Play
Prev
Next
Southern Draw Code Duello Kudzu Perfecto
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Code Duello Kudzu Perfecto



Cigar smoking is a social event that gives us the chance to connect with others from all different walks of life. If your local cigar shop is anything like mine, on a daily basis we solve the world’s problems, and then we start all over again the next day. During these sessions we have a tendency to share cigars we like with each other.

Davidoff Yamasá Cigar Review
Cigar Review: Davidoff Yamasá Toro


Although it is not a region known for its tobacco, Davidoff has been growing cigar tobacco in the Yamasá region of the Dominican Republic for over 20 years, and have now decided to use the Yamasá leaf in the newest addition to the "black label" line. Master Blender Henke Kelner has put a lot of care into making this cigar turn out just right, doing everything from raising the pH of the soil in Davidoff's Yamasá fields to having climate controlled storage for the tobacco to be stored and dried.

Foundation Cigar Co. Tabernacle
Cigar Review: The Tabernacle by Foundation Cigar Co.



In Exodus, God commanded Moses to erect a Tabernacle in the dessert, situated due east and west, which was where in the Holy of Holies the Ark of the Covenant was to be kept. This is where Foundation Cigar Company’s new The Tabernacle takes its name from. Nick Melillo teamed up with AJ Fernandez’s factory to produce this excellent full bodied Connecticut Broadleaf cigar.

Toraño Exodus 2016 by General Cigar
Cigar Review: Toraño Exodus (2016)


In 2014, General Cigar Co. acquired the Toraño Family brands in a well publicized deal, with Jack Toraño remaining on as the brand’s ambassador. While last year there was not much new from under the Toraño banner, this year there were several new releases on display at the IPCPR Trade Show, the most noticeable of which was an new Toraño Exodus. This new Exodus is both something new and a cigar that can be appreciated by past fans of the Toraño brand.

Stogies RoMa Craft Neanderthal H-Town Lancero
Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Neanderthal H-Town Lancero (Stogies Exclusive)



Stogies’ H-Town Lancero Series has had many great cigars, but it seems like the last several have been among the best and would be a hard act to follow. Skip Martin’s RoMa Craft Tobac has managed to continue the high standards set by earlier H-Town releases with his Neanderthal H-Town Lancero. Full bodied and flavorful, the Neanderthal H-Town is unlike any other cigar in the series of lanceros made exclusively for Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas.

Cornelius & Anthony Venganza
Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Venganza



So far, Steven Bailey’s Cornelius & Anthony has been releasing some really impressive cigars. The Venganza, their latest release, follows the Cornelius and Daddy Mac, and manages to continue the company’s streak of excellent cigars. The Venganza is a full bodied cigar coming from Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Factory in Estelí. With its full body and flavor, the Venganza is likely to be the company’s most successful release yet.

Sep
26
2016

Cigar Review: Finca Santa Fe by Cordoba & Morales

Cordoba & Morales Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Undisclosed (Criollo 98) Binder: Undisclosed Filler: Undisclosed Size: 6” x 52 Strength: medium Price: $20.00 Overall Rating: 9.3 Though they may not be well known, Cordoba & Morales has made some great cigars over the last few years. The Cordoba & Morales 19th Hole Maduro even earned a spot in our Top...

Read More
Sep
14
2016

Cigar Review: Merlion Maduro by La Sirena Cigars

La Sirena Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres) Binder: Brazil (Sumatra) Filler: Brazil, Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 5 1/2” x 54 Strength: full Price: $10.50 Overall Rating: 8.9 The Merlion, a mermaid/lion hybrid, is perfect symbol for both the original Merlion cigar and the new Maduro, which are collaborations between La...

Read More
Sep
12
2016

Cigar Review: Ohana Pulse (Habano)

Ohana Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6″ X 50 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $9.50 Overall Rating: 8.7 “Ohana means family,” according to Lilo from the Disney movie Lilo & Stitch, and as Brothers and Sister of The Leaf, we cigar enthusiasts are one big family. That is the idea behind...

Read More
Sep
07
2016

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Code Duello Kudzu Perfecto

Southern Draw Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Double Oscuro) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 56 Strength: full Price: $21.99 (pair of two) Overall Rating: 9.3 Cigar smoking is a social event that gives us the chance to connect with others from all different walks of life. If your local cigar shop is anything like mine, on a daily...

Read More
Sep
05
2016

Cigar Review: Davidoff Yamasá

Davidoff AG Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Dominican Republic (Yamasá) Binder: Dominican (San Vincente) Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 6” x 52 Strength: medium-full Price: $22.70 Click here to buy it now. Overall Rating: 9.4 Although it is not a region known for its tobacco, Davidoff has been growing cigar tobacco in the Yamasá region of...

Read More
Aug
26
2016

Cigar Review: The Tabernacle by Foundation Cigar Co.

Foundation Cigar Company Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: USA (Connecticut Broadleaf) Binder: Mexico (San Andrés) Filler: Nicaragua & Honduras Size: 6” x 52 Strength: full Price: $11.50 Overall Rating: 9.5 In Exodus, God commanded Moses to erect a Tabernacle in the dessert, situated due east and west, which was where in the Holy of Holies the Ark of the Covenant...

Read More
Aug
23
2016

Cigar Review: Toraño Exodus (2016)

General Cigar Co. Country: Honduras Wrapper: Honduras (San Agustin) Binder: USA (Connecticut Broadleaf) Filler: Dominican Republic, Mexico & Honduras Size: 5” x 54 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $6.99 Overall Rating: 8.7 In 2014, General Cigar Co. acquired the Toraño Family brands in a well publicized deal, with Jack Toraño remaining on as the...

Read More
Aug
20
2016

Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Neanderthal H-Town Lancero (Stogies Exclusive)

Roma Craft Tobac / Stogies World Class Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés) Binder: USA (Connecticut Broadleaf) Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & USA (Pennsylvania) Size: 7” x 38 Strength: full Price: $10.95 Overall Rating: 9.3 Stogies’ H-Town Lancero Series has had many great cigars, but it seems like the last several have been...

Read More
Aug
19
2016

Toast of the Week (8/19/16)

I know it’s been a while since we’ve had one of these Toast of the Week articles, but sometime life (and recovering for the trade show) gets in the way. That said, there is so much going on in the cigar industry right now that it would be impossible for any one site to cover it all, though Cigar-Coop.com does a good job of trying. Here’s some highlights from...

Read More
Aug
17
2016

Cigar Review: Gurkha Shaggy Vintage (2016)

Gurkha Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Dominican Republic (Habano) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 7” x 48 Strength: full Price: $9.00 Overall Rating: 8.7 Originally released in 2001, the Gurkha Shaggy Vintage was loved by many a Gurkha fan. Now the Gurkha Shaggy Vintage has returned to store shelves. Returning to the original blend for the cigar,...

Read More
Aug
15
2016

Cigar Review: The Oscar Habano

Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co.  Country: Honduras Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Honduras Filler: Honduras and Nicaragua Size: 5” x 50 Strength: full Price: $10.95 Overall Rating: 9.1 Oscar Valladares made a splash with his Leaf, which came wrapped in a tobacco leaf rather than cellophane. Now Oscar has followed that up with a cigar that comes in a...

Read More
Aug
12
2016

Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Venganza

Cornelius & Anthony Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5” x 50 Strength: full Price: $9.00 Overall Rating: 9.2 So far, Steven Bailey’s Cornelius & Anthony has been releasing some really impressive cigars. The Venganza, their latest release, follows the Cornelius and Daddy Mac, and manages to...

Read More
Aug
09
2016

Cigar Review: Gaaja by Bombay Tobak

Bombay Tobak Country: Costa Rica Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut Desflorado – Variety Hybrid Mejorado 2004) Binder: Ecuador (HVA Seca Mejorada) Filler: Peru (Hybrid Habano), Ecuador (Criollo 98), Paraguay (Hybrid Habano 2000) & Dominican Republic (Criollo 98 k HVA Mejorado) Size: 6” x 54 Strength: mild-medium to medium Price: $15.00 Overall Rating: 9.0...

Read More