Archive for January, 2012

Reinado Habanito

Several months ago, I reviewed the Reinado torpedo and loved it.  At the time, it only came in three sizes, but after the popularity of the lines grew, more and more people called for a smaller size.  Not everyone had time for one of the large vitolas, due to either weather or time constraints.  Antonio [...]


Rosales and Martin Launch RoMa Craft Tobac

  Austin, January 24, 2012:  Two familiar names in the cigar industry, Michael Rosales and Skip Martin, announced today the formation of a new premium cigar company, RoMa Craft Tobac. The new entity combines the operations of Rosales’ Costa Rican Imports, LLC and Martin’s Galveston Bay Tobacco, LLC into a more efficient independent company managing [...]


Room 101 Announces the Release Date of the Room101 LTD OSOK Edition

This will begin shipping to select retailers on Feb. 15, 2012.  Official press release below: Room101 LTD OSOK Edition “One Shot, One Kill”  Edgar Hoill (One Shot, One Kill), is the Los Angeles based photographer responsible  for all of the Room101 imagery you find floating around in the universe. From product imagery to lifestyle shots [...]


Alec Bradley Black Market

Today I’m firing up the Black Market from Alec Bradely. This cigar was introduced at the 2011 IPCPR and features a four country blend of tobacco. In my opinion the last couple of years have been a great time for Alec Bradley products, so I was anxious to see how the Black Market fit into [...]


Gran Habano Cigars Unveils New Cigar Factory in Miami

Miami, Fl., January 23, 2012 – The  Gran Habano – G.R. Tabacaleras Co. cigar factory located on “Calle Ocho”, 8th street, in the Little Havana district of Miami is completed and ready to roll. Focusing on the highest standard for the cigar community the factory will employ 10 Cuban rollers who will produce no more [...]


La Flor Dominicana to introduce Double Claro in January 2012.

La Flor Dominicana to introduce Double Claro, January 2012. Coral Gables, FL January 2012 – La Flor Dominicana will introduce its first ever Candela cigar. The Double Claro is a medium bodied candela with an Ecuadorian wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and Dominican filler from our farm in La Canela. The original release will be in 25 [...]


Hammer & Sickle Berlin Wall

For the last one and a half months I’ve been smoking my way through a couple handfuls of the Berlin Wall from Hammer & Sickle Cigars. These cigars jumped out at me during a trip to Old Virginia Tobacco. The Berlin Wall is beautifully presented in a white marble box of twenty and are dressed [...]


Humidor Notes Cigar Journals

“TO REMEMBER THE DETAILS OF YOUR CIGAR ENJOYMENT“  I’ve seen a few ways here and there where people try to keep track of the cigars that they smoke. From Excel spreadsheets, Phone Apps, to spiral bound notebooks. But none ever seemed to work for me. Either it was too involved to get set up or [...]


Winston Humidor

Around late August I received the Winston Humidor from 1st Class Cigar Humidors. They gave me this humidor in exchange for my review. Since that time I’ve been paying close attention to a few different aspects and now feel that I’m ready to give my assessment of this humidors form and function. Details Size: 16-3/4″ [...]


Tatuaje L’Esprit de Vérité Robusto – 2009 Vintage

Editor:  Due to technical difficulties with blip.tv, this review is airing later than expected.  It was supposed to air before my Top Cigars of the Year list.  Never the less, here it is. Pete Johnson has started a pretty interesting concept with cigars that has been used in France for decades.  Pete visited one of [...]