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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...

Apr
23
2014

Cigar Review: Casa Fernandez Aganorsa Leaf Maduro

Casa Fernandez Cigars Country: USA (Miami) Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6 x 54 Strength: full-bodied Price: $8.90 MSRP Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 8.8 Casa Fernandez is one of those brands with a very loyal fan base, and deservedly so. Also known as Tabacalera Tropical, Casa Fernandez controls every step in...

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Apr
08
2011

Cigar Review: Jameson Santos de Miami

  Size: 6×54, Haven (Box-Press) Wrapper: Dominican Havana Corojo Binder: Dominican Criollo ’98 Filler: Dominican Corojo and Criollo Strength: Medium/Full Price: $8 Grade: 8.9 The Santos de Miami is beautiful cigar produced by the Jameson Cigar Company. Below is the info on this smoke from their website. A blend inspired by the spirit of Miami,...

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Feb
16
2011

Cigar Review: Oliva Cain F Nub

Today we are very excited to have a guest review from GC Puffs. GC manages a cigar blog that I just became aware of a few weeks ago, and it has quickly become one of my favorite blogs to visit – I’ve gone back and read through almost all of his posts. We wanted to provide GC some space on our blog to do his thing, and would like to encourage our...

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Jan
28
2011

Cigar Review: Mi Barrio

  Size: 6×50, El Aceres Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Binder & Filler: Nicaraguan Esteli & Jalapa Strength: Medium/Full Price: $7-10 Grade: 9.1 Mi Barrio is a seasonal, limited edition cigar that was created by Jose Pepin Garcia for EO Brands. The Mi Barrio cigars are presented in a box with original artwork by Edin Gutierrez; each release...

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Dec
10
2010

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Famous Signature Series

Size: 6×50, Toro Wrapper: Habano Binder: Mexican Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium/Full Price: Box of 20, $99.99 Grade: 8.8 Another Famous Smoke Shop exclusive, the Famous Signature Series by Rocky Patel Cigars was also developed by Amilcar P. Castro. Amilcar is behind other Rocky smokes including one of my favorites, the 15th Anniversary, reviewed here,...

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