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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...

Nov
21
2017

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacob’s Ladder Toro

Southern Draw Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: USA (Pennsylvania Broadleaf) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 52 Strength: full bodied Price: $9.99 Overall Rating: 9.4 Southern Draw Cigars has been making some great cigars over the past few years, including the Kudzu and Rose of Sharon, but now this veteran owned boutique brand’s newest cigar may...

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Nov
02
2017

Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Señor Esugars Toro

Cornelius & Anthony Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres) Binder: USA Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 50 Strength: full Price: $9.95 Overall Rating: 9.1 In their short time making cigars, Cornelius & Anthony has released some pretty impressive cigars, and received some great ratings here on the site. Their new Señor Esugars, named for owner...

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Jul
12
2017

Cigar Review: H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez

Altadis Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Sumtra) Binder: Nicaragua (Corojo ’99) Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Republic Size: 6” x 54 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $7.50 Overall Rating: 8.7 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...

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Jun
23
2017

Cigar Review: Davidoff Series 702 Aniversario No. 3

Davidoff AG Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (702) Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Size: 6” x 50 Strength: medium Price: $26.90 Overall Rating: 9.2 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...

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Jun
12
2017

Cigar Review: Guaimaro Torpedo

Guaumaro Cigars / Popsiech Inc Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres) Binder: Brazil (Arapiraca Castaño) Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 6” x 54 Strength: Medium-full to full Price: $8.75 Overall Rating: 8.9 Esteban Disla is the factory manager and co-owner of Fabrica de Tabacos NicaSueño, which has become famous for producing the...

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