Crowned Heads Las Calaveras 2017

Crowned Heads Las Calaveras 2017 Cigar Review by Zach Riley

Zach Riley is back in the reviewing seat again, after some long work weeks, and today we offer his take of the Crowned Heads Las Calaveras 2017 cigar.  But before we get there here is a little background on the latest installment of this highly sought after and limited edition cigar. This years blend boasts[…]

Cornelius londsdale

The Cornelius Londsdale Cigar Review

The team at Cornelius & Anthony expanded their famed Cornelius line of cigars in 2017 with the introduction of a new londsdale vitola. I recently got my paws on this cigar and I have to say, this tall beauty is crafted as well as its other siblings in the lineup. I don’t always review multiple[…]

Villiger La Vencedora

Villiger Cigars La Vencedora Cigar Review – A Special Cigar Indeed

Villiger Cigars, a company that has been selling tobacco products since 1888 when Jean and Louise Villiger started a small cigar manufacturing facility in their home in Pfeffikon the canton of Lucerne, Switzerland. We have seen the company in just the short time in the current century grow in the face of tobacco regulations worldwide.[…]

The T Cigar

The T Cigar Review – They Couldn’t Handle The Truth?

Continuing with a series of reviews of cigars that were crafted with the collaboration of A.J. Fernandez, today we offer a review of a magnificent creation “The T”. This cigar is the result of three renowned names in the modern cigar business; A.J. Fernandez, Matt Booth, and Robert Caldwell. The cigar was originally called “The[…]

Powstanie Habano Perfecto

Powstanie Habano Perfecto Cigar Review

If you are a fan of  the fine craft coming out of Skip Martin and his RoMa Craft Tobac  Nica Sueno Factory factory in Nicaragua, then you may have heard of Powstanie Cigars. If you have not, you may want to familiarize yourself with this brand that is made in collaboration with Skip and RoMa Craft.[…]

H. Upmann by A.J. Fernandez

H. Upmann by A.J. Fernandez – Old School meets New School

Last year A.J. Fernandez was all over the cigar map with collaborations with the largest to the smallest of brands, not to mention his own product releases. Today I would like to offer a review of one of those big box collaborations – H. Upmann. Now when you think about the H. Upmann cigar company you[…]

Cubanacan Heritage Gran Reserva 2016 Connecticut

Cubanacan Heritage Gran Reserva 2016 Connecticut Cigar Review

Last week I talked about the Cubanacan Heritage Gran Reserva 2016 Maduro which  was a delight to smoke with enticing nuances of flavor and aromas. Today I would like to introduce you to the lighter shade the Cubanacan Heritage Gran Reserva 2016 line – the Connecticut version. The Cubanacan Heritage Gran Reserva 2016 Connecticut sports[…]

JRE Tobacco Company Aladino Cigar

JRE Tobacco Company Aladino Cigar Review – It’s Familia

JRE Tobacco for those that may not be familiar with the name is company formed by Julio R. and Justo M. Eiroa. Ok,  I may have your attention here as the Eiroa should have caught your eye. Julio and Justo are the father and brother respectively, of Christian Eiroa, yes the man who helped make Camacho[…]

La Sirena Porthole Oscuro

La Sirena Porthole Oscuro Cigar Review – Worthy Value

Last year at the annual La Zona Palooza event in Miami, I received one of Arielle Ditkowich’s La Sirena Porthole cigars. This particular cigar line was released back in 2015 and was based on a challenge to Ms. Ditkowich to create a cigar for the value minded consumer. The result of that fan challenge was the creation[…]

Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Connecticut

Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Connecticut Cigar Review

So what is double aged tobacco you may ask? Perdomo Cigars has an answer for you. Back at the 2014 IPCPR Nick Perdomo and Team Perdomo releases what they called the Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Connecticut Cigar. Now when it comes to whiskey, especially single malts, I know what a double aging is but with[…]

La Faraona Dala

La Faraona Dala Cigar Review

A number of years ago, my wife and I took a trip over to Ybor City, Florida to write an article on this iconic American cigar town. The main street of the city, La Septima, is dotted with a multitude of cigar shops and small factories,  one of which is La Faraona Cigars. The shop/factory[…]

Cubanacan Gran Reserve 2016 Maduro

Cubanacan Heritage Gran Reserva 2016 Maduro Cigar Review

I recently received some samples of Cubanacan cigars from a friend the other week and in that package was the Cubanacan Gran Reserva 2016 Maduro . According to the company’s website: “The name Cubanacan was chosen for it’s vibrant history and the story behind it’s meaning. Cubanacan means “where fertile land is abundant” and is derived[…]

Senorial by Jose Blanco 65th Anniversary

Senorial by Jose Blanco 65th Anniversary Cigar Review

October 27, 1949 – that is the day José Blanco was born. Señor Blanco started his long career at the age of 25 as a rum salesman in the Dominican Republic. After 6 years he moved over to Grupo León Jimenes as a salesman for Presidente beer and Marlboro cigarettes. He quickly moved up the ladder, taking on ever-increasing positions in the[…]

perla del mar

Perla Del Mar Broadleaf Maduro Cigar Review by Zach Riley

Greetings! First we did the Connecticut Shade, and I told Jim I had the Maduro in my humidor as well, so here’s the Broadleaf Maduro. This again is not my first time smoking this cigar. Hopefully this review will give you some insight on what this cigar is like and if you’d enjoy smoking it.[…]