Quesada Oro Dominicana Maduro

Quesada Oro Dominicana Maduro Cigar Review – 5 Years in the Making

Quesada Cigars has been crafting premium hand rolled cigars in the Dominican Republic for over 40 years,  In fact it was in 2014 that the company celebrated their 40th anniversary  in the country with the release of the Quesada 40th Anniversary Cigar.  That cigar earned them the #5 spot in our top 25 cigars of[…]

Jeremy Jack 23

Jeremy Jack 23 (JJ23) Cigar Review – Dark and Delightful

Today we dig a little deeper into the Jeremy Jack Cigars lineup with a review of the Jeremy Jack 23 or as they call  it, the JJ23. This is one of  the numerous cigars that the company introduced at this years IPCPR. If you would like to get more information about this young and upcoming[…]

Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo

Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo Cigar Review – A Good Harvest

As I start the journey through the latest releases from this years IPCPR, I would like to begin with a review of the new  Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo. Casa Fernandez, famous for its Aganorsa farm-grown Nicaraguan tobacco and collaborations with some of the finest boutique blends on the market including Viaje, Warped, Illusione and[…]

Fratello oro

Fratello Oro Cigar Review – A pleasant Connecticut offering.

Introduced in 2016, the Fratello Oro was the cigar that completed the Fratello Cigars portfolio. Described as a Mild to Medium smoke it filled a void in the lineup. Now with its availability, Fratello Cigars has a complete line of cigars to fit the varied palates of the cigar market.  The name Oro translates to[…]

Cuban Crafters

A Visit to Cuban Crafters Cigar Store and Factory – A must see in Miami

If you ever visit Miami for business or pleasure and are a cigar enthusiast, one of the stops I am sure you would make is to Calle Ocho in Little Havana. It is a quaint part of town that maintains the Cubanesque feel from those that settled there during the Cuban Crisis in the 1960s.[…]

Crowned Heads LUMINOSA

Crowned Heads Luminosa Cigar Review – Let it Shine!!

Back in 2016, The Crowned Heads Cigar Company released a new cigar to the market in a what was a soft launch so that it would be in commerce in case the FDA passed regulations that did not exempt premium cigars. That cigar was the LUMINOSA and the strategy was spot on as the FDA[…]

Save the Leaf

Congress Moves Towards Premium Cigar Exemption

With all the disasters this country has seen over the past few weeks, something good came out of Washington today as the House of Representatives passed the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018, H.R. 3354. Why is that so great you ask? Well in H.R. 3354 is language that would provide a[…]

Black Smoke Miami – Casa De Montecristo Prime Miami

Well, by now everyone is back home after last weekend’s Black Smoke Miami event. Sadly,  we are looking once again to south Florida today as Hurricane Irma bears down on the state, especially the Florida Keys and the gulf coast of Florida from  Fort Myers to Tampa. I wish all  our brothers and sisters of[…]

Black Smoke Miami – The Mansion Party

Well  it was an action packed and smokey fun Thursday and Friday at the Black Smoke Miami events and now it was time to let it all hang as we moved to  the Mansion Party. Yes this was a mansion with a big house, huge back yard, and a ginormous gazebo overlooking the river. The[…]

Black Smoke Miami Friday – Nothing but Love

Day 3 of the Black Smoke Miami Event has come and gone.Just like the previous days the crowds got larger while the love continued to flow. This amazing group of Brothers and Sisters of the leaf, from all  the country. We started the day with coffee on the pool deck and some swimming and sunning.My[…]

Black Smoke Miami – Cuban Crafters – History Being Made

Thursday was day 2 of the epic and historic Black Smoke Miami event and event that showcased the hard work of Mr. Kennedy Achille who just 4 short months ago decided this was something he needed to do. Kennedy is the owner of the StogieTV.com brand and is recognized author and videographer on cigars and[…]

AVO Synchro Nicaragua

AVO Synchro Nicaragua Cigar Review

As the first cigar of the newly rebranded AVO line from Davidoff, the AVO Synchro Nicaraqua made its debut at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans and hit the shelves in the US shortly after. The AVO Cigars webstie  proudly proclaimed: “Inspired by the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Avo Uvezian, our Master Blender has ventured to[…]

Emilio LJZ

Emilio LJZ Cigar Review – 70 Years in the Making

If you read our article,  Seed to Palate , you appreciate what it takes and how long it takes to bring that cigar you are smoking to market. We are talking years between the time to plant the seed, grow the plants, cultivate, dry, ferment, roll, age, and package. Patience and care are the key[…]

Cornelius & Anthony Aerial

Cornelius and Anthony hits new height with the Aerial Cigar

You have read my posts about this years IPCPR in Las Vegas and how much fun it was.. It was our 4th year and I have to say I was very humbled with the thanks I received for what we do on our side of the cigar business. Going to the show is more like[…]