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Room 101 Johnny Tobacconaut
Cigar Review: Room 101 Johnny Tobacconaut


Matt Booth is a creative guy, and the Johnny Tobacconaut from his Room 101 Brand is a creative concept for a cigar. As the press release for the cigar put it, “One small puff for man, one giant cascade of flavor for mankind is what our dear friend and comrade in arms Johnny Tobacconaut seeks to deliver unto you.” The full bodied and flavorful Johnny Tobacconaut is a cigar that delivers a great smoking experience in an all perfecto line.

Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro cigar
Cigar Review: Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro



Fuente Fuentee OpusX has become synonyms with the highest end of cigars in quality, luxury and price. Which is why the most sought after cigar of 2016 is likely to be the Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro. Released late in 2015, with boxes of 15 containing 5 vitolas, the OpusX Rosado Oscuro is packaged in a beautiful yellow lacquered box that does more than hint at the rarity of the cigar inside.

Daddy Mac Cigar by Cornelius & Anthony
Cigar Review: Daddy Mac by Cornelius & Anthony



The release of the Cornelius by Cornelius & Anthony Cigars was an extremely impressive cigar made at Miami’s El Titan de Bronze. How do they follow that impressive first cigar? By releasing a high quality cigar from one of Estelí’s hottest factories, Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Factory. Named for owner Steven Bailey’s father Mac, is yet another stellar cigar from the La Zona Factory, and should only cement Cornelius & Anthony as a boutique brand to watch.

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Cigar Review: Angel's Anvil 2016 TAA by Crowned Heads



Crowned Heads released their first Angel’s Anvil TAA Exclusive in 2014, and over the last two years the cigar has become one of the more anticipated annual TAA releases. Medium-full bodied with a good deal of flavor, the Angel’s Anvil 2016 TAA Exclusive will definitely please fans of Crowned Heads cigars. Like the original, the 2016 Angel’s Anvil is like to become quite hard to find...

Xikar MTX Multi Tool cigar cutter
Product Review: Xikar MTX Multi Tool



Despite what some people think, not all cigar cutters are made the same. Yes, any sharp double bladed cutter will do in a pinch, but a cheep cutter just doesn’t handle the day-in-day-out use of an avid cigar lover. Xikar has managed to make a name for itself by not only making high quality cigar accessories, but guaranteeing them for life. Yet, of all the products in the Xikar line perhaps the most impressive is the MTX Multi Tool.

Herrera Esteli 2016 TAA by Drew Estate
Cigar Review: Herrera Esteli 2016 TAA Exclusive by Drew Estate


Drew Estate has built their reputation on broadleaf tobacco with the Liga Privada. So what happens when Willy Herrera uses broadleaf for the first time since joining Drew Estate? The Herrera Esteli TAA Exclusive, a full bodied and flavorful cigar that makes good use of the both Connecticut Broadleaf and Brazilian Mata Fina tobaccos to create a mix of earth and sweetness. Drew Estate fans are sure to snap this cigar the second it hits the shelves, and it’s actually good enough to justify it.

Jul
21
2015

IPCPR 2015 Coverage – Day 4 (Final Day)

Finally, it’s the final day of the show! In some ways it seems like it’s been a very long show, and in other it seems like there just hasn’t been enough time. This year the convention space was so long that it was difficult to navigate, and required insane amounts of walking. (My phone says I’ve averaged 11.2 miles a day for the last three days.) Maybe I’m just...

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Jun
24
2015

Press Release: Smoke Inn’s 1st Microblend, Tatuaje Anarchy, to be Re-Released!

Boynton Beach, FL – June 1, 2015. Pre-orders for Tatuaje Anarchy will begin June 29 and will ship nationwide on July 13, 2015. All pre-orders can be made on Smoke Inn’s website, www.smokeinn.com In 2010 Smoke Inn teamed up with Pete Johnson of Havana Cellars to create their first Microblend Cigar. Pete Johnson, alongside the Garcia Family, carefully selected...

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May
01
2015

Cigar Review: Surrogates Animal Cracker by L’Atelier

L’Atelier Imports / Surrogates  Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Hanano Oscuro) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6″ x 60 Strength: medium-full to full Price: $9.50 Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 9.2 As a brand, Surrogates was originally sold as an exclusive to Dan Welsh’s New Havana Cigar Company in two original blends (the...

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Oct
31
2014

Cigar Review: Tatuaje Pudgy Monsters

Pudgy Monsters Price: $95.00 Click here to buy now The much anticipated follow up to Pete Johnson’s Little Monsters is the perfect Halloween treat. The Pudgy Monsters box is the only place to get your hands on the older blends in the Monster Series, albeit in a smaller size. Each box contains contained ten cigars: 1 Frank, 1 Drac, 1 Face, 1 Wolf, 1 Mummy,...

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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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