Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Robusto

Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Robusto

posted on June 18th, 2019

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Robusto

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Robusto

posted on June 10th, 2019

Punch Egg Roll

Punch Egg Roll

posted on May 24th, 2019

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Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Robusto

Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Robusto

Diesel Cigars and Rabbit Hole Bourbon have teamed up again to collaborate on another cigar called the Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask.  The Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask follows the very successful Diesel Whiskey Row which was a huge success in the retail market.  Both cigars are part of the new cigar lines by Diesel that are for sell both online and in cigar stores, a departure from the online only distribution that Diesel has maintained for many years.  The …

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San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Robusto

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Robusto

We continue our San Pedro de Macoris reviews with the Nicaragua this week.  This is the other new release from this year that accompanied the Sun Grown.  The blend and binder are the same, but feature a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper.

  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder:  Dominican
  • Filler:  Dominican
  • Size:  5 1/8 x 52
  • Vitola:  Robusto
  • MSRP:  $5.50

Pre-Light

Like the Sun Grown, the San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua is quite a good looking cigar considering …

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San Pedro de Macoris Sun Grown Robusto

San Pedro de Macoris Sun Grown Robusto

Royal Agio introduced the San Pedro de Macoris line at the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas with an Ecuador and Brazil lines.  They have followed those two successful lines this year with the Nicaragua and Sun Grown lines which debut at the 2019 TPE show in Las Vegas this past February.  You can watch our coverage video of the San Pedro de Macoris from the 2018 IPCPR where master blender for Royal Agio, Francisco Bautista, discusses the lines

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Henry Clay War Hawk Toro

Henry Clay War Hawk Toro

The Henry Clay line has a rich history that started in 1840 and was revived a few years ago by Altadis USA.  The Henry Clay line has always been a line of modest cigars that have a more rustic appearance.  In March of 2019, the Henry Clay line was expanded to include the War Hawk.  The War Hawk is a nod to the US senator Henry Clay that the line is named after.  Henry Clay was considered a war hawk …

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Cazadores by La Aurora Robusto

Cazadores by La Aurora Robusto

La Aurora introduced a new value cigar line called the Cazadores by La Aurora earlier this year.  The line is available in 3 sizes all priced under $4.25 per cigar.  The Cazadores enters a crowded field with several cigar companies introducing value priced cigars over the past few years.  It’s actually a nice turn in the industry as many cigar companies have been releasing cigar, many that are limited editions, that are in the $15 plus price range.  There wasn’t …

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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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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 …

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RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Washington

RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Washington

RoMa Craft Tobac introduced the Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 in 2016 as an exclusive to online retailer Famous Smoke Shop. RoMa Craft Tobac has themed their cigar after different historical subjects and the Intemperance line is named after the temperance movement during the Prohibition era. The Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 takes on a similar theme with the Whiskey Rebellion 1794 that happened western Pennsylvania in opposition to an unfair tax law that was implement by President George Washington at the …