Archive for August, 2010

Press Release: Cohiba to Launch Limited Edition Swiss Wristwatches

New York, NY– August 25th, 2010 – Cohiba® has partnered with luxury Swiss watchmaker Frédérique Constant to create two bespoke wristwatches exclusively for the U.S. and its territories including the U.S. Virgin Islands. The “Frédérique Constant for Cohiba Limited Edition” timepieces will be unveiled exclusively at a private VIP reception on September 22nd, 2010 at Club Macanudo [...]


Press Release: Gran Habano 3 SLS & Cabinet Selection cease production

Miami, Fl., August 30, 2010 – Due to the overwhelming success of our new Azteca cigar we have decided to cease production of the highly-rated 3 SLS and Cabinet Selection lines. This difficult decision will allow Gran Habano to maintain our high level of quality and consistency within our core lines and any special projects [...]


Esteban Carreras Habano (Maduro)

Today I’m reviewing the Esteban Carreras Habano which was originally introduced in 2008. I had heard of Esteban Carreras cigars before, but had never tried them until approximately one month ago. The Habano line is produced in Esteli Nicaragua and features all Nicaraguan Tobacco. But that’s enough of that, let’s get down to business. Name: [...]


Press Release: PARTAGAS ‘MAN OF DISTINCTION’ CONTEST OFFERS A CHANCE TO WIN AN ALL-EXPENSE PAID TRIP TO NAPA

Richmond, VA—Lovers of the leaf and the grape take note: The Partagas® “Man of Distinction” contest offers a chance to win an all-expense paid, four-day, three-night trip to Napa Valley to enjoy a taste of the finer things in life. The venerable brand of Partagas® cigars will award one lucky consumer and three guests with [...]


Press Release: Drew Estate Releases the Liga Privada Ünico Serie “Dirty Rat”

For additional information: Contact: John Brooke Phone: (786) 581-1800 Email:jbrooke@drewestate.com Drew Estate Releases the Liga Privada Ünico Serie “Dirty Rat” Miami, FL – Drew Estate officially announced its intent to release into the market the much-heralded “Dirty Rat” during the IPCPR 2010 tradeshow as the first cigar within its new Liga Privada Ünico Serie. Ünico, [...]


Berger and Argenti Entubar Quad Maduro

Berger and Argenti Entubar has been a much heralded cigar since its release not long ago.  A natural extension of that line is a maduro which was released at this years IPCPR show.  Here is a segment of the press release describing its release: “Each deeply aged Nicaraguan filler leaf that comprises the ENTUBAR® QUAD [...]


IPCPR 2010 – Show in review

This year makes it 3 RTDA/IPCPR shows I’ve been lucky enough to attend.  Every year I come back with way more knowledge about the industry and a reaffirmation that the cigar reps, owners and other attendees are mi familia.  There is a brotherhood and sisterhood that is bound together by cigars that is really special.  [...]


La Flordita Fuerte

Today Brian and I are firing up the La Flordita Fuerte Toro. This cigar is made by Nestor Plasencia for Famous Smoke Shop and becomes the third addition to the La Flordita line of cigars. The La Flordita Fuerte features filler tobacco from both Nicaragua and Honduras and is wrapped in a Habano Viso leaf. [...]


Quick Ash: Cabaiguan Petite

Hey folks! Back with a “Quick Ash” review for you this week and today I have the Cabaiguan Petite from Tatuaje. I reach for these sticks when time is limited and I need to get away for a short time. I look for small cigars that carry the full gambit of flavor and complexities of [...]


Press Release: LA GLORIA CUBANA SERIE N

Richmond, VA—Team La Gloria Cubana is proud to unveil La Gloria Cubana Serie N®, a wholly new collection custom made for the initiated. A sister brand to the critically-acclaimed La Gloria Cubana Serie R® collection, La Gloria Cubana Serie N debuts into a lofty position. This new, four-cigar collection delivers in spades by marrying proprietary [...]