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Padron Black Label No. 89 Maduro TAA Exclusive

Padron Black Label No. 89 Maduro TAA Exclusive

After reviewing the Padron Black Label No. 89 Natural TAA Exclusive, I figured it would only be appropriate to also check out the Padron Black Label No. 89 Maduro TAA as well.  The Padron Black Label No. 89 Maduro TAA Exclusive has been the most popular as Padron usually makes amazing cigars with their maduro wrappers.  I won’t go into much detail here about the cigar, because the maduro version is the same as the natural with a different …

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Padron Black Label No. 89 Natural TAA Exclusive

Padron Black Label No. 89 Natural TAA Exclusive

The Padron Black Label No. 89 TAA is one of the most anticipated releases in recent years for Tobacco Association of America (TAA) and was released in both natural and maduro wrappers.  The Padron Black was originally released in very limited quantities for Jose Orlando Padron’s 89th birthday in 2016.  They were a huge hit and everyone sought after these cigars.  Padron decided to take a departure from their regular TAA releases, which they normal release a special sized 1926 …

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Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro

Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro

This week we’re talking a look at the Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro, one of AJ’s many blends with a classic Cuban name. It marks an interesting sort of collaboration with General Cigars, the brand owner, and AJ Fernandez. In fact, I’m not sure you’d actually call it a collaboration as General is really hands off with sales and distribution on this one. But enough inside baseball, let’s talk about the cigar itself.

The production volume of the Ramon …

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H. Upmann Grupo de Maestros Connecticut Toro

H. Upmann Grupo de Maestros Connecticut Toro

Following the success of the H. Upmann by AJ Fernandez, Altadis USA released the H. Upmann Grupo de Maestros Connecticut at IPCPR 2018. Created by the Grupo de Maestros, a group of blenders at Tabacalera de Garcia lead by master blender Rafael Nodal, the H. Upmann Grupo de Maestros Connecticut features a proprietary tobacco called Pilotico varietal created by the Mendez family in the Dominican Republic. The H. Upmann Grupo de Maestros Connecticut is medium bodied Connecticut and features an …

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Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Barber Hole 2018

Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Barber Hole 2018

Alec Bradley released the Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan last year just before St. Patrick’s for the 5th year in a row. The cigar was originally released in an all candela wrapper, but changed to a barber pole wrapper last year. Barber pole cigars are always eye catching so when cigar companies use them, they are usually quite good sellers. The Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan is a limited release cigar with only 2000 boxes of 22 cigars …