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The Percy Ray cigar is a limited edition cigar from Cubanacan Cigars that is an annual release and will be shipped to retailers on December 14th, 2015. The cigar is a tribute to Nate McIntyre’s grandfather, Percy Ray McIntyre. Nate wanted to created a “good cigar for good people” to honor him.
Percy Ray McIntyre is now 87 years old. His knuckles are black from decades of long, hard work. He would tell you himself that he has not a
Recently, Patrick Martin of Patoro Cigars visited The Cigar Shop in Biloxi, MS for a Meet and Greet with our customers. I recorded him talking about his start in the business and how he developed his cigars. Enjoy.
Fat-Ash.com also did a write and video of the event at The Cigar Shop in Biloxi, MS as well. Check it out here.…
Quesada released the Quesada Reserva Privada in April 2015 to select retailers throughout the US and later to the rest of the Quesada retailers. This special released is blended with special tobacco that Quesada had been sitting on for a special project. The tobacco used in this cigar is from 1997 when Manuel Quesada Sr. had an amazing San Vicente crop of tobacco which his son, Manuel Jr., convinced him to store for a future special project. The tobacco was …
Crowned Heads has released another limited edition for 2015, but this time it’s in the Jericho Hill line. Called the 12 Honest Men, it’s named after a line in Johnny Cash’s song, Cocaine Blues, that refers to Willy Lee, after killing his girlfriend during a bender with whiskey and cocaine, being judged in a courtroom by 12 honest men. The blend is the same as the rest of the Jericho Hill line, but in a new vitola.
Size: 7.5 …
The Dunhill Heritage was released this year at the 2015 IPCPR by General Cigar as Dunhill’s strongest cigar to date. The blend is a mixture of Honduran and Nicaraguan aged tobaccos including an habano ligero wrapper. The cigar is available in 4 sizes:
Robusto (Boxed Pressed): 5 x 50
Toro: 6 x 50
Gigante: 6 x 60
Torpedo (European and Asian Markets only): 6.25 x 52
Churchill: 7.5 x 50
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Ligero
Binder: Nicaraguan from Jalapa
Filler: Honduras (Jamastran …
Chris Arolfo founded Cabal Cigars in 2013 after managing the successful The Smoke Ring cigar lounge located in Webster, TX for many years. Chris teamed up with Hendrik Kelner Jr. to come up with the Cabal cigar. After 2 years of development, Chris and Hendrik finally found their perfect blend and released it out of the Kelner Boutique Factory (KBF) located in the Dominican Republic. The blend comes in 3 sizes:
- Corona Gorda – 5.5 x 46
- Robusto – 5
Tierra Volcan Cigars is a new line from Mombacho SA that is an all Nicaraguan puro for the US market. Created by Master Blender Claudio Sgroi, the Tierra Volcan is made in the legendary Nicaraguan city of Granada. Mombacho isn’t available in the US, so the Tierra Volcan is their gateway into the US market that constantly craves rich, stronger cigars from Nicaragua. This Nicaraguan puro is available in three sizes:
- Clasico (Robusto Extra) – 5.5 x 50
- Corto (Short
KILO Cigar Toro by United Cigar
Barry Stein, former cigar blogger and good friend of mine, had always dreamed of having his own cigar line. Barry left the cigar blogging world and joined Miami Cigar Company as Director of Social Media giving him the opportunity to finally blend his own cigar with Manual Inoa, master blender, at La Aurora. In 2013, Barry and Manual finally had a blend that they released to certain retailers on a trial basis to rave …
Southern Draw Cigars was founded by Robert Holt in 2014 and is based off the traditions of the Southern Gentleman which they define as “a “culture of honor”, that is, a culture where people avoid intentionally offending others and maintain a reputation for not accepting improper conduct by others.” They have 3 lines of cigars made in the AJ Fernandez factory in Nicaragua: Kudzu, Firethorn and Quickdraw. For now, we are just going to focus on the Kudzu, specifically the …
Introduced in 2014, Crowned Heads released the Las Calaveras to honor loved ones that passed away that year. Released each year in a new blend, this year has a Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and filler. The 2015 Las Calaveras has been released in three sizes this year instead of the two in 2014.
- LC46: 5 5/8 x 46
- LC50: 5 x 50
- LC52: 6 x 52
The cigar starts off with a strong cedar note with …