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[…]

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[…]