Michael Noelle Leatherworx

Product Review: Michael Noelle Leatherworx

Last month while I attended the Smoke Inn Great Smoke 2019, I had the pleasure of speaking to Bryon C. James, who had a vendor booth showcasing his leather works creations for the cigar enthusiast. The name of the company is Michael Noelle Leatherworx and from what I saw, his products were well crafted, functional, Read more about Product Review: Michael Noelle Leatherworx[…]

Cigar Review: La Palina Blue Label TAA 2018 – Rated 92

Last year was a busy year for Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) exclusive cigars. There were 21 cigars including including 14 limited editions and 7 on going releases. The list represented 20 premium cigar makers. One of those brands was La Palina cigars who followed their 2017 Bronze Label with the introduction of the Blue Read more about Cigar Review: La Palina Blue Label TAA 2018 – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Kristoff Vengeance Toro – Rated 92

Way back in the days of old, long before the FDA was sinking their teeth into the cigar industry’s jugular, there was a small boutique cigar brand known as Exclusive Cigars started by an 18-year veteran of the financial industry. That man was Glen Case, who you all know as the owner of Kristoff Cigars. Read more about Cigar Review: Kristoff Vengeance Toro – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Room 101 Farce Habano Robusto – Rated 94

The year 2018 was a pivot year for Matt Booth and his Room 101 Cigars brand. As some of you know, Matt took a small hiatus from the cigar industry but returned in 2018 with “his” first new blend known as the Farce. Back in December I reviewed the pre-release edition of this new blend Read more about Cigar Review: Room 101 Farce Habano Robusto – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Supreme 556 Gordo – Rated 93

The Nat Sherman Timeless brand made its debut back in 2012 and has been a go to cigar for many Nat Sherman fans. The brand originally came in 3 vitolas and then in 2013 the company expanded the portfolio with 3 additional vitolas. Originally called the Nat Sherman Nicaraguan Timeless collection, the company re-branded the Read more about Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Supreme 556 Gordo – Rated 93[…]

Great Smoke 2019

Cigar Lifestyle: Smoke Inn Great Smoke 2019

Close the book, the 2019 Smoke Inn Great Smoke is officially complete and once again Abe Dababneh has put on a stupendous event. I have said it before and will say it again. The Great Smoke is, by far, the best cigar event in the state of Florida. Prior to the main event, there was Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Smoke Inn Great Smoke 2019[…]

Cigar News: Moya Ruiz Answers Smoke Inn Challenge

Moya Ruiz cigars have once again proved they can create unique presentations of their cigars. Most recently, the company was approached by Smoke Inn, one of the most prominent cigar lounge chains in Florida, to create a special cigar for their 13th installment of the popular Smoke Inn  Microblend ™ Series. The Moya Ruiz crew accepted Read more about Cigar News: Moya Ruiz Answers Smoke Inn Challenge[…]

Diamond Crown Maximus

Diamond Crown Maximus Cigar Review

Introduced in 2003, the Diamond Crown Maximus is described as a super premium cigar brand handmade by Tabacalera A. Fuente in the Dominican Republic for the J.C. Newman Cigar Company. The cigar is the bolder, more full-bodied cousin to the original Diamond Crown cigar. In making this cigar, the company uses wrapper leaves from Oliva Tobacco’s El Bajo farm that are Read more about Diamond Crown Maximus Cigar Review[…]

Perdomo 20th Anniversary Connecticut

Perdomo 20th Anniversary Connecticut Cigar Review

Six years ago, Nick Perdomo and his team celebrated 20 years in the business. As part of that celebration they released some special blends to commemorate the event. These cigars were aptly known as the Perdomo 20th Anniversary series. There were 2 blends initially; a Nicaraguan Sungrown and a Nicaraguan Maduro. Fans of Perdomo though also wanted Read more about Perdomo 20th Anniversary Connecticut Cigar Review[…]

Casa Fernandez Miami Aganorsa Corojo

Casa Fernandez Miami Aganorsa Corojo Cigar Review

Ah yes; the storied Aganorsa Leaf, highlighted by Casa Fernandez. For those that are not familiar with this leaf, let me take you on a short journey back to 1997. It was then that a young and successful New York financier and entrepreneur, Eduardo Fernandez, decided to take a chance and purchase land in Condega and Jalapa, Nicaragua to Read more about Casa Fernandez Miami Aganorsa Corojo Cigar Review[…]

La Palina Bronze label

La Palina Bronze Label Cigar Review – A Unique Flavor Journey

Late last year, Bill Paley and his La Palina team got together with Rocky Patel and released another TAA only blend to the market. TAA stands for Tobacconists’ Association of America, which is a group of large and influential retail cigar shop and lounge owners along with a select group of brand owners. Together, the Read more about La Palina Bronze Label Cigar Review – A Unique Flavor Journey[…]

Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta

Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta Cigar Review

Well, here we are in 2018 and the collaborations with AJ Fernandez continue where they left off in 2017. This time the cigar tobacco king has worked again with Altadis USA and included Rafael Nodal in the mix to create the latest Romeo y Julieta cigar – the Romeo San Andrés. You may recall AJ has worked Read more about Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta Cigar Review[…]

Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown

Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown Cigar Review – Let the Sun Shine Through

At this years Smoke Inn Great Smoke 2018 I received two Perdomo 20th Anniversary cigars. One of those was the 20th Anniversary Sun Grown which is the topic of today’s review. Both 20th Anniversary cigars were released in time for the 2012 IPCPR to commemorate the company’s 20 years in the business, so this cigar Read more about Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown Cigar Review – Let the Sun Shine Through[…]

Last Call Maduro by AJ Fernandez

AJ Fernandez Last Call Maduro Cigar Review – I Call This a Winner!

At the end of last year I made a call that an AJ Fernandez product, or collaboration product, would be picked as the CA number 1 cigar of the year. I was wrong, even with all the great products that he had his fingers on, he did not get that honor. Well, it is another Read more about AJ Fernandez Last Call Maduro Cigar Review – I Call This a Winner![…]