Cigar Review: Muestra de Saka Exclusivo – Rated 89

Introduced in 2017, the Muestra de Saka Exclusivo is one of at least two Muestra de Saka lines coming out of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust – Steve Saka’s company. The other is the Muestra de Saka Nacatamale which we did a review of in late 2017. The phrase Muestra de Saka translates to “Samples of Read more about Cigar Review: Muestra de Saka Exclusivo – Rated 89[…]

Cigar Review: Island Lifestyle Aged Reserve Maduro Toro – Rated 90

At the 2018 IPCPR, Island Lifestyle Importers LLC, the exclusive manufacturer of Island Lifestyle Cigars and Tommy Bahama Luxury Cigar Accessories since 2010, announced the distribution release of the “Island Club” line of cigars. I will be getting to the review of that cigar, but today I would like to turn the clock back a Read more about Cigar Review: Island Lifestyle Aged Reserve Maduro Toro – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Fratello Navetta Discovery – Rated 92

Three, Two, One — We have liftoff. That was the sound of Omar de Frias and his Fratello Cigars team back at the 2017 IPCPR where they showcased the 4th introduction for Omar’s young company. Over those four years he has became a cigar household name to many a cigar enthusiast. As many of you Read more about Cigar Review: Fratello Navetta Discovery – Rated 92[…]

Plasencia Reserva Original Robusto

Cigar Review: Plasencia Reserva Original Robusto – Rated 91

Presented at the 2017 IPCPR, the Plasencia Reserva Original is a cigar blend that Plasencia Cigars describe as an “organic cigar“. This means the cigar is made from tobacco certified by the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA). What does this mean to you the consumer? According to the OCIA websiite: No chemicals or non-natural fertilizers have Read more about Cigar Review: Plasencia Reserva Original Robusto – Rated 91[…]

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 Read more about Cigar Review: La Palina LP02 Robusto[…]

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 Read more about Jeremy Jack Salchichas Cigar Review – Fuerte, Picante, Sabroso[…]

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 Read more about Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez Cigar Review[…]

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, Read more about Dominion Classic Cigar Review[…]

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 Read more about Jeremy Jack JJ14 Cigar Review[…]

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 Read more about Debonaire Daybreak Cigar Review[…]

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 Read more about Asylum 13 Medulla Cigar Review – Open your Mind[…]

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 Read more about Micallef Connecticut Cigar Review – A One and Only[…]

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 Read more about Micallef Gomez Sanchez 1RA Generacion Leyenda No. 2 Cigar Review[…]

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 Read more about Micallef Herencia Maduro Cigar Review – Heritage Shines Brightly[…]