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Southern Draw Firethorn Lancero
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Firethorn Limited Edition Lancero



Southern Draw is a veteran owned boutique cigar company that should be well known to our reader, having cigars in both our Honorable Mentions of 2014 and Top Ten Cigars of 2015 lists, as well as several other highly rated blends. Recently, they have released to limited edition lancero versions of their core lines, with both the Southern Draw Kudzu and Firethorn lanceros.

Las Calaveras 2016 by Crowned Heads
Cigar Review: Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2016 by Crowned Heads



Once again Crowned Heads has released their annual Las Calaveras cigar, and once again it is a very good tasty cigar made at My Father Cigars’ Nicaraguan factory. This year’s Las Calaveras features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, which helps make for an especially flavorful full bodied cigar. Coming in three vitolas, only 4,500 boxes of the Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2016 will be made.

Camacho Powerband Cigar
Cigar Review: Camacho Powerband


Since Davidoff’s rebranding of the Camacho line, the company has focused on fuller, stronger powerful cigars. With their “Board of the Bold” and “The Bold Standard”, the company has become the first stop for those looking for flavorful bold cigars. Their latest installment in the Master Built Series, the Cmacho Powerband fits into the category of flavorful, bold and full bodied category of cigars. Claiming to draw inspiration from the “power, performance, and acceleration associated with the classic V-twin engine”, the Powerband is an impressive full bodied cigar.

Debonaire Cigars Review
Cigar Review: Debonaire Belicoso


Debonaire Cigars was founded by Philip Zanghi (originally of Indian Tobac) and Daniel Sinclair. The core line features a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper, Dominican binder and a blend of fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The Debonaire Belicoso it a decent medium to medium-full bodied cigar that is extremely well constructed.

Schrader MMXIII by Nat Sherman
Cigar Review: Schrader MMXIII by Nat Sherman



Nappa winemaker Fred Schrader has partnered with Nat Sherman International to create a second Schrader “Sparky” Cigar. (The original was made by Quesada and was distributed by Tatuaje.) Taking three years to produce the cigar’s shape and blend, the Schrader MMXIII was a collaboration between Fred Schrader and Michael Helklots, and is manufactured at Quesada’s Factory in the Dominican Republic.

Daddy Mac Cigar by Cornelius & Anthony
Cigar Review: Daddy Mac by Cornelius & Anthony



The release of the Cornelius by Cornelius & Anthony Cigars was an extremely impressive cigar made at Miami’s El Titan de Bronze. How do they follow that impressive first cigar? By releasing a high quality cigar from one of Estelí’s hottest factories, Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Factory. Named for owner Steven Bailey’s father Mac, is yet another stellar cigar from the La Zona Factory, and should only cement Cornelius & Anthony as a boutique brand to watch.

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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