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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.

Oct
27
2014

Cigar Reviews: Viaje Cache (Both Versions)

Cigar Reviews: Viaje Cache (Both Versions)

Viaje Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5″ x 52 Strength: medium bodied Price: $10.55 MSRP Click here to buy it now Overall Rating (Rounded): 8.9 Overall Rating (Box-Pressed): 8.6 Viaje released several new impressive cigars at this year’s IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas (see my earlier...

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Oct
24
2014

Cigar Review: Kuuts Nicaraguan Blend

Cigar Review: Kuuts Nicaraguan Blend

Kuuts Cigars Country: Honduras Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6″ x 52 Strength: mild-medium Price: $6.10 MSRP Overall Rating: 8.6 Kuuts Cigars has been making cigars for some time now, but the vast majority of their business was done in Europe until recently. Made in Honduras at the Compañia Hondureña de Tabacos, the...

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Oct
22
2014

Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana 1994

Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana 1994

La Flor Dominicana Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres) Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Size: 7″ x 54 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $8.20 MSRP Click here to buy now Overall Rating: 8.8 In 1994 Litto Gomez left the jewelry industry and launched Los Libertadores, his first cigar brand. Two years later, Gomez...

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Oct
20
2014

Cigar Review: Laranja Reserva by Espinosa Cigars

Cigar Review: Laranja Reserva by Espinosa Cigars

Espinosa Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Brazil Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5 3/4 x 46 Strength: medium bodied Price: $8.50 CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW Overall Rating: 9.3 Erik Espinosa has been making cigars for some time now, but outside of Florida his cigars haven’t caught on the way they should. The new Laranja should change all that. It is...

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Oct
06
2014

Cigar Giveaway: ToastedFoot Wingding Lancero 6 Pack

Cigar Giveaway: ToastedFoot Wingding Lancero 6 Pack

On October 18th Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas will be holding the first ever Big Damn Cigar Jamboree & Wingding at the No Label Brewery. The event is going to feature some great boutique cigar brands including 262 Cigars, Room 101, Caldwell Cigars, Cabal, AKA, OSOK, Asylum, Crowned Heads, Alec Bradley, Quesada Cigars, La Palina,...

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Oct
03
2014

Cigar Review: Monte Cristo Texas Connoisseur Edition

Cigar Review: Monte Cristo Texas Connoisseur Edition

Monte Cristo Cigars / Altadis Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Size: 6″ x 60 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $13.95 Overall Rating: 8.7 They say everything is bigger in Texas. Anyone who has ever been to Texas knows that this is definitely true. Even the Monte Cristos are bigger...

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Oct
01
2014

Cigar Review: B.G. Meyers Standard Issue Gordo

Cigar Review: B.G. Meyers Standard Issue Gordo

BG Meyers Cigars / Camacho Cigars / Davidoff Country: Honduras Wrapper: Nicaragua (Habano) Binder: Nicaragua (Esteli) Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 60 Strength: medium-full Price: Overall Rating: 8.5 Rob Weiss, executive producer of Entourage and How to Make It in America has made his debute in the cigar industry with the new BG Meyers brand from Camacho Cigars....

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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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