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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.

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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Nov
01
2013

Cigar Review: Crémo Cigars Capa Caliente

Crémo Cigars Capa Caliente Size: Toro (6″  x 52) Wrapper: Dark Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan & Dominican Strength: Full Price:  $ 12 MSRP Grade: 9.1 A few weeks ago we broke the news that Crémo Cigars was preparing to launch there third blend, the Capa Caliente. The Capa Caliente, like all of the Crémo blends, is hand rolled...

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Mar
18
2013

Cigar Review: Ezra Zion Cigars-Honor Series “Reagan”

Ezra Zion Cigars-Honor Series “Reagan” Size: President (6 3/4″ x 54) Wrapper: Nicaraguan 2006 Sun Grown Habano Binder:  Nicaraguan 2006 Cuban Seed Filler: Nicaraguan 2007 Seco, Viso, Ligero Strength: Medium-Full Price:  $12.50 Grade: 8.9 Last summer we were approached by the guys from Cigar Federation to review their initial entry into the...

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Nov
14
2012

Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Cardinal 52 Natural

E.P. Carrillo Cardinal 52 Size:   Robusto (5″ x 52) Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Binder:  Nicaragua Filler:  Nicaragua Strength: Medium-Full Price:  (Pre-Release Sample) $7.25 MSRP Recently, I reviewed the EP Carillo Cardinal Maduro (here!)  and like most of Ernesto’s Cigars I really enjoyed the blend.  Today we review the sister blend, the Cardinal,...

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Sep
22
2012

Cigar Review: Room 101 Daruma Roxxo

Room 101 Daruma Roxxo Size:  Roxxo (4″ x 48) Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder:  Brazilian Filler:  Honduran & Dominican Strength: Medium Price: $7.25 MSRP Click here to buy now Room 101 has been on quite a roll for the last year with the release of the Namakubi and the OSOK lines which have been incredibly good, popular, and successful lines for Matt...

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