Cigar News: Drew Estate Goes Mad Elegant with Tabak Especial

Drew Estate announced today the release of the Tabak Especial Lonsdale line-extension in both Dulce and Negra. This release will be showcased on the upcoming Freestyle Live: Special Edition hosted on facebook.com/drewestatecigar on June 11th from 7:00-9:00pm EST. Historically, the “Lonsdale” size cigar has been underappreciated, especially in the United States. However, spark one up Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Goes Mad Elegant with Tabak Especial[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate Releasing new Cigar and Lighter Gift Sets

In this post FDA regulation era, we many times joke about what’s old is new. If the case of Drew Estate, that have done an excellent job at bringing some of those most classic blends to you in beautiful new gift sets, just in time for Fathers Day and Graduation Day. Announced this week, Drew Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Releasing new Cigar and Lighter Gift Sets[…]

Cigar News: Joya De Nicaragua Dares You To “SHUT THE BOX”

Back in 2012, Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca, Chairman of Joya de Nicaragua, won his first game of Shut the Box. He was on tour, visiting old friends in the cigar industry, and in one stop at Havana Mix Shop in Memphis, TN, he was challenged to a game. As a numbers guy, backed by a Read more about Cigar News: Joya De Nicaragua Dares You To “SHUT THE BOX”[…]

Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co. Santa Muerte 2019 Short Robusto – Rated 95

Every year since 2016, Black Label Trading Compnay (BLTC) has released a limited edition of their Santa Muerte. The name Santa Muerte is short for Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte, which is an idol, female deity or folk saint in Mexican and Mexican-American folk Catholicism. A personification of death, she is associated with healing, Read more about Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co. Santa Muerte 2019 Short Robusto – Rated 95[…]

Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Club 500 – Rated 96

Back in April, Billy and Gus Fakih from Artesano Del Tobacco and A.J. Fernandez announced they will be introducing a Viva La Vida box pressed vitola. Building on the Viva La Vida brand success, the “VIVA LA VIDA/CLUB 500.” is described as an exquisite Nicaraguan puro that measures 6 x 60 and is box pressed Read more about Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Club 500 – Rated 96[…]

Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Brûlée Toro – Rated 93

The original Sobremesa cigar was the introductory blend from Steve Saka under his new cigar company, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, after leaving Drew Estate. Though conceived in 2015, the second blend, Sobremesa Brûlée, finally made it to market in 2019. When asked about this special liga, Steve Saka noted that the Sobremesa Brûlée is: “…recreation Read more about Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Brûlée Toro – Rated 93[…]

Cigar News: Four Alec Bradley Territory Managers Blend and Release Regional Exclusives

The Alec Bradley Cigar Company today announced the rolling release of four Regional Exclusives. The Paper Tiger, Fashionably Late, Highway Child and Corinthian Leather cigar lines were created by and will be exclusive to the territories of Jonathan Walsh, Christopher Carey, Steve Tucker and Ryan Ponist- respectively. In January of 2019 Alec Bradley closed their offices for a week and took Read more about Cigar News: Four Alec Bradley Territory Managers Blend and Release Regional Exclusives[…]

Cigar News: JOYA DE NICARAGUA INTRODUCES NÚMERO UNO – LE PREMIER

A TASTE OF DIPLOMATIC PRIVILEGE IN ANOTHER REFINED AND ELEGANT VITOLA Since being released nationwide in the summer of 2019, Número Uno has become a preferred smoke for cigar enthusiasts everywhere. Originally blended for World Leaders and handed by Nicaraguan ambassadors on official missions around the globe, Número Uno is part of Obras Maestras, the Read more about Cigar News: JOYA DE NICARAGUA INTRODUCES NÚMERO UNO – LE PREMIER[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 12 – MLB Cigar Ventures – Mike Bellody

This past Saturday we welcomed Mike Bellody, from MLB Cigar Ventures to the show. If you missed the epic show, which ran longer than the normal hour, you can watch it below. We covered numerous topics surrounding the cigar industry and the MLB Cigar Ventures brand.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Drops the “ACID 7 Wonder Sampler” & “ACID Loud Sampler”

Drew Estate announced today the national release of two ACID samplers, the “ACID 7 Wonders” and “ACID Loud Sampler.”  These releases will be showcased on the upcoming Freestyle Live: Special Edition hosted on facebook.com/drewestatecigar on June 11th from 7:00-9:00pm EST. ACID Loud Sampler ACID is a loud cigar … and one that doesn’t sit quietly in the Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Drops the “ACID 7 Wonder Sampler” & “ACID Loud Sampler”[…]

Cigar News: Stogie Press Severs Relationship with Team Shirtless Mike

In light of the recent posts from Mike Holmes, regarding the ongoing situation in Minneapolis, Stogie Press has taken the action to disassociate with Team Shirtless Mike from this point forward. Although we understand the delicacy of the matter, especially in regards to the recent events, we can not look past Mike’s insensitive post that Read more about Cigar News: Stogie Press Severs Relationship with Team Shirtless Mike[…]

Cigar Review: La Familia Robaina Ilegal Connecticut Robusto – Rated 93

This is my second review of a La Familia Robaina Ilegal blend. The first was back in February where I reviewed the Ilegal Habano Toro. Today I break down the La Familia Robaina Ilegal Connecticut Robusto which was also introduced at the 2019 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show. One of three blends in the Read more about Cigar Review: La Familia Robaina Ilegal Connecticut Robusto – Rated 93[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate “Year of the Rat” 2020 Begins Shipping

Drew Estate announced today that the Liga Privada Unico Serie “Year of the Rat” is shipping to Drew Diplomat retailers hosting Virtual Events starting on June 1st. This release will be showcased on the upcoming Freestyle Live: Special Edition hosted on facebook.com/drewestatecigar on June 11th from 7:00-9:00pm EST, and includes special guests, surprise announcements, and giveaways. The Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate “Year of the Rat” 2020 Begins Shipping[…]

Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Red Knight Lancero – Rated 92

Back in 2016, I reviewed a most tasty cigar from a young boutique cigar company known as Jas Sum Kral. That review, was on the company’s inaugural blend, the Red Knight. In talking about his craft and mission, Riste Risteski, owner of Jas Sum Kral cigars noted: “Smoking mainly Cuban cigars, I wanted to create a profile Read more about Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Red Knight Lancero – Rated 92[…]