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Hurricane Harvey One Love
Houston Strong: The Cigar Industry and Hurricane Harvey



It’s hard to believe that there’s anyone out there who hasn’t heard about Hurricane Harvey and the devastation that it caused over the Greater Houston Area. In a period of less than a week, Hurricane Harvey dumped enough water on South Texas to fill the entire San Francisco Bay TWICE!

Altadis H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez
Cigar Review: H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez



Over the last few years Altadis has teamed up with outside cigar makers, like with Pete Johnson on the Henry Clay Tattoo, but perhaps the most sought after cigar blender of late is AJ Fernandez. Altadis has partnered with AJ on the new H. Upmann Nicaragua, which is a departure from standard Altadis fare. The new H. Upmann Nicaragua is one of those cigars regular production cigars that’ll make a good everyday smoke for the avid cigar enthusiast.

Davidoff 702 Series Anniversario No. 3
Cigar Review: Davidoff 702 Series Anniversario No. 3


Rarely does a specific tobacco attain a celebrity status of its own, but Davidoff’s proprietary Ecuadorian 702 wrapper is one such type of tobacco. The 702 wrapper has been a part of some amazing cigars, making its appearance with the Davidoff LE 2009 Seleccion 702, and then being included on legendary cigars like the Avo LE 2012 La Trompeta and Davidoff LE 2013 Year of the Snake. Davidoff has taken this impressive tobacco and used it in place of the Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper on seven of their core blends.

Viaje Zombie Antidote 2017
Cigar Review: Viaje Zombie Antidote (2017) Collector's Edition



For years, Viaje has laid claim to Zombie themed cigars, with cigars like the Zombie Supershot, the Zombie Antidote and the recent Zombie Farmer Bill Hatchet. This year, there is a new Collector’s Edition of the Zombie Antidote. Unlike previous versions of the Viaje Zombie Antidote which measured 6 1/4” x 44, the latest version has earned the moniker “Double Dose” because it is 6 1/4” x 50.

Southern Draw Rose of Sharon
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon



Last year released its first Connecticut cigar with the QuickDraw Connecticut, and since the release of that cigar, many have wondered if there would be a Connecticut addition to their core line of cigars. Finally, there is one, with the release of the Southern Draw Rose of Sharon. As with previous cigars in the core line, the company is keeping with its theme of flower plant name, while also drawing on the biblical expression that first appeared in the King James Bible in 1611...

Oct
31
2016

Cigar Review: Viaje Full Moon 2016 Collector’s Edition

Viaje Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 56 Strength: full Price: $10.95 Overall Rating: 9.1 It’s Halloween again. That time of year when we have to pass out candy to cute kids dressed like Elsa and teenagers dress like god knows what, in hopes that no one eggs our house. (Personal Opinion: If you’re old...

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Oct
24
2016

Cigar Review: HR Blue Maduro

White Hat Tobacco Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Maduro) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 50 Strength: full Price: $8.95 Overall Rating: 9.0 After the stellar release of the HR Habano in late 2014, everyone was waiting to see what Cuban tobacco grower Hirochi Robaina would do next. First he made our Most Fascinating People in the...

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Sep
30
2016

Cigar Review: QuickDraw Short Panatela by Southern Draw (Full Line)

Southern Draw Cigars Country: Nicaragua Size: 5 1/2” x 40 Price: $6.00 When Robert Holt of Southern Draw Cigars announced that there was going to be a short panatela vitola added to the QuickDraw line, I was excited to try these new sizes. After trying each of the three blends I found myself wanting to review the for our readers, but we rarely review something...

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Sep
26
2016

Cigar Review: Finca Santa Fe by Cordoba & Morales

Cordoba & Morales Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Undisclosed (Criollo 98) Binder: Undisclosed Filler: Undisclosed Size: 6” x 52 Strength: medium Price: $20.00 Overall Rating: 9.3 Though they may not be well known, Cordoba & Morales has made some great cigars over the last few years. The Cordoba & Morales 19th Hole Maduro even earned a spot in our Top...

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Sep
12
2016

Cigar Review: Ohana Pulse (Habano)

Ohana Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6″ X 50 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $9.50 Overall Rating: 8.7 “Ohana means family,” according to Lilo from the Disney movie Lilo & Stitch, and as Brothers and Sister of The Leaf, we cigar enthusiasts are one big family. That is the idea behind...

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