying multiple vitola options may surprise you and expand the horizons of your humidor, or it might reaffirm your earlier preference.
The Jaime Garcia Especial cigars have Nicaraguan filler from the Oliva and Garcia farms, Ecuadorian binder, and a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. Multiple online reviewers have reviewed plenty of the vitolas, so you can get good idea of what you might want to try by looking into those reviews. There were plenty of descriptions of the woodiness, and coffee flavors amongst the different sizes. One reviewer, possibly a newbie, smoked the Jaime Garcia Especial and commented that even though he was unable to differentiate between the more subtle flavors, he still thought this was one terrific smoke. While there are apparently some similarities between these cigars and those made by Garcia’s father, there are also some differences that some of the reviewers preferred. Regadless of where you get your cigar reviews, be sure to ask if the comment are for the regular release or the pre-release, as there were some obvious differences noted between the two. Either way, the Jaime Garcia Especial is one premium cigar. Check with your favorite online cigar store to stock your humidor with these great offerings from the Don Pepin line.