Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral – “The King of Boutique Cigars” launched in Germany

Jas Sum Kral Cigars has announced today they have secured distribution of their Red Knight cigars in Germany. According the company’s press release: “After a long process of registration and pushed backed delivery dates, Riste Ristevski’s “boutique as f*ck” creation, Jas Sum Kral officially launches in Germany, the biggest European premium cigar market. “ Distribution[…]

Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Décadas El General – Rated 93

Joya de Nicaragua was the first cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. It was founded 50 years ago and besides the production of their own line, it has been the “go-to” factory for numerous cigar brands to get quality cigars manufactured and to access select leaf. After 50 years of success, the company put on a[…]

Cigar Lounge: Havana Tranquility Punta Gorda Florida

Last weekend, my wife and I decided to take a trip over to the west coast of Florida and visit the small town of Punta Gorda, Florida. The trip was set up to visit my aging uncle who I have not seen in about a year and of course any trip I take usually involves[…]

Rock A Feller Cigars Vintage Nicaragua Maduro Lancero

The 2018 Lancero Battle Results

Lanceros! Those long thin cigars made famous by Fidel Castro with the Cohiba Lancero have been an “on again – off again” vitola. Those that truly understand cigars know that the Lancero is the one that offers the truest flavor of the wrapper. In an article back in 2008, Cigar Aficionado asked Michael Herklots, general[…]

Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral Teases The Tyrannical Buc

Riste (Buc) Riatevski, the owner of Jas Sum Kral Cigars and master of the phrase “Boutique as Fuck”, teased the media today with the announcement of his latest cigar – The Tyrannical Buc. Being the unique and interesting person that Riste is, the Jas Sum Kral press release did not disclose all the details of[…]

RoMa Craft CRAFT 2018

Cigar Review: RoMa Craft – CRAFT 2018 – Rated 93

Back in 2013, Skip Martin and his RoMa Craft Tobac company debuted a special limited edition cigar line known as the CRAFT. The idea behind the CRAFT was to use nothing but a chaveta, the tool used to cut the leaf. There were no molds involved and of course it was rolled completely by hand.[…]

Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Traveling Man Lancero – Rated 97

The Traveling Man, a name that holds deep meaning to brother Masons worldwide. The Traveling Man, a name that fits so many cigar brand owners that are road warriors, zig-zagging across the country, and at times the world, to ply their craft. The Traveling Man, a highly successful cigar blend from Hiram & Solomon Cigars.[…]

Traveling Man Lancero

Cigar News: Hiram & Solomon Cigars Extends Traveling Man Line

Hiram & Solomon Cigars, one of the fastest growing boutique cigar companies, has joined the Lancero train. Kicking off 2019 after a wave of success the prior year, the company has announced they are expanding their award winning and immensely successful Traveling Man blend to include a 7 x 38 Lancero vitola. Hiram & Solomon[…]

Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Crystals

Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Crystals – Rated 90

Back in October of 2018 I introduced you all to the latest creation from Ventura Cigars the  Archetype Fantasy Mini Series. We reviewed the first of the three new blends, the Curses. Since then, there has been a lot of sightings by Ventura General Manager, Michael Giannini, from Europe to the New Orleans Barn Smoker[…]

Cigar News: Moya Ruiz Answers Smoke Inn Challenge

Moya Ruiz cigars have once again proved they can create unique presentations of their cigars. Most recently, the company was approached by Smoke Inn, one of the most prominent cigar lounge chains in Florida, to create a special cigar for their 13th installment of the popular Smoke Inn  Microblend ™ Series. The Moya Ruiz crew accepted[…]

Cigar News: Tobacco Plus Expo Kicking off February 11

TPE 2019 is about to get into full swing starting February 11, 2019 in LAs Vegas, NV. TPE is the Tobacco Plus Expo, the largest B2B tobacco trade show. Held annually, with this being its 15th year, this trade show highlights a full-spectrum of tobacco, vapor, alternatives and general merchandise products available on the ever-evolving[…]

Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Kralot Mag 50 – Rated 92

First it was the Red Knight, followed by the Zlatno Sonce and Crna Nok. Now the latest from Riste Riatevski and his young Jas Sum Kral Cigars company, is the Kralot. I have to hand it to Riste, he has some of the most unique names for his cigars. So what is a Kralot anyway? I[…]

Cigar News: Tobacco Age Increases Proposed Across the US

The new year is just 23 days old and there have been 8 states that have taken up legislation to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products. Some are age increases while some also include stiffer penalties for sale to minors. Some exempt active duty military and Vermont even added a clause to grandfather[…]

Cigar Review: Fratello Navetta Discovery – Rated 92

Three, Two, One — We have liftoff. That was the sound of Omar de Frias and his Fratello Cigars team back at the 2017 IPCPR where they showcased the 4th introduction for Omar’s young company. Over those four years he has became a cigar household name to many a cigar enthusiast. As many of you[…]