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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...

Feb
29
2016

Cigar Review: Davidoff Winston Churchill

Davidoff A.G. Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Rojiza) Binder: Mexico (San Andres) Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 6 7/8” x 47 Strength: mild-medium to medium Price: $17.90 Click here to buy it now. Overall Rating: 9.0 The original Davidoff Winston Churchill, which was released back in 2007, seemed to have lost some of its luster...

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Feb
08
2016

Cigar Review: Davidoff Year of the Monkey 2016 Limited Edition

Davidoff A.G. Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Rojiza Corte 3) Binder: Mexico (San Andres) Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic & Peru Size: 6 1/2” x 50 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $34.00 Click here to buy it now. Overall Rating: 9.3 Today marks the start of Chinese New Year, so this seems an appropriate time to take a look at the...

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Jan
29
2016

Press Release: Zino Platinum Extends Partnership w/ Long Time Collaborators, UR New York

(Pinellas Park, FL – January 29, 2016) ZINO PLATINUM is pleased to announce that it will once again join forces with the famed urban artist collective, UR NEW YORK. Through this new partnership, Brooklyn based artists, Mike Baca aka 2ESAE and Fernando Romero aka SKI will now become the first ever ZINO PLATINUM Brand Ambassadors. Life is what you make it....

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Jan
14
2016

Press Release: Oettinger Davidoff AG acquires majority interest in Asia Distributor Bluebell Cigars (Asia) Ltd.

Basel/Switzerland, January 14, 2016. Following the acquisition of a 25% interest in its Asia Distributor Bluebell Cigars (Asia) Ltd a year ago, Oettinger Davidoff AG, the worldwide leading manufacturer of premium cigars, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, announced today the acquisition of a majority interest effective January 1, 2016. Bluebell Cigars (Asia)...

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Dec
31
2015

Press Release: Davidoff Unveils New Nicaragua Box Pressed Coming March 2016

Basel, December 2015. Davidoff Cigars has unveiled its new Davidoff Nicaragua Box Pressed, arriving in late March 2016 – the first ever box pressed cigar from Davidoff. Davidoff Nicaragua Box Pressed follows on the heels of the acclaimed Davidoff Nicaragua line – Cigar Aficionado’s Top 3 cigar of 2013 & Cigar Journal’s Best Brand / DR – in 2015 – and...

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