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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
22
2014

Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana 1994

La Flor Dominicana Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres) Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Size: 7″ x 54 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $8.20 MSRP Click here to buy now Overall Rating: 8.8 In 1994 Litto Gomez left the jewelry industry and launched Los Libertadores, his first cigar brand. Two years later, Gomez...

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Aug
11
2014

Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Nica Puro H-Town Lancero

Alec Bradley Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 7″ x 40 Strength: medium-full Price: $7.95 Overall Rating: 9.0 Jorge Ahued, proprietor of Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, has long been known as a fan of lancero cigars. Few shops have such an extensive lancero collection, so it only makes sense that...

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Jun
30
2014

Cigar Review: 1907 by Dunhill

Dunhill / General Cigar Co. Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Honduras Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Size: 5″ x 52 Strength: medium bodied Price: N/A Overall Rating: 8.4 In 1907, Alfred Dunhill opened his first tobacco shop in London, and he soon made a name for himself as the tobacconist of choice for King George VI and Sir...

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Jun
27
2014

Cigar Review: CAO Hurricane

CAO Cigars / General Cigar Co. Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Honduras Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua & Dominican Republic Size: 6″ x 54 Strength: full bodied Price: $6.99 MSRP Overall Rating: 8.2 Just in time for Hurricane Season in the south east comes the Hurricane from CAO. The CAO Hurricane grew out of last year’s Last Stick...

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Jun
21
2014

Cigar Review: 1502 Ruby

Global Premium Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6″ x 50 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: N/A Overall Rating: 8.8 The year 1502 was the year Christopher Columbus discovered Nicaragua (although I’m pretty sure the natives never thought it was lost) on his fourth and final voyage to the New...

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