Archive for September, 2010

Avo Heritage Short Robusto

At this year’s IPCPR, Avo Cigars introduced a new cigar to their line. It was somewhat of a departure from the other Avo cigars in that it would be stronger and less expensive than the rest of of the lines. That cigar is the Avo Heritage. I was given a sample of this cigar at [...]


Illusione and Drew Estate Cigars discontinue Nosotros brand of cigars

From Dion Giolito of Illusione Cigars: Effective immediately, Illusione cigars will no longer participate in the Nosotros brand project with Jonathan Drew DBA Drew Estate. After two and a half years, terms for a product delivery date still could not be negotiated. The Nosotros brand/trademark dies in the Drew Estate Factory as per contractual agreement, [...]


Augusto Reyes Signature Torpedo

This year at IPCPR in New Orleans, Augusto Reyes Cigars introduced two new cigars.  This cigar, the Signature, is one of them.  This cigar is a Dominican puro in that it has Dominican tobacco as its wrapper, binder and filler.  Many of you probably recognize the name from the many offerings from Cigars International, but, [...]


Cain F 654T

Today I’m firing up a cigar that was introduced to the market at the 2009 IPCPR show with quite a bit of buzz behind it. My initial experiences with the Cain lineup wasn’t what I expected. The press behind this cigar described a bold/powerful cigar and I just didn’t get that. Then, I tried the [...]


Viaje Satori Karma

Viaje release two new cigars at this years IPCPR:  Satori and a medium bodied 50/50.  This week, I’m reviewing the Satori Karma that was given to me at the IPCPR show by Andre Farkas of Viaje.  This cigar is a Nicaraguan puro with an oscuro wrapper.  This cigar is another very limited release from Viaje, [...]


Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial

Today I’m firing up a fairly new cigar that comes out of the My Father Factory. This factory was made famous through the expert blending of Jose Don Pepin Garcia, but this time his son Jaime has taken over the blending role. For this review I’m smoking the Petit Robusto, but this cigar is available [...]


Press Release: La Aurora Announces 107 Lancero in Limited Production

La Aurora and Miami Cigars have had a strong relationship with new media, especially on Twitter, which they are very active. Because of this, Guillermo Leon, Jose Blanco and Jason Wood were inundated with request for a new size in the 107 line after the success of the corona. As a lover of lanceros, I [...]


J. Fuego Origen (Lancero)

When I first heard that the Origen would be released in a lancero I got pretty excited. I’m a sucker for lanceros, and considering my prior experience with the Origen Toro I figured the new vitola would be a treat. So now I’ve had the opportunity to smoke a handful of these cigars and think [...]


Nestor Miranda Art Deco Robusto Grande

One of the most anticipated releases at IPCPR this year in New Orleans were two new lines from Miami Cigars.  One of those is the new Art Deco blended by Don Pepin Garcia.  This cigar is a departure from cigars normally blended by Don Pepin in that is uses some Dominican tobacco.  Here is the [...]