Archive for February, 2011

Cigar Journal: Cuban Stock Part II

A couple of weeks ago and wrote up the first part of my review of four Cuban Stock cigars. Today I’m smoking the last two cigars that were sent to me from Cuban Stock Cigar Company. If you missed my review of the first two you can find them here. Cuban Stock Reserve Name: Reserve [...]


Punch Cigars announces new Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary

General Cigars will be releasing a 10th Anniversary edition Rare Corojo that should be hitting the stores shelves by the end of March.   This cigar will feature a Connecticut Corojo wrapper in a 5 x 50 robusto size.  The MSRP is $6.50.  Below are some pictures of the artist renditions of the box, label and [...]


Zino Embassy 2010 Limitied Edition Belicoso

It seems like every year someone release yet another limited edition cigar especially around the holidays. Zino has their Embassy which I missed out on last year and will how well it was received, I knew I couldn’t miss out on it this year. The Zino Embassy is released in a box of 10 with [...]


Press Release: Jon Huber, Formerly of C.A.O., Creates New Cigar Company

Jon Huber, the former director of lifestyle marketing for C.A.O. International Inc., has formed a new cigar company with three other former employees of C.A.O. The new venture is called Crowned Heads LLC. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, where C.A.O. was located until it was moved to Virginia, Crowned Heads consists of Huber, Mike Conder, formerly [...]


Vudu by Rocky Patel

The Vudu is produced by Rocky Patel in his Tabacalera Villa Cuba, S.A. factory in Esteli Nicaragua. This cigar was blended by Amilcar P. Castro and is sold exclusively at the Famous Smoke Shop. Name: Vudu Company: Rocky Patel Made in: Tabacalera Villa Cuba, S.A. Wrapper: Mexican Maduro Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Price: $5.00/stick or [...]


Bella Torres – BestCigarPrices.com

This week, I’m reviewing the second budget friend cigar sent to me by BestCigarPrices.com. This one is the Bella Torres by Havana Cuba who also make the Oliveros cigars. This cigar is the same vitola as the Medici, 4 1/2 x 60, robolo. This cigar hails from the Dominican Republic with the same ~$4.00 price [...]


Cigar Journal: Cuban Stock

Recently I received a package from Cuban Stock Cigar Co. that included 4 cigars, all from various lines. Instead of doing a series of four “First-Impression” reviews I thought it would be interesting to write up what I’d characterize as journal entires for each of the cigars sent. In this post I’ll be taking a [...]


Medici by Alec Bradley – BestCigarPrices.com

This week I’m doing a budget friendly review of a cigar sold exclusively by BestCigarPrices.com called the Medici. BCP sent me two samples to try and review in their new size, the Robolo. The Robolo is a short, fat gordo size of a smoke that is priced around $4.00ish. I’m quite fond of Alec Bradley [...]


Contest Winner: 262 Paradigm Robusto 3 Pack

Last week Brian and I sat down and reviewed the Paradigm Robusto from 262 Cigars. At the end of that review we announced that we’d be giving away a three pack to one of the folks that left a comment on that post. Well a week has gone by and now it’s time to announce [...]


E.P. Carrillo Core Line

One year ago, I reviewed Ernesto Perez-Carrillo’s first post-La Gloria Cubana project, the E.P. Carrillo Edición Inaugural 2009. It was a limited run, and it was meant as sort of a preview to the new company’s style until they were ready to release the cigar I’m reviewing today, the E.P. Carrillo Core Line. I absolutely loved the Edición Inaugural and the Short Run line that followed it, so I’ve definitely been anticipating Ernesto’s first full-line cigar release. Offered in 6 sizes, the cigar features Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos cloaked in an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, finished with the now familiar red, black, and gold band.