Archive for May, 2009

Cuesta Rey Stanford’s Cameroon Reserve

This cigar, produced by Tabacalera A. Fuente was created to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Stanford Newman’s introduction of the Cameroon wrapper to Cuesta Rey cigars. With a limited production of 35,000 cigars, the Pyramid No. 9 is made of Dominican filler and binder, draped in a Dominican grown Cameroon wrapper.


Man O’ War Ruination Belicoso

    This review comes courtesy of our good friend Brian.  We met Brian via Twitter, and found out he only lives about an hour away.  We’ve had the opportunity to hang our a few times and enjoy some great cigars.  So we were happy when he decided to give reviewing cigars a try, so [...]


A. Turrent Toro

This isn’t what I had originally scheduled for today’s review, but I just got back from eating Mexican food with my wife and cousin and thought this cigar would be fitting. Remembering I had a A. Turrent cigar from Mexico, I thought it would be a great time to try it out. I’ve never had [...]


601 Oscuro

The 601 Oscuro is one of four blends from EO Brands 601 series. This 601 Oscuro is a Nicaraguan puro blended by Don Pepin Garcia in Esteli, Nicaragua. This cigar features a Nicaraguan grown Habano Oscuro wrapper. There is still time to enter our May Contest.  Please give us your best or worst cigar joke, for [...]


Carlos Toraño Exodus 50 Years Salomon

Toraño Cigars has released a new five pack sampler called the Seleccion Exclusiva to commemorate their family leaving Cuba 50 years ago. In addition to the 2 new unique sizes of the Exodus 1959 Gold and Silver there is a cigar than can only be found in the Seleccion Exclusiva: a beautiful salomon with a blend only known as Liga 3-H. I fire up this big cigar, and see it if lives up to what it celebrates


La Riqueza No. 4

La Riqueza cigars came out in June 2008 and were created by Pete Johnson and Don Pepin Garcia in his Tabacalera Cubana S.A. factory. The cigar uses Connecticut broadleaf wrapper that was purchase from the Oliva family. The binder and filler are both from Nicaragua. It’s the first cigar with a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper for [...]


Preliminary Thoughts: Viaje Oro

  Viaje cigars are produced by Casa Fernandez, the same company that produces the JFR (Just For Retail), are Nicaraguan puros rolled in the traditional cuban style.  This small boutique brand has a limited yearly production, however, they produce quality products.  


Sunday Fiver- May 17, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the Web. Cigar Reviews On Friday we released a video on the Rocky Patel Spring Collection.  If you would like another opinion check out the guest review at Stogie Review of the  (1) Rocky Patel Spring Collection. Photo courtesy of Stogie Review. Cigarfan over at the Keepers of the Flame took [...]


Rocky Patel Spring Collection 2009

Rocky Patel

has released their fourth cigar in their Seasonal Collection. The latest version is the Spring Collection 2009 which features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper and Nicaraguan and Pennsylvania filler tobacco.


Padilla Obsidian

The Padilla Edicion Especial 2006, also known as the Obsidian, was originally a limited release from Padilla. However, the line experienced success and was therefor extended as an exclusive offering at Cigars International. These cigars only come in one vitola, a hefty belicoso, that is sold as a strong full-bodied cigar. As always, I have smoked my way through a handful of samples, and now report my side of the story.