Cigar News: Espinosa & Cigar Dojo Reunite for Psychedelic Turtle II

What are the ingredients of a great blockbuster sequel? More color, more action, more EVERYTHING! All the while sprinkling in familiar callbacks to the original… what’s not to love? This is the Psychedelic Turtle II in a nutshell, or half shell, if we may. Originally released in 2019, the Psychedelic Turtle was produced at the Read more about Cigar News: Espinosa & Cigar Dojo Reunite for Psychedelic Turtle II[…]

Cigar News: Espinosa Premium Cigars Announces the Laranja Reserva Azulejo

Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the newest new member of the Laranja Reserva family, the Laranja Reserva Azulejo. Originally released in 2014, the original Laranja Reserva was the first breakthrough cigar for Espinosa Premium Cigars. It was followed by the Laranja Reserva Escuro in 2019 and now Azulejo in 2021. The name Azulejo originates from Read more about Cigar News: Espinosa Premium Cigars Announces the Laranja Reserva Azulejo[…]

Cigar Review: Amendola Signature Series Padrino Belicoso – Rated 92

Back in late 2020, Jeffrey Amendola, owner of Amendola Family Cigars, announced the company would be relocating the manufacturing of their cigars to different production factories. One of those was the company’s Padrino cigar which is now being produced at Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez. The Padrino falls under the Amendola Signature Series line of Cigars. Originally, Read more about Cigar Review: Amendola Signature Series Padrino Belicoso – Rated 92[…]

Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Announces the Manzanita and Associated Native American Charity

Southern Draw Cigars has announced today, an exciting new blend that has been years in the making. It Started Years Ago The whole process began years ago, when Robert and Sharon Holt were meeting with AJ, Rafael and Freddy at the AJ Fernandez factory. As they were inspecting bales of tobacco, they came across some Read more about Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Announces the Manzanita and Associated Native American Charity[…]

Cigar News: Protocol Cigars Pays Tribute to Eliot Ness as 2nd Cigar in the Protocol Lawmen Series

Protocol Cigars announced today, the release of The Protocol Eliot Ness. It is the second installment of the newly created “Lawmen Series.” Last year, the company essentially kicked off the series with the introduction of the Protocol Sir Robert Peel. With the release of the The Protocol Eliot Ness the company has officially forged the Read more about Cigar News: Protocol Cigars Pays Tribute to Eliot Ness as 2nd Cigar in the Protocol Lawmen Series[…]

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Brimstone – Rated 92

One of the highlights of the 2019 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show, was the announcement and showcase of the Brimstone line extension to the acclaimed Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder. Hailed as the company’s boldest blend, it was described as a vivid interpretation of wrath with the Jacobs Ladder –hail, fire and brimstone – the names applied to each of its triple ligero filler tobaccos. Read more about Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Brimstone – Rated 92[…]

Cigar News: Espinosa Premium Cigars Announces Warhead VI

Fans of Espinosa Premium Cigars should be happy with the latest announcement for the company on the release of the latest Warhead VI. First released in 2013, the WARHEAD is a full bodied cigar packed with creamy sweetness and delicious spice. This is the 6th iteration of the highly acclaimed and iconic, annual release Warhead Read more about Cigar News: Espinosa Premium Cigars Announces Warhead VI[…]

Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro

Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro – Rated 90

Introduced in 2019, the Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 was a new Nicaraguan Puro, that once again has been a collaboration between Altidas USA and A.J. Fernandez. This is one of three blends released by the company that has A.J.’s craft behind it. As far as the blend, as stated, it is a Nicaraguan puro, meaning Read more about Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: The King Is Dead Nicaragua Super Toro – Rated 95

What do you do in the cigar industry when you have an amazing cigar that helped to launch your company? Well, If it ain’t broke don’t fix it! Of course, in the case of Robert Caldwell and A.J. Fernandez, you take what worked and make it new and even better, which is exactly what the Read more about Cigar Review: The King Is Dead Nicaragua Super Toro – Rated 95[…]

Cigar Review: Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Toro – Rated 93

Earlier this year, Altidas introduced a new Nicaraguan puro known as the Romeo y Julieta Real Nicaragua. It was officially showcased at TPE 2020 in January and started shipping in March. This is the third time Altidas has created a Nicaraguan puro for Romeo y Julieta. The other two were Romeo y Julieta 1875 Nicaragua Read more about Cigar Review: Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Toro – Rated 93[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 13 – Viva La Vida – Billy and Gus Fakih

In this episode, we welcome brothers Billy and Gus Fakih who own the Artesano Del Tobacco brand which currently has one spectacular blend – the Viva La Vida. During the show we dive into the brothers time owning the Cigar Inns in NYC, and how they met A.J. Fernandez, and the process of creating the Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 13 – Viva La Vida – Billy and Gus Fakih[…]

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[…]