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Espinosa Especial Cigar
Cigar Review: Espinosa Especial



Erik Espinosa released several new blends (or tweaks to blends) at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans. One of those new blends is the Espinosa Especial, which is something a little different from the typical fare coming out of the La Zona Factory. Medium-full to full bodied, the Especial makes for a great everyday cigar for the full bodied cigar smoker.

Davidoff Year of the Monkey 2016 Limited Edition
Cigar Review: Davidoff Year of the Monkey 2016 Limited Edition



Today marks the start of Chinese New Year, so this seems an appropriate time to take a look at the latest installment of Davidoff’s limited editions themed for the Chinese zodiac. For 2016, though released late in 2015, the latest addition to the series is the Davidoff Year of the Monkey. With production limited to 3,000 boxes of 10, the Davidoff Year of the Monkey is sure to become a rare collector’s item.

Acme Cigar Company Cigar Giveaway
Cigar Giveaway: 66 Acme Cigar Giveaway all February



This month is the 70th Anniversary of the song “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66”, so it seemed only right that we team up with the company behind the Acme Route 66 cigar. So, our friends Jay Lundy and Tom Poehler (no relation to Amy) have made this very awesome giveaway possible. We’ll be giving away six 11-pack cigars throughout the month of February.

Acme Route 66 Tandem Cigar
Cigar Review: Acme Route 66 Tandem


With the economy being what it is, cigar smokers are constantly on the lookout for good cigars at great prices. The guys at Acme have managed to do just that, but rather than stop there, they have managed to find a way to give cigar enthusiasts two good cigars for the price of just one. Meant for those times when you are sharing a cigar with friend, the 8 1/2 inch Acme Route 66 Tandem can either be cut in half to share or smoked all the way through. The cigar is rolled in such a way that cutting it in two does not effect the integrity of the cigar.

Tabaquero by Hamlet from Rocky Patel cigar review
Cigar Review:Tabaquero by Hamlet (Rocky Patel Premium Cigars)


Few people in the United States know who Hamlet Padres is, and even I have to confess that when I first herd the cigar it took a good deal of thinking to some up with where I knew the name from. Padres is a well know Cuban cigar roller, who moved from Cuba to the U.S. last year, with help form Rocky Patel. Now, under the Rocky Patel, Hamlet has produced his own brand...

San Cristobal Ovation cigar by Ashton
Cigar Review: San Cristobal Ovation



In 2014, Ashton Cigars released the limited edition La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse (our Cigar of the Year that year). At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show they announced that the San Cristobal brand would be getting the same special treatment with a limited edition cigar named the San Cristobal Ovation. Finally hitting stores late in 2015 and early 2016, the San Cristobal Ovation is made at My Father Cigars S.A., and is a full bodied cigar certainly worthy of the ovation that its name implies.

Jul
20
2014

Cigar Review: Montecristo Espada Guard

Monte Cristo Cigars / Altadis Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6″ x 50 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $11.75 MSRP Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 9.1 As I’ve said before, I’m quite impressed with what Altadis has been doing with its long standing brands. (See my earlier H. Upmann...

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May
18
2011

Cigar Review: Viaje Holiday Blend (2009)

Size: 5×54, Robusto Wrapper: Nicaraguan Criollo Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium/Full Price: $8.75 Grade: 8.9 Limited to 3,000 cigars, this Nicaraguan Puro was the first of the limited edition holiday blends from Viaje.  Andre Farkas does a lot of limited releases with the Nicaraguan Puros he produces. I was fortunate enough to...

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Apr
25
2011

Cigar Review: Torano Single Region Serie Jalapa

  Size: 5×52, Robusto Wrapper: Nicaraguan (Criollo ’98) Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium Price: $6.5-6.95 Grade: 8.6 Released in August of 2010, right around the IPCPR convention, the Torano Single Region Serie Jalapa is available in three sizes and priced between $6.50 and $6.95. The three sizes are a 5×52 Robusto, a...

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Apr
18
2011

Cigar Review: Padron 1964 Anniversary, SI-15 Natural (Smoke Inn 15th Anniversary)

  Size: 6×60 Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sungrown Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium/Full Price: 15 for $277.50; 5 for $92.50 Grade: 9.4   Smoke Inn Cigars is celebrating their 15th Anniversary with three limited edition releases. Their first release was the Tatauaje Anarchy (review), which was largely well received. Their second...

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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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