DBL Amarillo

DBL Amarillo Cigar Review – Fine as cream gravy

It has been a little while since I spoke about Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) cigars, so today I would like to introduce you to the latest creation the company introduced at the 2017 IPCPR. Known as the Amarillo, it is the first release by the company that uses a true US Connecticut wrapper. The DBL websites describes[…]

Seven Seven Maduro

Seven Seven Maduro Cigar Review – Do you Feel Lucky ?

Seven Seven cigars is probably a brand that is new to you and rightfully so since they have been only in existence since 2016, ut as we know in the cigar business, it is not how long you have been around but who you work with in the industry that can make a difference. In[…]

Ceron Sumatra

Ceron Premium Cigars Sumatra Cigar Review

Today we offer a review of the second cigar in the Ceron Premium Cigars lineup. This one is the Sumatra blend. You may have read our review of the Ceron San Andres a few months back.  Ceron Premium Cigars is a relatively new boutique cigar company founded by Javier Ceron. Javier notes in his website: At[…]

DBL Atomic Ant Formula

DBL Atomic Ant Formula Cigar Review – Happy Birthday Francisco Almonte

I recently posted a review of the original DBL Atomic Ant cigar and found it to be a terrific cigar to enjoy when you have less than an hour to relax. Today I would like to present a review of the Formula blend of the Atomic Ant. Today is Francisco Almonte’s birthday and what better[…]

DBL Derrame II

DBL Derrame II Cigar Review – Passion, Love, and Experience

Back in November of 2015 I had the pleasure of reviewing the Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Derrame cigar. It was one of many DBL cigars  I have enjoyed since then. Being a limited edition cigar, Francisco Almonte and DBL  went  back to the blending board and created the DBL Derrame II which was announced at[…]

DBL 2nd Generacion Reserva Exclusiva

DBL 2nd Generacion Reserva Exclusiva Cigar Review

Last year was a terrific growth year for Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars, as Francisco Almonte  lead his boutique cigar brand to new heights and introduced 4 new products to the market. These included the addition to the Derrame line – the Derrame II, the new super powerful Big Mama, a unique Cigar Baseball Bat cigar and[…]

DBL Atomic Ant

DBL Cigars Atomic Ant Cigar Review

It’s lunch time, and you have about 45 minutes to relax before getting back to work but you want to enjoy a fine cigar. A toro, robusto, or torpedo is not going to cut it, as you would not want to rush the cigar and miss all the flavor. So you reach for something like[…]

Ceron Premium Cigars Maduro

Ceron Premium Cigars Maduro Review

It should come as no surprise that I am a big fan of Francisco Almonte and Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) cigars.Heck, even tripped down to Tomboril earlier this year to visit his factory and get the inside view of his operations. One of my first stops at this years IPCPR was DBL to say thanks to him[…]

Dominican Big Leaguer Cigars

Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Factory Visit

You may have seen them on social media, you may have read my reviews of them, you may even have smoked some but to fully appreciate what Dominican Big Leaguer cigars has to offer, you need to visit their factory in Santiago in the Dominican Republic. It was the second day of our visit to Santiago and[…]

Dominican Big Leaguer Derrame Anniversary Cigar Review

Having worked with two giants guys of the cigar industry for many years, makes you a passionate guy able to produce a Dominican Big Leaguer Cigar This is what Francisco Almonte, owner of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars  says on his Facebook page. Before branching out on his own, Fransisco worked for two of  the[…]