Archive for July, 2011

Guest Review: Nica Libre Exclusivo

Editor:  Shawn is back again this week with a cigar that has quite the following.  Another Cigars International exclusive, Nica Libre.  I find these quite enjoyable as well for such a bargain stick. Nica Libre Exclusivo 5.5 X 50 Filler: Nicaraguan Long filler Binder: Habano Wrapper: San Andres Maduro Cost: $3.80 – $4.50 Sizes: Available [...]


Xikar announces new Salomon for their HC line


General Cigars releases the La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale

La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale Continuing its tradition of innovation, Team La Gloria is proud to introduce La Gloria Cubana® Artesanos Retro Especiale, a collection that spent eight years in the making. Inspired by an antique humidor found at the El Credito® Cigar Factory, Michael Giannini and Team La Gloria toiled for nearly a [...]


Press Release: General Cigars announces Cohiba Edición Diamante

General Cigar is pleased to introduce Cohiba® Edición Diamante, a rare opportunity to own a piece of premium cigar history. It is a widely held belief that the 1980 crop of Cameroon wrapper tobacco remains one of the most exemplary leaves ever cultivated. In the more-than thirty years since this outstanding tobacco was harvested, General [...]


JJ 4 JJ Day

July 22nd has become a special day for brothers and sisters of the leaf. One of our fellow bloggers and a friend of mine, Jerry Cruz of Stogie Review, tragically lost his son, JJ, to SIDS at only 3 months old. As a father myself, this is gut wrenching. To honor JJ, for the past [...]


Emilio Grimalkin

Unless you active with the Twitter cigar community, you might not have heard of Emilio cigars.  Its a boutique brand that is the brain child of Gary Griffith of Delaware Cigars. I had heard a lot of chatter on Twitter about their AF1 and AF2 cigars and the word was they were very good.  While [...]


Rocky Patel Thunder by Nimish

A couple of weeks ago I received a package from Patrick Vivalo at Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. Enclosed was two samples of a one of the new product lines. Since this week is the annual IPCPR trade show I thought it would be appropriate to review a cigar that will be debuted during the annual [...]


Wayne Newton to Accept Donation to USO Las Vegas at IPCPR Tradeshow

Wayne Newton to Accept Donation to USO Las Vegas at IPCPR Tradeshow Richmond, VA— Wayne Newton will join representatives of the USO Las Vegas in accepting a $20,000 donation from General Cigar on behalf of the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) on Monday, July 18 at 2:00 PM at the Sands Expo [...]


CAO to release OSA Sol at IPCPR 2011

From the CAO Facebook page: OSA Sol is a 3 size cigar collection featuring a wrapper hand picked by Rick Rodriguez and his team of master blenders. OSA stands for Olancho San Agustin, the region the wrapper hails from.


Guest Review: Sultan Robusto

Editor:  Again this week, we have a guest review from Shawn.  This one is a cigar most of you have never heard of or especially seen.  Check it out. Sultan Robusto “An Indonesian Puro” Size: 5×50 Blend: Indonesian Puro from the East Java, Besuki region Sizes Available: 7×50 Churchill, 5×50 Robusto, & 52×5-3/8″ Signature Info: [...]