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Cigar News: Senator Rubio Takes Another Shot for the Cigar Industry

Another year and a new congress takes hold as we once again take the fight to exempt premium cigars from FDA regulations. Back in July of 2018, Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fl  took to the Senate floor to fight for the premium cigar industry and co-sponored a bill, with then Senator Bill Nelson, D-Fla, to free[…]

Al[ha Cigars Defuser

The Alpha Cigars Defuser Claro – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Its been a few months since I spoke with Justin Hansen from Alpha Cigars. In fact it was at the Save the Leaf event in Washington, DC back on August 8th. I would like to take just a moment to thank Justin for coming out to the event and showing his support. As a small and[…]

Tre-J Invictis Cigar

Tre-J Invictis Cigar – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Tre-J cigars, founded by Jay Clark, John Johnson and Jerry Garrett may be best known for their Vicarias line of cigars, but back in 2015 they got together with José Blanco and Emma Viktorsson to blend and design a new line known as the Invictis. Emma  designed the packaging. The Invictis should not be confused with the Padilla[…]

Caldwell Gibraltar Extra

Caldwell Cigars Iberian Express Gibraltar Extra – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Once a Junior Varsity player in the Caldwell Cigars line up, the Gibraltar was brought up to the big leagues in 2015 and the blend was revamped. It is now known as the Gibraltar Extra and is part of the Iberian Express line produced at the companies new factory in the Dominican Republic. The other Seleccion Junior Varsity[…]

Baracoa Cigar Co. The Voyage

The Voyage by Baracoa Cigars – Rough Cut Cigar Review

I personally met Baracoa Cigar Company owner, Danny Vasquez, at this years IPCPR in Las Vegas and then again we stood together, brothers in arms, at the Save The Leaf “herf” in Washington D.C. in early August. Danny and his company, Baracoa Cigars, presented their inaugural release “The Voyage” at this years IPCPR and I am[…]

Save the Leaf Cigar Freedom Event Day 2 – sponsored by Gurkha Cigars

Now that I made it home from Washington D.C. after long delays and flight cancellations on Delta Airlines, I can talk some more about the Save the Leaf weekend held August 6 – 8 in Washington D.C.. Day 2 of Save the Leaf was sponsored by Gurkha Cigars, and we can’t thank them enough for[…]

Cigar Regulations

Cigar Regulation Day of Reckoning – Save The Leaf

So here it is Monday,  August 8, 2016, a day that will live in the hearts and souls of cigar smokers across the United States. A day where the Government stretched the limits of law and finally entered our humidors with cigar regulation.  This day is one that many will remember for years to come.[…]

Save The Leaf

Save The Leaf Day 1

Day 1 of the Save The Leaf weekend is in the books,and what a day it was. I arrived in College Park Maryland around 11AM Saturday morning and as I sat outside the hotel  I fired up a cigar and within in moments I met a new Brother of the Leaf, John, who just got[…]

CRA Delivers An Open Letter To The Presidential Candidates for the United States

August 5, 2016 The Cigar Rights of America (CRA) today, has taken the  fight against the FDA to the highest level, by sending an open letter to the top 3 presidential candidates Donald J. Trump, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Governor Gary Johnson. According to the CRA: CRA has issued an open letter to Donald[…]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2016 Contact Website CIGAR ENTHUSIASTS FIGHT FDA REGULATIONS Weekend event with peaceful March on August 8th, in Washington D.C. Orlando, FL, May 13th, 2016– On Thursday, May 5th, the FDA issued its ruling on deeming regulations regarding the premium cigar industry. It finalized the broad sweeping changes that[…]