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[…]

Ventura Cigars Case Study CS04

Ventura Cigars Case Study CS04 Limited Edition Cigar Review

If you are familiar with Hammer and Sickle Cigars, Davidoff, or even Henke Kelner then you know the Occidental Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic. The cigar factory is Henke Kelner’s factory, the father of the Premium Cigar Industry. So it only makes sense that when the Ventura Cigar Company was looking for factories to[…]

2012 by Oscar Rebirth Connecticut

2012 by Oscar Rebirth Connecticut Cigar Review – Get Your Day Started

Back in July of 2017 we reviewed one of the three Oscar Valladares “2012 Rebirth Edition Blends” that were introduced at the 2017 IPCPR. That review was of the 2012 Maduro, and not only was it a fine cigar it also received  an Honorable Mention in this year’s top 25 Boutique Cigar  list on Stogie Press.[…]

Winston Churchill The Late Hour

Davidoff Winston Churchill The Late Hour Cigar Review

If you go to the Davidoff website you will read about their 2017 introduction – Winston Churchill The Late Hour: “Sir Winston Churchill was not a man to follow convention. When most people were thinking of their beds, Sir Winston found inspiration and creativity in the long dark hours of the night. The dark was where he found his[…]

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[…]

Casa Cuevas Connecticut

Casa Cuevas Connecticut Cigar Review – A Flavorful Conny

Back in August, I introduced you to Luis Cuevas, a 4th generation cigar man and owner of Tabacalera Las Lavas, S.R.L. in the Dominican Republic. At that time we reviewed  Luis’ own brand, Casa Cuevas Cigars – specifically the Maduro blend.  Today we are going blonde and will be reviewing the Casa Cuevas Connecticut which[…]

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[…]