Cigar News: STG Introduces the El Ray Del Mundo by AJ

El Rey del Mundo, the legendary Honduran brand, welcomes its first limited edition cigar with El Rey del Mundo by AJ. The new expression is available in one box-pressed vitola and features a blend from AJ Fernandez. El Rey del Mundo by AJ began shipping to all channels of retail this month. Steve Abbot, director of Read more about Cigar News: STG Introduces the El Ray Del Mundo by AJ[…]

Cigar News: Diesel Releases Fool’s Errand Trilogy

Diesel will roll out a new trilogy that blends storytelling, interactivity, and cigar mastery in one. Called ”Fool’s Errand,” the new, limited edition release will ship to retailers on April 1. Justin Andrews, who oversees Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s (STG) cigar collaborations and the Diesel brand says; “AJ Fernandez and I recently completed the Elixir trilogy Read more about Cigar News: Diesel Releases Fool’s Errand Trilogy[…]

Cigar Review: Room 101 Johnny Tobacconaut Chapter 1 Luxury Cigar Club Exclusive – Rated 90

Back in 2015, Room101 Cigars debuted a new cigar with a quirky name – the Johnny Tobacconaut. It was a limited edition Nicaraguan puro made in Honduras. Now six years later, the team from Luxury Cigar Club reached out to Matt Booth, Room 101 Cigars owner, to bring back Johnny as a full production cigar Read more about Cigar Review: Room 101 Johnny Tobacconaut Chapter 1 Luxury Cigar Club Exclusive – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Room 101 – 12th Anniversary Toro – Rated 96

At this years PCA Trade Show, Matt Booth and His Room 101 Cigars team were showcasing his latest anniversary cigar – the 12th Anniversary. The (6 x 52) toro is hand handcrafted at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Nicaragua. This is the same factory that produced the 10th Anniversary. Do not ask me about the 11th Read more about Cigar Review: Room 101 – 12th Anniversary Toro – Rated 96[…]

Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Announces the Jacobs Ladder – The Ascension

Not ironically and perfectly positioned, on September 23, 2021, Southern Draw Cigars will release the newest Jacobs Ladder, a (5.5 x 52) Belicoso Fino, a size the company customarily offers with a box press and open foot format, and a blend that takes them back to a 2013 version of this brand.  Produced in September Read more about Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Announces the Jacobs Ladder – The Ascension[…]

Cigar Review: Amendola Signature Series Padrino Belicoso – Rated 92

Back in late 2020, Jeffrey Amendola, owner of Amendola Family Cigars, announced the company would be relocating the manufacturing of their cigars to different production factories. One of those was the company’s Padrino cigar which is now being produced at Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez. The Padrino falls under the Amendola Signature Series line of Cigars. Originally, Read more about Cigar Review: Amendola Signature Series Padrino Belicoso – Rated 92[…]

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Brimstone Un Presidente – Rated 96

As part of their fall 2020 release, Southern Draw Cigars included a new Presidente vitola of their acclaimed Jacobs Ladder Brimstone blend. The new line extension, Un Presidente, is not a political statement by any means as it is purely a coincidence that it was being released on the eve of major U.S. elections, but rather Read more about Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Brimstone Un Presidente – Rated 96[…]

Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Announces the Manzanita and Associated Native American Charity

Southern Draw Cigars has announced today, an exciting new blend that has been years in the making. It Started Years Ago The whole process began years ago, when Robert and Sharon Holt were meeting with AJ, Rafael and Freddy at the AJ Fernandez factory. As they were inspecting bales of tobacco, they came across some Read more about Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Announces the Manzanita and Associated Native American Charity[…]

Cigar News: Southern Draw adds two more “rungs” to the Jacobs Ladder Brimstone

As part of their Fall Release Collection, Southern Draw Cigars, makers of the award-winning Jacobs Ladder and Brimstone blends of cigars, have released two new “Brimstone” expressions – the Oblivion and the Un Presidente. Jacobs Ladder is the popular cigar blend named in part for Ethan Jacob, the son of Founders, Robert & Sharon Holt. Read more about Cigar News: Southern Draw adds two more “rungs” to the Jacobs Ladder Brimstone[…]

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[…]