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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...

Dec
16
2015

Cigar Review: Stogies 20th Anniversary Cigar by Room 101 (Stogies Exclusive)

Room 101 Brand / Stogies World Class Cigars Country: Honduras Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua & Honduras Size: 7” x 48 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $10.00 Overall Rating: 9.3 Twenty years ago, Houston’s biggest and best brick and mortar tobacconist began life as a small little cigar shop next to The Palm Restaurant on...

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Nov
20
2015

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

Nomad Cigars / Stogies World Class Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: (Mexico) San Andres Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 7” x 40 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $8.50 Overall Rating: 8.7 No one has supported the lancero vitola more than Jorge Ahued of Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas....

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Nov
19
2015

Press Release: Nomad Cigar Co. Releases a San Andres H-Town Lancero for Stogies

Tamboril, Dominican Republic (November 18, 2015) – Nomad Cigar Company and Stogies World Class Cigars are pleased to announce the release of the Nomad H-Town San Andres Lancero exclusively for Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, TX. “Early in the year Fred brought me a few unreleased lancero samples knowing that I’m a big fan of the vitola. After...

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Oct
26
2015

Cigar Review: Cabal Linda Petit Lancero

Cabal Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Brazil (Cubra) Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & Peru Size: 6” x 40 Strength: medium Price: $14.00 Overall Rating: 9.3 The Cabal Linda Petit Lancero is the newest limited edition release from Chris Arolfo’s Cabal Cigars, and pays tribute to his mother who died in 2013 after...

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Oct
14
2015

Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Four Kicks H-Town Lancero (Stogies Exclusive)

Crowned Heads Cigars / Stogies World Class Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 7” x 38 Strength: medium Price: $8.95 Overall Rating: 9.1 Crowned Heads Cigars has been producing some great cigars of late, both at Carrillo’s Tabacalera La Alianza factory (ie. Headley Grange Laguito No 6) and...

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