Archive for October, 2010

Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne

The inspiration for this review came from a small cigar shop that I work at part-time. The Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne is probably one of the top selling cigars in this shop and it’s sold to a number of customers who prefer a wide variety of flavor profiles and experience levels. Now I’d smoked [...]


Torano Single Region Serie Jalapa robusto

This year at IPCPR, Torano Family Cigars showed off their new branding and two new cigars.  One of those new cigars is the Single Region which will be a series of cigar showcasing certain tobacco growing regions.  The first in the series is Jalapa in which the binder and filler are composed of tobaccos only [...]


Gran Habanos Cigars releases the Gran Reserva #3

Miami, Fl., October 18, 2010 – Time has finally come for the limited production Gran Reserva #3 cigar by Gran Habano to be released into the public. Medium to full bodied in strength the Gran Reserva #3 was blended by George A. Rico using aged Nicaraguan and Columbian tobaccos from the Gran Habano farms. Composition [...]


La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor

This week, I have two of my friends, Tom and Shawn, help me review the newest La Aroma De Cuba cigar, Mi Amor. This was released this year at IPCPR and is the focus of a cigar shop tour put on my Ashton Cigars. The tour feature a cigar pairing with coconut, dark chocolate, almonds [...]


Liga Privada Unico Serie Dirty Rat

The Liga Privada line from Drew Estates has been one of the most successful cigar lines in what I’m calling the new cigar boom.  It all started with the No. 9 and then followed by the amazing T52 stalk cured cigar.  Steve Saka, the creator of the Liga Privada line, decided to come out with [...]


Tatuaje Seleccion de Cazador Petite Cazadores

This is a review I’ve been looking forward to doing since I smoked my first sample. Without saying “like or dislike” I’ll simply state that my reaction to this cigar was not what I expected. Name: Tatuaje Seleccion de Cazador Company: Havana Cellars Wrapper: Broadleaf Maduro Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Price: $4.50 Comes in: Box [...]


Guillermo Leon Gran Corona

Miami Cigars Company introduced 3 much anticipated cigars this year at IPCPR in New Orleans. The Nestor Miranda Art Deco, La Aurora Corojo and the Guillermo Leon. These cigars were well received by the community and each fit its own niche. This week I review the Guillermo Leon in one of my favorite sizes, gran [...]


Graycliff Hotel 2010 Halloween Package

GRAYCLIFF’S GHOSTLY PIRATE PATROLS THE RAMPARTS! An 18th century buccaneer still searches for the Captain who took him prisoner Nassau, Bahamas (September 30, 2010) – Every old estate and castle has a story of intrigue and mayhem, and Graycliff, the 18th-century mansion which is the centerpiece of the fabled 5-Star Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant, is [...]


Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S is now the world’s second largest cigar company

After having received the necessary approvals from the relevant competition author-ities, Skandinavisk Holding A/S and Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S on 1 October 2010 closed the transaction with Swedish Match AB which creates the world’s second largest cigar company and an even stronger world leader in pipe tobacco. On 26 April 2010 it was announced that [...]


CAO La Traviata Maduro

The La Traviata Maduro was introduced at the 2010 IPCPR Trade Show as a line extension of the highly acclaimed La Traviata. CAO retained the same filler and binder blend, only changing the wrapper from an Ecuadorian Habano to a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro. For more information on the story behind La Traviata I highly suggest [...]