Archive for May, 2012

Flor De Las Antillas by My Father Cigars

My Father Cigars recently released a new cigar to thier always extending cigar line. The Flor De Las Antillas is the new creation from My Father Cigars. “The name was chosen to honor Cuba, which has always been referred to as the flower of the Antilles” The cigar was blended to complete thier profile of [...]


New Head Europe at the Oettinger Davidoff Group

  Albert Manzone assumes responsibility for the European market at Oettinger Davidoff Group. Basel, 22 May 2012 -  Albert Manzone has joined the Oettinger Davidoff Group as Senior Vice President Europe. He brings a deep knowledge of the European market from senior positions at Philip Morris, PepsiCo and Wrigley, where he was President Europe based in [...]


Reinado Grand Empire Reserva Box Pressed robusto

As many of  you know, Reinado was one of my surprised of the year last year on my Top Cigars for 2011.  This cigar popped on the scene with very little fan fare but developed a passionate following.  Using a secret proprietary fermentation process on all the tobaccos in the cigar, the cigar has a unique, very [...]


HOYO de MONTERREY KICKS OFF BOX A DAY GIVEAWAY

Richmond, VA—To celebrate the launch of the new Hoyo de Monterrey website, General Cigar is rolling out a “Box a Day Giveaway” to share the unique flavor of the Hoyo Monterrey Reposado en Cedros® brand with cigar lovers across the U.S.   From now through July 31, 2012, consumers of legal smoking age are invited [...]


Miami Cigar & Company to Release Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012

Miami, Florida – May 16, 2012 – Following in the footsteps of the Cigar Aficionado 91-rated Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve, Miami Cigar & Company is set to release the 2012 edition at IPCPR in August. The 6 1/8 x 52 box-pressed maduro cigar will be limited to 1500 boxes of 10 cigars. Rolled in Esteli, Nicaragua, this year’s [...]


General Cigars’ Outstanding Social Responsibility Program for their Workers

Ben:  When we visited the General Cigar factory in the Dominican Republic in October 2011, one of the things that amazed all of us was the length of tenure of most of the employees.  Most every employee we asked had at least 20 plus years at the factory and the short timer was “only” 14 [...]


Paul Garmirian Gourmet Reserva Exclusiva corona extra

I was introduced to Paul Garmirian cigars by Shawn about a year ago, but I didn’t smoke one until recently.  Shawn gave me a Gourmet robusto a while back that I put up for aging and, honestly, didn’t give it much thought.  That was until I was a guest on the StogieGeeks.com show.  We had [...]


Merlion by La Sirena Coming Ashore!

 Miami, Florida – May 04, 2012 – In what one can term Beauty & The Beast; La Sirena and La Aurora have teamed up to create a new cigar, Merlion.. The name Merlion comes from a mythical creature that is half lion and half mermaid, the perfect fit for La Sirena and La Aurora.  The [...]