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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.

Feb
15
2016

Cigar Review: Palacios Maduro Torpedo

Palacios Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: USA (5 Year Aged Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro) Binder: Mexico (7 Year Aged San Andres Habano) Filler: unknown Size: 6” x 52 Strength: medium Price: $10.50 Overall Rating: 9.0 Recently, I was introduced to the Palacios Maduro. Working with the Gomez Sanchez cigar family in Esteli, Mario W. Palacios created the...

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Jan
07
2016

What’s In Your Humidor?: Mel Shah of MBombay

In the two short years they’ve been around MBombay cigars have managed to gain a loyal following and positive reviews from avid cigar enthusiasts. In an almost unheard of fate for a new boutique brand, the MBombay KeSara Pyramid was the #4 cigar of our Top TenCigar of 2014 list, followed by the MBombay Mora Toro taking the #3 spot in our Top Ten Cigars of...

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May
04
2015

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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Jul
09
2014

Cigar Review: Cordoba & Morales Front 9 Torpedo

Cordoba & Morales Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6 1/4 x 52 Strength: mild to medium Price: $8.50 MSRP Overall Rating: 8.9 If there is one boutique cigar company to watch over the coming 18 to 24 months it has to be Cordoba & Morales. Their strategy of making cigars specifically for golfers is quite...

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Jun
01
2014

Cigar Review: Clave Cubana by Cordoba & Morales

Cordoba & Morales Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua (Criollo 98) Binder: Ecuador Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6″ x 56 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $16 Overall Rating: 9.1 Cordoba & Morales is a boutique cigar company that’s main focus is on producing cigars for golfers. With their special edition Clave Cubana cigar they have gone a...

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