Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Jester – Rated 93

Brothers Billy and Gus Fakih team from Artesano Del Tobacco have been growing their small cigar brand for close to a year now, along with the help of AJ Fernandez, who collaborated with them on the company’s sole and successful offering – Viva La Vida (Live the Life). The blend intrigued AJ so much, that Read more about Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Jester – Rated 93[…]

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 News: Southern Draw to Showcase the CEDRUS Lancero at TPE 2020

Southern Draw Cigars announced today they will be showcasing a lancero extension to their famed CEDRUS blend at the TPE 2020 Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV being held later this month. In the press release, Robert Holt, owner of Southern Draw Cigars stated: “Southern Draw Cigars has been quietly enjoying this size for several Read more about Cigar News: Southern Draw to Showcase the CEDRUS Lancero at TPE 2020[…]

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu LUSTRUM – Rated 99

You have read about, heard about, maybe even enjoyed one, but today I am here to present the Stogie Press review of the Southern Draw Kudzu LUSTRUM. This is not your run of the mill cigar, it is an anniversary cigar to celebrate 5 years in the cigar business. That’s right, Robert Holt has been Read more about Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu LUSTRUM – Rated 99[…]

Cigar News: Cigar Educated partners with AJ Fernandez for Factory Tours in Nicaragua

Kennedy (TK) Achille has partnered with AJ Fernandez to bring you a once-in-a-lifetime experience to Esteli, Nicaragua. According to Kennedy: “This is the first time AJ Fernandez has opened his operation to the public! You will get a hands-on education in the world of cigars by one of the legendary manufacturers while you stay at Read more about Cigar News: Cigar Educated partners with AJ Fernandez for Factory Tours in Nicaragua[…]

Cigar Review: A.J. Fernandez Días De Gloria Toro BP – Rated 92

The name A.J. Fernandez is one that needs no introduction in the cigar industry. Abdel Fernandez has made his mark on both his own brand and that of many small and large brands across the industry. So when A.J. Fernandez comes out with a new line under his own name the industry stands and takes Read more about Cigar Review: A.J. Fernandez Días De Gloria Toro BP – Rated 92[…]

Viva La Vida Jester

Cigar News: Artesano Del Tobacco Releases Viva La Vida Jester 5-pack

AJ Fernandez has done it again. His master blending techniques, aging process and masterful craftsmanship has led to the arrival of the exclusive Viva La Vida Jester.  Packaged in a very convenient 5-pack measuring 5 x 56, the tobacco was carefully selected, blended and aged to perfection.  All authorized tobacconists will be able to sell Read more about Cigar News: Artesano Del Tobacco Releases Viva La Vida Jester 5-pack[…]

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 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[…]

Cigar News: Altidas U.S.A. Announces H. Upmann 175th Anniversary

Altadis U.S.A. is celebrating a special milestone as the H. Upmann cigar brand turns 175 years old. The limited-edition H. Upmann 175th Anniversary will commemorate one of the oldest and most renowned cigars brands. This limited edition will only be expressed in the iconic Churchill size, in 10 count boxes that will number to 14,750. Fifty special-edition Read more about Cigar News: Altidas U.S.A. Announces H. Upmann 175th Anniversary[…]

Cigar News: Crux Cigars Begins Shipping Epicure Maduro

Crux Cigars announced today they have begun shipping the long awaited Epicure Maduro to its retail partners across the country. The Crux Epicure Maduro was displayed at the 2018 IPCPR but was not ready to ship at that time. The blend builds upon the success of the Crux Epicure, but features a premium Mexican San Read more about Cigar News: Crux Cigars Begins Shipping Epicure Maduro[…]

Cigar Review: Southern Draw 300 Manos Habano Piramides – Rated 92

You have heard me report on these when they were announced at the IPCPR, you have seen me smoke a few, perhaps you were at an event where I donated a bundle to give away. We are talking about the Southern Draw Cigars – 300 Manos (Hands). It is time to talk more deeply about Read more about Cigar Review: Southern Draw 300 Manos Habano Piramides – Rated 92[…]

A.J. Fernandez Ramon Allones

Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Ramon Allones – Rated 94

A.J. Fernandez was the cigar man of the year in 2017, with numerous collaborations across the cigar industry including both big box and boutique lines. One of those collaborations was with General Cigars to re-introduce the Ramon Allones brand, the US trademark of which is owned by General Cigars. The company moved the line under the Foundry Read more about Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Ramon Allones – Rated 94[…]

The T. Connecticut

Cigar Review: The T Connecticut by Robert Caldwell – Matt Booth – A.J. Fernandez (Rated 88)

At this years IPCPR, Robert Caldwell and Matt Booth announced a line extension to “The T” cigar they released last year in collaboration with A.J. Fernandez. The latest rendition replaces the original Nicaraguan grown habano wrapper with an Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf. Like the original,  The T Connecticut cigars are produced at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. Read more about Cigar Review: The T Connecticut by Robert Caldwell – Matt Booth – A.J. Fernandez (Rated 88)[…]