Archive for March, 2013

Iconic Leaf Recluse Draconian (pre-release)

In 2012, Iconic Leaf Cigars released the “Recluse” and was met with a pretty good fanfare of likes. I happen to do a review on the Toro a while back and it was quite interesting & tasty smoke. There was a unique mix of flavors I have never experienced before together, which made for a pretty good […]


GENERAL CIGAR PREVAILS OVER CUBATABACO IN TRADEMARK DISPUTE

Richmond, VA–General Cigar was recently vindicated by the courts again in the nearly 16 year old legal battle waged by Cubatabaco to determine rightful ownership of the Cohiba® trademark in the United States. After losing its legal battle in the Second Circuit, Cubatabaco continued to exhaust all available legal channels by bringing this matter before […]


“Smoked Up” No.12

It is that time of the week when I tell you about the week’s happenings in my cigar journey through life, plus some news from around the interwebs. We had a glitch in our server last week and thought I had lost a few posts (including the Cuenca Cigars 5 Anniversary review), but we got them […]


MACANUDO CONTEST WINNERS TEE UP FOR TRIP TO AUGUSTA

  Richmond, VA— Macanudo®, America’s best-selling premium cigar brand, is sending the winners of the Macanudo Ultimate Round Contest on a spectacular, all-expense paid trip to Augusta to see golf’s greatest players compete in the 2013 Masters Golf Tournament, live and in person.   A total of eight winners and their guests will be whisked […]


Cuenca Cigars 5 Anniversary

Cuenca Cigars in downtown Hollywood, Florida is “The only place that will put up with your ash”. They are a cigar shop, bar, a patio and a cappuccino bar that is next to a “Members Only” lounge. In celebration of their 5th Anniversary, Miguel Cuenca created a special cigar. He specially blended the cigar himself, […]


“Smoked Up” No.11

This past week was a great smoking week for me. I had a hand full of new cigars and wasn’t disappointed by any of them. Some of them I have been looking for for a good while and others just seemed to end up in my hand. I attended two events this saturday. One was […]


CAO Brazilia Carnivale Hits Retail

CAO Brazilia Carnivale Hits Retail   CAO Brazilia Carnivale is hitting cigar shops as we speak. The 6 ½” x 60 box-pressed beauty is a limited edition release that puts an innovative spin on the popular Brazilia blend.   “Carnivale” is made with ligeros from the DR, Honduras and Nicaragua, and a binder from Brazil. […]


DONA FLOR USA SIGNS CALIFORNIA DISTRIBUTO​R

DONA FLOR USA SIGNS CALIFORNIA DISTRIBUTOR   (Miami Florida) March 14, 2013. 2013 is off to a bang for Dona Flor USA and Double Edge Inc. Dona Flor USA established a partnership with RK Distributors dba Cigar Cartel in Sun Valley, California to assist in distribution. The company also hired a new sales representative to […]


NHC Illusione Burn Robusto

New Havana Cigars has been always a go-to place for me to get ahold of many Illusione, Viaje, Tatuaje, and EPC cigars when I can’t find them locally. I was on my lunch break and happen to catch a post from NHC on Facebook with a link to the Burn line from Illusione (that was once […]


“Smoked Up” No.10

This week really flew by me pretty fast. I didn’t get a chance to do a weekly review, . So I will try and double up this week and do two. My new position at work is going pretty well and I am catching on quickly. Its a lot less physical work than my previous […]