Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Exclusivo

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Exclusivo

posted on May 23rd, 2017

All Out Kings Smash

All Out Kings Smash

posted on May 19th, 2017

Le Veil iCigar® DCH-60b Electronic Humidifer

Le Veil iCigar® DCH-60b Electronic Humidifer

posted on May 16th, 2017

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General Cigar Factory Tour 2017 Part 2

General Cigar Factory Tour 2017 Part 2


Now that we’ve explored the farm, and gotten an in-depth look at the long, involved process tobacco goes through on it’s way to becoming a cigar, it’s time for photogenic part of the tour. The part everyone thinks about when they hear “cigar factory tour” – the bunching, rolling and packaging of the finished product. But it isn’t all fun and games, there’s still more sorting and more quality control to be done along the way, as you will …

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General Cigar Factory Tour 2017 Part 1

General Cigar Factory Tour 2017 Part 1


After a day spent taking in the farm atmosphere, we picked up on the next leg of the journey for tobacco. After it spends time hanging in the curing barn it’s off to the factory. There’s still a lot in store for the leaves before they are rolled into handmade premium cigar.

After a short presentation, we got started in the what Don Quico calls the conditioning area. In this room, tobacco that had previously been carefully dried is …

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Camacho Check Six

Camacho Check Six

Camacho Cigars introduced the Check Six at the 2016 IPCPR as an extension to the Brotherhood series of cigars.  The Brotherhood is a limited edition line of cigars that is released annually and released in only one size.  This years release, Check Six, is named after the phrase for a soldier, marine, airman or sailor to watch their back.  The phrase arose from World War II pilots as they used a clock face to denote the location of targets or …

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A Trip to the Farm with General Cigar 2017

A Trip to the Farm with General Cigar 2017


Just over two weeks ago (it seems like so much longer than that now), Ben and I spent several days touring General Cigar’s facilities in the Dominican Republic. Our first stop was the farm. It makes sense, that’s where it all begins. To kick things off, Régis Broersma, the president of General Cigar officially welcomed us on the tour, in the process introducing us to the people who would be guiding us on our journey through the Dominican world of …

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Serino Royale Maduro XX Toro

Serino Royale Maduro XX Toro

I was approached a couple of months ago by Serino Cigars to review there Royale Maduro XX.  I hadn’t heard of Serino Cigars at the time, but was happy to give them a shot.  Serino Cigars was founded in 2016 by Tony Serino and his son, Carson, who partnered with Omar Gonzales Aleman.  Aleman worked at Partagas and was the head director at La Corona in Cuba which manufactures Romeo y Julieta, Hoyo de Monterrey, Cuaba, Por Larranaga, Saint Luis …

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