Cigar News: Protocol Cigars Plans Protocol Pool Party Year 2

Protocol Cigars has announced a special limited edition release cigar called the Protocol Pool Party Year 2. It is a follow up to last year’s release. The cigars are produced at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The Protocol Pool Party Year 2 will be the company’s first ever barber pole cigar. The Read more about Cigar News: Protocol Cigars Plans Protocol Pool Party Year 2[…]

Cigar News: Protocol Cigars Announces the Exclusive Paddy Wagon Release

Your heard Juan and Kevin discuss this on last weeks Taking It To The Nub show and now here are the details behind the latest, exclusive release, from Protocol Cigars. Hand crafted at the La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, and keeping with the company’s law enforcement branding, the Protocol Paddy Wagon is made exclusively Read more about Cigar News: Protocol Cigars Announces the Exclusive Paddy Wagon Release[…]

Cigar News: Protocol Cigars Announces the Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit (CCU)

Protocol Cigars announced today, the release of The Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit. This is the first new addition to the Protocol Core Line since the release of the Protocol Official Misconduct in 2018. Keeping with the company’s law enforcement theme, the Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit is done to honor those that protect the world from Read more about Cigar News: Protocol Cigars Announces the Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit (CCU)[…]

Cigar News: Protocol Cigars Announces the Protocol Pool Party Year 1

Protocol Cigars has announced a special limited edition release cigar called the Protocol Pool Party Year 1. The cigars were produced at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The Protocol Pool Party Year 1 has a blend described as: Wrapper – Mexican San Andreas Maduro Binder – Connecticut Shade Filler – Nicaraguan Corojo Read more about Cigar News: Protocol Cigars Announces the Protocol Pool Party Year 1[…]

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 News: Pennsylvania and New Jersey Authorities trying to Identify Jane Doe

Back in January of 2019, an unidentified cigar hit the market in the Pennsylvania area and without any identifiable markings or blend information it was named John Doe. That cigar was eventually declared an offspring from the Cubariqueño Cigar and now is officially a “unicorn”. If you have one you are lucky. Now, cigar authorities Read more about Cigar News: Pennsylvania and New Jersey Authorities trying to Identify Jane Doe[…]

Cigar Review: Protocol Themis Lancero – Rated 93

This year at the IPCPR, Juan Cancel and Bill Ives doubled down in Vegas with their acclaimed Protocol Themis blend by extended the line with a Lancero vitola. Although lanceros are one of those sizes that can be hit or miss with consumers, the Protocol Themis lancero is the company’s third lancero offering. It follows Read more about Cigar Review: Protocol Themis Lancero – Rated 93[…]

Cornelius & Anthony Premium Cigars to release The Gent and Mistress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2018 Cornelius & Anthony Premium Cigars is proud to release The Gent and Mistress lines at this summer’s 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. Both “The Gent” and “Mistress” are produced at the La Zona factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Both lines will be presented in 4 sizes and presented Read more about Cornelius & Anthony Premium Cigars to release The Gent and Mistress[…]

Espinosa Laranja Reserva

Espinosa Laranja Reserva Cigar Review

Today I would like to give my input on the Espinosa Laranja Reserva cigar. This is one of the memorable cigars that is a master work of the Espinosa La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. By now, many of you have probably tried this unique and pleasurable smoke but I felt the need to present Read more about Espinosa Laranja Reserva Cigar Review[…]

Espinosa Wasabi Cigar

Espinosa Wasabi Cigar Review by Boston Jimmie and Zac Riley

There has been a lot of buzz these past couple  of  months about the return of the Espinosa Wasabi cigar. Originally debuting in 2016 as part of the Espinosa Back  Room series, the Wasabi was a very limited production cigar. Now once again, Erik must have been out for sushi again and decided it was Read more about Espinosa Wasabi Cigar Review by Boston Jimmie and Zac Riley[…]

La Sirena Porthole Oscuro

La Sirena Porthole Oscuro Cigar Review – Worthy Value

Last year at the annual La Zona Palooza event in Miami, I received one of Arielle Ditkowich’s La Sirena Porthole cigars. This particular cigar line was released back in 2015 and was based on a challenge to Ms. Ditkowich to create a cigar for the value minded consumer. The result of that fan challenge was the creation Read more about La Sirena Porthole Oscuro Cigar Review – Worthy Value[…]

Crux Epicure

The Crux Epicure Cigar Review – Patience Grasshopper Patience

Hello to all you Crux Cigar fans out there. By now you should be starting to get your hands on the new Crux Epicure cigar and I can assure you it is a quite the smoking experience. I have personally enjoyed a handful of these delectable cigars and have shared some with friends of mine. Read more about The Crux Epicure Cigar Review – Patience Grasshopper Patience[…]

Espinosa Habano 2015

Espinosa Habano 2015 Cigar Review

Introduced or should I say re-introduced at the 2015 IPCPR, the Espinosa Habano blend got a new look and a tweak in the blend. The original Espinosa Habano was released in 2012 when Erik Espinosa opened his new boutique cigar line and his La Zona cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. So here we are in Read more about Espinosa Habano 2015 Cigar Review[…]