Archive for July, 2010


Miami, FL, 15 July…My Father Cigars, Inc., the principal company of the Garcia Family’s growing cigar manufacturing and sales colossus, announced the appointment of Jose Ortega as Vice President of Sales. Rather than replacing John Gonzalez, who has held that post since 2007, Ortega will focus on domestic (U.S.) sales and in-store events; while Gonzalez […]

Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary

Today I’m firing up the new Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary which is scheduled to be released nationwide on July 30, 2010. A big thanks goes to Patrick Vivalo for sending me the two samples I had for this review. The 15th Anniversary comes from Rocky’s new Nicaraguan factory, which also makes the 1961. This cigar […]


Miami, FL, 11 July…Guillermo Leon and Nestor Miranda, in conjunction with W. Curtis Draper Tobacconists, Washington, DC’s oldest continuously operated tobacconists, will play host to the Congressional Cigar Association at a reception in the nation’s capitol on Tuesday, 20 July. While the event is a first for Leon and Miranda, the CCA holds quarterly events […]

La Flor Dominicana Air Bender

La Flor introduced the Air Bender earlier this year and the hook is that they are intense, sophisticated, and powerful. Not sure there is all that much difference between intense and powerful but I digress… The Air Bender comes in six sizes and today I have for you the 5″ x 50 Matatan. The blend […]

La Aurora 107 Corona

The La Aurora 107 was released earlier this year to much acclaim. This new cigar was an anniversary cigar for the 107th anniversary of La Aurora cigars. This cigar uses an Ecaudorian wrapper, Dominican binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. When the cigar was first released, it didn’t have any smaller ring gauge vitolas. I […]

Camacho Liberty 2009

Today I’m firing up a special cigar to celebrate Independence Day. The Camacho Liberty Series was originally released in 2002, and the annual release always seems to come with some excitement. As with any annual release there always has to be a favorite, and for a while it’s been widely accepted that the Liberty 2005 […]

June 2010 Contest: Winner Announcement

Well Ladies and Gentlemen another great contest has come to and end here at Nice Tight Ash. It was great reading all your comments, and we certainly look forward to seeing them continue. Big thanks to General Cigar Co. for providing three great prizes. So, without further adieu, here are the winners! Grand Prize: 1 […]

Rocky Patel Sun Grown

Continuing with the “Humidor Staple Series” that started with the Oliva Serie O, I have for you another cigar that finds its way into a lot of people’s humidors. The Rocky Patel Sun Grown is one of the cigars that hooked me on this hobby. As you will see in the video, things have not […]