Cigar News: Crux Cigars adds Two New Epicure Maduro Sizes

Crux Cigars has announced they will begin shipping two new vitolas of the Epicure Maduro next week.  For the first time, Crux Cigars ships the Epicure Maduro in Corona Gorda and Gordo vitolas. Released in 2018, the Epicure Maduro is the second blend released under the popular Crux Epicure line. The blend features a San Read more about Cigar News: Crux Cigars adds Two New Epicure Maduro Sizes[…]

Cigar Review: Tabac Trading Co. Trifecta Pennsylvania /Connecticut – Rated 93

At this year’s Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE2020) I received a personal invitation from Tabac Trading Co. owner, Patrick Potter, to come to a rolling event he was hosting. Patrick introduced himself at the show and explained that at the event he will be personally rolling cigars and would like for me to come by if Read more about Cigar Review: Tabac Trading Co. Trifecta Pennsylvania /Connecticut – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Dapper Cigars Cubo Sumatra Toro – Rated 91

Back in 2013, the Dapper Cigar Company was founded with the launch of the Cubo Claro cigar. The company was founded by Ian Reith and according the Dapper Cigar website, he is “The Glue” that keeps the pulse on all the small things and when he founded the company he had one goal, “Make just Read more about Cigar Review: Dapper Cigars Cubo Sumatra Toro – Rated 91[…]

Cigar News: Gran Habano Cigars Announces Price Increase

Gran Habano has announced that as of today, February 19, 2020, they will be implementing a price increase of five cents per stick on all the company’s cigar lines. In a press release today, Gran Habano notes: “Due to an increase in our importation costs, we are forced to increase prices in order to allow Read more about Cigar News: Gran Habano Cigars Announces Price Increase[…]

Cigar Review: Sinistro Cigars Habana Viejo Scala LE – Rated 81

Today I would like to offer a review of one of a few samples I recently received from Sinistro Cigars, the Sinistro Habana Viejo Scala LE. You may be most familiar with Sinistro as the maker of the Last Cowboy and the Mr. White, Mr. Red, and Mr. Black cigars. The Sinistro Habana Viejo line Read more about Cigar Review: Sinistro Cigars Habana Viejo Scala LE – Rated 81[…]

Cigar News: Crux Cigars Hires Direct Sales Executive

Crux Cigars hires another direct Sales Executive, Tony Haugen. Effective immediately, Tony will be covering select territories throughout the country.  His role will include servicing existing accounts, hosting events and growing the retail partner base.  Although Tony is a new direct hire, he’s been part of the Crux Cigars team for trade show operations since Read more about Cigar News: Crux Cigars Hires Direct Sales Executive[…]

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Corona Pequena – Rated 95

Make no bones about it, ever since I smoked my first Undercrown Shade from Drew Estate about 4 years ago, I was impressed with what the Willy Herrera and the DE team did with a shade wrapper and a properly blended set of fillers and binder. I absolutely love this cigar in the morning, especially Read more about Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Corona Pequena – Rated 95[…]

Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype The Master – Rated 95

Ahhh, the story continues to be told, by Ventura Cigars. Building on the success of their premier Archetype cigar line, the company was making a splash at the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2020 trade show last month. They showcased the release of 2 new blends – “The Master” and “The Pupil”. I got to hang Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype The Master – Rated 95[…]

Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack Blarney Stick – Rated 90

I know it is not even St. Valentine’s day, and St Patrick’s day is a good month away, but I have been wanting to try a new cigar I picked up at the PCA trade show last year and I wanted to talk about it before everything turns green. Today I present the Jeremy Jack Read more about Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack Blarney Stick – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Blackbird Unkind Cubra Robusto – Rated 90

The year was 2019 and the event was the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show. Things were fairly calm, until ….the sound of Birds started to spread across the event floor. It was another one of those trade show buzzing sounds, where friends and colleagues come up to you, asking if you saw the newest Read more about Cigar Review: Blackbird Unkind Cubra Robusto – Rated 90[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces 2020 Barn Smoker Dates and Ticket Sales

Drew Estate has announced the launch of its 2020 Barn Smoker Program, with ticket sales for the Florida, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Kentucky and Louisiana events now available on www.barnsmoker.com. Drew Estate Barn Smoker illuminates the American Tobacco Experience, bringing the cigar enthusiast to the field and farm level, and educating consumers on the full gamut of growing, processing, Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces 2020 Barn Smoker Dates and Ticket Sales[…]

Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Super Fly Toro – Rated 91

Oscar Valladares may be best known to cigar enthusiasts as being the man behind the Leaf by Oscar, the iconic cigar brand that uses a loose tobacco leaf wrapped around the finished cigar to keep it from drying out during shipment. Since that launch, in conjunction with Island Jim Robinson, Oscar’s factory has flourished, and Read more about Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Super Fly Toro – Rated 91[…]

Cigar Lounge: Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge – Sanford, FL

Back in November of 2019 I had the pleasure of visiting the new Executive Cigar Shop & Lounge in Sanford, Florida for a soft opening and I will say I was thoroughly impressed with this new lounge. I returned in January to check out the final rendition and to see how things were moving along. Read more about Cigar Lounge: Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge – Sanford, FL[…]

Product Review: Humi-Smart 2 Way Humidity Control Pack

A few months back, I received a sample package of of a new product for controlling the humidification in your humidor. The product is known as the Humi-Smart 2 Way Humidity Control Pack. This simple package takes the worry out of controlling your humidor. Much like the Boveda pack, it is a 2 way system Read more about Product Review: Humi-Smart 2 Way Humidity Control Pack[…]