Archive for November, 2010

Oliva Connecticut Reserve Double Toro

This week I’m reviewing a cigar from a line of cigar which I haven’t really found to my liking. Its from a cigar manufacture that makes one of my all time favorite cigars, Serie V, which is Oliva Cigars. When Oliva released the new Connecticut line, I wasn’t blown away by it like many other [...]


Tatuaje Anarchy

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! There are a number of things I’m thankful for, but one that I’ll share with you is being able to try the new Tatuaje Anarchy. This Limited Edition cigar is only available at Smoke Inn and will be available for pre-order at midnight on Black Friday (November 26, 2010). Name: Anarchy Company: [...]


Berger & Argenti Mooch

With the weather getting colder I’m starting to look for even more coronas to add to my smoking rotation. I’ll sit out in the cold in just about any conditions to enjoy a cigar, but sometimes conditions only allow for a short smoke. So a couple weeks ago I found the Mooch “Minnie”, from Berger [...]


Rocky Patel NRA Valedor Toro

This week I’m doing a review on a cigar that didn’t get a lot of fanfare at this years IPCPR when it was introduced. That cigar is the Rocky Patel NRA Valedor. This is supposed to be the official cigar of the NRA. I was excited to try this cigar as I’m a lifetime member [...]


Omar Ortez Puro Maduro

Today I’m reviewing the Omar Ortez Puro Maduro. I’d never smoked one of these cigars until two months ago when the box caught my attention at a local Tinder Box. The combination of a 60 count box and a band that wrapped around the foot of my cigar perked my attention, so I figured it [...]


J Fuego Origen Original

While I was at IPCPR this year, one of the must stops on the show was Jesus Fuego’s booth as I’m a huge fan of the Gran Reserva Corojo No. 1, Delirum and 777 Corojo.  I just had to see what new he had in store for us.  While waiting at the booth, I notice [...]


TIM OZGENER DEPARTS PREMIUM CIGAR BUSINESS

Richmond, VA—General Cigar announces that CAO President Tim Ozgener has decided to pursue personal business interests in his hometown of Nashville, TN, thus moving on from his 16-year career in the premium cigar business. Ozgener, son of company founder Cano A Ozgener, joined the original family business in 1994 and has since been instrumental in [...]


Quesada Tributo

It seems like a recurring theme amongst many cigar companies is a pride in family and tradition. The Quesada Tributo takes those themes and wraps them up in a cigar. The daughters, nephews and nieces of Manuel Quesada, self-titled the 5th Generation, created the Quesada Tributo as a tribute to their family and roots in [...]


MACANUDO MILLIONAIRE CONTEST WINNERS TO VIE FOR $2,000,000 PRIZES AT PLAYBOY CLUB IN VEGAS

Richmond, VA—Macanudo®, America’s number-one-selling brand of premium cigars announces the winners of the second annual Macanudo Millionaire contest. Dan Newman, of Liberty Township, Ohio is the national essay contest winner. He will be joined in Las Vegas by these lucky winners who were selected by national cigar catalog retailers: Kerry Rold, Redlands, CA (JR Cigar); [...]


La Aurora 107 Lancero

I know I’ve already reviewed the La Aurora 107 before, but this is a different vitola.  The lancero size came about after a lengthy discussion one night on twitter between myself, La Aurora President, Guillermo Leon, Miami Cigars VP of Marketing and Finance, Jason Wood, Mike from Buckhead Cigars and Jose Blanco, General Manager of [...]