Cigar Review: Plasencia Alma Del Campo Guaguiro – Rated 93

The Plasencia tobacco family has been known for generations for their quality tobacco cultivation but up until 2016, that tobacco was used to roll over 35 million cigars annually, under non-Plansencia brand banners. That all changed at the 2017 IPCPR when Nestor Plasencia Sr. and his son Nestor Jr. unveiled a line of premium cigars[…]

The Tabernacle Lancero

Foundation Cigar Co. The Tabernacle Lancero Cigar Review -Rated 96

Back in August of 2016, I had the pleasure of reviewing the The Tabernacle Toro cigar which was one of the fantastic blends Nick Melillo introduced at the 2016 IPCPR.  So when my good friend and Stogie Press associate, Alton Otto, gifted me some Lanceros of The Tabernacle. I have to say I was grateful for[…]

Last Call Maduro by AJ Fernandez

AJ Fernandez Last Call Maduro Cigar Review – I Call This a Winner!

At the end of last year I made a call that an AJ Fernandez product, or collaboration product, would be picked as the CA number 1 cigar of the year. I was wrong, even with all the great products that he had his fingers on, he did not get that honor. Well, it is another[…]

Esteban Carreras Chupa Cabra Hellcat

Esteban Carreras Chupa Cabra Hellcat Cigar Review

Back in 2016, Esteban Carreras introduced an extension to their wildly successful Chupa Cabra line that has been in existence since 2012. The new introduction was named the Chupa Cabra Hellcat which sported a new blend and comes in box pressed vitolas that were not available in the previous Chupa Cabra lineup. In case you are not[…]

Casa Fernandez Secretos del Arte

Casa Fernandez Secretos del Arte Cigar Review – Secrets of Art

The Secretos del Arte was originally introduced as the Casa Fernandez Master Mason at the 2016 IPCPR, but the company had to re-brand it due to a Trademark issue with Hiram & Solomon Cigars that had the same brand-mark. At this years IPCPR Casa Fernandez re-introduced as the Secretos del Arte (Secrets of Art). Other[…]

Serino Royale Maduro

Serino Royale Maduro Cigar Review

Back in November of 2016, we introduced and reviewed the Serino Cigar Company’s Royale Maduro XX. It was certainly a great cigar and made our top 25 Boutique Cigars for 2016. The company itself has been talked about a lot lately on social media groups and is even a major sponsor of my friend Cigar[…]

Flor de Gonzalez 90 Millas Unidos

Flor de Gonzalez 90 Millas Unidos – A Worthy Journey

For those that have met Yadi Gonzalez, you know what a hard-working cigar woman she is. You see her posts on social media constantly and follow her through her travels as she introduces the Flor de Gonzalez  brand to consumers. That is what it takes if you are going to be successful in this business[…]

Fratello oro

Fratello Oro Cigar Review – A pleasant Connecticut offering.

Introduced in 2016, the Fratello Oro was the cigar that completed the Fratello Cigars portfolio. Described as a Mild to Medium smoke it filled a void in the lineup. Now with its availability, Fratello Cigars has a complete line of cigars to fit the varied palates of the cigar market.  The name Oro translates to[…]

Blind Man's Bluff Connecticut

Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Connecticut Cigar Review

The US Presidential election is past us now, and even though Robert Caldwell ran a hard-fought campaign with his #caldwell4prez social media press, he just couldn’t surpass the surge of the two major candidates. Of course that did not stop Robert from releasing another new blend for his Caldwell Cigars line. This time it is[…]

El Yayabo Renovation Habano

El Yayabo Renovation Habano Cigar Review – Experience Shows

If you are a  regular follower of cigar social media, you probably  have heard of El Yayabo Cigars by now. They hit the scene back in 2015 at the IPCPR in New Orleans, LA. Their booth was in the back of the show and lucky for me, I always venture the trail least followed. It was then[…]

Crowned Heads Le Carême

Crowned Heads Le Carême Cigar Review

I am currently on vacation in Paris this week and thought it would  make sense to talk about one of the 2016 Crowned Heads Cigars introductions, Le Carême . The cigar gets its name from, and pays tribute to, Marie Antoine Carême. If you like those wonderful French cream sauces and soufflés, then you can[…]

Nicoya Robusto Medio

Nicoya Robusto Medio Cigar Review – A trip down under.

Back in August of 2016, we reviewed a delicious robusto from a little company down under, Australia, known as Nicoya Cigars. That cigar was the Nicoya Cigars Robusto Fuerte, one of two blends, introduced to me, by company owner Gerard Hayes at the IPCPR. Today I would  like to take another trip down under and[…]

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[…]

All Out Kings

All Out Kings Cigar Review – Patience Pays

At the 2016 IPCPR, Caldwell Cigars and Drew Estate announced a collaboration between Robert Caldwell, Willy Herrera, and Jonathon Drew. That collaboration would be known as the All Out Kings blend. There were limited pre-release samples at the show, but I was not lucky enough to have received one. In fact Willy Herrera, the master blender[…]