IPCPR 2019: Boveda

IPCPR 2019: Boveda

posted on August 11th, 2019

IPCPR 2019: Black Label Trading Company

IPCPR 2019: Black Label Trading Company

posted on August 11th, 2019

IPCPR 2019: Dissident Cigars

IPCPR 2019: Dissident Cigars

posted on August 11th, 2019

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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 …

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Mombacho Cosecha 2013

Mombacho Cosecha 2013


Considering the limited number of Mombacho Cosecha 2013 cigars that were actually produced (800 boxes), I’ve had a pretty good number of them since their release in mid 2018. Admittedly, some of them have been samples, but I’ve also taken advantage of a few opportunities to buy. So before I smoke my last couple, I think it’s time we gave it a proper review. One of the new fancy reviews with the number at the end.

Before we get into …

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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 …

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Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Short Corona Gorda

Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Short Corona Gorda

One of the most anticipated releases at this years IPCPR 2018 was the Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro from Drew Estate. Following the acclaim the original Herrera Esteli, it was only natural that a maduro would be next. What is unnatural was the choice of wrapper. Willy Herrera chose to use Plantation grown Brazilian Mata Fina as the wrapper which is usually used as a binder or in the filler. This is what Willy had to say about his choice of …

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Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2019

Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2019

Davidoff has really tried to capture the life of Winston Churchill in their Winston Churchill cigar line. The Late Hour was released to represent when Winston Churchill did his best work in the late hours of the night. Now Davidoff has released the newest limited edition to honor the travels of Winston Churchill as a statesman. Here is what Davidoff had to say about the new edition to the Winston Churchill line:

Inspired by Winston Churchill’s sense of travel, this

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Warped Cigars La Relatos The First

Warped Cigars La Relatos The First

Warped Cigar released the La Relates, which means “The Stories” in Spanish, at this year’s IPCPR trade show. The blend is supposed to be one of the original blend’s Kyle Gellis created about 10 years ago for Warped Cigars. We caught up with Kyle at the trade show and he discussed the La Relatos in our interview which you can view here. Right now, the La Relatos is only available in a petit lancero, call The First, but other …

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Top 10 Cigars of 2018

Top 10 Cigars of 2018

Once again, the season of lists is upon us. And in keeping with tradition, we err on the side of caution when it comes to creating our list of the top 10 cigars for the year. The goal is to publish after we’re certain the old year is completely dead, but just before people get completely used to writing the next year in dates.

This is the place where make the obligatory note about how hard it is to make …