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“Smoked Up” No.99

Getting back into the rhythm of things here at the new house. There are still things that need to be done here, but time, money and patience is one of the barriers of my projects. None the less, I have been smoking more due to the weather has been pretty “decent” at night with temps [...]

Ezra Zion Releases “Blending Sessions”

From Ezra Zion: If you’ve ever wanted to know what we smoke in our off time, now you know. We smoke samples from the hundreds of blends we’ve created over the years. In fact, if you came over for a BBQ, these are what we’d smoke all day! We thought it would be the coolest [...]

MBombay Offers A Chance to Attend one of Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke

Palm Desert, CA: In an effort to provide Aficionados & Aficonadas a cigar Experience to remember, Bombay Tobak is offering a Drawing for 5 Tickets each to either Big Smoke Las Vegas or Big Smoke New York! The Deal…. BUY ANY 3 Mbombay cigars at any MBombay Retailer, receive a Raffle Ticket to enter the [...]

“Smoked Up” No.98

It has been a few months since my last “Smoked Up” and a lot has been going on since then. Through a chain of good and not so good events, I am now an official homeowner! I closed on the house a month and a half late, so that itself was a headache and involved [...]

2015 IPCPR Announced New Releases

I have been extremely busy over the last two or so months. I have not been able to sit down and have much quality time with many cigars to be able to review any. Truth be told, I have purchased a bigger house and I wanted to give it a number of “upgrades” before we moved [...]

Ezra Zion Releases New Cigar “All My EX’s”

Ezra Zion Cigar Company announces the release of it’s newest cigar All My EX’s! “We are constantly trying to challenge ourselves in our blending. The next cigar has to be better than the last.” said co-owner Kyle Hoover. “All My EX’s is a blend that we’ve been working on for over a year to perfect.” [...]


Roberto Duran Premium Cigars, doing business as Duran Cigars, one of the fastest growing boutique cigar companies, will unveil a line extension for the Neya F-8 Ligero Typhoon during this year’s IPCPR in July.  The new size will be 7 x 70 and aptly named ”Big Jack” after Jack Torano, the company’s representative.   Robert Pelayo Duran, owner of Duran Cigars, said [...]


Hialeah Gardens, Florida (May 28, 2015) – Pure Aroma Cigars Inc. proudly introduces its new line Flor de D’Crossier Selection No. 512. The No. 512 designation commemorates the location in Costa Rica where D’Crossier Cigars were first crafted in 2008. The No. 512 consists of Dominican and Costa Rican filler with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. [...]


Hialeah Gardens, Florida (May 28, 2015) – Isaias Santana Diaz of Pure Aromas Cigars Inc. has partnered with Erik Espinosa of Espinosa Cigars to distribute his lines of D’Crossier Premium Cigars. “Santana is a very driven man; a true craftsman, with a real commitment to keeping cigar traditionalism alive with his blends and packaging.  We [...]

Joya de Nicaragua to release Cuatro Cinco “Reserva Especial”

• The new super-premium cigar from Fábrica Joya de Nicaragua. • Inspired by the overwhelming success of Cuatro Cinco Edición Limitada. • A modified recipe using grade A filler tobaccos aged in vintage oak barrels. Estelí, Nicaragua – In 2013, during its 45th anniversary, Joya de Nicaragua released Cuatro Cinco – Edición Limitada, a beautiful [...]