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Viaje Double Edged Sword II Cigar
Cigar Review: Viaje Double Edged Sword II


The Viaje Exclusivo 2013 Double Edged Sword II is a cigar made for collectors. The cigars are packaged in a beautiful ceramic jar, much like some Cubans or the Byron. With a limited production of 700 jars of 19 cigars, the Double Edged Sword II is a cigar sure to be hard to find. It is a great looking cigar that should please Viaje's rabid fans. The Double Edged Sword II is a medium-full bodied cigar with a mix cinnamon, coffee and leather flavors. It may not be the greatest cigar that Viaje has ever released, but it is worth trying for those who enjoy Viaje's cigars.

Davidoff Nicaragua Cigar
Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut


This year has seen a major rebranding effort at Miami Cigar and Company to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The Nestor Miranda Collection is taking the place of the old Special Selection line. It’s being released in a Habano, a Connecticut and a Maduro that are all made by My Father Cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua. The full flavored Connecticut blend really stands out due to it’s incredible mix of flavors. The Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut is one the most complex Connecticut cigars on the market right now.

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Cigar Review: Cordoba & Morales 19th Hole Maduro



Whenever anyone asks me about what brands I think are worth watching or what cigar they should try that they probably haven’t Cordoba & Morales is the first brand that comes to mind. This small boutique brand is one that never ceases to amaze me. So far, they haven’t made a bad cigar. The “cigars for golfers” theme is nice, and I love a Cordoba & Morales Front 9 (see my earlier review) on the golf course...

Headley Grange Laguito No. 6 Cigar by Crowned Heads
Cigar Review: Headley Grange Laguito No 6 by Crowned Heads



Normally, Willy and I do not review the same cigar in different sizes because it would just become a bit redundant. (Willy generally picks sizes that appeal to him personally. I try to try a bunch of sizes and pick the one that best fits that cigar blend.) However, when a friend that works at my local cigar shop gave me the new Headley Grange Laguito it was too good not to share with our readers.

Alec Bradley Nica Puro H-Town Lancero for Stogies of Houston
Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Nica Puro H-Town Lancero



Jorge Ahued, proprietor of Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, has long been known as a fan of lancero cigars. Few shops have such an extensive lancero collection, so it only makes sense that Stogies has developed a line of exclusive H-Town lancero cigars with various manufacturers. The other day Jorge told me that, “when it’s all said and done there will be ten different H-Town lanceros”. The latest addition to the H-Town series is an Alec Bradley Nica Puro that was made by the Plasencia family.

Sep
17
2014

Cigar Review: Balmoral Royal Selection Añejo 18 Torpedo MK52

Cigar Review: Balmoral Royal Selection Añejo 18 Torpedo MK52

Royal Agio Cigar Company / Drew Estate Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Brazil (aged 18 years) Binder: Dominican Republic (Oro) Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & Brazil Size: 6 1/4″ x 52 Strength: medium bodied Price: $13.50 Overall Rating: 8.8 With tomorrow’s Scottish independence vote (see my On a Side Note section) this...

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Sep
15
2014

Cigar Review: MBombay Maduro Churchill

Cigar Review: MBombay Maduro Churchill

Bombay Tobak Country: Costa Rica Wrapper: Brazil (Mata Fina 2007) Binder: Peru Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & Honduras Size: 7″ x 48 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $13.50 Overall Rating: 8.7 The MBombay is one of the latest boutique brands to hit store shelves. There is something refreshing about the branding of the MBombay from...

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Sep
12
2014

Cigar Review: Hammer & Sickle Icon

Cigar Review: Hammer & Sickle Icon

Hammer & Sickle Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: USA (Connecticut Shade) Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Size: 6″ x 50 Strength: mild Price: $9.50 Overall Rating: 7.7 The Hammer & Sickle cigar brand is one of those little known gems in the cigar world. Blended by Hendrick Kelner, the brand has quickly become one of...

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Sep
11
2014

Press Release: General Cigar Acquires Toraño Brands

Press Release: General Cigar Acquires Toraño Brands

Richmond, VA — General Cigar Company today announced the acquisition of the Toraño Family Cigar Company brands. This acquisition will strengthen General Cigar’s market position and enhance the company’s product mix to deliver greater value and innovation to its retail customers and consumers. It will also allow General Cigar to further expand its...

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Sep
10
2014

Cigar Review: Viaje Exclusivo 2013 Double Edged Sword II

Cigar Review: Viaje Exclusivo 2013 Double Edged Sword II

Viaje Cigars Country: Honduras Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Fill: Nicaragua Size: 6 1/2” x 50 Strength: medium-full Price: $18.70 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 8.6 The Viaje Exclusivo 2013 Double Edged Sword II is a cigar made for collectors. The cigars are packaged in a beautiful ceramic jar, much like some Cubans or the Byron. With a...

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Sep
08
2014

Cigar Review: Recluse Amadeus Sidewinder No. 3

Cigar Review: Recluse Amadeus Sidewinder No. 3

Iconic Leaf Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut Shade) Binder: Unkown (Proprietary) Filler: Dominican Republic Size: 7″ x 57 Strength: mild-medium to medium Price: $8.50 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 7.6 The Recluse Amadeus is the third cigar release from Iconic Leaf Cigars. In keeping with the company’s...

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Sep
05
2014

Cigar Review: San Cristobal Revelation Prophet

Cigar Review: San Cristobal Revelation Prophet

San Cristobal / Ashton Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Sumatra) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5” x 54 Strength: medium bodied Price: $8.50 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 8.7 In 2007 Ashton released the San Cristobal, which was the first of the Don Pepin Garcia made cigars for the company. Since then there have been four...

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Sep
04
2014

Press Release: CIGAR MANOR Announces Exclusive Product Partnership with Daniel Marshall Humidors

Towaco, NJ – New York area cigar accessory online distributor, CIGAR MANOR announced today that it has reached an exclusive deal with luxury cigar humidor manufacturer, Daniel Marshall. The agreement has strengthened ties between the supplier, the distributor, and the customer, providing cigar aficionados around the world with a highly requested new...

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Sep
03
2014

Cigar Review: Illusione Gigantes

Cigar Review: Illusione Gigantes

Illusione Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres) Binder: Nicaragua (Criollo 98 & Corojo 99) Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6 1/2″ x 56 Strength: medium-full Price: $7.99 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 8.5 Illusione’s earlier Rothchildes release was a huge hit with cigar enthusiasts both for the quality and the price (see my...

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Sep
01
2014

Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut

Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut

Miami Cigar & Co. Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras & Dominican Republic Size: 5 1/2” x 54 Strength: mild-medium Price: $9.50 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 8.8 This year has seen a major rebranding effort at Miami Cigar and Company to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The Nestor...

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Aug
30
2014

Press Release: The Guayabera Lady Foundation and the Fuente Family Proudly Announces the 3RD Annual “HAVANA NIGHTS”

(Miami, FL) August 21, 2014— Miami is no stranger to amazing events. But few are charged with such a powerful message and such a dynamic group of supporters. The Inaugural Havana Nights – “A Fuente Family Affair” event was held in 2012. The fete was unforgettable to many, as it was also one of the largest fundraising events held for the Cigar Family Charitable...

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