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Drew Estate Pope of Greenwich Village Cigar a Smoke Inn Microblend
Cigar Review: Drew Estate Pope of Greenwich Village (Smoke Inn Microblend)



Smoke Inn’s latest Microblend is coming to shelves soon, and we were given the chance to try it a bit early. Like all of recent releases in the Microblend series, and (for that matter) all recent Drew Estate releases, it is a cigar that is going to be much talked about and sought after by cigar enthusiasts. When questioned about the new release, Abe Dababneh of Smoke Inn Cigars stated, “I’m very excited to have my friends at Drew Estate joining us in Smoke Inn’s Microblend Series..."

Cubanacan Habano Rothchilds Cigar
Cigar Review: Cubanacan Habano Rothchilds



Cubanacan is still a relatively new boutique company, but is fast gaining traction with serious cigar enthusiasts. In 2006, the company began growing their own tobacco in Esteli and Jalapa, Nicaragua. Not long after, the founded their factory with just five pairs of rollers. Cubanacan means “where fertile land is abundant” and it is from the fertile Nicaraguan soil that some of Cubanacan’s tobacco gains their signature flavor. With the Cubanacan Habano Rothchilds, the company has managed to produce a complex medium bodied cigar at a very reasonable price.

Quesada Selección Espana H-Town Lancero from Stogies of Houston
Cigar Review: Quesada Selección España H-Town Lancero



Any fan of the lancero vitola has probably heard of the H-Town Lancero Series from Stogies World Class Cigars (especially if they are regular readers of ToastedFoot). Stogies’ owner Jorge Ahued is one of the biggest devotees to the lancero vitola, and has a series of exclusive lanceros that can’t be found anywhere else. The fourth installment in the H-Town Lancero Series is the Quesada Selección España, and it is a very impressive cigar.

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What's In Your Humidor? w/ William Cooper



William Cooper is one of the stars of online cigar media. Know as Cigar Coop, his site personal site cigar-coop.com publishes cigar news, reviews and miscellaneous cigar industry happenings. Coop’s site is the place to go for cigar news (his news feed has been picked up by CigarDojo.com). You can also find Coop on the StogiesGeeks.com podcast and serving as the current President (and a founding member) of the Cigar Media Association.

Southern Draw Kudzu
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu Gordo


One day while hanging out at Stogies of Houston, I ran into Robert Holt from Southern Draw Cigars. After a very long conversation, I had the chance to try the Southern Draw Firethorn (which made our 2014 Honorable Mention List) and was quite impressed. A few weeks later when the cigars arrived at the shop, I picked up the Southern Draw Kudzu and was blown away. It was full bodied with some strong flavors, and just the thing I like to smoke at the end of a long day.

Illusione Pactum cigar Smoke Inn Microblend Series
Cigar Review: Illusione Pactum (Smoke Inn Microblend)


Smoke Inn’s latest edition to its Microblend Series is also one of its most limited, with only 400 total boxes being released. Only 400 boxes are being made for this series starting with a release of 200 boxes in December and 200 in January, 2015. The idea of a collaboration between Dion and Abe is one that was exciting, and has yielded a result that meetings both men’s exacting standards.

May
29
2015

Press Release: La Palina H-Town Lancero Arrives at Stogies on June 1st

Press Release: La Palina H-Town Lancero Arrives at Stogies on June 1st

Houston, TX – May 29, 2015 — Stogies World Class Cigars has is pleased to announce that the newest edition in the H-Town Lancero Series will arrive in store on June 1, and is an all new blend from La Palina Cigars. The La Palina H-Town will be the fifth edition in the much talked about H-Town Lancero Series from the Houston based brick & mortar and...

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May
28
2015

Cigar Review: MBombay Mora

Cigar Review: MBombay Mora

MBombay Cigars / Bombay Tobak Country: Costa Rica Wrapper: Dominican Republic Binder: Ecuador Filler: Dominican Republic, Peru & Ecuador Strength: medium to medium-full Average Rating: 9.2 Rarely do we ever review the same blend in multiple vitolas, unless there is something that warrants a later review of a different size. Yet, the MBombay Mora is such a...

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May
18
2015

Press Release: MBombay Announces the Release of their New Habano Blend

Press Release: MBombay Announces the Release of their New Habano Blend

Palm Desert, CA: B​ombay Tobak… creating their MBombay Brand of cigars, is truly focused on Flavor­forward blends. After receiving much success with their Connecticut Classic and Corojo Oscuro lines, they have decided to “shoot the gap” with a medium bodied, flavor­packed cigar designed once more to tantalize the palate! The M​Bombay HABANO ​is WELCOMED...

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May
04
2015

Cigar Review: Mason Dixon Project North Edition by Crowned Heads

Cigar Review: Mason Dixon Project North Edition by Crowned Heads

Crowned Heads Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: USA (Connecticut Broadleaf) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 52 Strength: medium-full Price: $9.85 MSRP Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 8.8 The guys at Crowned Heads are on a roll; they picked up awards left and right last year. They had a cigar in our own Top Ten of 2014 (the Headley...

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May
01
2015

Cigar Review: Surrogates Animal Cracker by L’Atelier

Cigar Review: Surrogates Animal Cracker by L’Atelier

L’Atelier Imports / Surrogates  Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Hanano Oscuro) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6″ x 60 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $9.50 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 9.2 As a brand, Surrogates was originally sold as an exclusive to Dan Welsh’s New Havana Cigar Company in two original blends (the...

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Apr
08
2015

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Pope of Greenwich Village (Smoke Inn Microblend)

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Pope of Greenwich Village (Smoke Inn Microblend)

Drew Estate Cigars / Smoke Inn Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres) Binder: USA (Connecticut Stalk-Cut Habano) Filler: Brazil (Mata Fina) & Nicaragua Size: 6” x 40 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $8.50 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 9.3 Smoke Inn’s latest Microblend is coming to shelves soon, and we were given the chance to...

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Apr
07
2015

Press Release: BG Meyer to Debute New “Gigantes” Line in April

Press Release: BG Meyer to Debute New “Gigantes” Line in April

LOS ANGELES, CA (APRIL 8th, 2015) –– Camacho Cigars and Rob Weiss are proud to introduce the BG Meyer Gigantes, an exciting new line extension and third addition to the BG Meyer by Camacho collaborative portfolio. Gigantes, which will begin shipping nationwide in mid-April, is set to debut on the heels of Cigar Aficionado’s 90-point rating of the BG Meyer...

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Apr
06
2015

Cigar Review: Cubanacan Habano Rothchilds

Cigar Review: Cubanacan Habano Rothchilds

Cubanacan Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Ecuador Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5″ x 50 Strength: mild-medium to medium Price: $5.75 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 8.9 Cubanacan is still a relatively new boutique company, but is fast gaining traction with serious cigar enthusiasts. In 2006, the company began growing their...

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Apr
01
2015

Cigar Review: 7-20-4 Hustler

Cigar Review: 7-20-4 Hustler

7-20-4 Cigars Country: Honduras Wrapper: Brazil (Mata Fina) & Ecuador (Connecticut) Binder: Costa Rica Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6″ x 54 Strength: medium-bodied Price: $9.50 Overall Rating: 8.7 7-20-4 is one of the more interesting new brands to hit the cigar market in recent years. It is resurrected brand that was produced in Manchester, New Hampshire...

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Mar
31
2015

Press Release: The Davidoff Flagship Mother Store in Geneva Reopens with a New Look

Press Release: The Davidoff Flagship Mother Store in Geneva Reopens with a New Look

Basel/Geneva, Switzerland, March 2015 – Cigar lovers will soon be able to indulge in a completely unique and pleasurable experience in the heart of Geneva: The original Davidoff Flagship Store on Rue de Rive 2 has been revamped in accordance with the new globally standardized design concept “Davidoff of Geneva – since 1911″, and is reopening its...

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Mar
30
2015

Press Release: Espinosa Cigars Unveils Espinosa Especial

Press Release: Espinosa Cigars Unveils Espinosa Especial

Hialeah Gardens, Florida (March 26, 2015) – Erik Espinosa of Espinosa Cigars, has announced the release of a new cigar line, the Espinosa Especial. “It’s a new line, a new blend, a new cigar, but it’s everything you have come to expect from Espinosa Cigars and La Zona”, said Erik. Available in three vitolas: No. 1 – 6-1/2 x 48 No....

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Mar
27
2015

Cigar Review: Quesada Selección España H-Town Lancero

Cigar Review: Quesada Selección España H-Town Lancero

Quesada Cigars / Stogies World Class Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Arapiraca) Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 7″ x 38 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $8.75 Overall Rating: 9.3 Any fan of the lancero vitola has probably heard of the H-Town Lancero Series from Stogies World Class...

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Mar
25
2015

Press Release: General Cigar Celebrates an Icon with Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de Cumpleaños 150

Press Release: General Cigar Celebrates an Icon with Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de Cumpleaños 150

General Cigar Company will debut Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de Cumpleaños 150, the first and only cigar to feature a proprietary Habano Shade wrapper tobacco, the first ever grown in Esteli. Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de Cumpleaños 150 is a 6” x 54 box-pressed offering handcrafted in Honduras. The blend features a classic Ecuadoran binder and a spicy combination...

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Mar
24
2015

Press Release: Tobacconist University Announces New Consumer Certification Program

Press Release: Tobacconist University Announces New Consumer Certification Program

New Jersey, March 23, 2015: Starting in April of 2015, Tobacconist University (TU) will hand off their consumer certification program to Certified Retail Tobacconists (CRT). The University updated this program allowing certified retailers the exclusive right to administer final exams to consumers who want to become certified. TU anticipates that these changes...

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Mar
23
2015

What’s In Your Humidor?: William Cooper (CigarCoop.com, Stogie Geeks & CMA President)

What’s In Your Humidor?: William Cooper (CigarCoop.com, Stogie Geeks & CMA President)

William Cooper is one of the stars of online cigar media. Know as Cigar Coop, his site personal site cigar-coop.com publishes cigar news, reviews and miscellaneous cigar industry happenings. Coop’s site is the place to go for cigar news (his news feed has been picked up by CigarDojo.com). You can also find Coop on the StogiesGeeks.com podcast and serving as the...

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Mar
13
2015

Contest: Win a Great Smoke 2015 Goodie Bag

Contest: Win a Great Smoke 2015 Goodie Bag

Every year, there is one event that both Willy and I. look forward to with the anticipation of a kid waiting for Christmas…Smoke Inn’s Great Smoke in West Palm Beach. One of the largest cigar events in the country, the Great Smoke was the brainchild of Smoke Inn’s Abe Dababneh. The event features the biggest and best manufacturers handing out cigars, live...

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Mar
02
2015

Cigar Review: Angel’s Anvil TAA 2014 by Crowned Heads

Cigar Review: Angel’s Anvil TAA 2014 by Crowned Heads

Crowned Heads Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Havana) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 7 1/8” x 49 Strength: medium Price: $10.50 MSRP Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 9.2 Crowned Heads recently celebrated their two year anniversary, and in their short history they have built an impressive brand. In 2014, they received the...

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Feb
23
2015

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces “Pope of Greenwich Village” Cigar As Part of Smoke Inn Microblend Series

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces “Pope of Greenwich Village” Cigar As Part of Smoke  Inn Microblend Series

Miami,  FL  – Drew  Estate  announced  today  that  they  would be participating  in Smoke  Inn’s  Microblend  series  with  a new  cigar  named  “Pope  of  Greenwich  Village”.  The  new  cigar will  be  released  in  Spring  2015  and  will  be  available  through Smoke Inn’s  South Florida-based  retail  stores  and  website. The  “Pope  of  Greenwich...

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Feb
11
2015

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu Gordo

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu Gordo

Southern Draw Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Oscuro) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 60 Strength: full Price: $9.95 Overall Rating: 9.2 One day while hanging out at Stogies of Houston, I ran into Robert Holt from Southern Draw Cigars. After a very long conversation, I had the chance to try the Southern Draw Firethorn (which...

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Feb
05
2015

Press Release: Viva Republica Announces Limited-Edition Cigar – Jailbreak

Press Release: Viva Republica Announces Limited-Edition Cigar – Jailbreak

Miami, Florida- Viva Republica, a premium handmade cigar manufacturer is ready to launch a limited edition, one of a kind blend named: Jailbreak. Jailbreak is the latest in unique and innovative lines put forth by Jason Holly, President of Viva Republica. Jason Holly said” Jailbreak is a new concept in where a Lancero is buried inside of a 6’X 58 cigar trying...

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Feb
04
2015

What’s In Your Humidor: Jonathan David & Willy Styl (co-editors of ToastedFoot)

What’s In Your Humidor: Jonathan David & Willy Styl (co-editors of ToastedFoot)

Back in the old days of ToastedFoot there was a feature called “What’s in Your Humidor” that was a big hit with ToastedFoot’s readers. For some time we’ve wanted to bring it back to the site, but we wanted to make sure it was done properly in a way that honored the original while bring in a sense of the new ToastedFoot style. The...

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