Valacari Invictus

Valacari Invictus Cigar Review – Unconquered

The other week I was lounging around my local cigar shop , Paradise Cigarz, in Rockledge, FL enjoying the afternoon and talking up the world series that was yet to be finished. While there, one of my “Cartel” friends, Mr. Mike Holmes walked into the shop and sat next me and struck up a decent[…]

CLE Corojo

CLE Corojo Cigar Review – A Fine Corojo that Won’t Bust the Wallet!

Back in 2012,  Christian Eiroa, formerly the Owner of Camacho Cigars, launched his own brand CLE Cigars. As part of that launch he introduced an inaugural set of blends under the CLE name. One of those was the CLE Corojo. Five years later, the brand is still going strong and the CLE Corojo is still[…]

Aging Room Pelo de Oro Scherzo – Rough Cut Cigar Review

It seems everywhere we look this year, the name AJ Fernandez  comes up in the cigar world. This time it is with famed cigar maker Rafael Nodal and his latest release the Aging Room Pelo de Oro. I picked one of these beauties up at my local brick and mortar shops – Paradise Cigarz in Rockledge,[…]

Santiago Connecticut Cigar Review

Sometimes it is nice to get out of the house and relax at a local brick and mortar shop. A few weeks ago, I was talking to Roberto Lopez from Santiago Cigars and he mentioned that he would be visiting the Melbourne FL area. I suggested he meet me at one of my favorite little[…]

Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars

May Editorial – Stogie Press

Spring is in the air and and the month of May is in full swing. May brings to us Mothers Day and a time to celebrate women. This months issue of Stogie Press is dedicated to women in the cigar industry and women cigar smokers. Take a journey with us as we delve into what is now[…]

Swag Puro Dominicano – Cigar Review

Doing cigar reviews takes time and even though I wright down my notes and snap the photos, the reviews tend to get backlogged in the process. I have decided to start catching up on some of my past reviews and today we review the Boutique Blends – Swag Puro Dominicano. I got these cigars as[…]

Espinosa – 601 La Bomba Warhead II – Cigar Review

Kaboom!!    Erik Espinosa does it again, This time it is the limited edition 601 La Bomba Warhead II, a followup to the original 601 La Bomba. This new edition is of limited supply and I found some at my local brick and mortar. It is nice to have at least one store in your[…]

Boutique Blends – Aging Room F55 Quattro – Cigar Review

Sitting in my local brick and mortar shop here on the Space Coast of Florida I was looking for something new to try. My tobacconist,  Brook from Paradise Cigarz in Rockledge FL suggested I give the F55 Quattro from Boutique Blends Aging Room Small Batch Blends a spin. Brook knows my palate well and this[…]

Boutique Blends La Boheme Mimi – Cigar Review

  It is said that good things come in small packages and that is all  but  true with the new Boutique Blends La Bohéme Mimi cigar. This small corona 3.5 x 46, is not to be taken lightly.  Boutique Blends known for the brands Aging Room and Swag  released the La Bohéme at this years IPCPR. The[…]

Cordoba & Morales Clave Cubana Lancero – Pre-Release Cigar Review

Earlier this year we had the privilege of reviewing the pre-release Cordoba & Morales Clave Cubana Etiqueta Blanca Toro and as you read, it was a real treat. Well I am pleased to announce that the Cordoba & Morales team has allowed lightning to strike twice in the same spot. This time it is the Clave Cubana Etiqueta Blanca[…]

Cordoba & Morales Family Reserve – Cigar Review

Cordoba & Morales Family Reserve Lancero As a small boutique cigar company, Cordoba & Morales is growing quickly with their 100 year cuban tradition in making cigars. Cordoba & Morales goes back to the Pinar del Rio area of Cuba. Grandma Celestina Cordoba Morales (where the name comes from) tought brothers Azarias Mustafa Córdoba and Osniel Mustafa Córdoba Azarias Mustafa Córdoba and[…]

Guillermo Pena Torpedo Maduro – Cigar Review

Guillermo Pena Torpedo Maduro – Cigar Review I was visiting my friend Brook at Paradise Cigarz in Rockledge, Florida the other day. I decided I wanted to try something new and different form what I normally enjoy. Brook turned me onto the Guillermo Pena Maduro Torpedo. He said this was one of his favorite cigars so I decided to give it the chance of a[…]