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[…]

Falto Yagüez Arawaco

Falto Yagüez Arawaco Cigar Review – Powered by Experience and Knowledge

What do you get when take a young college student with ambition and a passion for cigars and place him in the peak of the cigar boom of the mid 1990’s? Some would say an epic fail do to the lack of fine tobacco that was already owned by the goliaths at the time. But[…]

Bellas Artes by AJ Fernandez

Bellas Artes by AJ Fernandez Cigar Review – A powerful hybrid!

At the 2016 IPCPR in Las Vegas, there was plenty of chatter going around about the new hybrid cigar from AJ Fernandez. Known as the Bellas Artes (Fine Arts), the cigar is unique in that it uses a special hybrid leaf that A.J. has cultivated just for this cigar. The seed for this wrapper is cross[…]

Regius Seleccion Orchant

Regius Seleccion Orchant Robusto Cigar Review

Regius Cigars is a noted cigar company based out of London, England. The company partnered with the Plasencia family in Esteli, Nicaragua to source the leaf and produce their fine creations. Today I bring you a review of the Regius Seleccion Orchant, a flawless Nicaraguan puro, that is limited in production. The blend was created in collaboration with Mitchell[…]

Espinosa Alpha Dawg

Espinosa Alpha Dawg Cigar Review – Let the Dawgs out!

Who let the Dawgs Out! Erik Espinosa – that’s who. Once an event only cigar, the Alpha Dawg by Espinosa Cigars has been let out to the public for all to enjoy. Of course the cigar had to have a packaging design, if it was to be sold in production. Enter the Espinosa fan base.[…]

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[…]

Recluse Amadeus Habano Reserva Lancero

Recluse Amadeus Habano Reserva Lancero Cigar Review

Iconic Leaf, you may know them as Recluse Cigars is led by J.R. Domínguez, a man whose attention to quality is second to none.  Ever since the 2012 IPCPR in Orlando, Florida, this now iconic cigar company has made waves in the industry. They started in 2012 with the release of their now famed Recluse OTG[…]

Cornelius & Anthony Meridian

Cornelius & Anthony Meridian Cigar Review

Back in the fall of 2015, I received a cigar from a new boutique cigar company to review. That cigar was the Meridian and the company was Cornelius & Anthony cigars. When I finally broke it out to review I contacted the brand owner, Steven Bailey, and asked about the blend so I could complete[…]

Hiram & Solomon Shriner

The Shriner from Hiram & Solomon Cigars – Cigar Review

Hiram & Solomon Cigars may not have been a cigar household name but that is certainly starting to change as they have increased their offerings. At the 2016 IPCPR they introduced three new lines to their portfolio. One of those, the Traveling Man made our top 25 boutique cigars for 2016. Today I have the pleasure[…]

Davidoff Yamasa

Davidoff Yamasa – A Dream Come True – Cigar Review

This time last year, I took a little trip, with some cigar pals, to the Dominican Republic. The week was packed with learning and meeting some of the best the island nation had to offer. During that week, I had the pleasure of visiting the Davidoff Cigar Lounge in Santiago. It was there that we met[…]

Protocol Probable Cause

Protocol Probable Cause Cigar Review

It was back in May of last year when we posted the press release on the latest creation from Juan Cancel and Cubariqueño Cigar Company – the Protocol Probable Cause. I have wanted to treat my palate to this second creation from Juan Cancel and Bill Ives ever since. Lucky for me, there would be no more[…]

Padilla Annversary

Padilla Anniversary Rough Cut Cigar Review

Padilla Cigar Company was showing off a number of new blends and vitolas at the 2016 IPCPR. The portfolio was increased by 25 vitolas across 5 lines. One of those lines was the Padilla Anniversary – a cigar to celebrates 14 years in business. The presentation of the Padilla Anniversary is stunning, wrapped in a[…]

Recluse Amadeus Lancero

Recluse Amadeus Lancero Cigar Review

Lanceros, a vitola that some really enjoy and others seem to shy away from. As for me, I like a good lancero, it is an elegant cigar and when properly constructed, it burns beautifully and flavorful. Today, I would like to discuss the Iconic Leaf Recluse Amadeus Lancero. At this past years IPCPR, Iconic Leaf added some[…]

La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006

La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006 Cigar Review

A hundred and seven years (107), that is a long time to be in business. Two World wars, revolutions, rise and fall of nations. A lot happens in 107 years, and in the cigar business that is more than one lifetime. In fact, with the many ebbs and tides, regulations, and laws in the tobacco[…]