2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Candidates 6-10

Time ticks away for 2018 and I have to say it has been an amazing year of cigar sampling and reviewing. Today we would like to introduce the next 5 candidates for our top 25 Boutique cigars of 2018.   Don’t forget to tune in at the stroke of midnight December 31 to see the final[…]

La Barba Ricochet

Cigar Review: La Barba Ricochet (previously known as Primitivo) – Rated 98

UPDATE: Since reviewing this cigar  I learned that La Barba had to change the name of the cigar. It is now known as the La Barba Ricochet. The only change was to the packaging and band. I have reached out to Tony Bellatto and he provided new pictures of the branding and I have adjusted[…]

La Barba Red

La Barba Cigars Red Cigar Review

Today we go back and visit the fine craft of Tony Belatto and Craig Rossi from La Barba Cigars as I review the La Barba Red cigar. This cigar, along with the La Barba Purple, which I reviewed last July, was one of the two primary blends the team created when they founded their small boutique[…]

La Barba Purple

La Barba Purple Cigar Review – A Living, Breathing Moment

A living, breathing moment, that’s how Tony Bellatto and Craig Rossi describe a cigar on their La Barba Cigars website. I don’t disagree with that statement. If you have been following boutique cigar lines for anytime in recent history then you are familiar with the La Barba brand founded in 2010. Like many boutique lines,[…]