Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Robusto

Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Robusto

posted on April 22nd, 2017

Crowned Heads Las Mareas Olas

Crowned Heads Las Mareas Olas

posted on April 17th, 2017

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 109

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 109

posted on April 13th, 2017

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Crowned Heads Las Mareas Olas

Crowned Heads Las Mareas Olas

The Las Mareas was released in 2016 by Crowned Heads as a more Cubanesque style cigar than the rest of the lines.  The cigars were first released in limited quantities with a single silk ribbon at the foot in two sizes and then had a full release at IPCPR in 2016 in four sizes.  The cigars are made by My Father in their factory in Nicaragua.  Las Mareas means “tide” in Spanish and each vitola is named after a specific …

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Avo Improvisation Limited Edition 2017

Avo Improvisation Limited Edition 2017

The Avo Limited Edition cigars are always really good cigars and this year’s Improvisation should be no exception.  This year’s Avo limited edition is a first on two fronts.  One, it’s a box press cigar and, two, it’s in a 60 ring gauge.  I’m glad they did a box press when they decided to do a 60 ring because the box press makes it more comfortable to smoke.  Pretty much everyone knows by now that I’m not a fan of …

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Aguila Cigars – Flight Review – CONTEST

Aguila Cigars – Flight Review – CONTEST

I was recently approached by iHavanas to review their new Aguila cigar line produced in Nicaragua.  iHavanas is mainly known for being one of the premier sellers of Cuban cigars, but with the growing interest in Europe for Nicaraguan cigars, iHavanas has brought out their own Nicaragua cigar for this new and growing fan base.  Not much is known about the blend except that it’s a Nicaraguan blend.  Here is the information I have on the Aguila, which means “eagle” …

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Davidoff Anniversario No. 3 702 Series

Davidoff Anniversario No. 3 702 Series

Davidoff released a new series called the 702 Series in February 2017.  The 702 Series use a special Ecuadorian Habano wrapper grown exclusively for these cigars at the San Juan finca near Cotopaxi in Ecuador.  The tobacco is a hybrid of 3 cuban seed habano tobaccos.  The farm is set in the foothills of the Andes mountains with volcanic soil making the growing area rich with nutrients and covered by clouds most of the year.  The wrapper replaces the Ecuadorian …

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Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Flying Pig

Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Flying Pig

Released at the 2016 IPCPR, Drew Estate added their famous Flying Pig size to the Undercrown Shade line.  This is the sixth Flying Pig release from Drew Estate following the Flying Pigs from Liga Privada No. 9, T52, Kentucky Fired Cured, Feral and Undercrown.  The Flying Pig is a very unique small perfecto size with a pigtail cap.  They are released in boxes of 12 and have the same blend as the regular Shades.

  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Connecticut
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Camacho Check Six

Camacho Check Six

Camacho Cigars introduced the Check Six at the 2016 IPCPR as an extension to the Brotherhood series of cigars.  The Brotherhood is a limited edition line of cigars that is released annually and released in only one size.  This years release, Check Six, is named after the phrase for a soldier, marine, airman or sailor to watch their back.  The phrase arose from World War II pilots as they used a clock face to denote the location of targets or …

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Serino Royale Maduro XX Toro

Serino Royale Maduro XX Toro

I was approached a couple of months ago by Serino Cigars to review there Royale Maduro XX.  I hadn’t heard of Serino Cigars at the time, but was happy to give them a shot.  Serino Cigars was founded in 2016 by Tony Serino and his son, Carson, who partnered with Omar Gonzales Aleman.  Aleman worked at Partagas and was the head director at La Corona in Cuba which manufactures Romeo y Julieta, Hoyo de Monterrey, Cuaba, Por Larranaga, Saint Luis …

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Colibri V-Cut

Colibri V-Cut

I’m a pretty simple cigar smoker when it comes to accessories.  I use my S. T. Dupont lighters and Xikar cutters because I consider them the best on the market.  I’ve picked up a new cutter several months ago that has me reconsidering my cutter choice.  I saw where Colibri had introduced a new line of cutters with both a guillotine and a v-cut.  I’m a fan of the v-cut so I was excited to see another big cigar accessory …

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D’Crossier Selection 512 Lancero

D’Crossier Selection 512 Lancero

While on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, I was given a cigar that I’ve heard a lot about but almost never saw.  This trip was with several other bloggers, some I’ve known for quite some time and some I was meeting for the first time.  One of them was Master Sensei, Eric Guttormson, and his son Jordan, of Cigar Dojo.  While waiting for our connecting flights home in the Miami airport, we gathered up in the TGIFriday’s bar …

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Black Works Studio Sindustry Toro

Black Works Studio Sindustry Toro

In 2015, James Brown, owner of Black Label Trading Company and co-owner of Fabrica de Oveja Negra, created Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) as way to experiment with tobaccos in different blends featuring Nicaraguan tobaccos.  It’s sort of the mad science laboratory for James Brown.  Our friends at Cigar Federation have a post about its creation here.  They’ve released 4 blends so far, NBK, Green Hornet, Killer Bee and Rorschach, and are releasing their first limited edition, Sindustry.

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