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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...

Aug
20
2016

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

Roma Craft Tobac / Stogies World Class Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés) Binder: USA (Connecticut Broadleaf) Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & USA (Pennsylvania) Size: 7” x 38 Strength: full Price: $10.95 Overall Rating: 9.3 Stogies’ H-Town Lancero Series has had many great cigars, but it seems like the last several have been...

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Aug
01
2016

Cigar Review: Espinosa Laranja Reserva H-Town Lancero (Stogies Exclusive)

Espinosa Cigars / Stogies World Class Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Brazil Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 7” x 40 Strength: medium bodied Price: $8.50 Overall Rating: 9.3 Anyone that follows this site regularly is like to be familiar with the H-Town Lancero Series, that is exclusive to Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas. These cigars...

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Jul
26
2016

IPCPR 2016 Coverage – Day 2

Today seemed like the longest day of the IPCPR Trade Show. Maybe it’s the time change or the late night, but it’s been a very long day that got off on the wrong foot when my Prometheus lighter crapped out. There was no saving it. I knew I should have brought a Xikar, so on my walk to the Sands Expo area I stopped by the Davidoff of Geneva kiosk and bought a...

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Dec
31
2015

Cigar Giveaway: Signed Box of Stogies 20th Anniversary by Room 101 and more!!!

Our friends at Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas just celebrated their 20th year in business. To commemorate this special occasion Stogies released 200 boxes of the Stogies 20th Anniversary Cigar by Room 101 at their annual Christmas party. One of the best cigars that Matt Booth’s Room 101 has produced, the Stogies 20th Anniversary Cigar earned the...

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Dec
30
2015

Cigar Review: Illusione H-Town Lancero (Stogies Exclusive)

Illusione / Stogies World Class Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 7” x 40 Strength: medium-full Price: $9.95 Overall Rating: 9.4 Anyone following Toasted Foot over the last year is certainly familiar with how outstanding the H-Town Lancero Series from Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston is. So the question...

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