Archive for July, 2010

Illusione Nosotros Corona Larga

Ben gave a pre-release of the Nosotros from Illusion a try back in September, and raved about it. In fact, it was his #1 cigar of 2009. Now that the Nosotros is in full production, and available from your favorite tobacconist, I thought I’d fire up one, and give it a try.


Press Release: AJ Fernandez Announces New Cigar Brand San Lotano

Miami, FL, 31 July – Cigar Express is pleased to announce the exciting new cigar release San Lotano, a signature blend by A.J. Fernandez. With a rich history, San Lotano dates back to Cuba’s pre-Castro era where the brand was among the most popular with traditional Cuban cigar makers. Retired for decades, the line is [...]


Favorites: Connecticut

Based on a recent comment from Mark, I decided to do something a bit different this week and put up a list of favorites. These lists will be categorized by wrapper type and since the comment started when talking about the Camacho Connecticut, we’ll start there. To preface this list, there are a couple of [...]


Liga Privada No. 9 Flying Pig

The Flying Pig is a limited edition cigar from the Liga Privada line which has a limited production of only about 125 cigars per day. The blend is also different from the Nicaraguan Puro like the other Liga Privada No. 9s. 4 1/8″ x 60 Wrapper: Dark Connecticut Broadleaf ligero Binder: Plantation grown Brazilian Mata [...]


Famous Smoke Shop: Cigar Expo 2010

A month ago Brian and I attended the Famous Smoke Cigar Expo 2010. This two day event included a VIP dinner, free craft beer, excellent food, great cigars and much more. The video below is our attempt to document the event; hoping to give those that could not attend an idea of how the festivities [...]


JJ for JJ Day

As most people know, fellow cigar reviewer, Jerry Cruz over at Stogie Review, tragically lost his son 3 years ago to SIDS. As a father myself, I can’t imagine something like that happening and how I would cope. So, today, on JJ’s 3rd birthday, we will celebrate his life by smoking a Don Pepin Garcia [...]


Carlos Torano Noventa Santiago

Torano released the Noventa in the 2006 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Torano family being tobacco growers.   Don Santiago Torano left Spain to grow tobacco in Cuba in 1916.  In 1959, the family fled Castro controlled Cuba to the Dominican Republic and brought with them Piloto Cubano tobacco seed.  Later, Carlos Torano II [...]


Press Release: GENERAL CIGAR TO CELEBRATE ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

National Cigar Event Series to Kick Off in July Richmond, VA—General Cigar will commemorate its golden anniversary with a ten-city tour that will hit chic, cigar-friendly venues across the U.S. beginning on July 27 at Chicago’s swanky Vertigo Lounge in the Dana Hotel, and ending on November 11 at the legendary Foundation Room in Las [...]


Press Release: GENERAL CIGARS RECEIVES A FAVORABLE RULING FOR GENERAL CIGAR IN COHIBA TRADEMARK CASE

Richmond, VA—On July 14, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of General Cigar in the latest round of litigation in the Cohiba® trademark case, affirming that General Cigar is the rightful owner of the Cohiba trademark in the U.S. According to Dan Carr, chief operating officer of General [...]


Press Release: TORAÑO FAMILY, ARMED WITH A NEW LOOK, IS BACK IN CONTROL OF ITS OWN DISTRIBUTION

The Toraño Family, makers of some of the finest cigars in the world, is proud to announce that effective August 1st the family will distribute its own brands. To add to this exciting news, Toraño launches a new company name, a new logo and two retail exclusive cigar brands. The company name is changing from [...]