Cigar News: El Artista Announces New 2020-2021 Products

Tabacalera El Artista announced today, two new line extensions for existing brands and one full rebrand. The company noted that the Fugly Cheroots and Buffalo TEN will get a new line and the eight-year-old Puro Ambar will get a whole new look and blend. Puro Ambar With regard to the Puro Ambar line, the company Read more about Cigar News: El Artista Announces New 2020-2021 Products[…]

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Cigar News: Tabacalera El Artista Joins 38 Member Dominican Republic Tobacco Delegation – Radhamés Rodríguez Makes Statement

On Saturday, September 12 2020, Radhamés Rodríguez of Tabacalera El Artista joined a delegation of 38 tobacco industry representatives from around the Dominican Republic to communicate their thoughts and concerns on the state of the tobacco industry to the new Dominican President Luis Abinader. Rodríguez penned and presented a letter as well as a prepared Read more about Cigar News: Tabacalera El Artista Joins 38 Member Dominican Republic Tobacco Delegation – Radhamés Rodríguez Makes Statement[…]

Cigar News: El Artista Announces Dominican Republic Exclusive Cimarron Brand

Tabacalera El Artista has announced the Cimarron Soft-Box-Pressed, a new line extension for the popular Cimarron cigar brand. Cimarron Soft-Box-Pressed is a Dominican island exclusive distributed by Belmare SRL. Radhames “Ram” Rodriguez noted: “Cimarron is our top selling brand in Dominican Republic, and is one of the most popular brands in many of the cigars Read more about Cigar News: El Artista Announces Dominican Republic Exclusive Cimarron Brand[…]

Cigar News: El Artista Cigars Announces Expansion into 7th European Country

El Artista Cigars announces another expansion in Europe, this time into Austria to be distributed by Dios Tobaco located in Wiener Neustadt. Austria is the 7th European country in which El Artista Cigars distributes cigars continuing the European strategy the Company laid out nearly three years ago. Dios Tobaco is committed to distribute three brands Read more about Cigar News: El Artista Cigars Announces Expansion into 7th European Country[…]

Cigar Review: El Artista Big Papi The Slugger – Rated 94

Shortly after David (Big Papi) Ortiz retired from a storied MLB career, Tobacalera El Artista released a cigar that was Ortiz’ personal blend – the Big Papi. That cigar went on to be the number 24 cigar on the Stogie Press top 25 of 2016. Now 3 years later, at this years PCA trade show, Read more about Cigar Review: El Artista Big Papi The Slugger – Rated 94[…]

IPCPR/PCA News – A Cigar Chat with Ram Rodriguez of El Artista Cigars

Near the end of day one at the 2019 Premium Cigar Association Trade Show, I caught up with Radhames ‘Ram’ Rodriguez, President of El Artista Cigars at their booth. El Artista was showcasing two new introduction this year, The Slugger and the Buffalo Ten. In the video below, we talk about the new introductions, the Read more about IPCPR/PCA News – A Cigar Chat with Ram Rodriguez of El Artista Cigars[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: DBL Cigars Tour 5 – Days 3 & 4

By now you have read and seen the fun we all all had during the first two days of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars tour earlier this month. As promised, I am now going to take you through the last 2 days of this spectacular event hosted by Francisco Almonte, owner of DBL Cigars in Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: DBL Cigars Tour 5 – Days 3 & 4[…]

El Artista Gets Wild and Lives Free with the Cimarron

When we think of cigars from the Dominican Republic, we envision a tropical island paradise, one of the first places in the “new world” landed on by Christopher Columbus. The Dominican Republic is one of the largest producers of cigars in the world and is dotted with fields of tobacco, a plant that is indigenous to Read more about El Artista Gets Wild and Lives Free with the Cimarron[…]

Excatus Maduro

Exactus Maduro Cigar Review

Last year I had the great pleasure of visiting Tabacalera El Artista S.R.L in the Dominican Republic. I was able to walk the fields and processing facilities while meeting with the Radhames family and see everything from seed to palate. El Artista is a full service cigar manufacturer that produces a number of boutique blends for the market.They Read more about Exactus Maduro Cigar Review[…]

Puro Ambar Legacy

Puro Ambar Legacy by Exactus Cigar Review

Exactus Cigars is a trademarked name of Tabacalera El Artista, a 60-year-old icon in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The original Exactus hit the market around 2013 and was followed up with the Puro Ambar line a year later. Today I offer you a review of the Puro Ambar Legacy. The name Puro Ambar comes from the rich history of Read more about Puro Ambar Legacy by Exactus Cigar Review[…]

Big Papi Cigar by David Ortiz

El Artista Big Papi Cigar by David Ortiz Review

My Introduction to the Red Sox and Big Papi The year was 1981, and I just graduated college and moved to the Boston area for my first job. I arrived sporting a Yankee hat and left wearing a Red Sox cap, a short 3 years later in 1984. To the great dismay of my NY friends Read more about El Artista Big Papi Cigar by David Ortiz Review[…]

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A visit with Radhames Rodriguez and Tabacalera El Artista – Cigar Seed to Palate

  You may not have heard of Radhames Rodriguez and Tabacalera El Artista or then again maybe you have.  I recently had the opportunity to visit with Radhames Sr. and his son Radhames  Jr. and was given a seed to cigar tour their facility in Tamboril, Santiago, Dominican Republic.  I spent a few days in their factory, walking their farms, exploring Read more about A visit with Radhames Rodriguez and Tabacalera El Artista – Cigar Seed to Palate[…]