Cigar News: Plasencia Cigars Begins Shipping Alma Del Campo Travesia Box Press

Plasencia Cigars, a world leading premium tobacco grower, announced today that the Alma del Campo Travesia in its new Box Press incarnation, is now shipping to retailers. This new expression of the blend represents the first line extension in the wildly popular Alma del Campo series, which launched at the 2017 IPCPR. This updated version Read more about Cigar News: Plasencia Cigars Begins Shipping Alma Del Campo Travesia Box Press[…]

Cigar News: Crux Cigars Starts Shipping the Crux Epicure Gordo

Crux Cigars has announced today that they have begun shipping the latest line extension to the company’s most popular brand the Crux Epicure. This years extension brings a 6 x 60 gordo vitola to the Epicure line. The Crux Epicure brand has been a mainstay for the company since 2017 and has a blend described Read more about Cigar News: Crux Cigars Starts Shipping the Crux Epicure Gordo[…]

Cigar Review: Blanco Cigars Above & Beyond® HEROES “Unwilling” – Rated 89

Earlier this year, Blanco Cigars introduced the first of a four part series of cigars known as Above & Beyond®. The HEROES line is a tribute to those that have sacrificed and paid the ultimate price in Civil Service (Police, Fire, EMS) and the Armed Forces. It is also the long-awaited re-branded blend that was Read more about Cigar Review: Blanco Cigars Above & Beyond® HEROES “Unwilling” – Rated 89[…]

Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Veiled Prophet Lancero – Rated 94

Introduced Earlier this year, the Hiram & Solomon Veiled Prophet Lancero is the third line extension to the Veiled Prophet blend since the original Grand Monarch (7 x 60) hit the market in 2016. Since it has been some time since I did a full introduction to the Veiled Prophet, allow me to repeat it Read more about Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Veiled Prophet Lancero – Rated 94[…]

Mike Holmes

Cigar Lifestyle: Eleven Cigars Most Talked About in 2019 – Mike Holmes

A note from Boston Jimmie Alright now – 2019 is over, cigar media have posted their top lists and the debates have begun. You may agree or disagree with the ratings, rankings, and selections on them, or then again you may not even care, but one thing every consumer should pay attention to is what Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Eleven Cigars Most Talked About in 2019 – Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar Review: The Chaffiot Collection – Original Connecticut Gordo – Rated 93

I recently met Justin Chaffiot, owner of the Chaffiot Collection Cigar Company at a Sip and Smoke event at 28 North Gastropub in Viera, Florida. Justin’s Company is relatively and he is on a mission to raise money to fight human trafficking, something you don’t hear much about from the cigar industry. That alone makes Read more about Cigar Review: The Chaffiot Collection – Original Connecticut Gordo – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Plasencia Cigars Alma Del Fuego – Rated 94

All the buzz at the Plasencia Cigars booth, at this years Premium Cigar Association Trade Show, was around the new Alma Del Fuego. The cigar is a a continued nod from Nestor Plasencia Jr. to the island of Ometepe, the twin volcanic region of Nicaragua that grows some of the best cigar leaf in the Read more about Cigar Review: Plasencia Cigars Alma Del Fuego – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2019

In it’s third year running, Black Smoke Miami kicked off the Labor Day weekend on Wednesday night, August 28. Though I did not attend the opening event, which was held at Smoke on the Water Cigar Bar in Weston, FL, I heard it was spectacular with cigar enthusiasts from all over the country partying the Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2019[…]

Montecristo Espada Oscuro

Cigar News: Altadis U.S.A Announces the Montecristo Espada Oscuro

Altadis U.S.A., maker of world-renowned premium cigars announced today the release of the Montecristo Espada Oscuro.  The Montecristo Espada Oscuro is a follow-up cigar to the Montecristo Espada, which earned a top 20 honors by Cigar Aficionado in 2015. Once again, the “Grupo de Maestro’s” (Montecristo’s highly regarded group of Master Blenders) were given access to the Read more about Cigar News: Altadis U.S.A Announces the Montecristo Espada Oscuro[…]

Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Supreme 556 Gordo – Rated 93

The Nat Sherman Timeless brand made its debut back in 2012 and has been a go to cigar for many Nat Sherman fans. The brand originally came in 3 vitolas and then in 2013 the company expanded the portfolio with 3 additional vitolas. Originally called the Nat Sherman Nicaraguan Timeless collection, the company re-branded the Read more about Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Supreme 556 Gordo – Rated 93[…]

Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Traveling Man Lancero – Rated 97

The Traveling Man, a name that holds deep meaning to brother Masons worldwide. The Traveling Man, a name that fits so many cigar brand owners that are road warriors, zig-zagging across the country, and at times the world, to ply their craft. The Traveling Man, a highly successful cigar blend from Hiram & Solomon Cigars. Read more about Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Traveling Man Lancero – Rated 97[…]

Traveling Man Lancero

Cigar News: Hiram & Solomon Cigars Extends Traveling Man Line

Hiram & Solomon Cigars, one of the fastest growing boutique cigar companies, has joined the Lancero train. Kicking off 2019 after a wave of success the prior year, the company has announced they are expanding their award winning and immensely successful Traveling Man blend to include a 7 x 38 Lancero vitola. Hiram & Solomon Read more about Cigar News: Hiram & Solomon Cigars Extends Traveling Man Line[…]

Cigar Review: Rodriguez Cigars Reserva Privada Robusto – Rated 96

You know, every now and then I find myself smoking a Connecticut wrapped cigar and saying to myself, “Damn, this is a one fine cigar!” Today was one of those days. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some pretty good blondes on the market, but then there are a few that really stand out. Read more about Cigar Review: Rodriguez Cigars Reserva Privada Robusto – Rated 96[…]

Cigar Review: Plasencia Alma Del Campo Guaguiro – Rated 93

The Plasencia tobacco family has been known for generations for their quality tobacco cultivation but up until 2016, that tobacco was used to roll over 35 million cigars annually, under non-Plansencia brand banners. That all changed at the 2017 IPCPR when Nestor Plasencia Sr. and his son Nestor Jr. unveiled a line of premium cigars Read more about Cigar Review: Plasencia Alma Del Campo Guaguiro – Rated 93[…]