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Top 10 Cigars of 2013
TOP 10 CIGARS OF 2013


Choosing a top 10 list is no easy feat, it gets even harder when your very own rules restrict you to only include the cigars that were reviewed. There are cigars I smoke regularly, or love tremendously that will not appear on the list as they were not smoked for review. So just like last year, here are the factors that went into the list...

Cigar Review: Crémo Cigars Capa Caliente


A few weeks ago we broke the news that Crémo Cigars was preparing to launch there third blend, the Capa Caliente. The Capa Caliente, like all of the Crémo blends, is hand rolled at the tiny boutique El Titan de Bronze factory on Calle Ocho. Rolled in the Entubo style by some...

Cigar Review: Quesada Oktoberfest Dunkel – A Smoke Inn Microblend



Back in March I mentioned during my Big Delicious review that there was a rumor of a Quesada-Smoke Inn Microblend in the works. Last week Smoke Inn Cigars confirmed the rumor with the press release published here. The concept is simple, a tribute to “Dunkel” or “dark” Bavarian Ale which is fitting since the annual, limited, Oktoberfest blend was blended with a goal of being a pairing cigar for this seasonal beer. The “Dunkel” takes it to the next level by incorporating the same...

La Palina Goldie Laguito no.5
Cigar News: Press Release: Smoke Inn’s Newest Microblend – Quesada Oktoberfest Dunkel



Smoke Inn has once again teamed up with a manufacturer for our seventh installment of our highly regarded Microblend SeriesTM. Smoke Inn together with Manuel Quesada of Quesada Cigars are proud to present the world a very special limited version of Quesada Cigars’ highly acclaimed...

Cigar Review: Ezra Zion Tantrum


Last year I was one of the first to review Ezra Zion’s Jamais Vu (formerly known as (Inception) and I said then that it was “a terrific launching point”. Since then the Ezra Zion boys have been busy making a real foothold in the boutique cigar market by signing a distribution deal with Emilio Cigars and launching new lines including the Honor Series....

Cigar Review: Casa Fernandez Aganorsa Leaf Maduro

Casa Fernandez Cigars Country: USA (Miami) Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6 x 54 Strength: full-bodied Price: $8.90 MSRP Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 8.8 Casa Fernandez is one of those brands with a very loyal fan base, and deservedly so. Also known as Tabacalera Tropical, Casa Fernandez controls every step in...

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Cigar Contest: Just Find J.D.

From Sunday thru Thursday (April 27th to May 1st) I will be visiting the Magic Kingdom, which makes this the perfect time for a contest. Obviously I don’t plan on going that long without a cigar, so I’ll be stopping by at a couple Orlando area B&Ms to enjoy a cigar with my fellow BOTL. I’d love to meet as many of our readers as possible. To...

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Cigar Review: Illusione ~888~ Claro

Illusione Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6 3/4″ x 48 Strength: Mild to Medium Click here to buy now Overall Rating: 8.2 From time to time the big companies release a candela cigar, but they have been little more than a curiosity worth only smoking once. The wrappers tend to be too waxy, the draw tends to...

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Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Undercrown “Dogma” Commemorative Cigar & “5  Days of ‘Dogma’” Giveaway

Miami, FL, March 24, 2014: Drew Estate announced today their plans to release a new size within their Undercrown cigar line. The size will be called Undercrown “Dogma”, and has been created to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the online community Cigar Dojo. The blend of “Dogma” is based on the Undercrown Corona ¡Viva! and is comprised of Mexican...

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Press Release:Agio Cigars and Drew Estate Proudly Announce  Distribution Partnership

Miami, FL, March 3, 2014: Royal Agio Cigars and Drew Estate Tobacco Company are pleased to announce exclusive distribution agreement effective April 1st 2014. Drew Estate will market, sell, and distribute all Royal Agio Cigar brands in the United States. This agreement expands Royal Agio Cigars’ reach across the broad channels of tobacco...

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Press Release: Drew Estate & Corona Cigar Company Announce “Drew Estate Lounge”

Press Release Drew Estate & Corona Cigar Company Announce “Drew Estate Lounge” Miami, FL, February 11, 2014: Drew Estate announced today their plans to open the first official “Drew Estate Lounge” at the Corona Cigar Company Sand Lake, FL location. This momentous news was met with much excitement from both the Drew Estate and Corona Cigar camps....

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Cigar News: Press Release: Drew Estate Unveils “DE2”, New 60,000 sq ft Leaf Processing Facility

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 On Friday, January 17th, Drew Estate Tobacco Company held a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new leaf processing facility, dubbed “DE2”. Built across the street from their La Gran Fabrica in Estelí, Nicaragua, the new facility is one of the largest, most state-of-the-art leaf processing operations in the world,...

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The Great Smoke™ 2014

Meet the Entire Cigar Industry in One Afternoon! February 22nd, 2014 – West Palm Beach, Florida Expecting over 1200 attendees from over a dozen states,The Great Smoke™ in 2014 will prove to be bigger and badder than ever! Over 40 premium cigar brands will be represented over 22 principals from the cigar industry will be present, a private pre-dinner with...

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Top 10 Cigars of 2013

Top 10 Cigars of 2013

Well another year has passed and with that we reflect on the year that was.  For me personally, it was an exciting and challenging year.  My professional responsibilities grew and the time required for that, and my son getting older, took away from the time I had dedicated for writing reviews.  For that I humbly apologize to you, my readers. And with that I...

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Cigar News: Press Release: National HEX Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  SINDICATO CIGAR COMPANY ANNOUNCES NATIONAL HEX DAY JANUARY 18th   Boca Raton, FL – January 6, 2014 Sindicato Cigar Company, based out of Boca Raton, FL, has announced that January 18th will be “National HEX Day” in celebration of the release of their second Premium brand, HEX.  All consumers who visit participating...

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Cigar News: Press Release: La Sirena and Miami Cigar

NEW YORK, NY – December 12, 2013- Following a successful three-year partnership with Miami Cigar & Company, La Sirena Cigars will become independently owned and operated by Arielle Ditkowich as of December 31st, 2013. Ditkowich will remain at the helm, continuing to produce new and exciting blend profiles. Arielle is excited for La Sirena’s continued...

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