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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
11
2012

Cigar Review: Ortega Serie “D” Natural No. 8

Ortega Serie “D” Natural no. 8 Size: Robusto (5 1/2 x 50 ) Box Pressed Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado Binder: Esteli, Nicaragua Filler: Esteli & Jalapa, Viso & Ligero Strength: Medium Price: TBD (pre-release sample) Grade: 9.4 The Ortega Serie D Natural is the second cigar to be released from the Ortega Cigar Company. As we wrote in our...

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May
23
2012

Cigar Review: My Father Flor de las Antillas

My Father Flor De Las  Antilles Size: Box Pressed Robusto (5 x 50) Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium Price: $7 msrp Grade: 8.3 Click here to buy now The new My Father “Flor De Las Antilles” has been hitting retailers shelves the last few weeks and I love to try the new releases so when I saw this in...

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May
22
2012

Cigar Review: My Father El Hijo

My Father “El Hijo” Smoke Inn Microblend Series Size: Box Pressed Robusto (5.5 x 52) Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano (2009) Binder: Nicarauguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium to Full Price: 9.75 msrp (Box of 15, $146.25, Exclusively at Smoke Inn Cigars) Grade: 9.1 Click here to buy now So, after my good friend Da Mayor reviewed the newest release...

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May
18
2012

Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Solaris

Arturo Fuente Solaris Size: 6X49 Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown Binder: ? Filler: ? Strength: Mild-Medium Price: $8.95 MSRP Grade: 9.0 Click here to buy now When Smoke Inn announced its Microblend Series celebrating its 15 anniversary I was excited. But when they announced that Arturo Fuente was making the fourth installment of the Microblends, I became...

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May
15
2012

Cigar Review: Ortega Serie “D” Maduro No. 8

Ortega Serie “D” no. 8 Size: Robusto (5 1/2 x 50 ) Box Pressed Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro Binder: Esteli, Nicaragua Filler: Esteli & Jalapa, Viso & Ligero Strength: Medium Price: $6.90 msrp Grade: 9.3 Click Here To Buy Now The Ortega Cigar Company was founded in 2012 by Eddie Ortega, formerly the “O” in EO Brands, makers...

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