Excatus Maduro

Exactus Maduro Cigar Review

Last year I had the great pleasure of visiting Tabacalera El Artista S.R.L in the Dominican Republic. I was able to walk the fields and processing facilities while meeting with the Radhames family and see everything from seed to palate. El Artista is a full service cigar manufacturer that produces a number of boutique blends for the market.They[…]

Puro Ambar Legacy

Puro Ambar Legacy by Exactus Cigar Review

Exactus Cigars is a trademarked name of Tabacalera El Artista, a 60-year-old icon in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The original Exactus hit the market around 2013 and was followed up with the Puro Ambar line a year later. Today I offer you a review of the Puro Ambar Legacy. The name Puro Ambar comes from the rich history of[…]

Big Papi Cigar by David Ortiz

El Artista Big Papi Cigar by David Ortiz Review

My Introduction to the Red Sox and Big Papi The year was 1981, and I just graduated college and moved to the Boston area for my first job. I arrived sporting a Yankee hat and left wearing a Red Sox cap, a short 3 years later in 1984. To the great dismay of my NY friends[…]

El Artista

A visit with Radhames Rodriguez and Tabacalera El Artista – Cigar Seed to Palate

  You may not have heard of Radhames Rodriguez and Tabacalera El Artista or then again maybe you have.  I recently had the opportunity to visit with Radhames Sr. and his son Radhames  Jr. and was given a seed to cigar tour their facility in Tamboril, Santiago, Dominican Republic.  I spent a few days in their factory, walking their farms, exploring[…]