Cigar Review: Cordoba y Morales Celestina Corona Gorda – Rated 93

It has been some time since I spoke about Cordoba y Morales Cigars. They are a local Florida cigar company and have just released their latest creation, the Celestina. This is a cigar that Azarias “Z” Mustafa, co-founder of the company, named after his grandmother, something he has been wanting to do for some time. Read more about Cigar Review: Cordoba y Morales Celestina Corona Gorda – Rated 93[…]

Cigar 101: Etiquette or Preferences – A Guest Article by Mike Holmes

By Mike Holmes I have been a cigar smoker for around 12 years now. Over the years I have read many articles about cigar Etiquette, I have scoured books on the topic and no matter how long I ponder on this topic, I always draw the same conclusions…. A lot of our so called Etiquette Read more about Cigar 101: Etiquette or Preferences – A Guest Article by Mike Holmes[…]

Cornelius and Anthony Event.

Paradise Cigarz in Rockledge FL – Brings in Cornelius & Anthony Line

I know this is a week late, but press releases have gotten the best of me this past week as we prepare for the IPCPR starting on July 13. My sincere apologies to Paradise Cigarz. On June 22nd, one of my local brick and mortar shops, Paradise Cigarz, in Rockledge FL, held a Cornelius & Anthony Read more about Paradise Cigarz in Rockledge FL – Brings in Cornelius & Anthony Line[…]

Valacari NeoClassic

Valacari NeoClassic Cigar Review

Back in November of 2017, I introduced you to a new cigar brand – Valacari Cigars. As part of that introduction we reviewed the one of their two blends, the Invitcus, which was a dark and rich maduro blend. Today I would like to offer a review of the company’s other blend, the NeoClassic.  I know Read more about Valacari NeoClassic Cigar Review[…]

Yayabo The Admiral

Yayabo Admiral Cigar Review – Ride the Wave

Back in  2015 we had the pleasure of introducing our readers to a new cigar brand – Yayabo Cigars. This was a brand unheard of by my readers and most of the cigar community. Their inaugural cigar made our top 25 boutique cigar list for that year. In 2016, the company propelled itself and delivered Read more about Yayabo Admiral Cigar Review – Ride the Wave[…]

Valacari Invictus

Valacari Invictus Cigar Review – Unconquered

The other week I was lounging around my local cigar shop , Paradise Cigarz, in Rockledge, FL enjoying the afternoon and talking up the world series that was yet to be finished. While there, one of my “Cartel” friends, Mr. Mike Holmes walked into the shop and sat next me and struck up a decent Read more about Valacari Invictus Cigar Review – Unconquered[…]

CLE Corojo

CLE Corojo Cigar Review – A Fine Corojo that Won’t Bust the Wallet!

Back in 2012,  Christian Eiroa, formerly the Owner of Camacho Cigars, launched his own brand CLE Cigars. As part of that launch he introduced an inaugural set of blends under the CLE name. One of those was the CLE Corojo. Five years later, the brand is still going strong and the CLE Corojo is still Read more about CLE Corojo Cigar Review – A Fine Corojo that Won’t Bust the Wallet![…]

Aging Room Pelo de Oro Scherzo – Rough Cut Cigar Review

It seems everywhere we look this year, the name AJ Fernandez  comes up in the cigar world. This time it is with famed cigar maker Rafael Nodal and his latest release the Aging Room Pelo de Oro. I picked one of these beauties up at my local brick and mortar shops – Paradise Cigarz in Rockledge, Read more about Aging Room Pelo de Oro Scherzo – Rough Cut Cigar Review[…]

Santiago Connecticut Cigar Review

Sometimes it is nice to get out of the house and relax at a local brick and mortar shop. A few weeks ago, I was talking to Roberto Lopez from Santiago Cigars and he mentioned that he would be visiting the Melbourne FL area. I suggested he meet me at one of my favorite little Read more about Santiago Connecticut Cigar Review[…]

Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars

May Editorial – Stogie Press

Spring is in the air and and the month of May is in full swing. May brings to us Mothers Day and a time to celebrate women. This months issue of Stogie Press is dedicated to women in the cigar industry and women cigar smokers. Take a journey with us as we delve into what is now Read more about May Editorial – Stogie Press[…]

Swag Puro Dominicano – Cigar Review

Doing cigar reviews takes time and even though I wright down my notes and snap the photos, the reviews tend to get backlogged in the process. I have decided to start catching up on some of my past reviews and today we review the Boutique Blends – Swag Puro Dominicano. I got these cigars as Read more about Swag Puro Dominicano – Cigar Review[…]

Espinosa – 601 La Bomba Warhead II – Cigar Review

Kaboom!!    Erik Espinosa does it again, This time it is the limited edition 601 La Bomba Warhead II, a followup to the original 601 La Bomba. This new edition is of limited supply and I found some at my local brick and mortar. It is nice to have at least one store in your Read more about Espinosa – 601 La Bomba Warhead II – Cigar Review[…]

Boutique Blends – Aging Room F55 Quattro – Cigar Review

Sitting in my local brick and mortar shop here on the Space Coast of Florida I was looking for something new to try. My tobacconist,  Brook from Paradise Cigarz in Rockledge FL suggested I give the F55 Quattro from Boutique Blends Aging Room Small Batch Blends a spin. Brook knows my palate well and this Read more about Boutique Blends – Aging Room F55 Quattro – Cigar Review[…]

Boutique Blends La Boheme Mimi – Cigar Review

  It is said that good things come in small packages and that is all  but  true with the new Boutique Blends La Bohéme Mimi cigar. This small corona 3.5 x 46, is not to be taken lightly.  Boutique Blends known for the brands Aging Room and Swag  released the La Bohéme at this years IPCPR. The Read more about Boutique Blends La Boheme Mimi – Cigar Review[…]