Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Club 500 – Rated 96

Back in April, Billy and Gus Fakih from Artesano Del Tobacco and A.J. Fernandez announced 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 Read more about Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Club 500 – Rated 96[…]

Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Brûlée Toro – Rated 93

The original Sobremesa cigar was the introductory blend from Steve Saka under his new cigar company, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, after leaving Drew Estate. Though conceived in 2015, the second blend, Sobremesa Brûlée, finally made it to market in 2019. When asked about this special liga, Steve Saka noted that the Sobremesa Brûlée is: “…recreation Read more about Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Brûlée Toro – Rated 93[…]

Cigar News: Four Alec Bradley Territory Managers Blend and Release Regional Exclusives

The Alec Bradley Cigar Company today announced the rolling release of four Regional Exclusives. The Paper Tiger, Fashionably Late, Highway Child and Corinthian Leather cigar lines were created by and will be exclusive to the territories of Jonathan Walsh, Christopher Carey, Steve Tucker and Ryan Ponist- respectively. In January of 2019 Alec Bradley closed their offices for a week and took Read more about Cigar News: Four Alec Bradley Territory Managers Blend and Release Regional Exclusives[…]

Cigar News: JOYA DE NICARAGUA INTRODUCES NÚMERO UNO – LE PREMIER

A TASTE OF DIPLOMATIC PRIVILEGE IN ANOTHER REFINED AND ELEGANT VITOLA Since being released nationwide in the summer of 2019, Número Uno has become a preferred smoke for cigar enthusiasts everywhere. Originally blended for World Leaders and handed by Nicaraguan ambassadors on official missions around the globe, Número Uno is part of Obras Maestras, the Read more about Cigar News: JOYA DE NICARAGUA INTRODUCES NÚMERO UNO – LE PREMIER[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 12 – MLB Cigar Ventures – Mike Bellody

This past Saturday we welcomed Mike Bellody, from MLB Cigar Ventures to the show. If you missed the epic show, which ran longer than the normal hour, you can watch it below. We covered numerous topics surrounding the cigar industry and the MLB Cigar Ventures brand.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Drops the “ACID 7 Wonder Sampler” & “ACID Loud Sampler”

Drew Estate announced today the national release of two ACID samplers, the “ACID 7 Wonders” and “ACID Loud Sampler.”  These releases will be showcased on the upcoming Freestyle Live: Special Edition hosted on facebook.com/drewestatecigar on June 11th from 7:00-9:00pm EST. ACID Loud Sampler ACID is a loud cigar … and one that doesn’t sit quietly in the Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Drops the “ACID 7 Wonder Sampler” & “ACID Loud Sampler”[…]

Cigar News: Stogie Press Severs Relationship with Team Shirtless Mike

In light of the recent posts from Mike Holmes, regarding the ongoing situation in Minneapolis, Stogie Press has taken the action to disassociate with Team Shirtless Mike from this point forward. Although we understand the delicacy of the matter, especially in regards to the recent events, we can not look past Mike’s insensitive post that Read more about Cigar News: Stogie Press Severs Relationship with Team Shirtless Mike[…]

Cigar Review: La Familia Robaina Ilegal Connecticut Robusto – Rated 93

This is my second review of a La Familia Robaina Ilegal blend. The first was back in February where I reviewed the Ilegal Habano Toro. Today I break down the La Familia Robaina Ilegal Connecticut Robusto which was also introduced at the 2019 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show. One of three blends in the Read more about Cigar Review: La Familia Robaina Ilegal Connecticut Robusto – Rated 93[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate “Year of the Rat” 2020 Begins Shipping

Drew Estate announced today that the Liga Privada Unico Serie “Year of the Rat” is shipping to Drew Diplomat retailers hosting Virtual Events starting on June 1st. This release will be showcased on the upcoming Freestyle Live: Special Edition hosted on facebook.com/drewestatecigar on June 11th from 7:00-9:00pm EST, and includes special guests, surprise announcements, and giveaways. The Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate “Year of the Rat” 2020 Begins Shipping[…]

Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Red Knight Lancero – Rated 92

Back in 2016, I reviewed a most tasty cigar from a young boutique cigar company known as Jas Sum Kral. That review, was on the company’s inaugural blend, the Red Knight. In talking about his craft and mission, Riste Risteski, owner of Jas Sum Kral cigars noted: “Smoking mainly Cuban cigars, I wanted to create a profile Read more about Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Red Knight Lancero – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Cedrus Lancero – Rated 89

Back in January of this year, Southern Draw Cigars rolled out their latest extension to their famed CEDRUS bland at the TPE 2020 Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV. The latest in this line is a box pressed vitola. The CEDRUS Lancero is expressed in a 7.5 x 40 box pressed vitola and comes packaged Read more about Cigar Review: Southern Draw Cedrus Lancero – Rated 89[…]

Cigar Review: Gurkha Real Toro – Rated 95

The year 2019 was a big one for Gurkha Cigars. First and foremost, 2019 was the 30th anniversary of Kaizad Hansotia acquiring the brand. The company also announced the appointment of Jim Colucci from Sindicato Cigar Group as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President. If that was not enough, and we all know Read more about Cigar Review: Gurkha Real Toro – Rated 95[…]

Cigar News: Warfighter Cigars Announces the Warfighter Vaccine

Warfighter Cigars has cracked the code. Summoned the demons. Trekked to the corners of the earth. And created the Vaccine. The company stated: “This organic, free range, all natural, gluten free, vegan cigar has successfully passed clinical trials and double blind studies. Well, not medical trials and studies but there have been trials and studies Read more about Cigar News: Warfighter Cigars Announces the Warfighter Vaccine[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 11 – Alec & Bradley Cigars – Alec Rubin

In this weeks episode, Shirtless Mike Holmes and Boston Jimmie, welcome Alec Rubin, one of the Co-Founders of Alec & Bradley Cigars. We talk about the founding of the brand, growing up with his dad, Alan Rubin, and get into vinyl collection and whiskey pairings. If you missed the show live, you can watch it Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 11 – Alec & Bradley Cigars – Alec Rubin[…]