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Viaje Exclusivo Nicaragua
Cigar Review: Viaje Exclusivo Nicaragua



The Viaje Exclusivo began life as a personal blend for brand owner Andre Farkas, but since 2009 has become a staple in the Viaje line, with all kind of various sizes being released over the years. Now the Viaje Exclusivo gets a new Nicaraguan puro, manufactured at Casa Fernandez’s TABSA factory in Nicaragua, which sets it apart from the original line which is made in Honduras. This new medium-full to full bodied addition to the Viaje Exclusivo line surpasses its original version, and sure to become a favorite of Viaje fans.

Andalino by JRE Tobacco
Cigar Review: Andalino by JRE Tobacco


Julio R. Eiroa (father of Christian) released several new cigars at this year’s IPCPR, but the one that really stands out is the Aladino. Julio is also a legend in the tobacco industry, having grown tobacco in Honduras since 1963 and being famous for his original Corojo tobacco that formed the basis for Camacho’s success. With JRE Tobacco, it is being called a “crop to shop” operation, with every step in the process from farming, production and distribution being controlled by JRE Tobacco.

Caldwell Eastern Standard Midnight Express
Cigar Review: Caldwell Eastern Standard Midnight Express



Once again, the Caldwell Cigar Company booth was one of the busiest at the IPCPR. It’s a testament to Robert Caldwell and the following that his cigars have gained over the past few years. One of the new cigar from Caldwell that keeps coming up in conversation is the Eastern Standard Midnight Express. (Mostly because my friend Lauren won’t shut up about it.) While not a standard “maduro version” of the Eastern Standard, since it is it’s own unique blend...

La Aurora Double Barrel Aged No. 2
Cigar Review: La Aurora Preferidos Double Barrel Aged No. 2


For the first time since adding La Aurora Preferidos Diamond No. 2 back in 2012, La Aurora has expanded the Preferidos line with a new blend. While the other cigars in the line are differentiated by the type of wrapper used (ie. Brazillian, Broadleaf, Cameroon), this time La Aurora is focusing on the aging process. After being rolled the cigars are aged for an additional 90 days, imparting an interesting sweetness to the cigar. The new La Aurora Preferidos Double Barrel Aged No. 2 is a good addition to the flagship Preferidos line.

HR Blue Maduro
Cigar Review: HR Blue Maduro



After the stellar release of the HR Habano in late 2014, everyone was waiting to see what Cuban tobacco grower Hirochi Robaina would do next. First he made our Most Fascinating People in the Cigar Industry 2015 List, then he teamed up with Spence Drake to expand the brand at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Shows in New Orleans with two new additions. The HR Blue is the new maduro added to the line, and uses tobacco from the original HR Habano blend covered in a Ecuadorian Habano Maduro wrapper.

Herrera Esteli H-Town Lancero
Cigar Review: Herrera Esteli Maduro H-Town Lancero



The well-recieved Stogies H-Town Lancero Series continues to expand, this time with a rare cigar in a rare vitola. For this year’s TAA, Drew Estates released the Herrera Esteli TAA Maduro, and the latest Stogies store exclusive lancero is that blend in the vitola that only seems to fly off the shelves at Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas. Like the other cigars in the H-Town Series the Herrera Esteli Maduro H-Town is a great cigar, and is definitely going to be sought after by hard core cigar enthusiasts.

Mar
13
2015

Contest: Win a Great Smoke 2015 Goodie Bag

Every year, there is one event that both Willy and I. look forward to with the anticipation of a kid waiting for Christmas…Smoke Inn’s Great Smoke in West Palm Beach. One of the largest cigar events in the country, the Great Smoke was the brainchild of Smoke Inn’s Abe Dababneh. The event features the biggest and best manufacturers handing out cigars, live...

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May
04
2014

Contest Update: Just Find J.D.

Last week, from Sunday thru Thursday, I made a trip up to Orlando. While there I got a chance to visit several area shops including Sosa Family Cigars at Downtown Disney and multiple Corona Cigar Co. locations. It was a great chance to meet and talk to some of our readers, and talk to fellow BOTL like Earl from Ohio or Mike from Ocala. To celebrate my joining...

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Apr
22
2014

Cigar Contest: Just Find J.D.

From Sunday thru Thursday (April 27th to May 1st) I will be visiting the Magic Kingdom, which makes this the perfect time for a contest. Obviously I don’t plan on going that long without a cigar, so I’ll be stopping by at a couple Orlando area B&Ms to enjoy a cigar with my fellow BOTL. I’d love to meet as many of our readers as possible....

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Nov
21
2012

Cigar Contest: The Great “Guess The Gurkha” Giveaway!

CONTEST HAS ENDED – WE HAVE OUR WINNERS!!! Grand Prize:  VWarnerJr for including Ghosts and ashtray in his answer! Second Prize: BKinHop who also included Ghosts and ashtray in his answer!       Thanks to everyone for participating!  If you didn’t win, try again when I announce my next contest in a few days! @WillyStyl...

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Apr
04
2011

Cigar Contest: Win Cigars from Cohiba and La Gloria Cubana

Last week we posted a poll and invited you to decide which 3 cigars we’d give away this month. Out of 10 choices from General Cigar, and with over 190 votes, you chose these three! La Gloria Cubana Serie N (22%, 43 Votes) La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros (18%, 34 Votes) Cohiba XV (15%, 29 Votes) Thank you for your participation! You can see the...

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