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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...

Jun
14
2016

Cigar Contest: Holt’s Cigar Company Father’s Day La Aroma/San Cristobal Sampler Contest

Holt’s Cigar Company has teamed up with us to bring you an excellent Father’s Day Cigar Contest. We’ll be giving away a La Aroma de Cuba/San Cristobal ’92-95’ Rated Sampler courtesy of our friends at Holt’s Cigar Company. I love smoking cigars with my old man. (I call him that mainly because he called his dad that, and I know it drives him nuts when I call him...

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Mar
01
2016

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

On March 5th I will be getting married to a really amazing woman, and to celebrate I wanted to do a really amazing giveaway, so this month we are giving away 100 cigars! Many years ago, I used to be a regular at a now closed cigar bar called Downing Street in Houston, Texas. One day, after being on vacation for a while, I walked in and saw this beautiful girl...

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Jan
10
2016

Cigar Giveaway: GMD Cigars 4-packs all January Long

We’re starting off the new year with a great cigar giveaway from our friends at the GMD Group. They debuted several lines of luxury cigars produced in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua at the IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans. For the next three weeks we’ll be giving away 4-packs of some with some of our favorite GMD luxury cigars. Each 4-pack includes the...

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Dec
10
2015

Cigar Contest: What’s JD Smoking For His Birthday? (Win a RP Lighter)

Today is my birthday! What am I doing to celebrate? I’m giving away a lighter to one of our readers. Yep. I’m giving other people presents on my birthday. Our friends and brand sponsors over at Rocky Patel Premium Cigars have teamed up with up to bring you this chance to win a 2 flame torch Rocky Patel lighter. For those of our readers don’t...

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Sep
02
2015

Cigar Giveaway: #SouthernDrawSeptember Giveaway All Month Long

Southern Draw Cigars and ToastedFoot bring you #SouthernDrawSeptember all month long! Southern Draw Cigars may be considered a “newcomer” to the cigar industry, but they have managed to set the cigar world to talking with high ratings and quality cigars that live up to the “simply the perfect draw” line they use in their advertising. Founded by U.S. veterans,...

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