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[…]

Crowned Heads Le Carême

Crowned Heads Le Carême Cigar Review

I am currently on vacation in Paris this week and thought it would  make sense to talk about one of the 2016 Crowned Heads Cigars introductions, Le Carême . The cigar gets its name from, and pays tribute to, Marie Antoine Carême. If you like those wonderful French cream sauces and soufflés, then you can[…]

Nicoya Robusto Medio

Nicoya Robusto Medio Cigar Review – A trip down under.

Back in August of 2016, we reviewed a delicious robusto from a little company down under, Australia, known as Nicoya Cigars. That cigar was the Nicoya Cigars Robusto Fuerte, one of two blends, introduced to me, by company owner Gerard Hayes at the IPCPR. Today I would  like to take another trip down under and[…]

Ceron Sumatra

Ceron Premium Cigars Sumatra Cigar Review

Today we offer a review of the second cigar in the Ceron Premium Cigars lineup. This one is the Sumatra blend. You may have read our review of the Ceron San Andres a few months back.  Ceron Premium Cigars is a relatively new boutique cigar company founded by Javier Ceron. Javier notes in his website: At[…]

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[…]

MBombay Gaaja Maduro

MBombay Gaaja Maduro Cigar Review – A great sibling!

Mel Shah and MBombay hit a home run last year with the introduction of the Gaaja Ecuador Connecticut desflorado blend. It met with rave reviews across the spectrum. Mel followed up that hit with the maduro variety of the Gaaja which is the subject of today’s review. The bar was set with the original Gaaja and[…]

DBL Derrame II

DBL Derrame II Cigar Review – Passion, Love, and Experience

Back in November of 2015 I had the pleasure of reviewing the Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Derrame cigar. It was one of many DBL cigars  I have enjoyed since then. Being a limited edition cigar, Francisco Almonte and DBL  went  back to the blending board and created the DBL Derrame II which was announced at[…]

Falto Yagüez Arawaco

Falto Yagüez Arawaco Cigar Review – Powered by Experience and Knowledge

What do you get when take a young college student with ambition and a passion for cigars and place him in the peak of the cigar boom of the mid 1990’s? Some would say an epic fail do to the lack of fine tobacco that was already owned by the goliaths at the time. But[…]

Bellas Artes by AJ Fernandez

Bellas Artes by AJ Fernandez Cigar Review – A powerful hybrid!

At the 2016 IPCPR in Las Vegas, there was plenty of chatter going around about the new hybrid cigar from AJ Fernandez. Known as the Bellas Artes (Fine Arts), the cigar is unique in that it uses a special hybrid leaf that A.J. has cultivated just for this cigar. The seed for this wrapper is cross[…]

Regius Seleccion Orchant

Regius Seleccion Orchant Robusto Cigar Review

Regius Cigars is a noted cigar company based out of London, England. The company partnered with the Plasencia family in Esteli, Nicaragua to source the leaf and produce their fine creations. Today I bring you a review of the Regius Seleccion Orchant, a flawless Nicaraguan puro, that is limited in production. The blend was created in collaboration with Mitchell[…]

Espinosa Alpha Dawg

Espinosa Alpha Dawg Cigar Review – Let the Dawgs out!

Who let the Dawgs Out! Erik Espinosa – that’s who. Once an event only cigar, the Alpha Dawg by Espinosa Cigars has been let out to the public for all to enjoy. Of course the cigar had to have a packaging design, if it was to be sold in production. Enter the Espinosa fan base.[…]

DBL 2nd Generacion Reserva Exclusiva

DBL 2nd Generacion Reserva Exclusiva Cigar Review

Last year was a terrific growth year for Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars, as Francisco Almonte  lead his boutique cigar brand to new heights and introduced 4 new products to the market. These included the addition to the Derrame line – the Derrame II, the new super powerful Big Mama, a unique Cigar Baseball Bat cigar and[…]

Recluse Amadeus Habano Reserva Lancero

Recluse Amadeus Habano Reserva Lancero Cigar Review

Iconic Leaf, you may know them as Recluse Cigars is led by J.R. Domínguez, a man whose attention to quality is second to none.  Ever since the 2012 IPCPR in Orlando, Florida, this now iconic cigar company has made waves in the industry. They started in 2012 with the release of their now famed Recluse OTG[…]

Cornelius & Anthony Meridian

Cornelius & Anthony Meridian Cigar Review

Back in the fall of 2015, I received a cigar from a new boutique cigar company to review. That cigar was the Meridian and the company was Cornelius & Anthony cigars. When I finally broke it out to review I contacted the brand owner, Steven Bailey, and asked about the blend so I could complete[…]