Cigar Review: Crowned Heads/Drew Estate La Coalición Siglo – Rated 94

Ah! Collaboration – when two or more people (or organizations) put their creative minds, craft, and experience together to create something special, beyond what just one could have accomplished working alone. In the case of today’s cigar review, it is was the collaborative efforts of Jon Huber from Crowned Heads and Willy Herrera from Drew Read more about Cigar Review: Crowned Heads/Drew Estate La Coalición Siglo – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Viva La Vida Toro – Rated 95

You might have read my pre-release review of this amazing blend from Artesano Del Tobacco known as Viva La Vida. While the company and blend is new to most cigar enthusiasts, the faces behind this cigar are veterans in the industry. To start with, the Viva La Vida is manufactured at AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Read more about Cigar Review: Viva La Vida Toro – Rated 95[…]

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Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2019 – 3rd Anniversary

It’s that time again, when Brothers and Sisters of the leaf converge on Miami, Florida to celebrate the cigar lifestyle and friendship. This is the third year for the event and if it is anything like the previous years, it will only be bigger and better. Event organizer, Kennedy Achille, AKA Tobacco Kennedy has planned Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2019 – 3rd Anniversary[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: A.C.E. Prime Cigars

There was a lot of buzz leading up to, and during, the Premium Cigar Association trade show this year about a new cigar company called A.C.E. Prime, a cigar distribution company. The name stands for ‘A Cuban Experience’. The company is a vertically integrated operation that was formed by: NBA Champion – Tiago Splitter Sommelier – Luciano Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: A.C.E. Prime Cigars[…]

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Toro Especial – Rated 92

Released to retailers in December of 2018, the Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro started showing up in social media posts since then. The Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro was announced at the 2018 IPCPR and reflected the new face-lift for the Herrera Esteli that also includes the “Habano’, “Norteno”, and most recently this year, the Read more about Cigar Review: Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Toro Especial – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Powstanie Wojtek (War Bear) – Rated 92

With just over a month since the 2019 Premium Cigar Association trade show, friends have been tugging at me to try the latest creation by the folks at Powstanie cigars. I have to say, I missed seeing them at the show this year and that is my fault as I just ran out of time Read more about Cigar Review: Powstanie Wojtek (War Bear) – Rated 92[…]

Villiger La Flor de Ynclan

Cigar News: Villiger Cigars Presents La Flor De Ynclan Toro

Villiger Cigars announces that the highly rated Villiger La Flor de Ynclan will be presented in a new Toro 6 x 52 size. The Villiger La Flor De Ynclan robusto in 2017 garnered a 93 rating, ranked as the number 10 cigar in the world by Cigar Aficionado Magazine and voted the 2017 number 6 Read more about Cigar News: Villiger Cigars Presents La Flor De Ynclan Toro[…]

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Cigar News: “Cuevas Reserva” By Casa Cuevas Cigars Now Shipping

Casa Cuevas Cigars, makers of handmade premium cigars announce the Cuevas Reserva Natural and Cuevas Reserva Maduro is now shipping to retailers. The Cuevas Reserva was introduced to the public at the 2019 IPCPR/PCA Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV. President of Casa Cuevas Cigars, Luis Cuevas Jr. stated: “The Cuevas Reserva for my father Read more about Cigar News: “Cuevas Reserva” By Casa Cuevas Cigars Now Shipping[…]

Cigar Review: Dissident Bloc Robusto – Rated 92

The 2019 Premium Cigar Association trade show had some new products to talk about. In the case of Dissident Cigars an old brand made new by Benjamin Holt. The original Dissident brand was launched in 2013 by Neil Edwards and Jason Webster, who also own The Humidor Cigars and Lounge in Wichita, Kan. The line Read more about Cigar Review: Dissident Bloc Robusto – Rated 92[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: Rock-A-Feller Cigars

After a few days working the floor of the 2019 Premium Cigar Association trade show, I finally caught up with Kevin Schweitzer and the Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigar Group (VCRG). Kevin and his company have been moving the needle ever since he acquired the brand a few years ago. As a previous gold and silver trader, Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: Rock-A-Feller Cigars[…]

Isabela Cigars Pepper-Head

Cigar Review: Isabela Cigars Pepper-Head – Rated 94

Sit down, strap in, and let me take you on a journey, a journey of pepper, sweetness, and spice. A journey that is the result of over 13 different strains of high-priming tobaccos, each of which was aged at different lengths, with an additional 3 years of post production aging, to meld the tobaccos into Read more about Cigar Review: Isabela Cigars Pepper-Head – Rated 94[…]

Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral Announces the 100mg Nuggs Maduro

If you liked the original Nuggs cigar from Jas Sum Kral, you may find the new maduro version even more enticing. The company has amped up the CBD content in this latest offering. Whereas the original had 20 mg of CBD oils in it, the maduro has 5 times the dose, bringing it to hefty Read more about Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral Announces the 100mg Nuggs Maduro[…]

Cigar News: Atlantic Cigar Co and MoyaRuiz Cigars announce “The Summer Sausage”

First there was veggy burgers, then Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat, now we have – The Summer Sausage. It is not meat or veggy. Technically you don’t eat it, but you do smoke it, and taste it. The Summer Sausage is the work of Atlantic Cigar Co., MoyaRuiz, and the La Zona factory in Esteli, Read more about Cigar News: Atlantic Cigar Co and MoyaRuiz Cigars announce “The Summer Sausage”[…]

Cigar 101: How to Smoke in your vehicle without it smelling like an Ashtray – By Mike Holmes

This is a topic that I see discussed quite often on social media. Since I base my Cigar 101 articles on what the cigar community actually talks about, I decided to tackle this topic because I smoke in the car on an almost daily basis. Hopefully this will help many of you, who want to Read more about Cigar 101: How to Smoke in your vehicle without it smelling like an Ashtray – By Mike Holmes[…]