La Palina LP02

Cigar Review: La Palina LP02 Robusto

Back in October 2017, we reviewed the La Palina LP01 cigar, one of two in the Number series from La Palina Cigars. The other is the La Palina LP02 which is the subject of today’s review. Both the LP01 and LP02 were launched at last years IPCPR. The art for the marketing and packaging of[…]

Jeremy Jack Salchichas

Jeremy Jack Salchichas Cigar Review – Fuerte, Picante, Sabroso

Jeremy Jack, a cigar brand I have had the pleasure of talking about over the past 11 months since I met them at last  years IPCPR. The company entered the market with a full portfolio of cigars and I think I have reviewed all but one of those over the past year. Today, I will[…]

Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez

Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez Cigar Review

Just before the 2017 IPCPR, Altadis announced that they have been working with AJ Fernandez to craft a special release of their famed Montecristo cigar. Altadis noted in a Cigar Aficionado article on the new blend; “.. the new Monte is blended for the “adult consumer demographic with a taste for stronger, bolder smoking experiences.” Altadis[…]

Dominion Classic

Dominion Classic Cigar Review

Last year was the 2nd time I met with Steve Ricker and Dominion Cigars and Steve told me things could not be better. You may not have known that Dominion Cigars was primarily a Canadian cigar company up until late last year. With the company’s growth and demand for it’s products in the US market,[…]

Jeremy Jack JJ14

Jeremy Jack JJ14 Cigar Review

As I said in my first review of a Jeremy Jack cigar last year, when I get my hands on a new brand and it inspires me, I like to tell the whole world about it. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing the another Jeremy Jack Cigars blend, the JJ14.  Don’t you just love[…]

Debonaire Daybreak

Debonaire Daybreak Cigar Review

Just before the 2017 IPCPR, Drew Estate and Debonaire House announced the release of a new Connecticut shade cigar named the Daybreak. This introduction would be the third addition to the now familiar Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigars lineup. As part of the press release, Phillip S. Zanghi III, owner of Debonaire House, stated: “I have always wanted[…]

Asylum 13 Medulla

Asylum 13 Medulla Cigar Review – Open your Mind

Before I get into this review, let me talk a little about this new offering from CLE Cigars. The complete line is actually named Asylum 13 Medulla Oblongata.  If you remember your human science classes you may know that This little part of the central nervous system is a cone-shaped neuronal mass responsible for autonomic (involuntary) functions ranging from vomiting to sneezing and including[…]

Micallef Connecticut

Micallef Connecticut Cigar Review – A One and Only

Today I would  like to offer a review of another cigar in the Micallef Cigars lineup. Over the past few months we introduced you to the bolder more fuller bodied cigars from Dr. Al Micallef and the Gomez Sanchez family including the 1RA Generacion Leyenda and the Herencia Maduro. This time we are stepping it over[…]

Micallef Gomez Sanchez 1RA Generacion Leyenda No. 2

Micallef Gomez Sanchez 1RA Generacion Leyenda No. 2 Cigar Review

In December of 2017, I introduced you to the Micallef Gomez Sanchez 1RA Generacion Leyenda No. 1, a large, almost 2 hour smoke, that delivered on quality and flavor. It magnificently showed the craft of the 130 years of the Gomez Sanchez family and desire of Dr. Al Micallef to create a truly enjoyable cigar. Today[…]

Micallef Herencia Maduro

Micallef Herencia Maduro Cigar Review – Heritage Shines Brightly

There is a lot to say about heritage, especially when it comes to the creation of premium cigars. When Al Micallef partnered with the Gomez Sanchez family, he got 130 years of cigar making and tobacco heritage to help his Micallef brand produce some of the finest cigars to hit the market. Of course with[…]

My Way by Bayron Duarte

Bayron Duarte My Way Cigar Review

As Old Blues Eyes, Frank Sinatra, sang over and again; “I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway,  And more, much more than this, I did it my way” And so is the case for one of the latest creations to come out of Oscar Valladares, the man, who with Island Jim[…]

Cornelius londsdale

The Cornelius Londsdale Cigar Review

The team at Cornelius & Anthony expanded their famed Cornelius line of cigars in 2017 with the introduction of a new londsdale vitola. I recently got my paws on this cigar and I have to say, this tall beauty is crafted as well as its other siblings in the lineup. I don’t always review multiple[…]

H. Upmann by A.J. Fernandez

H. Upmann by A.J. Fernandez – Old School meets New School

Last year A.J. Fernandez was all over the cigar map with collaborations with the largest to the smallest of brands, not to mention his own product releases. Today I would like to offer a review of one of those big box collaborations – H. Upmann. Now when you think about the H. Upmann cigar company you[…]

La Palina Classic Connecticut

La Palina Classic Connecticut Cigar Review

Turn the clock back – way back – all  the way to the 1800s. That is when the La Palina Classic was introduced by Sam Paley. Well it may not have been called the Classic but that is how long ago the first La Palina cigar was created. Sam Paley the grandfather of Bill Paley[…]