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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.

Laranja Reserva by Espinosa Cigars
Cigar Review: Laranja Reserva by Espinosa Cigars



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 a cigar with a lot going for it. With a it’s full flavor and medium body, the Laranja is a cigar that is sure to win over cigar enthusiasts to the Espinosa brand. This is definitely Erik’s best cigar release to date.

Davidoff Nicaragua Cigar
Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut


This year has seen a major rebranding effort at Miami Cigar and Company to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The Nestor Miranda Collection is taking the place of the old Special Selection line. It’s being released in a Habano, a Connecticut and a Maduro that are all made by My Father Cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua. The full flavored Connecticut blend really stands out due to it’s incredible mix of flavors. The Nestor Miranda Collection Connecticut is one the most complex Connecticut cigars on the market right now.

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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Sep
10
2014

Cigar Review: Viaje Exclusivo 2013 Double Edged Sword II

Cigar Review: Viaje Exclusivo 2013 Double Edged Sword II

Viaje Cigars Country: Honduras Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Fill: Nicaragua Size: 6 1/2” x 50 Strength: medium-full Price: $18.70 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 8.6 The Viaje Exclusivo 2013 Double Edged Sword II is a cigar made for collectors. The cigars are packaged in a beautiful ceramic jar, much like some Cubans or the Byron. With a...

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Sep
08
2014

Cigar Review: Recluse Amadeus Sidewinder No. 3

Cigar Review: Recluse Amadeus Sidewinder No. 3

Iconic Leaf Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut Shade) Binder: Unkown (Proprietary) Filler: Dominican Republic Size: 7″ x 57 Strength: mild-medium to medium Price: $8.50 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 7.6 The Recluse Amadeus is the third cigar release from Iconic Leaf Cigars. In keeping with the company’s...

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Sep
05
2014

Cigar Review: San Cristobal Revelation Prophet

Cigar Review: San Cristobal Revelation Prophet

San Cristobal / Ashton Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Sumatra) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5” x 54 Strength: medium bodied Price: $8.50 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 8.7 In 2007 Ashton released the San Cristobal, which was the first of the Don Pepin Garcia made cigars for the company. Since then there have been four...

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Sep
04
2014

Press Release: CIGAR MANOR Announces Exclusive Product Partnership with Daniel Marshall Humidors

Towaco, NJ – New York area cigar accessory online distributor, CIGAR MANOR announced today that it has reached an exclusive deal with luxury cigar humidor manufacturer, Daniel Marshall. The agreement has strengthened ties between the supplier, the distributor, and the customer, providing cigar aficionados around the world with a highly requested new...

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