Kristoff Connecticut

Kristoff Connecticut Cigar Review – Is this really a Connecticut?

As we ended 2016 and moved half way through 2017, there has been a plethora of Connecticut Wrapped cigars hitting the market. Last year Glenn Case and his Kristoff Boutique Cigar company introduced one, known simply as the Kristoff Connecticut. Of course this is unlike most Connecticut wrapped cigars on the market. As you will read,[…]

Recluse Draconian

Recluse Draconian Cigar Review

Back in 2012, Iconic Leaf Cigar Company announced their inaugural line of cigars, known as the OTG and it was met with rave reviews. That reception prompted the company to announce their 2nd release, the Recluse Draconian, at the 2013 IPCPR in Las Vegas. It is at this show where I met the Iconic Leaf Cigars[…]

Perdomo Habano Connecticut Bourbon Barrel Aged

Perdomo Habano Connecticut Bourbon Barrel Aged Cigar Review

If you have smoked cigars for a little while, you might recall the Perdomo Habano line of cigars that were released in 2007. They were a creation of Nick Perdomo Jr. and were thought by many to be a one of the best cigars for the price. In fact Nick stated “By blending these cigars[…]

Camacho Powerband

Camacho PowerBand Cigar Review – Live Loud

Camacho Cigars, a brand known to cigar connoisseurs across the globe has been making a quite a splash with its Master Built series of cigars. In fact their whole website is pushing the “Loud Life”  including a whole page devoted to the Camacho Master Built Road Tour. The latest addition to the Master Built series[…]

CAO V660 Carb Flathead

CAO Flathead V660 Carb Cigar Review – A New Age of Cigars

A couple of years ago,  CAO Cigars hit the market with a new and bold cigar known as the CAO Flathead. It was a kind of tribute to the muscle cars of years past. They are offered in 5 different vitolas, each named for a component of an internal combustion engine along with numbers that[…]

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[…]

La Jugada Habano

La Jugada Habano Cigar Review – A Cigar Classic

Sometimes you have to go back to your roots,  what put you on the scene,  for all  to see. In the case of Moya Ruiz cigars,  I am talking about the La Jugada line of cigars. With all the “cool” coming out the Moya Ruiz team like the Chinese Finger Trap, Dim Mak,  Nunchuck, and Pickle[…]

Sindicato Particulares Cremas

Particulares Cremas Cigar Review – What’s old is new

Back in July of last year I reported on the 2016 IPCPR in Las Vegas and noted that what was old is new. I was hearing about brand owners pulling out old blends and re-marketing them but that was their blends. I somehow missed the Sindicato booth among the sea of cigar brands that week.[…]

Alec Bradley Tempus Nicaragua

Alec Bradley Tempus Nicaragua Cigar Review – Take Some Time

Tempus, translated from Latin means “Time”. When you talk about fine cigars, spirits, and wine – time is what makes the best products. Let it age and the flavors will get better. So is the case of the Alec Bradley Tempus Nicaragua introduced at the 2105 IPCPR in New Orleans. Not only does it take[…]

Great Smoke 2017

Great Smoke 2017 – Celebrating the Cigar Lifestyle in Florida

Every year, for the past 11 years, cigar smokers from all over the US, descend upon south Florida to celebrate their lifestyle at an event known as the Great Smoke. The event is a way for Abe Dababneh, owner of the “Smoke Inn” enterprise, to give back to the cigar community. The Smoke Inn is huge[…]

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[…]