Cigar Review – Caraballo828 Edición Limitada Silverback – Rated 91

After being off the grid for a few years, Eddie Tarazona re-emerged in 2019 with a renewed mission, a new partner, and some new offerings. One of those new offerings was the Caraballo828 Edición Limitada which is expressed in two vitolas: Silverback (5 x 50) MSRP $10.00 Benjamins (6 x 52) MSRP $12.50 The Caraballo828 Edición Read more about Cigar Review – Caraballo828 Edición Limitada Silverback – Rated 91[…]

Cigar Review: Crux Limitada 2019 The Show – Rated 95

At the 2019 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show, Crux Cigars introduced a fresh new look to their packaging that is eye catching on a shelf. Though they did not have any new blends, they did showcase their annual release of their Limitada line. Introduced back in 2015, the Limitada line grew over the years, Read more about Cigar Review: Crux Limitada 2019 The Show – Rated 95[…]

Cigar Review: Pichardo Reserva Familia Habano – Rated 90

It seems like only yesterday, but the 2019 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show was a year ago. It was during that show, Luciano Meirelles got on stage and introduced the cigar world to a new cigar distribution company known as ACE Prime. The company also joined forces with Tabacalera Pichardo in Nicaragua to announce Read more about Cigar Review: Pichardo Reserva Familia Habano – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: La Familia Robaina Ilegal Connecticut Robusto – Rated 93

This is my second review of a La Familia Robaina Ilegal blend. The first was back in February where I reviewed the Ilegal Habano Toro. Today I break down the La Familia Robaina Ilegal Connecticut Robusto which was also introduced at the 2019 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show. One of three blends in the Read more about Cigar Review: La Familia Robaina Ilegal Connecticut Robusto – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Gurkha Real Toro – Rated 95

The year 2019 was a big one for Gurkha Cigars. First and foremost, 2019 was the 30th anniversary of Kaizad Hansotia acquiring the brand. The company also announced the appointment of Jim Colucci from Sindicato Cigar Group as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President. If that was not enough, and we all know Read more about Cigar Review: Gurkha Real Toro – Rated 95[…]

Cigar Review: Asylum 13 Pandemonium 52 Ring Gauge – Rated 95

If you are a fan of Nicaraguan Puros, and enjoy a long smoke, than I would say, look no further than the Asylum 13 Pandemonium. Introduced at the 2019 Premium Cigar Association (PCA)) trade show, the Pandemonium is Tom Lazuka’s boldest and strongest blend so far. The blend is easy to explain – 100% Nicaraguan Read more about Cigar Review: Asylum 13 Pandemonium 52 Ring Gauge – Rated 95[…]

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 Review: Gran Habano – Gran Reserva 2012 Corona Gorda – Rated 92

George Rico, owner of Gran Habano, explained to me that during each harvest season, he pulls aside the top 10% of the yearly crop and ages it for 7-8 years. after curing and fermentation. The resulting aged leaf is what is used in the company’s Gran Reserva line. In the case of the Gran Habano Read more about Cigar Review: Gran Habano – Gran Reserva 2012 Corona Gorda – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack Blarney Stick – Rated 90

I know it is not even St. Valentine’s day, and St Patrick’s day is a good month away, but I have been wanting to try a new cigar I picked up at the PCA trade show last year and I wanted to talk about it before everything turns green. Today I present the Jeremy Jack Read more about Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack Blarney Stick – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Blackbird Unkind Cubra Robusto – Rated 90

The year was 2019 and the event was the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show. Things were fairly calm, until ….the sound of Birds started to spread across the event floor. It was another one of those trade show buzzing sounds, where friends and colleagues come up to you, asking if you saw the newest Read more about Cigar Review: Blackbird Unkind Cubra Robusto – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Super Fly Toro – Rated 91

Oscar Valladares may be best known to cigar enthusiasts as being the man behind the Leaf by Oscar, the iconic cigar brand that uses a loose tobacco leaf wrapped around the finished cigar to keep it from drying out during shipment. Since that launch, in conjunction with Island Jim Robinson, Oscar’s factory has flourished, and Read more about Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Super Fly Toro – Rated 91[…]

Cigar Review: ACE Prime Luciano “The Traveler” – Rated 92

Back at the 2019 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show, ACE Prime, a new cigar distribution company showcased a number of blends and lines. One of those was the Luciano “The Traveler”, a cigar named after ACE Prime founder Luciano Meirelles. The Luciano “The Traveler” is a limited edition cigar that was blended by Master Read more about Cigar Review: ACE Prime Luciano “The Traveler” – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Joya De Nicaruagua Número Uno – Rated 97

During the 2019 PCA Trade Show, the Drew Estate booth was showcasing a very special cigar from Joya De Nicaragua known as the Número Uno “Obras Maestros”. This cigar was part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the company. Prior to this release, the cigar was previously the one the company gave out by Nicaraguan Read more about Cigar Review: Joya De Nicaruagua Número Uno – Rated 97[…]

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[…]