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[…]

Cigar News: Southern Draw Desert Rose – Rated 96

HAs it been almost year? A year since Southern Draw Cigars celebrated the Boss Lady herself with an extension to the Rose of Sharon line? Well yes it has! Now I would be remiss, if I did not say I have been quietly enjoying this line extension over the past year. Every now and then Read more about Cigar News: Southern Draw Desert Rose – Rated 96[…]

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 Review: Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Jester – Rated 93

Brothers Billy and Gus Fakih team from Artesano Del Tobacco have been growing their small cigar brand for close to a year now, along with the help of AJ Fernandez, who collaborated with them on the company’s sole and successful offering – Viva La Vida (Live the Life). The blend intrigued AJ so much, that Read more about Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Jester – Rated 93[…]

Cigar News: Crux Cigars adds Two New Epicure Maduro Sizes

Crux Cigars has announced they will begin shipping two new vitolas of the Epicure Maduro next week.  For the first time, Crux Cigars ships the Epicure Maduro in Corona Gorda and Gordo vitolas. Released in 2018, the Epicure Maduro is the second blend released under the popular Crux Epicure line. The blend features a San Read more about Cigar News: Crux Cigars adds Two New Epicure Maduro Sizes[…]

Cigar News: Southern Draw to Showcase the CEDRUS Lancero at TPE 2020

Southern Draw Cigars announced today they will be showcasing a lancero extension to their famed CEDRUS blend at the TPE 2020 Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV being held later this month. In the press release, Robert Holt, owner of Southern Draw Cigars stated: “Southern Draw Cigars has been quietly enjoying this size for several Read more about Cigar News: Southern Draw to Showcase the CEDRUS Lancero at TPE 2020[…]

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu LUSTRUM – Rated 99

You have read about, heard about, maybe even enjoyed one, but today I am here to present the Stogie Press review of the Southern Draw Kudzu LUSTRUM. This is not your run of the mill cigar, it is an anniversary cigar to celebrate 5 years in the cigar business. That’s right, Robert Holt has been Read more about Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu LUSTRUM – Rated 99[…]

Cigar News: Cigar Educated partners with AJ Fernandez for Factory Tours in Nicaragua

Kennedy (TK) Achille has partnered with AJ Fernandez to bring you a once-in-a-lifetime experience to Esteli, Nicaragua. According to Kennedy: “This is the first time AJ Fernandez has opened his operation to the public! You will get a hands-on education in the world of cigars by one of the legendary manufacturers while you stay at Read more about Cigar News: Cigar Educated partners with AJ Fernandez for Factory Tours in Nicaragua[…]

Cigar Review: A.J. Fernandez Días De Gloria Toro BP – Rated 92

The name A.J. Fernandez is one that needs no introduction in the cigar industry. Abdel Fernandez has made his mark on both his own brand and that of many small and large brands across the industry. So when A.J. Fernandez comes out with a new line under his own name the industry stands and takes Read more about Cigar Review: A.J. Fernandez Días De Gloria Toro BP – Rated 92[…]

Viva La Vida Jester

Cigar News: Artesano Del Tobacco Releases Viva La Vida Jester 5-pack

AJ Fernandez has done it again. His master blending techniques, aging process and masterful craftsmanship has led to the arrival of the exclusive Viva La Vida Jester.  Packaged in a very convenient 5-pack measuring 5 x 56, the tobacco was carefully selected, blended and aged to perfection.  All authorized tobacconists will be able to sell Read more about Cigar News: Artesano Del Tobacco Releases Viva La Vida Jester 5-pack[…]