Archive for May, 2013

Espinosa Maduro Robusto

Following the success of the Espinosa line of new cigars released in 2012 comes the Espinosa Maduro. I have found a liking of most anything Erik Espinosa makes from the EO 601 series, Murcielago, La Zona and the La Jugada (made for Moya Ruiz Cigars). They all have distinct flavor profiles, but all have a good […]

“Smoked Up” No.21

Welcome to the 21st week of 2013 and the 21st edition of “Smoked Up”. This week was back and forth with me. I had a few days where I wasn’t feeling well (hence why this is being posted on Wednesday) so I didn’t have many cigars this week. My tastes and stomach were pretty off […]

Cigar Clip Contest Winner

The Cigar Clip Contest ran for two weeks following the The Cigar Clip Review. There was a good amount of entries to the contest and thanks to The Cigar Clip for sponsoring the contest and thanks for all who commented on the review.     I had a lot of great entries and a few “funny” […]

Dignity to release, “Dignidad Del Hombre” at IPCPR 2013

Dignidad Del Hombre (Dignity of Man) is the latest creation by Don’Juan to add to his strong line-up of Costa Rican cigars. The new Dignidad del Hombre is a maduro with double ligero combined with unique binders all grown in Costa Rica. Dignity wanted to add a cigar with more strength and complexity to the […]

TANTRUM released by Ezra Zion Cigar Co

Ezra Zion released it’s first new blend for 2013!   It’s call TANTRUM. A Limited Edition 1500 box release featuring one size 44 x 4.4 inch “Prensado Pequeno”. It’s rolled with 5-7 year aged Ligeros and a vintage Corojo wrapper. TANTRUM is currently only available at a few Ezra Zion VIP retailers and will be […]

“Smoked Up” No.20

The past week was all in anticipation to The Cigar Shop Biloxi’s Herrera Esteli Launch Party. The party was held on Saturday and was a great event to go to. I won’t go into too much detail, but I did a Event Recap post on Sunday. Don’t forget, I still have The Cigar Clip Contest going […]

Herrera Esteli Launch Party at The Cigar Shop Biloxi Event Recap

Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to the Herrera Esteli Launch Party that was held at The Cigar Shop in Biloxi, MS. The Cigar Shop is one of two of my “home shops” and they have events once or twice a month with good food, many beverage choices and of course cigars. The event […]


For Immediate Release: MOYA RUIZ CIGARS IS ADDING A 6 x 60 VITOLA TO LA JUGADA – PRIETO LINE May 17, 2013 (Miami, FL) – Moya Ruiz Cigars has announced they are adding a 6 x 60 vitola called Ancho to their La Jugada – Prieto line. The line is available in five sizes, Robusto […]


                      LA GLORIA CUBANA TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST NICARAGUAN CIGARS La Gloria Cubana® is making a bold departure from its Dominican roots with the launch of two new Nicaraguan collections, the first-ever La Glorias to have Nicaragua as the country of origin. Both expressions will […]

La Palina releases the second Goldie from the La Palina Collection: The Goldie Laguito No.5

La Palina releases the second Goldie from the La Palina Collection: The Goldie Laguito No.5 Goldie Drell Paley, the namesake of La Palina cigars, was the wife of Samuel Paley, whofounded the company in 1896. Bill Paley, Sam’s grandson and current owner, created The LaPalina Collection Goldie to celebrate the history, contributions and accomplishments of  women in […]