Archive for June, 2011

Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial

Last year, Tatuaje Cigars introduced two new cigars to their Brown label called the 7th and 7th Reserva. Both were of the grand corona/corona gorda size (my fav) but different wrappers. The 7th uses the standard Habano Ecuador wrapper and the 7th Reserva uses the Connecticut Broadleaf. The Capa Especial uses a Sumatra wrapper like [...]


Press Release: Scarface Special Limited Edition Blu-ray to be released with Limited Edition Scarface Humidor by Daniel Marshall

SCARFACE Special Limited Edition Blu-Ray TM Kicks-Off with a National Fan Art Contest & Will Feature Collectible Packaging,  New Bonus Content and Digital Copy Plus the Ultimate Fan Gift: A Limited-Run Scarface-Themed Humidor Specially Crafted by the Renowned Daniel Marshall


Sublimes

Today I’m smoking a cigar that until recently wasn’t sold outside of South Florida. The Sublimes has been in production since 2004, and only recently is in national distribution. These cigars are rolled in Little Havana, FL and feature a blend of Nicaraguan and Ecuadorian tobacco. For this review I smoked the Double Robusto, but [...]


Macanudo Cru Royale Toro

Last year, during IPCPR in New Orleans, General Cigars released a new line in the Macanudo house.  Named Cru Royale (Royal Vintage), it was blended by the famous master blender Benji Menendez.  Its a departure from the traditional Macanudo lines much like the 1968.  Its a medium bodied smoke with rich, full flavor.  I had [...]


Jose Blanco Leaving La Aurora

As most of  you know, I was invited to a factory tour and blending seminar at the La Aurora factory in the Dominican Republic.  The blending seminar was hosted by Jose Blanco in which I learned a GREAT deal of information.  We learned today that Jose is retiring from La Aurora at the young age [...]


Berger & Argenti Mooch Maduro

Last November I reviewed the Berger & Argenti Mooch which I thought was a great mild cigar that fell into a great price point. Now the Maduro version has been released, and I was anxious to get my hands on these. Name: Mooch Maduro Company: Berger & Argenti Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro Binder: Jalapa, Nicaragua Filler: [...]


Zino Platinum Z Class

I’ve been a big fan of the Zino Platinum series since I was first introduced to them a few years ago.  Although mild, I find their flavor profile quite enjoyable and even the Barrel size has a little ligero in it to give it some extra kick.  The only downside, and its a big one, [...]


Press Release: CIGAR SNOB MAGAZINE TO EXPAND WITH LOCAL EDITION

CIGAR SNOB MAGAZINE TO EXPAND WITH LOCAL EDITION More coverage of top cigar stores and lounges across the country MIAMI, FL, June 9, 2011 – Starting with the July/August 2011 issue of Cigar Snob Magazine, the local edition that was previously only available to Florida subscribers and retailers will be going national. The new supplement [...]


A. Fuente Cuban Belicoso

In early May I purchased a box of Fuente Cuban Belicosos while at at a Fuente event at my local Tinder Box. In the month since then I’ve just about smoked through the entire box… needless to say it’s become and regular in my rotation. Watch the video or read my review to find out [...]


Press Release: Antillian Cigar Corporation Reinvents Itself by Introducing Three Fresh New Cigar Brands

Antillian Cigar Corporation Reinvents Itself by Introducing Three Fresh New Cigar Brands Miami, Florida-June 2, 2011-Antillian Cigar Corporation, owner of popular cigar brands such as Sosa, Imperio Cubano and Macabi, explodes onto the cigar scene this summer with the introduction of three new brands.  The new brands, Sosa Underground, 60 by Sosa, and Sosa Family [...]