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Toraño Exodus 2016 by General Cigar
Cigar Review: Toraño Exodus (2016)


In 2014, General Cigar Co. acquired the Toraño Family brands in a well publicized deal, with Jack Toraño remaining on as the brand’s ambassador. While last year there was not much new from under the Toraño banner, this year there were several new releases on display at the IPCPR Trade Show, the most noticeable of which was an new Toraño Exodus. This new Exodus is both something new and a cigar that can be appreciated by past fans of the Toraño brand.

Stogies RoMa Craft Neanderthal H-Town Lancero
Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Neanderthal H-Town Lancero (Stogies Exclusive)



Stogies’ H-Town Lancero Series has had many great cigars, but it seems like the last several have been among the best and would be a hard act to follow. Skip Martin’s RoMa Craft Tobac has managed to continue the high standards set by earlier H-Town releases with his Neanderthal H-Town Lancero. Full bodied and flavorful, the Neanderthal H-Town is unlike any other cigar in the series of lanceros made exclusively for Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas.

The Oscar HAbano Cigar
Cigar Review: The Oscar Habano


Oscar Valladares made a splash with his Leaf, which came wrapped in a tobacco leaf rather than cellophane. Now Oscar has followed that up with a cigar that comes in a candela sleeve in place of cellophane. In a first for Oscar Valladares Tobacco, The Oscar features Nicaraguan filler, as well as Honduran, giving this full bodied cigar a bit more kick to it. If the initial reactions, both at the IPCPR in Las Vegas and my local retailer, The Oscar is bound to be Oscar’s biggest hit yet.

Cornelius & Anthony Venganza
Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Venganza



So far, Steven Bailey’s Cornelius & Anthony has been releasing some really impressive cigars. The Venganza, their latest release, follows the Cornelius and Daddy Mac, and manages to continue the company’s streak of excellent cigars. The Venganza is a full bodied cigar coming from Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Factory in Estelí. With its full body and flavor, the Venganza is likely to be the company’s most successful release yet.

Gaaja by Bombay Tobak
Cigar Review: Gaaja by Bombay Tobak



After much success (and two Top Ten Cigars on this site) with the MBombay brand, Mel Shah’s Bombay Tobak has expanded. The Gaaja, is a mild-medium bodied cigar, that makes use of some very fare tobaccos, including Paraguayan tobacco which is not used particularly often in premium cigars. Like previous Bombay Tobak releases, the Gaaja is complex cigar with a wonderful balance between the flavors. While the Gaaja takes its name from the Sanskrit word for elephant, but there is nothing bulky or ponderous about the cigar.

IPCPR Trade Show 2016 Las Vegas
IPCPR Coverage 2016 - Final Thoughts on the Show



Well, the 2016 IPCPR is finally over with, and I’ve had a few days to recover. While running errands with my wife, hanging out with friends and catching up on work for my day job, I’ve had some time to gather my thoughts on the IPCPR Trade Show last week. As I sit here on my patio smoking an Espinosa Laranga H-Town Lancero, I have decide to lay out my thoughts on this year’s show, in the same way I did last year. There are my own personal thoughts and opinions, and should not be taken as anything more than that.

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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May
21
2014

Cigar Review: Camacho Ditka Throwback

Camacho Cigars Country: Honuras Wrapper: Honduras (Corojo Maduro) Binder: Brazil Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras & Dominican Republic Size: 6″ x 50 Strength: medium to full-bodied Price: $10.50 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 9.0 Anyone with even the slightest knowledge of football has heard the named Mike Ditka. As both a player (1961-1972) and...

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May
12
2014

Press Release: Camacho Introduces the Camacho Ecuador

PINELLAS PARK, FL (Monday, May, 12 2014) –– Camacho, the worlds leading brand of bold cigars, is proud to introduce the all-new Camacho Ecuador; an intense new flavor experience born in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The Ecuador Habano leaf is one of the most storied tobaccos in our arsenal, a wrapper unique unto itself in color, texture and aroma. Grown...

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May
11
2014

Cigar Review: Tatuaje 10 Grand Chasseur 2013 TAA Exclusive

Tatuaje Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Honduras Filler: Honduras Size: 6 3/8″ x 54 Strength: medium-full bodied Price: $11.00 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 9.0 The Tobacconists Association of America (TAA) is a trade organization of tobacco retailers. Many companies make a TAA exclusive cigar (often a special size...

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Apr
15
2011

Cigar Review: Oliva Cain Daytona

Size: 5×50, 550 (Robusto) Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Binder: Nicaraguan Habano Filler: Nicaraguan Ligero Strength: Medium/Full Price: Box of 24, $124.95 Grade: 9.0 This cigar has created quite a buzz online with multiple reviews and generally positive reception from cigar smokers.  While the Cain line of cigars have been known as powerhouse smokes (Maduro,...

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