Cigar Review: HVC 500th Anniversary Selectos (Corona Extra) – Rated 96

The year was 1519, when the Spanish established a settlement on the northern coast of the island nation now known as Cuba. The settlement, San Cristóbal de la Habana by Spanish conquistador, Pánfilo de Narváez. San Cristóbal de la Habana was the original name of Havana, Cuba’s capital city. The name is derived from San Cristóbal Read more about Cigar Review: HVC 500th Anniversary Selectos (Corona Extra) – Rated 96[…]

Cigar News: Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigars Group (VRCG) Announces the Art of Magic

The Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigars Group (VRCG) has announced today, the Art of Magic, a new cigar release. This new release pays tribute to magicians the world over. Kevin Schweitzer, VRCG owner, has been practicing magic since he was eight years old and to this day he is a member of the Society of American Magicians Read more about Cigar News: Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigars Group (VRCG) Announces the Art of Magic[…]

Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf JFR Lunatic Torch Dreamlands – Rated 89

Originally released in 2016, the Aganorsa Leaf JFR Lunatic Torch line was revamped in 2020. The company decided to use a Corojo ’99 wrapper from Jalapa and a double binder and fillers from Esteli and Jalapa. All leaf used in this Nicaraguan puro were grown on Aganorsa farms. In addition to the updated blend the Read more about Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf JFR Lunatic Torch Dreamlands – Rated 89[…]

Cigar News: Gurkha Cigars Re-releasing San Miguel

Gurkha Cigars is re-releasing the grandfathered brand San Miguel as its latest premium cigar. San Miguel marks the third recent offering by Gurkha Cigars that is made with the highly desirable Aganorsa Leaf from Nicaragua. This Nicaraguan puro is also made with Aganorsa’s signature double Nicaraguan binder and includes Nicaraguan filler and Nicaraguan shade grown Read more about Cigar News: Gurkha Cigars Re-releasing San Miguel[…]

Cigar News: Amendola Family Cigars Moves to New Factories

Durham, NC based Amendola Family Cigar Company has made the decision to move manufacturing operations away from Tabacalera G. Kafie y Cia to Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua and possibly also Aganorsa Leaf. Amendola has been with Tabacalera G. Kafie y Cia since July of 2018. Jeffrey Amendola, founder and president, Amendola Read more about Cigar News: Amendola Family Cigars Moves to New Factories[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: More Than Meets The Eye, Introducing The Smoking Chicks – By Mike Holmes

Ever since they appeared on KMA Talk Radio with Abe and his crew, these sisters of the leaf instantly appeared on everyone’s radar. Prior to forming their crew, each of these ladies had their own social media followings and were already making their own mark on the cigar community with their vast knowledge and lively Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: More Than Meets The Eye, Introducing The Smoking Chicks – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar Review: Black Star Line Cigars “War Witch” – Rated 90

Earlier this year, I reviewed a couple of cigars from a small boutique cigar company based out of Chicago. Known as Black Star Line Cigars, their inaugural blend, the El Milagro was a pleasant smoking experience and was hand crafted by El Titan de Bronze in Miami, FL. Last month I received some new samples Read more about Cigar Review: Black Star Line Cigars “War Witch” – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Magnum – Rated 90

For the first time ever, Kaizad Hansotia, owner of Gurkha Cigars has released a Nicaraguan puro in the form of the Gurkha Nicaragua Series. This cigar also marks another first for Gurkha, as the company reached out to the team at Aganorsa Leaf to produce the cigar. The leaf used is 100% Nicaraguan and 100% Read more about Cigar Review: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Magnum – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Los Caidos Toro – Rated 89

At this years PCA Trade Show, I had the pleasure of meeting Steve Zengel, the founder of Los Caidos Cigars. The young company was founded in 2016 with a mission to honor fallen police officers and firefighters. The name Los Caidos translates into “The Fallen“. The Journey The journey into cigars started when Steve opened Read more about Cigar Review: Los Caidos Toro – Rated 89[…]

Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch Campeon – Rated 88

Three years ago Casa Fernandez (now Aganorsa Leaf) and Kyle Gellis of Warped Cigars collaborated on a blend known as the Guardian of the Farm. This year at at the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show, Aganorsa Leaf introduced a line extension to that brand, except this time it was a solo project by Max Read more about Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch Campeon – Rated 88[…]

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[…]

Casa Fernandez Secretos del Arte

Casa Fernandez Secretos del Arte Cigar Review – Secrets of Art

The Secretos del Arte was originally introduced as the Casa Fernandez Master Mason at the 2016 IPCPR, but the company had to re-brand it due to a Trademark issue with Hiram & Solomon Cigars that had the same brand-mark. At this years IPCPR Casa Fernandez re-introduced as the Secretos del Arte (Secrets of Art). Other Read more about Casa Fernandez Secretos del Arte Cigar Review – Secrets of Art[…]

Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo

Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo Cigar Review – A Good Harvest

As I start the journey through the latest releases from this years IPCPR, I would like to begin with a review of the new  Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo. Casa Fernandez, famous for its Aganorsa farm-grown Nicaraguan tobacco and collaborations with some of the finest boutique blends on the market including Viaje, Warped, Illusione and Read more about Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo Cigar Review – A Good Harvest[…]