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QuickDraw Connecticut by Southern Draw Cigars
Cigar Review: QuickDraw Connecticut by Southern Draw Cigars


Veteran-owned Southern Draw Cigars has been producing high quality cigars for two years now, and their Southern Draw Kudzu Gordo even earned a spot in our Top Ten Cigars of 2015. With their QuickDraw line, Southern Draw has created some small, but no less flavorful cigars at a reasonable price. The QuickDraw Connecticut in the line to be released in two vitolas, and joins the QuickDraw Habano and QuickDraw Pennsylvania.

Espinosa Habano (2015) Cigar Review
Cigar Review: Espinosa Habano (2015)


At last year’s IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans, Erik Espinosa’s company was one of the definite stars, with several new releases coming from his Estelí based La Zona Factory. One of the new releases on display was a rebranded and reblended Espinosa Habano. Similar to the original Espinosa Habano, the 2015 version is a full flavor and full bodied cigar at a very reasonable price.

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What's In Your Humidor? w/ Rocky Patel



t’s hard to be a cigar smoker and not know the name Rocky Patel. I often refer to him as the Donald Trump of cigars, just because it seems like his name is everywhere. Few people have done as much for all aspects of the cigar industry as Rocky Patel. After twenty years in the cigar industry, Rocky is no longer an outsider, but a prominent member of the cigar community. His Rocky Patel Premium Cigars brand is know worldwide, and for good reason.

Why I Love Cigars - 100 Cigar Giveaway to Celebrate JD\
Contest Update: Why I Love Cigars - 100 Cigar Giveaway to Celebrate JD's Wedding



The response to our Why I Love Cigars Contest was amazing. There were 177 total entries of all kinds. Some were long, some were short, some were serious, and some were quite funny. I think that Dave G’s entry put it best, “I love cigar because of all the wonderful, amazing stories like there from all these incredible people. After reading through all these comments, all I can say is Wow! Well done everyone!”

Cornelius Cigar by Cornelius & Anthony
Cigar Review: Cornelius by Cornelius & Anthony



The Bailey Family, which has been growing tobacco in Virginia for 150 years, has expanded their portfolio to include the premium cigar brand Cornelius & Anthony. Brand owner Steven Bailey has named their new release after his grandfather Cornelius Bailey, who ran the family’s first tobacco business back in 1866. The Cornelius is being produced at Miami’s El Titan de Bronze Factory, and like other cigars coming from the factory is a well constructed complex cigar that is sure to be a hit with avid cigar enthusiasts.

Manolo Estate Habano Serie 32
Cigar Review: Manolo Estate Habano Serie 32



At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans, Master Blends Cigar Company, owned by Luis Gutierrez and Juan Carlos Rojas, announced the Manolo Estate Cuban Heritage line to be produced in the Dominican Republic. The brand’s name pays tribute to Manual “Manolo” Rojas, and the multiple generations of the Rojas and Gutierrez families that have been in the cigar industry. The Manolo Estate Habano Serie 32 manages to mix flavor and strength at an exceptional value.

Apr
07
2016

Press Release: Southern Draw Cigars and Boveda Inc.

SOUTHERN DRAW CIGARS – BOVEDA INC. Boveda Inc., the standard for premium tobacco storage and Southern Draw Cigars, purveyor of hand-crafted Nicaraguan cigars, announce Co-op and Advertising Agreement.   Southern Draw Cigars will include Boveda’s patented 2-way humidity control in 100% of its packages, including boxes, bundles and samplers. Southern Draw Cigars...

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Apr
06
2016

Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Releases 2016 Morphine Cigar

April 6 2016 – Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the third release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra. Black Label Trading Co. first released MORPHINE in June 2014. Followed by the second release in June 2015. MORPHINE is produced by BLTC’s factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli. “Morphine has quickly...

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Apr
04
2016

Contest Update: Why I Love Cigars – 100 Cigar Giveaway to Celebrate JD’s Wedding

The response to our Why I Love Cigars Contest was amazing. There were 177 total entries of all kinds. Some were long, some were short, some were serious, and some were quite funny. This contest was meant to celebrate my wedding, but it turned into something much more. It became a celebration of the stories that brought us to this lifestyle that forges lifelong...

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Apr
02
2016

Toast of the Week (4/2/16)

We will announce the winners of our Why I Love Cigars Contest on Monday, April 5, 2016. My wife is busy reading all 177 entries to choose the winners, and once she’s picked them I will post the winners. Good luck to all who entered. This week we reviewed several great cigars. The Rocky Patel Twentieth Lancero, Cornelius by Cornelius & Anthony and...

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Apr
01
2016

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Twentieth Lancero

Rocky Patel Premium Cigars Country: Honduras Wrapper: Honduras Binder: Honduras Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua Size: 7 1/2” x 38 Strength: medium Price: $9.95 Click here to buy it now. Overall Rating: 9.1 In 1995, Rocky Patel launched entered the cigar industry, and began on a path to cigar stardom. To celebrate his first ten years in the business he released...

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Mar
30
2016

Cigar Review: Cornelius by Cornelius & Anthony Cigars

Cornelius & Anthony  Country: USA (Miami) Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Special Reserve) Binder: Ecuador Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5 1/2” Strength: medium Price: $13.50 Overall Rating: 9.4 The Bailey Family, which has been growing tobacco in Virginia for 150 years, has expanded their portfolio to include the premium cigar brand Cornelius & Anthony. Brand owner...

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