Archive for December, 2010

Press Release – Gran Habano’s Opium Den

Miami, Fl., December 31, 2010 – As the year comes to a close, we at Gran Habano hope that you and your loved ones had the happiest of holidays and wish everyone a wonderful and fulfilling New Year. We take great pride in introducing our first true Maduro cigar in 2010 that uses the finest [...]


Nestor Miranda Special Selection Danno 2010 – Buckhead Cigars Edition

Nestor Miranda released the Danno last year as a special anniversary cigar, but with the overwhelming popularity of the cigar, Nestor Miranda released the Danno again this year. One of Miami Cigars, distributor of Nestor Miranda cigars, largest retailers, Buckhead Cigar wanted to create a special house blend using the Nestor Miranda Special Selection line. [...]


Merry Christmas from Nice Tight Ash

Santa was gracious enough to join me again this year for a special Christmas video. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did making it. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


Drew Estates Liga Privada T52 Flying Pig

One of the most interesting cigars I’ve ever received at IPCPR was the Liga Privada No. 9 Flying Pig from Drew Estates. It was this short, fat, almost jet black perfecto that was hard as a rock. My friend Tom and I both got samples and I put mine away to try later. Tom lit [...]


Illusione HL Maduro

Illusione is easily one of my favorite cigar brands out there in today’s market. Dion Giolito, owner of Illusione cigars, makes some of the best smokes money can buy. Lately, I’ve really been hooked on the 888 (churchill) and any size in the Eperney. When Dion gave me this HL maduro, I was floored. I [...]


Casa Fernandez Arsenio

Today I’m reviewing the Arsenio from Casa Fernandez. This cigar is blended by the Master Blender Arsenio Ramos and is cloaked in a Nicaraguan Maduro leaf. Name: Arsenio Company: Casa Fernandez Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Price: ~$7.00/stick Comes in: Box of 10 Vitola: 5 1/4″ x 54 Robusto Grande According to my [...]


2010 Oliva Serie V Maduro Torpedo

This time of year is my favorite for many reason, but one reason is the release of the 2010 Serie V maduros from Oliva. The Serie V is on my all time favorite smokes and a special maduro version just gets my heart racing! I still have samples from each year just sitting and aging [...]


Torano Master robusto

After reading the descriptions of the two new releases this year by Torano Family Cigars, the Master really piqued my interest. In collaboration with master roller, Felipe Sosa, Torano released this cigar which received much adulation from my fellow cigar reviewers. Also, recently, I reviewed the Single Region Jalapa which I wasn’t too enthralled by. [...]