El Santo

Providencia Cigars El Santo Cigar Review – A Must Try!

A little while ago I was contacted by Raymond Zinar one of the three owners of  the owners of Providencia Cigars. Raymond wanted to know if I would  be interested in reviewing his company’s cigars. I have seen posts on social media about this brand, and from the photos I saw, the cigars looked inviting. I answered[…]

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Omar de Frias Takes Flight with the Fratello Navetta

Omar de Frias has made quite a name for himself these past few years in the cigar industry. Frias has an interesting story to tell. His original dream was to be a professional basketball player, yea he is like a 6′ 9″ Dominican, but his basketball dreams were grounded after a knee injury. He then[…]

El Yayabo Renovation Habano

El Yayabo Renovation Habano Cigar Review – Experience Shows

If you are a  regular follower of cigar social media, you probably  have heard of El Yayabo Cigars by now. They hit the scene back in 2015 at the IPCPR in New Orleans, LA. Their booth was in the back of the show and lucky for me, I always venture the trail least followed. It was then[…]

cuban cigar factory

Ventura Cigar Company Acquires Cuban Cigar Factory

For Immediate Release: June 15, 2017 The Tradition of high-quality craftsmanship continues Ventura Cigar Company Acquires Cuban Cigar Factory and plans for increased distribution in 2018 June 2017 –  Ventura Cigar Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cuban Cigar Factory, a boutique, craft cigar business based out of San Diego, CA. The family-run[…]

Atabey Ritos

Atabey Ritos Cigar Review – Truly a Supreme Goddess

The other week I was out with some friends and my wife called and said my friend Brad stopped by and dropped off a very special cigar I needed to try. Knowing Brad I figured this would be something good but little did I know,  until I got home that the cigar he dropped off[…]

Kristoff GC Signature Series

Kristoff GC Signature Series Cigar Review

Released back  in 2011,  the Kristoff GC Signature Series cigar is one of those cigars that just keeps giving even after all  these years. It is certainly one of my “go-to” smokes if I catch it on the humidor shelf in a local shop. The problem  is, I tend to sit in the shop and[…]

SEÑOR ESUGARS

Cornelius & Anthony to Release Señor Esugars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2017 Cornelius & Anthony to Release Señor Esugars Those that know me can attest that a few special joys in my life make me happy. Way up on that list are Cigars and Dogs, both of which have given me pleasure my whole adult life. So it is with great[…]

Protocol Probable Cause Lancero

Protocol Probable Cause Lancero Cigar Review

Lanceros, you either like them or you don’t. As for me, I love a well made lancero. It is the one vitola where you get the maximum amount of wrapper flavor and if rolled properly, a prefect burn. So is the case with the Protocol Probable Cause Lancero, the latest line extension to the Cubariqueño Cigar Company[…]

RoMa Craft Neanderthal HN

RoMa Craft Neanderthal HN Figurado Cigar Review

Back  in 2014 Skip Martin and RoMa Craft Tobac teased the cigar market with a possible new addition to the RoMa Craft family. It wasn’t until 2015 when the company finally released the long anticipated entry of the Neanderthal HN. I would say good things are worth waiting for especially in the craft cigar market where[…]

Imperia Adventador

Imperia Adventador Cigar Review – A Must Have in Your Humidor

Mike Bellody and MLB Cigar Ventures has once again taken the lead in a crowded boutique cigar market with the latest introduction to their lineup the Imperia Adventador. You may have read about two years ago that the  company’s original Imperia blend grabbed the cigar world by surprise and made numerous top cigar lists, including[…]

Protocol Themis

Protocol Themis Cigar Review – Let there be justice!

Bill Ives and Juan Cancel from the Cubariqueño Cigar Company have made quite a name for themselves recently with the introductions of the Protocol and the Probable Cause cigar lines. If you are following this young brand closely,  you may have noticed a trend in the names of the cigar blends. If you sit back and think[…]

Black Smoke Miami

Stogie TV Plans History With Black Smoke Miami Cigar Event

You have been working hard all year and you deserve a break. What better way to unwind than hanging in sunny Florida, with cigars and like-minded brothers and sisters of the leaf. This coming Labor Day weekend, Kennedy Achille, founder of Stogie TV, is planning the biggest cigar event in South Florida. Billed as the Black Smoke[…]

Morphine 2017

Black Label Trading Company announces the fourth release of MORPHINE

PRESS RELEASE June 6, 2017 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the fourth release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. Black Label Trading Co. first released MORPHINE in June, 2014 as its first Limited Release. MORPHINE is produced by BLTC’s own factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli.[…]

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Alpha Cigar Co Announces Édition New Orleans Cigar

For General press release – May 31, 2017 Alpha Cigar Co. is announcing the launch of it’s latest exclusive cigar, the Édition New Orleans, in July 2017, in honor of the Absinthe Capital of the United States, New Orleans, otherwise known as #NOLA or the Big Easy. It’s the birthplace of the Sazerac cocktail, which uses[…]