The other day while sipping a fine single malt scotch and enjoying some nice cohiba cigars
I was wondering which country made the best cigar. It really is a loaded question in the fact that many different companies make brands from multiple countries. The Dominican Republic can produce cigars that are really mild or really peppery or spicy like the Opus X from Fuente. Nicaragua mainly produces a spicy, gritty, and raw tobacco flavor. Honduras is known for the Jamastran strain that Camacho uses in the their full line of cigars, a strong and spicy full bodied tobacco.
This bring … Continue reading the story "Cigars and Countries of Origin"
Kurt A. Kendall, founder of 7-20-4 Cigars, has added two regular-production additions to his portfolio of resurrected archaic brands. Both are hand-made, 100% tobacco boutique premium cigars, entirely separate from his existing 7-20-4 premium line.
Both are parejos only and share several characteristics ... they are crafted at Tabacos de Oriente (Danli, Honduras), with five years of aging on their tobaccos, plus six months on the finished cigars. Neither contains ligero ... relying instead on the other tobaccos in the blends to gain their flavor. Their triple-capped heads prevent unraveling, and they … Continue reading the story "Kurt A. Kendall Announces Regular Production for Hustler and New Spider Brands"
Toraño Family Cigar Company is releasing just 3,000 boxes of Exodus Finite, their latest boutique cigar. The cigar is a true puro, not seen from Toraño for many years. Hand-made in Nicaragua, Finite contains only Nicaraguan tobaccos from four different growing regions ... their diverse flavor profiles enhance the balance and harmony between them.
Finite’s blend combines an all-Nicaraguan filler of Esteli, Condega and Ometepe tobaccos, a Jalapa binder, and Habano-seed Jalapa wrapper. Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bruce Lewis, explains, “Although the wrapper and binder are both grown in … Continue reading the story "Toraño Family Debuts Latest Exodus Boutique Cigar … the Limited-Production “Finite”"
Miami, FL June 6th, 2013 – Everybody loves a good sequel, and the Casa Miranda Chapter 2 is
set to debut at IPCPR which is being held this year in Las Vegas, NV.
The follow up to the original which was made in Miami at the famed El Titan de Bronze, will be
made at My Father Cigars S.A in Esteli, Nicaragua.
According to Jason Wood; VP of Miami Cigar & Company, “Just like any great novel, our story
continues to gain momentum with the release of Chapter 2 at this years’ IPCPR. I look … Continue reading the story "“Casa Miranda Chapter Two”"
Basel, May 2013: Davidoff tobacco masters have created these very special Limited Edition “Club House” Toro Cigars with moments of shared pleasure in mind. The connoisseur’s choice, wherever he or she is relaxing, particularly enjoying the fairways on a golf course.
Creation of the Davidoff Masters Edition 2013 “Club House” Toro
For this cigar, the Davidoff Master Blenders decided to play the long game, taking adventurous, sometimes risky, shots. They mixed rare and specially matured tobaccos, focusing on delivering … Continue reading the story "Davidoff launches the Masters Edition 2013 “Club House” Toro: the perfect cigar for enjoyment over 9 holes of golf."
La Gloria Cubana® is making a bold departure from its Dominican roots with the launch of two new Nicaraguan collections, the first-ever La Glorias to have Nicaragua as the country of origin. Both expressions will mark the expansion of the top-selling Serie R line which started the large ring, full flavor craze back in 1999.
According to Michael Giannini, General Cigar’s director of innovation, “When Serie R debuted, we established a market for bold cigars, and inspired other manufacturers to follow suit. We’re shaking things up again, by further expanding the size … Continue reading the story "LA GLORIA CUBANA TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST NICARAGUAN CIGARS"
Basel, April 2013. Inspired by Zino Davidoff’s pioneering spirit, we at Davidoff Cigars have made it our mission to bring the modern aficionado a variety of taste experiences and cigar smoking pleasures. Our experts, led by master blender Hendrik “Henke” Kelner, unceasingly explore every opportunity to create new and diverse ways of ensuring time spent enjoying each and every Davidoff cigar is time beautifully filled.
For this challenge, Henke and his team embarked on a worldwide search for tobaccos that would enable us to create a unique cigar. The search landed in the tobacco fields of Nicaragua.
Preparing, curing and ageing this … Continue reading the story "Journey into Davidoff Nicaragua Explore Adventure Discover"
CAO Brazilia Carnivale is hitting cigar shops as we speak. The 6 ½” x 60 box-pressed beauty is a limited edition release that puts an innovative spin on the popular Brazilia blend.
“Carnivale” is made with ligeros from the DR, Honduras and Nicaragua, and a binder from Brazil. The wrapper is a rare Habano Grueso leaf cultivated only in small quantities.
Rick Rodriguez who heads up blending for CAO said, “We haven’t changed any CAO blends since we took over the brand. But that doesn’t mean we couldn’t put our spin on one … Continue reading the story "Press Release: CAO Brazilia Carnivale Hits Retail"
Country: Dominican Republic
MSRP: around $4
My Rating: 3.5 Stars!
This is a very interesting cigar for me. I have been a huge Thurman Thomas fan since I was a kid and collected all of this football cards. When Stogieboys sent me some cigars influenced by him I was very interested to say the least. Here is what the Stogieboys website says about them:
"Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas is a consummate professional. An avid cigar enthusiast, Thurman Thomas has created this exquisite new cigar brand and StogieBoys … Continue reading the story "Thurman Thomas Hall of Fame Toro Maduro Cigar Reivew"
“For years,” reports Anto Mahroukian, president of JM Tobacco, “our JM’s premium cigars have included 5.5" x 62 Gordo and 6.75" x 62 Gordo Grande shapes. Now, with smokers moving to large ring-gauge shapes, we’re offering our new Gordito, a short, fat 4" x 62. Gordito has joined all four existing lines of JM’s Dominicans ... Connecticut Shade, Corojo, Sumatra and (Connecticut broadleaf) Maduro. We feel this new shape will gain a following, because it delivers a 30- to-45-minute smoke that is filled with the same rich, complex … Continue reading the story "JM Tobacco Debuts New JM Dominican Premium Cigar Shape … “Gordito”"
Kurt A. Kendall, founder of today’s 7-20-4 Cigars, has once again explored cigar history, reintroducing a second dusty brand ... “Hustler” ... a trademark that hails back to the late Nineteenth Century. It follows the company’s introductions of the 7-20-4 and 1874 boutique lines.
In 2009, Kendall breathed new life into the venerable “7-20-4" brand name, acquiring the trademark for the original 7-20-4 line. It was named after the 1874-founded manufacturer in Manchester, New Hampshire. The company became the world’s largest cigar producer, until the 1962 Embargo killed its supply of … Continue reading the story "Kurt A. Kendall Dips into Cigar History with 7-20-4 Cigars’ New “Hustler” Boutique Brand"
Country: Honduras & Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua
MSRP: around $7
My Rating: 4 Stars!
Thanks to Paul Joyal for the samples to be able to try this great J.Grotto line. The Reserve is the part of the line that I reviewed earlier in the year and I really enjoyed it. I was pretty excited to hear about the silk version and couldn't wait to get my hands on them. The cigar looks great, feels good in the hand and has very small veins running through it.
The flavors from … Continue reading the story "J Grotto Silk Robusto Cigar Review"
For the first time,Davidoff will offer the perfect range of cigar gifts for the holidays Davidoff reveals the perfect holiday gifting solution for the first time in the brand’s history. Perfect for the Davidoff aficionado, gifts include festive holiday sleeves wrapping an array of Davidoff cigars as well as accessories from the brand. Whether shopping for dad, friends or colleagues, the assortment features a variety of price points to allow the perfect gift for everyone. The holiday designs will adorn some of the brand’s assortment packs, … Continue reading the story "Press Release: Davidoff Unveils 2012 Holiday Gift Collection"
2013 is represented in the Chinese calendar by the sign of the snake. To mark the occasion,Davidoff has created the new "Year of the Snake" edition of cigars with three fine limited edition accessories.
Basel, November 2012. At the start of the Chinese Year of the Snake (February 10, 2013), Davidoff is launching the new 2013 "Year of the Snake” Edition cigars with exclusive limited-edition accessories. In the Chinese calendar, the sixth of the twelve Chinese signs of the zodiac is characterized as wise and graceful. … Continue reading the story "Press Release: Davidoff Releases 2013 “Year Of The Snake” Edition"
Ocean State Cigars’ new Lancero Limitado shape (7-1/2" x 41) is now available for shipment to retailers, following a three-month delay. Tobacconists can receive shipments of J. Grotto Reserve Lancero Limitados in time for holiday shopping. The boutique premium cigar was planned to debut and ship to retailers at IPCPR time, but suffered delays at Fabrica de Tabacos Raices Cubanas, the Honduran manufacturer. According to Paul Joyal, Ocean State Cigars’ founder, “The factory is suffocating under success, having been swamped with orders, due to the reputation they’ve earned for quality and performance. It’s understandable, based on the ratings for their … Continue reading the story "Press Release: New J. Grotto “Lancero Limitado” Boutique Premium Cigar is Now Shipping"