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[…]