Partagas Cameroon No. 1 Lonsdale

Partagas Cameroon No. 1 Lonsdale

posted on December 13th, 2018

Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

posted on December 7th, 2018

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

posted on November 28th, 2018

Browsing all articles by Ben Lee

0

Partagas Cameroon No. 1 Lonsdale

Partagas Cameroon No. 1 Lonsdale

This year General Cigars rebranded the Partagas line with new bands and boxes, including the original line featuring a cameroon wrapper.  I really like the new look and think it was overdue, honestly.  The new branding looks much more modern and away from the old Cuban style that we’ve all grown used to.  We have a video interview with Andres from Partagas about the new packing which you can see here.  The blends were to remain the same with the …

1

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

The Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame was released this year in the 2018 Tobacconist’s Association of America (TAA) cigar releases for the TAA retailers.  The Opus X Forbidden X TAA was, by far, the most anticipated release of the year and probably one of the most anticipated release since the Tatuaje 2014/2017.  The Opus X Forbidden X TAA was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the TAA.  They just start arriving at TAA retailers and …

0

Ben’s Week in Smoke – No. 17

Ben’s Week in Smoke – No. 17

It’s been quite awhile since I did a Week in Smoke; a year actually.  It’s about time that I did another one.  I’m going to try to do these once a week or at least every other week as I know everyone seems to like these posts from Brian and I.  For those that haven’t read one of our Week in Smokes before, its just a list of things we have smoked during the past week or two with our …

1

Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Robusto

Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Robusto

Crowned Heads cigar introduced the Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII at this years IPCPR in Las Vegas.  I hadn’t heard much about the cigar before we arrived at the show so I was excited when we met up with Jon Huber of Crowned Heads to get the scoop on this exciting new release, which you can watch here.  Crowned Heads wanted to create a cigar for everyone that supported Crowned Heads through the years.  These retailers and supporters, including …

0

Davidoff Florida Selection Limited Edition 2018

Davidoff Florida Selection Limited Edition 2018

The Florida Sun Grown tobacco has been around for quite awhile in several cigar blends, but none seem to have really made the tobacco shine.  Davidoff decided to give it a try by introducing the Davidoff Florida Selection.  The Davidoff Florida Selection was introduced in October 2018 to appointed merchants and Davidoff flagship stores in the United States.  The cigar blends the Florida Sun Grown tobacco with Davidoff’s Yamasa tobacco to give the cigar a unique smoking flavor.  Here is …

0

Warped Cigars Gran Reserva 1988

Warped Cigars Gran Reserva 1988

At IPCPR 2018, Warped Cigars introduced a few new cigar lines including the Warped Cigars Gran Reserva 1988.  The cigar was blended to commemorate the birth year of Warped Cigars founder, Kyle Gellis.  We talked to Kyle about the Gran Reserva 1988, along with other topics, at IPCPR 2018 which you can watch here.  The cigar is available in one size with a MSRP of $9.00 and is a Nicaraguan Puro using Aganorsa tobaccos.

  • Size:  5 1/2 x
0

Balmoral Anejo XO Connecticut Gran Toro

Balmoral Anejo XO Connecticut Gran Toro

One of my favorite cigars that has been released in the past 5 years has been the Balmoral Anejo XO by Royal Agio, so I was really excited to visit their booth at the 2018 IPCPR show in Las Vegas.  Royal Agio had a distribution deal with Drew Estate to distribute the Balmoral line in the US with the Balmoral Anejo XO and Balmoral Anejo 18 Limited Edition.  I was blown away by both cigars so I was excited to …

0

Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Sin Compromiso Selección No. 5 Parejo

Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Sin Compromiso Selección No. 5 Parejo

One of the most anticipated releases for IPCPR this year was the Sin Compromiso from Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust. The Sin Compromiso is made with some of the best tobaccos available which took Steve Saka 3 years to get the blend right. Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust uses unique tobaccos for the Sin Compromiso that I’ve personally never heard of before. We sat down with Steve to talk about the new releases including the Sin Compromiso which you can watch here

0

IPCPR 2018: Protocol Cigars

IPCPR 2018: Protocol Cigars

We meet up with the amazing Bill Ives and Juan Cancel at the Protocol Cigars booth. Bill and Juan discuss their new releases for the year including a new corona gorda in the Probable Cause line, Themis lancero, and Official Misconduct.

0

IPCPR 2018: Black Label Trading Company

IPCPR 2018:  Black Label Trading Company

We catch up with James Brown with Black Label Trading Company to discuss what is new for their 5th anniversary. New this year is a Killer Bee with a Connecticut wrapper and a new size in the Deliverance called the Porcelain which features a Connecticut wrapper, as well.