Cigar Review: Camaleón Cigars Huevo de Oro Toro – Rated 90

All cigar brands start with a story, and the story of Camaleón Cigars is told by two friends, Gabriel Beco and Pedro Betances. They started their journey when they experienced the tasteful and artistic world of premium ciagrs in 2016 at the “Chicos Factory” in the Dominican Republic. As stated on the Camaleón Cigars website, Read more about Cigar Review: Camaleón Cigars Huevo de Oro Toro – Rated 90[…]

Cigar News: LA PALINA® and ROOM 101® announce LOCK DOWN – Virtual Consumer and Brick & Mortar Support

Washington, D.C. and Naples, Florida–based cigar distributor and négociant brand La Palina®, and Los Angeles-based cigar brand Room 101®, have joined forces and announced today, LOCK DOWN – their shared virtual consumer experience to support local brick and mortar tobacconists that will go into effective immediately. This is a program specifically created to support smoke Read more about Cigar News: LA PALINA® and ROOM 101® announce LOCK DOWN – Virtual Consumer and Brick & Mortar Support[…]

Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Veiled Prophet Lancero – Rated 94

Introduced Earlier this year, the Hiram & Solomon Veiled Prophet Lancero is the third line extension to the Veiled Prophet blend since the original Grand Monarch (7 x 60) hit the market in 2016. Since it has been some time since I did a full introduction to the Veiled Prophet, allow me to repeat it Read more about Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Veiled Prophet Lancero – Rated 94[…]

Cigar News: Viva La Vida Introduces its First Box-Pressed Vitola

Artesano Del Tobacco and A.J. Fernandez have annucned they will be introducing a Viva La Vida box pressed vitola. Building on the Viva La Vida brand success, the “VIVA LA VIDA/CLUB 500.” is described as an exquisite Nicaraguan puro that measures 6 x 60 and is box pressed to perfection by AJ Fernandez. The VIVA Read more about Cigar News: Viva La Vida Introduces its First Box-Pressed Vitola[…]

Cigar News: Crowned Heads & ACE Prime Cigars Form Alliance

A new alliance between Crowned Heads and ACE Prime Cigars was announced today that will draw together the two companies strengths while continuing to leverage the growth of their respective businesses. Crowned Heads began in 2011 and, in less than a decade, has established itself as one of the largest boutique cigar brands. Their pursuit Read more about Cigar News: Crowned Heads & ACE Prime Cigars Form Alliance[…]

Cigar News: J.C. Newman Announces Brick House Ciento por Ciento

J.C. Newman has announced their 2020 Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) release, the Ciento por Ciento. All of the tobaccos in this special cigar are grown in the rich, volcanic soils of Nicaragua, hence the name, Ciento por Ciento, which means 100% in Spanish. Handcrafted in J.C. Newman’s Nicaraguan factory, Puros de Esteli Nicaragua, S.A. Read more about Cigar News: J.C. Newman Announces Brick House Ciento por Ciento[…]

Cigar Review: Blue Line Cigars Toro – Rated 91

Blue Line cigars is a new cigar company founded by Steve Boik, based out of Chicago Illinois. Being a police officer for over fourteen years, Steve recognized the need of first responders including police officers, firefighters, and military who are the heroes that serve and keep us safe. He set up a 501c3 charity known Read more about Cigar Review: Blue Line Cigars Toro – Rated 91[…]

Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Special Selection Coffee Break – Rated 90

Originally released tot he market in 2006, the Nestor Miranda Special Selection was taken off the market in 2014 a part of an overhaul and branding refresh. Five years later, Nestor and his Miami Cigar & Co. team re-introduced the blend in 2019 as part of the company’s 30th anniversary, and I for one, am Read more about Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Special Selection Coffee Break – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: JRE Tobacco Co. Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto – Rated 95

For those that are not familiar with Aladino Cigars, it is a brand under the JRE Tobacco Co. that was founded founded by Julio R. Eiroa and his son Justo M. Eiroa. Back in 2018, the company introduced a limited edition blend known as the Aladino Corojo Reserva, a cigar that was offered in a Read more about Cigar Review: JRE Tobacco Co. Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto – Rated 95[…]

Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Pupil – Rated 95

Introduced at the 2020 Tobacco Plus Expo Trade Show, the Ventura Cigars Pupil is the milder side of the two blend extension to the company’s Archetype line. The other was the Master which I reviewed last month. The company explains this new series as being: “Inspired by the studies of both Sigmund Freud and Karl Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Pupil – Rated 95[…]

Lifestyle:Virtual Herfs, The New Temporary Normal – By Mike Holmes

As of the weekend of March 20-22, the cigar community has seen a tremendous spike among cigar enthusiasts who have started herfing with brothers and sisters of the leaf from all parts of the United States. “Virtual Herfing” isn’t a new phenomenon, but the sudden spike in use of technology due to the Corona Virus Read more about Lifestyle:Virtual Herfs, The New Temporary Normal – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces the TAA Exclusive Lost Angel 2020

Even with the TAA Annual Meeting and Convention being canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Associate Members have announced they will be shipping there blend to member shops. One of those is the Lost Angel 2020 by Crowned Heads which is the prequel to The Angels Anvil (2014-19), and explores the darker side Read more about Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces the TAA Exclusive Lost Angel 2020[…]

Cigar News: TAA Cancels 2020 Annual Meeting and Convention but Associate Members Still Shipping Blends

The Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) has announced that this year’s annual meeting and convention has been abandoned due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The meeting was originally scheduled for March 22- 26 in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. The association did note, they were considering rescheduling the event, but with the current conditions of the Read more about Cigar News: TAA Cancels 2020 Annual Meeting and Convention but Associate Members Still Shipping Blends[…]