The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2016

The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2016

posted on January 10th, 2017

Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of 2016

Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of 2016

posted on January 9th, 2017

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 106

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 106

posted on December 27th, 2016

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Padron 1926 Serie No. 90 Natural

Padron 1926 Serie No. 90 Natural

Earlier this year at IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, Padron released a new commemorative cigar called the Padron 1926 Serie No. 90 to celebrate the 90th birthday of Padron Cigars founder, Jose O. Padron.  The Padron Anniversary, in both the 1926 and 1964, are legendary cigars.  They are considered to be one of the benchmarks for Nicaraguan cigars.  Constantly garnering high praise and scores from everyone from Cigar Aficionado, Cigar Press, Cigar Snob, European Cigar Journal and even we …

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Padron 50th Anniversary Maduro “The Hammer”

Padron 50th Anniversary Maduro “The Hammer”

I’m a little late to the game with this cigar.  Released in 2014, the Padron 50th Anniversary or “The Hammer” is a commemorative cigar celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company’s founding in 1964.  The cigar was released in a natural and maduro wrapper in a stunningly beautiful humidor that retailed for $5,300.00.  The cigars were mainly sold 3 different ways:  sold together with the humidor, sold with the humidor price included in the cigar price ($105.00 a piece) or …

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Regius Seleccion Orchant Limited Edition Robusto

Regius Seleccion Orchant Limited Edition Robusto

I’m pretty happy to be doing this review.  The Regius Black Label is one of my favorite cigar lines and I heard that Akhil Kapacee teamed up with Mitchell Orchant of Alfie Turmeaus Tobacconist in 2014 to release special editions bearing Orchant’s name, Regius Seleccion Orchant.  Released originally in a robusto size and also in a torpedo size called the Campana, they recently added a Hermoso size for 2016.  They took the Black Label blend and tweaked it a little …

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Southern Draw Firethorn Pome

Southern Draw Firethorn Pome

Southern Draw released a new line extension with the Firethorn adding a lancero size called the Pome.  The Pome is the same blend as the rest of the Firethorn line using an Ecuadorian habano rosado wrapper. Robert Holt, owner of Southern Draw, teamed up AJ Fernandez to make the Firethorn which is rolled in AJ’s Tabacalera Fernandez factory in Nicaragua.  Let’s take a look at the specs.

  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
  • Binder:  Mexican San Andres
  • Filler:  Propieritary
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Fratello Oro Boxer

Fratello Oro Boxer

One of the first stops Brian and I made at IPCPR 2016 was the Fratello booth and talk with Omar de Frias about his new releases.  One of the cigar lines he was introducing was the new Oro line.  The Oro line is Fratello’s foray into Connecticut wrapper cigars.  Omar wanted add this missing piece to his line up cigars, but make a Connecticut that was still full of flavor.  He partnered up with La Aurora to create the Oro.  …

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