La Faraona Dala

La Faraona Dala Cigar Review

A number of years ago, my wife and I took a trip over to Ybor City, Florida to write an article on this iconic American cigar town. The main street of the city, La Septima, is dotted with a multitude of cigar shops and small factories,  one of which is La Faraona Cigars. The shop/factory[…]

Rolling Thunder 50 Cal Habano

Rolling Thunder 50 Cal Cigar Review – Locked and Loaded

One of the many fine Cigar Men i met at this years IPCPR was Dave Cribbin the owner of a small boutique cigar company known as Rolling Thunder Cigars. If you talk to Dave he is passionate about cigars and is quick to note: “Before founding Rolling Thunder Cigars I literally smoked my way through[…]

History of Ybor City

He re-established his factory there, hiring many of the Cuban refugees who had also fled Cuba, and started making his popular “Principe de Gales” line. Key West, however, was not an ideal location for his factory. There were many issues such as shipping to the mainland, conflicts between Spanish and Cuban workers & ready accessibility[…]

Strolling La Septima

If you are a cigar lover and I know you are because you are reading this article, then you need to make a trek to Florida’s Ybor City. Founded by Vicente Martinez-Ybor in 1885 as a cigar-manufacturing center, Ybor City today is one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida. Ybor City is[…]