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Ashton Symmetry Cigar
Cigar Review: Ashton Symmetry Sublime



It seems like late Ashton has spent most of its time and money on their brands from Don Pepín Garcia (San Cristobal and La Aroma de Cuba), and they've not released a new Ashton branded cigar in nearly ten years. When the Ashton Symmetry debuted at the IPCPR in 2014, it quickly became a one of the most eagerly awaited cigars of the year. The Symmetry was a collaboration with the Fuente factory. Ashton fans expecting another ESG may not find what they’re looking for in the Symmetry, but the cigar is still a very good cigar and a nice addition to the Ashton brand.

MBombay Mora
Cigar Review: MBombay Mora (all vitolas)


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 wonderful cigar, that when Mel Shah of Bombay Tobak gave us the opportunity to try the entire MBombay line, it was readily apparent that this was a cigar of such complexity and quality that it deserved a little special treatment. So, for the first time ever we are reviewing each vitola in the line.

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.

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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