Ventura Cigars Archetype Axis Mundi

Ventura Cigars Archetype – Axis Mundi – Are You Centered?

When my son Dominic was a young boy, he and I began to study Tae Kwon Do together. It was my first experience at martial arts. It is called an art because it is not really about fighting but more about choreographed moves of kicks, strikes, punches, and jumps. You had to learn not only[…]

Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang

Drew Estate Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang Cigar Review

Reaching deep  in the darkness of my humidor the other day, I pulled out the latest in the Drew Estate Kentucky Fired Cured line – The Swamp Thang. The little critter has been hiding in there since July of last year simmering and maturing, just waiting for a human hand to take it out into[…]

John Drew Brands

John Drew Brands Launch Party – A Masterful Mix of Cigars and Spirits

This past Wednesday, April 19th, I had the opportunity to trip on over to Corona Cigars in Orlando, Florida for the official John Drew Brands launch party. What is John Drew Brands you may ask? It is the latest disruptive creation from Jonathan Drew, famed cigar maker. This time it is not cigars that Drew[…]

Archetype Initiation

Archetype Initiation Cigar Review – Thank You May I Have Another!!

I finished chapter one of the Archetype series of cigars last year and had only good things to say about the latest work of Ventura Cigars. Throughout that first chapter I experienced Dreams, was Enlightened by the Sage, and finally entered a Strange Passage. That final passage has taken me today to he point of[…]

All Out Kings

All Out Kings Cigar Review – Patience Pays

At the 2016 IPCPR, Caldwell Cigars and Drew Estate announced a collaboration between Robert Caldwell, Willy Herrera, and Jonathon Drew. That collaboration would be known as the All Out Kings blend. There were limited pre-release samples at the show, but I was not lucky enough to have received one. In fact Willy Herrera, the master blender[…]

archteype

Archetype Cigars: The Next Chapter from Ventura Cigars and Drew Estate

For Immediate Release: CONTACT Rachel McKnett PR Manager Kretek International rachelmcknett@kretek.com  Archetype Cigars: The Next Chapter Back in stock! Ventura Cigar Company is expanding distribution of archetype chapter 2. Back by popular demand, Ventura Cigar Company is pleased to announce that the Archetype Chapter 2 Cigars, Initiation and Axis Mundi, have been restocked, and will[…]

Stephan Qarimi

Stephan Qarimi joins the Drew Estate International Team

Stephan Qarimi joins the Drew Estate International Team Monday, March 20, 2017 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the expansion of their international sales team to include Stephan Qarimi as International Market Manager and Director of Travel Retail. Drew Estate products are currently distributed in over 50 countries as part of the company’s[…]

Joya Red

Joya Red Cigar Review

The Joya Red cigar was introduced in 2014 by Joya de Nicaragua Cigars as a “cigar for the modern smoker”. The company itself has its roots in  Nicaragua and was the country’s first cigar manufacturer, at the heart of Estelí. Originally established in 1965 as the Nicaragua Cigar Co by J.F. Bermejo and Simón Camacho they produced[…]

JD

Rebirth of Drew – This is Going to be Huge!!

It is turning into a busy news week for Drew Estate as two big announcements have come out in as many days as the Rebirth of Drew begins in 2017.  First was the announcement of Jonathan Drew as President of Drew Estate and then the appointment of David Lazarus as (SVP) Senior Vice President of Sales.[…]

Liga Privada T52 Flying Pig

Liga Privada T52 Flying Pig Cigar Review – When Pigs Fly!

Michel de Nostredame, or as we have come to know him, Nostradamus, wrote in his work  Les Propheties: When fat pigs fly Kings tremble Bells ring And the people rejoice This is a quatrain derived from the legend of Carcassonne, France, a city that dates back to 3500 BC. I know this, because I once visited the ancient,[…]

All Out Kings

All Out Kings Shipping March 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 — Miami, FL – Caldwell Cigar Co. and Drew Estate announced today that All Out Kings would be shipping in March of 2017, slightly delayed from the anticipated shipment date of November 2016. All Out Kings is a collaborative project between the two companies that was announced early in 2016, and[…]

churchill

Drew Estate Announces Two New Pappy Cigars

          PRESS RELEASE Wednesday, October 19, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the exclusive release of the Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Barrel Fermented Churchill and the Pappy Drew Limitada to Pappy & Company, the online store of the Van Winkle Family located at www.pappyco.com. From the Wynwood[…]

Foundation Cigar Company "The Tabernacle"

Foundation Cigar Co. The Tabernacle – Rough Cut Cigar Review

The Foundation Cigar Company is brainchild of Nicholas Melillo who you may or may not know. Nicholas, a refined world traveler, forged together, his lifetime passions, cigars and international business, when he joined Drew Estate in 2003. Working through the ranks for 11 years,  Nicholas became a partner in the company and a true cigar blender. He was the[…]

Save The Leaf

Save The Leaf Day 1

Day 1 of the Save The Leaf weekend is in the books,and what a day it was. I arrived in College Park Maryland around 11AM Saturday morning and as I sat outside the hotel  I fired up a cigar and within in moments I met a new Brother of the Leaf, John, who just got[…]