Relcuse Cigars Featured in Movie Premier on the Hallmark Channel

We at Recluse Cigar Company are proud to be the featured cigar in tomorrow nights world television premier of The Ultimate Life movie on the Hallmark Channel at 9pm. (EDT) 8/02/14.  We would like to thank our movie industry friends for their support.  Lets all tune in tomorrow night and blow the ratings off the roof at the Hallmark Channel and show support for our friends in Hollywood who show their support for the premium cigar industry!

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“Smoked Up” No.79

The past week has been one of the most challenging ones I have had in a long time. With my good friend still in a medically induced coma over in New Orleans, she has be on my mind a great bit.  As well as me juggling four major projects at work at one time; this week has been rough on me. I got to see my friend shortly on Thursday and a good bit longer on Saturday. They are only allowing “immediate family” to see her. But her parents consider me family as I was once to be their son-in-law. Friday, they started to reduce her sedatives & on Saturday she started waking up very slightly for a few seconds at a time; but still “out of it.” I got to see her beautiful eyes a few times. The nurses say she may or may not know who I am right now, but she knows I’m there due to the way her vitals change when she looks at me. That right there made the trip all worth while & her outlook was getting a lot brighter! They are hoping by the end of this week or first of next, she will be completely out of the medical coma and more alert. I will be making another trip to see her this weekend as well as many more in the future.

Thanks to everybody who kept her in your thoughts and prayers last week. It means a lot to her, her family and I.

When I was in New Orleans to see my friend, I stopped off at Crescent City Cigar’s newest location in Metairie, LA. I was needing a cigar to calm my nerves. To say this shop is small is an understatement. But the boutique cigar selection is extremely hard to beat! My good buddy Joe made the trip with me to keep me company and we enjoyed a Elogio Habano Exclusivo Crescent City Cigar while there. This is a great smoke if you like Elogio! I grabbed a few handfuls of newer boutique cigars and will try and get a few reviews on them soon.

 

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Crux Nifamaniac Dark: I have always wanted a Nifamaniac and I happen to pick one up while in New Orleans (get your mind out of the gutter!!). This perfecto/lancero is just a cool looking cigar with a nice wrapper aroma to it. It reminded me of the Javelin from La Caridad del Cobre in its shape. The cigar had a nice slightly thick draw and I needed to keep a lighter handy as it went out a few times on me (my fault). Had nice dark chocolate, slight black pepper and a slight creaminess on the finish. Overall, for about $7, I will be getting a few more of these as I really enjoyed it.   
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“Smoked Up” No.78

This issue will be on the shorter side. 99% of the news was released last week prior to the IPCPR Trade Show. Also, a dear friend of mine is in a medically induced coma. She is a diabetic and her sugar got too low, too fast. She has shown signs of improvement today, but I am not in too high of spirits the last few days. If you could do me a favor and keep my friend Janelle in your thoughts and prayers her, her family and I would greatly appreciate it.

 

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Oliva Siason: For a “budget” Oliva cigar, it was not bad at all. For about $6, it reminded me of a mellower “O” with a little bit of sweetness. Would be a decent cigar to keep around the humidor for a nicer yard gar or for a novice cigar enjoyer looking for a bit more strength and flavor than an entry level Connecticut cigar. For the price, its worth it.  
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CAO Brazilia and Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter Pairing

The CAO Brazilia line has been a go-to cigar when it comes to CAO. I have a fondness for Brazilian wrappers and the darkness they add to the flavor profile. The Gol is my favorite size, but occasionally I will toast up a Lambada.

The Gonzo Imperial Porter just sounds like a good brew to me. I am a fan of pretty much anything with Imperial in the name. This notates a higher alcohol content than a non-imperial beer. And I have liked many porter style beers I have came across as well. BeerAdvocate rates this beer at a 90 meaning “outstanding”. Ratebeer gives it an overall score of 99. With those two scores, I believe I am in for a nice treat today with this pairing. Although the 9.2% ABV is not the highest alcohol content I have ever had, I still prepaired myself by having a large pizza & chips before the pairing. I let that settle and cleansed my palate prior to the pairing for a more fair review.

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JR Cigar Announces Black Abyss

Fans of premium-quality San Andrés wrapper leaf are gonna want to check out, Black Abyss, a brand-new handrolled premium cigar crafted by José “Jochy” Blanco, the guy who grows the leaf for a bunch of Boutique Blends cigar brands, including Aging Room and Swag, both of which have collected tons of high ratings in cigar magazines (the Aging Room Quattro F55 Concerto took second place in Cigar Aficionado’s top 25 of 2013).

Anyway…

Black Abyss is handmade at Tabacalera Palma in the Dominican Republic and, while it is full bodied, it’s cleverly designed for not just smokers of super-strong cigars. It’s got that big, rich, bold flavor often associated with a San Andrés wrapper and it does contain some potent ligero leaf, but along with the blend’s hearty, zesty notes of dark coffee, this cigar begins and ends with a sweetness while a smooth creaminess remains throughout, making it a great choice for medium-bodied cigar fans who want to step it up in strength.

Black Abyss’s construction is top-notch, as evidenced by its extremely even burn and draw, which are made even better by an exceptionally appealing aroma.

Jochy Blanco’s Black Abyss is made in four sizes (each featuring a somewhat sinister name: Banshee, Cerberus, Hydra, and Wraith) packed in boxes of 20 cigars. If all that’s piqued your interest, you’ll be glad to know that Black Abyss cigars are also pretty reasonably priced. Starting in July, you’ll find them exclusively at JR Cigar.

“Smoked Up” No.77

The past week has been a hot and muggy one here in South Mississippi. Every day there has been an afternoon rain shower that almost ruined my afternoon smoking plans. Although the rain didn’t last long, the 95+% humidity did. With that being said, I didn’t smoke many cigars this past week. Mainly I smoked the CAO and Flying Dog Brewery pairings. I did get another tattoo this past Friday on my arm. It was an addition to one that I had gotten done three years ago.

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Senorial by Jose Blanco: After Jose Blanco left Joya de Nicaragua, he went on a world tour. Seeing this, I figured he was tasting the world of tobacco and was planning a cigar blend for him or another company. That was just it, he started his own company with the “Senorial” being his first blend. This cigar was high on my radar this summer and was actually excited to see it on the shelves at my local B&M. This was a pretty tasty medium bodied smoke that I figure would be a bit more fuller. If you like a nice Dominican cigar, this is definitely a cigar to try. Had nice very smooth wood, light black pepper with an ample sweetness on the back half of the draw.


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A.J. FERNANDEZ to Introduce New Brand: New World

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(Miami, Florida) July 11, 2014— A.J. Fernandez Cigars, known for producing consistently highly rated and sought after cigars is proud to unveil “New World” at the 2014 IPCPR in Las Vegas. New World will be showcased as a value brand featuring the same quality, consistency, and workmanship that is expected from A.J. Fernandez.  The New World Cigar brand is the first blend in where A.J. Fernandez and father Ismael Fernandez come together

 

Master blender A.J. Fernandez has created New World. A unique cigar which pays homage to the discovery of then “mystical smoking leaf” called tobacco by the Europeans when their ships landed in what is now called the New World. In November 1492, Jerez and Luis de Torres first observed natives smoking as they were searching for the Emperor of China. Not knowing they landed in what is now known as Cuba, they came across natives that made rolls of palm and mais leaves in the manner of a musket formed of paper with tobacco on the inside. One would light one side and drink the smoke out of the other.

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A.J. Fernandez said: “The New World Cigar relates to expanding one’s knowledge and questioning the status quo by discovering our personal New Worlds as we go through life. 
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1502 to Release Nicaraguan Blend

Miami, Florida, July 16, 2014

Global Premium Cigars is pleased to announce the release of its newest cigar, the 1502 Nicaragua. Global Premium Cigars is a tobacco company which is proud of its Nicaraguan heritage. The new cigar continues the company’s tradition of excellence and is the only cigar in the 1502 cigars line that is 100% pure Nicaraguan tobacco.
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Nicaragua is one of only two countries in the world which can produce cigars entirely from their tobacco. The 1502 Nicaragua epitomizes this birthright, as it is made from tobacco from all four regions of Nicaragua: Esteli, Condega, Jalapa, Ometepe.
“This cigar was created for my newborn son. So that he never forgets his roots – 100% Nicaraguan,” said Enrique Sanchez, President of Global Premium Cigars.
The 1502 Nicaragua is packaged in a golden wrapper with a white band. It is a medium to medium-plus cigar that is stronger than the 1502 Line’s Emerald. The cigar will be available in the Robusto vitola, measuring 5 X 50, and in boxes of 30 cigars, box pressed. Retailers are urged to order them in time for their customers.
For more information please email info@globalpremiumcigars.com or contact via the website: globalpremiumcigars.com

D’Crossier to Release L’Forte

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Heralding a new era in artisanal cigar craftsmanship, we are proud to introduce L ’Forte, the newest addition to the D ’Crossier Cigar family. One of the most exclusive premium cigars available anywhere in the world, this exclusive new line, L’Forte, will be a limited production run of only 2000 numbered boxes each year. Carefully and meticulously produced in every aspect, these handcrafted cigars are fashioned as a result of the most demanding and comprehensive sorting process that we have ever developed with leaves originating from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.  Our yearly aging process is based on a rotation of 24,000 cigars, allowing us to inspect and ensure the quality of the L’Forte supply. We humbly claim to use the best and most aged Spanish cedar in the cigar world today, aging without cellophane and artificial odors to deliver your ultimate smoking pleasure.   
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ROBERTO DURAN PREMIUM CIGARS INTRODUCES: NEYA AND BARACOA

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(Miami, Florida) July 17, 2014— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars, after a successful 2013 launch with the Azan Line of cigars and the recent announcement of the Roberto Duran Premium Cigar Brand is ready to introduce two additional cigar brands: Neya and the Baracoa Line.

 

Roberto Pelayo Duran is fully committed to providing a full line at this year’s IPCPR. The Addition of the premium Neya and the value cigar Baracoa will fill in the gap in the Roberto P. Duran line as the announcement was made last week that he will introduce a super-premium brand, Roberto P. Duran Cigar.   
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