Cigar News: Alec Bradley to Add ‘Chunk’ Size to Magic Toast

Alec Bradley Cigar Co. today announced that they are expanding the popular and critically acclaimed Magic Toast line of cigars. Alec Bradley will be adding a  4 ½” X 60 ring gauge cigar named the “Chunk” to the line as a permanent extension. Alec Bradley Magic Toast was first announced as the ‘Mystery Cigar’ prior Read more about Cigar News: Alec Bradley to Add ‘Chunk’ Size to Magic Toast[…]

Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars Bloodshot – Rated 94

It was eight years, in 2011, when Providencia Cigars founder, Jim Faber was almost kidnapped at gunpoint while supporting a youth soccer program he set up in Honduras. The years seem to have flown by, but that memory never fades from Jim or those he is close to. Through the creation of Providencia Cigars, Jim Read more about Cigar Review: Providencia Cigars Bloodshot – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Karl Malone Barrel Aged Robusto by La Aurora Cigars – Rated 90

One of the cigars being featured at the Miami Cigar Co. booth at this year’s Premium Cigar Association Trade Show was the Barrel Aged Karl Malone. Yes, this is a collaborative effort between NBA Basketball star Karl Malone and La Aurora. The process used to make this cigar is described by the company as aging Read more about Cigar Review: Karl Malone Barrel Aged Robusto by La Aurora Cigars – Rated 90[…]

Michael Serota

Cigar News: Michael Serota Named Alec Bradley Cigar Co. Vice President of Sales

Alec Bradley Cigar Co. founder Alan Rubin announced today the promotion of Michael Serota to Vice President of Sales. Michael joined Alec Bradley in May of 2011 and has worked his way through many different roles- including operations, sales support and, most recently, key account management. Alan notes: “Michael is an integral part of the Read more about Cigar News: Michael Serota Named Alec Bradley Cigar Co. Vice President of Sales[…]

Cigar Review: El Artista Buffalo TEN – Rated 90

By now you have read the numerous articles and reviews I have done on El Artista, one of the largest vertically integrated cigar factories in the Dominican Republic. This year the company showcased a value priced cigar, known as the Buffalo TEN, at the Premium Cigar Association Trade Show in Las Vegas. The cigar is Read more about Cigar Review: El Artista Buffalo TEN – Rated 90[…]

Cigar News: AJ FERNANDEZ TO DISTRIBUTE VIVA LA VIDA CIGARS

AJ Fernandez will not only manufacture Viva La Vida cigars, but also distribute the brand as well.  The Viva La Vida was recently rated 95 on Stogie Press. Former New York City cigar retailers Billy and Gus Fakih released the brand in March and have now agreed to use AJ Fernandez’ sales force across the country. Read more about Cigar News: AJ FERNANDEZ TO DISTRIBUTE VIVA LA VIDA CIGARS[…]

Cigar Lounge: Casa de Montecristo – Nashville, TN

The last stop I made while visiting Nashville in August, was Casa de Montecristo. Honestly, I did not think I would have time to get there, but I found a way, and my son Dominic and I started a Friday evening in Nashville with cigars and tall pours of port wine. Namon Anderson, one of Read more about Cigar Lounge: Casa de Montecristo – Nashville, TN[…]

Cigar Review: MBombay M.Esteli Toro – Rated 96

This year, at the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Mel Shah from MBombay Cigars was showcasing a new cigar known as the M.Esteli. This is a follow-up to last year’s MQBA, which also had a line extension known as the MQBA MAYURA at this year’s show. As for the M.Esteli, in an interview with Read more about Cigar Review: MBombay M.Esteli Toro – Rated 96[…]

Drew Newman

Cigar News: Drew Newman testified alongside Premium Cigar Association President John Anderson.

This morning, the U.S. Small Business Administration held a public roundtable on the regulation of premium cigars at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Fourth generation cigar maker Drew Newman testified alongside Premium Cigar Association President John Anderson.  Drew described his family’s 124-year history of rolling premium cigars.   Using The American as an example, he explained how Read more about Cigar News: Drew Newman testified alongside Premium Cigar Association President John Anderson.[…]

Cigar News: Tobacco Kennedy (TK) Presents Cigar Educated Platform

Back in August, Kennedy Achille, (Tobacco Kennedy) owner of StogieTV and Promoter of Black Smoke Miami reached out to me about a new project he was working on and asked for my input on it. The project was called Cigar Educated, an in-depth course dedicated to Cigar Education. This course is billed as the first Read more about Cigar News: Tobacco Kennedy (TK) Presents Cigar Educated Platform[…]

Cigar News: Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Shipping Worldwide

Second Generation Cigar Makers Alec and Bradley Rubin announced today that their sophomore release, Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper, is shipping to tobacconists worldwide. Alec & Bradley cigars is an offshoot of Alec Bradley Cigar Co. The subsidiary was founded by the brothers in 2018, when they funded their first release -Alec & Bradley Blind Faith. Read more about Cigar News: Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Shipping Worldwide[…]

Cigar News: Hiram & Solomon Cigars Joins Forces with Cigar & The Good Life

Hiram & Solomon Cigars announced today they have formed a collaboration, for the Northeast Region from Philadelphia City to Maine, with Cigar & the Good Life, which specializes in lifestyle branding. According to today’s press release: Cigar & The Good Life is comprised of Joshua Nollie and Terrin Phillips, who primarily target the Cigar, Spirits, Read more about Cigar News: Hiram & Solomon Cigars Joins Forces with Cigar & The Good Life[…]

Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Cuban Cigar Factory – Manolo Quesada – Rated 93

2019 was a big year for Ventura Cigars. The company introduced the Archetype Chapter 3, the PSyKo Seven Nicaragua with Indiana Ortez, and the new Cuban Cigar Factory collaborations which are focused on some of the best master blenders in the industry. It was about 2 years ago when Ventura Cigars announced they acquired a Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Cuban Cigar Factory – Manolo Quesada – Rated 93[…]

Cigar News: Villiger Cigars to Sponsor Tobacco Plus Expo “ALL INDUSTRY” Party

Villiger Cigars, makers of premium cigars since 1888 proudly announces sponsorship of the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) “All Industry” Party, taking place at the Sahara Vegas Hotel (formerly the SLS Las Vegas Hotel). The Tobacco Plus Expo is a focused B2B tradeshow that brings together top buyers and premium tobacco, vape, and alternative industries. Now in its 15th year, the Tobacco Read more about Cigar News: Villiger Cigars to Sponsor Tobacco Plus Expo “ALL INDUSTRY” Party[…]