Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack Blarney Stick – Rated 90

I know it is not even St. Valentine’s day, and St Patrick’s day is a good month away, but I have been wanting to try a new cigar I picked up at the PCA trade show last year and I wanted to talk about it before everything turns green. Today I present the Jeremy Jack Read more about Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack Blarney Stick – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Blackbird Unkind Cubra Robusto – Rated 90

The year was 2019 and the event was the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show. Things were fairly calm, until ….the sound of Birds started to spread across the event floor. It was another one of those trade show buzzing sounds, where friends and colleagues come up to you, asking if you saw the newest Read more about Cigar Review: Blackbird Unkind Cubra Robusto – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Super Fly Toro – Rated 91

Oscar Valladares may be best known to cigar enthusiasts as being the man behind the Leaf by Oscar, the iconic cigar brand that uses a loose tobacco leaf wrapped around the finished cigar to keep it from drying out during shipment. Since that launch, in conjunction with Island Jim Robinson, Oscar’s factory has flourished, and Read more about Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Super Fly Toro – Rated 91[…]

Cigar Review: ACE Prime Luciano “The Traveler” – Rated 92

Back at the 2019 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show, ACE Prime, a new cigar distribution company showcased a number of blends and lines. One of those was the Luciano “The Traveler”, a cigar named after ACE Prime founder Luciano Meirelles. The Luciano “The Traveler” is a limited edition cigar that was blended by Master Read more about Cigar Review: ACE Prime Luciano “The Traveler” – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Joya De Nicaruagua Número Uno – Rated 97

During the 2019 PCA Trade Show, the Drew Estate booth was showcasing a very special cigar from Joya De Nicaragua known as the Número Uno “Obras Maestros”. This cigar was part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the company. Prior to this release, the cigar was previously the one the company gave out by Nicaraguan Read more about Cigar Review: Joya De Nicaruagua Número Uno – Rated 97[…]

Cigar Review: La Sirena Aniversario Especial – Rated 85

The year 2019 was special for La Sirena Cigars founder, Arielle Ditkowich. It was the year to celebrate 10 years in the cigar business, a business she and her father Danny started back in 2009. To celebrate the event, the company reached out to Nueva Matacapan de Tabacos S.A. de C.V. in San Andrés, Mexico Read more about Cigar Review: La Sirena Aniversario Especial – Rated 85[…]

Cigar Review: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Magnum – Rated 90

For the first time ever, Kaizad Hansotia, owner of Gurkha Cigars has released a Nicaraguan puro in the form of the Gurkha Nicaragua Series. This cigar also marks another first for Gurkha, as the company reached out to the team at Aganorsa Leaf to produce the cigar. The leaf used is 100% Nicaraguan and 100% Read more about Cigar Review: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Magnum – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Pichardo Reserva Familiar San Andres Toro – Rated 88

The Pichardo Reserva Familiar was a new line of cigars introduced at the 2019 PCA trade show, in Las Vegas, NV. They are produced at the Tabacalera Pichardo in Nicaragua, a factory that has been silently manufacturing premium cigars for major U.S. and International brands under Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s). The factory was founded by Don Read more about Cigar Review: Pichardo Reserva Familiar San Andres Toro – Rated 88[…]

Cigar Review: La Barba Ricochet Cru Mexi-Sol Petite Corona – Rated 95

The big reveal at the La Barba booth at the 2019 PCA trade show was Tony Bellatto’s latest extension to the highly rated La Barba Ricochet released last year. The new Ricochet is named “Cru Mexi-Sol” meaning it is a Mexican Sungrown wrapper. In the company’s press release, Tony Bellotto, owner of La Barba Cigars Read more about Cigar Review: La Barba Ricochet Cru Mexi-Sol Petite Corona – Rated 95[…]

Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Triqui Traca 552 and 648 – Rated 94 and 92

There has been some real buzz in the cigar world around the Mi Querida Triqui Traca that Steve Saka and his Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust company showcased at this year PCA trade show. The Mi Querida Triqui Traca had a limited roll-out to shops due to tobacco constraints and the first shipments hit the shelves Read more about Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Triqui Traca 552 and 648 – Rated 94 and 92[…]

Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Baka Bantu – Rated 89

Skip Martin and his team at RoMa Craft Tobac introduced a new cigar at this years PCA trade show. The Baka is the first time RoMa craft has used Cameroon wrapper on one of their cigars, so it was fitting to name this after the Baka people, a small indigenous tribe that lives in the Read more about Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Baka Bantu – Rated 89[…]

Cigar Review: DBL Cigars Tamo Lindo El Amarillo Fancy Belicoso – Rated 96

One of many things I can say about Francisco Almonte, owner of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars, is he knows how to make some awesome looking cigars. The man was trained by some of the best in the industry before he branched out on his own a number of years ago. Besides his core line Read more about Cigar Review: DBL Cigars Tamo Lindo El Amarillo Fancy Belicoso – Rated 96[…]

Cigar Review: Platinum Nova Cigars – Platinum Batch Torpedo – Rated 94

New cigar companies were few and far between at the 2019 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show. This we can attribute, for the most part. to the forthcoming FDA regulations that make entering the premium cigar market difficult and expensive. So when I see a new brand like Platinum Nova Cigars, taking the shot, I Read more about Cigar Review: Platinum Nova Cigars – Platinum Batch Torpedo – Rated 94[…]

Crux Cigars Bull & Bear

Cigar News: Crux Cigars Bull & Bear Shipping This Week

Crux Cigars has announced they will begin shipping the Bull & Bear this week to their retail partners across the country. Released in 2014, the Bull & Bear was one of the 5 original blends manufactured by Crux Cigars. Since being released, it has been a staple in the Crux Cigars assortment and consistently rates Read more about Cigar News: Crux Cigars Bull & Bear Shipping This Week[…]