Archive for January, 2011

Press Release: GARY HYAMS LEAVES CAO INTERNATIONAL

Richmond, VA—General Cigar announced today that with completion of the integration of CAO® International and General Cigar Company, Gary Hyams will step down from his role as chairman of CAO International, effective today. Along with Dan Carr, president of General Cigar, Mr. Hyams led the integration of the two companies as part of the recent [...]


262 Paradigm Robusto

A couple nights ago Brian and I got together and fired up the Paradigm Robusto from 262 Cigars. When we get together for these reviews I like the video to speak for itself. Name: Paradigm Company: 262 Cigars Made in: Honduras Wrapper: Brazilian Binder: Honduran Filler: Seco and Ligero from Esteli & Jalapa, Nicaragua and [...]


Press Release – MIAMI CIGAR & COMPANY CREATING $5,000 DONATION TO THE LOVE FUND

Miami, FL, 26 January…Miami Cigar & Company’s principals, Marianna & Nestor Miranda are supplying 1000 cigars from the Nestor Miranda Collection to five shops in Miami. These cigars will be sold to benefit The Love Fund, which benefits the families of fallen officers. Each shop will have 10 boxes with an actual retail value of [...]


Cusano 15th Anniversary

Well the Cusano brand of cigars is 15 years old and to celebrate this milestone they have released 2000 boxes of their new cigar appropriately named 15th Anniversary. This stick is sold in boxes of 15 and retails for $8.99 per stick plus any state and local taxes. I’d never heard of this cigar until [...]


Gran Habano Gran Reserva #3

Recently, Gran Habano announced the discontinuation of a lot of their established lines which concerned many cigar lovers. Gran Habano is known for making really good cigars for a very affordable price. The loss of some of the more popular lines was just a refocusing of their cigar lines which started with the release of [...]


Press Release: Jameson Cigar Co. Releases SouthBound Series Latitude

We’re excited to finally introduce the SouthBound Series with Latitude being the first release. The SouthBound Series was conceived as a collection of everyday smokes, cigars you can afford to set alight often. With SouthBound conjuring up images reminiscent of travel, a journey to a better place, even, Latitude was the perfect fit for the [...]


Alec Bradley Prensado

Lately I’ve felt like there have been a bunch of cigars that I’d wanted to review, but just hadn’t gotten around to. One of those cigars is the Prensado from Alec Bradley. This cigar made it’s debut in September of 2009, but it’s roots go back to 2006 when the Corojo leaf, that would one [...]


La Sirena The Prince

Released this year at IPCPR in New Orleans, La Sirena was relatively unknown before the show.  I met Brand Manager, Arielle Ditkowich, at the Miami Cigars booth while talking to Nestor Miranda.  There was a buzz at the show about Arielle’s new cigar line so I was eager to try it.  Alas, I left there [...]


Guest Review: Flor de Gonzalez 90 Miles Toro “ROTT” Review

Ben – Today we have a guest reviewer filling in for us today that many of you have seen on the sight before.  Shawn has done a couple of dual review with me in the past and this is his first, but hopefully not last, written review.  Shawn reviews the new 90 Miles cigar from [...]


Carlos Torano Signature Collection

The Carlos Torano Signature collection was released in 2000 with five different vitolas to choose from. This line of cigars features a blend of tobacco from four countries and is intended to be medium to full-bodied. Over the years I’ve smoked my fair share of these in various sizes, but for this review I sat [...]