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[…]

Cigar Review: A.J. Fernandez Días De Gloria Toro BP – Rated 92

The name A.J. Fernandez is one that needs no introduction in the cigar industry. Abdel Fernandez has made his mark on both his own brand and that of many small and large brands across the industry. So when A.J. Fernandez comes out with a new line under his own name the industry stands and takes Read more about Cigar Review: A.J. Fernandez Días De Gloria Toro BP – Rated 92[…]

Cigar News: Crux Cigars Begins Shipping Epicure Maduro

Crux Cigars announced today they have begun shipping the long awaited Epicure Maduro to its retail partners across the country. The Crux Epicure Maduro was displayed at the 2018 IPCPR but was not ready to ship at that time. The blend builds upon the success of the Crux Epicure, but features a premium Mexican San Read more about Cigar News: Crux Cigars Begins Shipping Epicure Maduro[…]

Southern Draw Cigars Cedrus - The Hogan

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Cigars Cedrus – The Hogan – Rated 97

When it comes to making a special cigar, there are many who have accomplished it but when it comes to making the cigar special, that is a little different. This year, Southern Draw Cigars accomplished “special” in many ways, when they introduced a cigar known as Cedrus – The Hogan at this years International Premium Read more about Cigar Review: Southern Draw Cigars Cedrus – The Hogan – Rated 97[…]