Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Pupil – Rated 95

Introduced at the 2020 Tobacco Plus Expo Trade Show, the Ventura Cigars Pupil is the milder side of the two blend extension to the company’s Archetype line. The other was the Master which I reviewed last month. The company explains this new series as being: “Inspired by the studies of both Sigmund Freud and Karl Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Pupil – Rated 95[…]

Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Prestige Robusto – Rated 88

Originally Released back in 2011, the Nat Sherman Timeless has lived up to its name and has survived close to a decade since its introduction. The look of the branding has changed since its inception, but the cigar, which was originally called the Timeless Dominican (now the Timeless Prestige), is still made at the Quesada Read more about Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Prestige Robusto – Rated 88[…]

Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Habano Toro – Rated 93

The Casa Cuevas family and their Tabacalera Las Lavas S.R.L. factory in the Dominican Republic have been hand crafting cigars for large and small brands for a long time with family roots going back to 19th century Cuba. After decades in the business, Tabacalera Las Lavas made a bold move in 2017 and started to Read more about Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Habano Toro – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Kristoff Shade Grown Matador – Rated 86

Introduced in 2019, the Kristoff Shade Grown is a cigar most sites have noted as a re-branding of the original Kristoff Britannia Reserva. Regardless, it fills out the company’s portfolio with Honduran Shade grown Connecticut wrapper that offers a mild to medium body. Kristoff describes this cigar as: “The Shade Grown is a mild-medium bodied Read more about Cigar Review: Kristoff Shade Grown Matador – Rated 86[…]

Cigar Review: Black Star Line Cigars “War Witch” – Rated 90

Earlier this year, I reviewed a couple of cigars from a small boutique cigar company based out of Chicago. Known as Black Star Line Cigars, their inaugural blend, the El Milagro was a pleasant smoking experience and was hand crafted by El Titan de Bronze in Miami, FL. Last month I received some new samples Read more about Cigar Review: Black Star Line Cigars “War Witch” – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Perdomo Barrel Aged Maduro Epicure – Rated 95

When it comes to premium cigars, age is your friend and in the case of the Tabacalera Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maduro, age was key to the success of this blend. The Barrel-Aged Maduro is one of three barrel aged blends the company offers. The other two are the Connecticut and the Sun Grown. Besides Read more about Cigar Review: Perdomo Barrel Aged Maduro Epicure – Rated 95[…]

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 Review: Jas Sum Kral Kralot 7 x 44 – Rated 96

By now , most of us have heard of Riste Riatevski, the owner of Jas Sum Kral cigars. It seems like only yesterday when he hit the market with his famed Red Knight cigar over 5 years ago. He made waves with his innovative CBD infused Nuggs cigar last year and though that was special, Read more about Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Kralot 7 x 44 – Rated 96[…]

Cigar Review: JM Tobacco Española 1996 Maduro Robusto – Rated 92

At this years TPE 2020 trade show, I met up with the JM Tobacco team and they introduced me to their line of cigars. The company’s story is told on their website as follows: “A birthday gift from a 17 year old to his father, California jeweler John Mahroukian, led to the creation of Los Read more about Cigar Review: JM Tobacco Española 1996 Maduro Robusto – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Blackbird Cigars Rook Colorado – Gran Toro – Rated 94

Last week I reviewed the Blackbird Unkind Cubra. Today I offer a review of another blend in the Blackbird Cigar Co. line-up – the Rook. For those that may not know, a rook is a bird that has black feathers that often show a blue or bluish-purple sheen in bright sunlight. The bird is part Read more about Cigar Review: Blackbird Cigars Rook Colorado – Gran Toro – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Nova Cigars Personal Reserve Leo X Robusto – Rated 91

I recently reviewed the Nova Platinum Series torpedo, from a new cigar company; Nova Cigars. I got the opportunity to meet company CEO, Leonor “Leo” Abzaradel, who many of you know as @cigarblondie on Instagram, at this years TPE 2020 trade show in Las Vegas. A pleasant woman that is on a mission to produce some of Read more about Cigar Review: Nova Cigars Personal Reserve Leo X Robusto – Rated 91[…]

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 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[…]