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Southern Draw Firethorn toro Cigar
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Firethorn



A lot of boutique cigar companies seem to be popping up in Texas. Founded by US Veterans with a Southern flare, the Southern Draw theme seems to be the perfect fit for a company from Texas. The Firethorn is the second cigar from Southern Draw Cigars, and is manufactured at A. J. Fernandez’s Tabacalera Fernandez located in Estelí, Nicaragua.

EP Carrillo 5 Year Anniversary Cigar (EPC)
Cigar Review: EP Carrillo 5 Year Anniversary


To celebrate five years of EPC Cigars Ernesto-Perez Carrillo has released the EP Carrillo 5 Year Anniversary cigar. It manages to be reminiscent of other Carrillo cigars while being something special at the same time. Everything about the 5 Year Anniversary is impressive. Fans of Carrillo cigars will certainly find it worth the money.

Joel Sherman 75th Celebration cigar by Nat Sherman
Cigar Review: Joel Sherman 75th Celebration by Nat Sherman



Joel Sherman is one of those men in the cigar industry that you can’t help but like. As the son of legendary tobacconist Nat Sherman celebrates his 75th year, it seems only appropriate that the company honor him with a cigar bearing his name. The Nat Sherman Joel Sherman 75th Celebration is a cigar worthy of carrying Joel’s name. It is a superbly constructed mild-medium bodied cigar that is full of flavor. Since it comes in boxes of ten, this is a great cigar to give as a gift to the mild cigar smoker.

Tatuaje Pudgy Monsters
Cigar Review: Tatuaje Pudgy Monsters



The much anticipated follow up to Pete Johnson’s Little Monsters is the perfect Halloween treat. The Pudgy Monsters box is the only place to get your hands on the older blends in the Monster Series, albeit in a smaller size. Each box contains contained ten cigars: 1, Frank, 1 Drac, 1 Face, 1 Wolf, 1 Mummy, 1 Jason, 2 Chucks and 2 Tiffs. Since the cigars can only be purchased by the box, we decided to do something different and review (in short form) each of the cigars in one big review.

La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse by Ashton Cigars
Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse


Sometimes hotly anticipated cigars fail to live up to the hype, but that is definitely not true of the La Aroma de Cuba made for Ashton at the My Father Cigar Factory in Nicaragua. The Noblesse is the first limited edition cigar released by Ashton. A medium bodied full flavored cigar, the Noblesse is one that can be enjoyed by a wide variety of cigar enthusiasts.

Viaje Cache 2014 Cigar
Cigar Review: Viaje Cache (Both Versions)



Viaje released several new impressive cigars at this year’s IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas (see my earlier Viaje Satori and Viaje Collaboration 2014 reviews), and the Cache is yet another good cigar to add to the list. There are actually two version of the Cache; the rounded one at the top of the box and a box pressed version hidden at the bottom of the box. Rather than write up each cigar in seperate reviews, it seemed to make more sense to combine both into a single post.

Dec
14
2014

Cigar Review: Room 101 Uncle Lee

Cigar Review: Room 101 Uncle Lee

Room 101 / Camacho / Davidoff Country: Honduras Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Nicaragua (Corojo) Filler: Honduras and Dominican Republic Size: 6 1/2” x 50 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $10.00 Overall Rating: 9.2 Matt Booth is at it again. This time with the Room 101 Uncle Lee that is named for his uncle who first introduced him to cigars. The new...

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Dec
08
2014

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Firethorn

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Firethorn

Southern Draw Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Rosada Clara) Binder: Mexico (San Andres) Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 52 Strength: medium Price: $9.00 Overall Rating: 9.1 A lot of boutique cigar companies seem to be popping up in Texas. Founded by US Veterans with a Southern flare, the Southern Draw theme seems to be the perfect fit for a...

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Dec
05
2014

Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo 5 Year Anniversary

Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo 5 Year Anniversary

E.P. Carrillo Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Sumatra) Binder: Ecuador (Corojo ’99) Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6 1/2” x 54 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $8.50 MSRP Click here to buy now Overall Rating: 9.0 To celebrate five years of EPC Cigars Ernesto-Perez Carrillo has released the EP Carrillo 5 Year Anniversary cigar. It manages to...

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Dec
01
2014

Cigar Review: Joel Sherman 75th Celebration by Nat Sherman

Cigar Review: Joel Sherman 75th Celebration by Nat Sherman

Nat Sherman Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut) Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Size: 7 1/2” x 46 Strength: mild-medium to medium Price: $19.99 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 9.1 Joel Sherman is one of those men in the cigar industry that you can’t help but like. Few people have been around and...

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Nov
19
2014

Cigar Review: Aging Room Bin No. 1 “G Major”

Cigar Review: Aging Room Bin No. 1 “G Major”

Aging Room Cigars / Boutique Blends Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Size: 6 1/4″ x 63 Strength: medium bodied Price: $13.50 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 6.6 Aging Room is a brand that had the No 2. Ranked Cigar of the Year in Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2013...

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Nov
11
2014

Press Release: Smoke Inn’s 9th Microblend by Illusione to be Released

Press Release: Smoke Inn’s 9th Microblend by Illusione to be Released

SMOKE INN’S 9TH MICROBLEND BY ILLUSIONE TO BE RELEASED Since 2010, Smoke InnTM has teamed up with some of the world’s greatest manufacturers to create unique exclusive brands called Microblends. For their ninth installment of their highly regarded Microblend SeriesTM, Smoke Inn has teamed up with Dion Giolito of Illusione cigars to create PACTUM. “PACTUM...

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Nov
10
2014

Press Release: Smoke Inn’s Annual Toy Drive for Kids Cancer Foundation

Press Release: Smoke Inn’s Annual Toy Drive for Kids Cancer Foundation

Boston Beach, FL: Smoke Inn Cigars is pleased to announce it’s annual toy drive to benefit Kids Cancer Foundation, with an event at their Boynton Beach location on December 6th, 7-10pm. Kids Cancer Foundation is a Wellington; Florida based charity that provides a wide variety of support services for children diagnosed with cancer, and their families. Donors may...

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Nov
05
2014

Cigar Review: Cabal Corona Gorda

Cigar Review: Cabal Corona Gorda

Cabal Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Dominican Republic (Bonao) Binder: Peru & Dominican Republic Filler: Nicaragua, USA (Pennsylvania) & Dominican Republic Size: 5 1/2 x 46 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $7.00 Overall Rating: 8.9 The name cabal means a group of individuals working together towards a common purpose. With the...

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Nov
03
2014

Cigar Review: Romeo y Julieta Primer Lote 770 Bordeaux

Cigar Review: Romeo y Julieta Primer Lote 770 Bordeaux

Romeo y Julieta / Altadis  Country: Honduras Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Indonesia & Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5 3/4” x 52 Strength: mild-medium to medium Price: $6.95 Overall Rating: 7.8 I always try to stay clear of reviewing too many house blend or internet only, but once in a while I purchase or receive something that I think is worth reviewing....

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Oct
31
2014

Cigar Review: Tatuaje Pudgy Monsters

Cigar Review: Tatuaje Pudgy Monsters

Pudgy Monsters Price: $95.00 Click here to buy now The much anticipated follow up to Pete Johnson’s Little Monsters is the perfect Halloween treat. The Pudgy Monsters box is the only place to get your hands on the older blends in the Monster Series, albeit in a smaller size. Each box contains contained ten cigars: 1 Frank, 1 Drac, 1 Face, 1 Wolf, 1 Mummy,...

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Oct
29
2014

Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse

Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse

Ashton Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Rosado) Binder: Nicaragua (Criollo & Habano) Filler: Nicaragua (Esteli, Jalapa & Namaji) Size: 6 1/2″ x 50 Strength: medium Price: $16.99 Overall Rating: 9.4 Sometimes hotly anticipated cigars fail to live up to the hype, but that is definitely not true of the La Aroma de Cuba made for...

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