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“Smoked Up” No.95

It has been a little time since my last “Smoked Up” due to internet issues, work draining me and spending time with the family. Satori turns 4 next week and the fact of this just makes me down right old. None the less, I have had a handful of cigars throughout the past days. I [...]


Sosa Headlines 1st Edition Page 3

The Headlines cigar has quite a mix of history. Started by Fusion Cigars and eventually revitalized in early 2015 with the help of Arby Sosa of Antillian Cigar Corp. 2014 was the 50th anniversary of Antillian Cigar Corp and in late 2014, Fusion Cigar and Antillian Cigar Corp signed a distribution agreement. This entailed a few [...]


“UNTAMED” BY LA AURORA, BEST 2014 DOMINICAN CIGAR OF THE YEAR AWARD

“UNTAMED” BY LA AURORA, BEST 2014 DOMINICAN CIGAR OF THE YEAR AWARD BY THE DOMINICAN CIGAR REVIEW (Miami, Florida) January 28, 2015 – The Dominican Cigar Review, noted as the most important cigar magazine in the Dominican Republic, has just made public its choice of “Untamed” by La Aurora as Cigar of the Year for  [...]


Punch Rare Corojo Returns with Two New Frontmarks

General Cigar announces that Punch Rare Corojo will make its annual return to retail beginning on February 16, 2015. The seasonal collection will welcome a new frontmark and a limited edition size available exclusively this year. The 2015 release of Punch Rare Corojo marks the addition of El Diablo, a burly 6.5” x 66 cigar, [...]


“Smoked Up” No.94

Still going off of last year’s cigar plan, I am trying to smoke more newer cigars. This past week was full of new (to me) cigar; I had a total of seven new cigars. Some where hits and a few were a miss. I don’t usually like to buy my cigars online and like support [...]


MIAMI CIGAR & CO. CELEBRATES A MILESTONE 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS BY “PAYING IT FORWARD”

(Miami, Florida) January 20, 2015— On the heels of coming out with their new image, Miami Cigar & Company closed out an amazing 2014. The company celebrated the end of their milestone 25 years in business with an exclusive Holiday Toy Drive. The function served as the company’s last soiree. It also marked a successful [...]


MLB Imperia Pita

When you hear the name Mike Bellody, most likely you say “Who?” One would think Mike is a newcomer to the cigar industry, but that is far from true. Mike originally got his hands in the cigar business with the Tiante cigar company. Mike Bellody and Dan Tiant where the brains behind the Tiante cigar company [...]


CMA Cigar Industry Award Winners

The Cigar Media Association has announced their 2014 Cigar Industry Awards and they are as follows: Cigar of the Year: Illusione Fume D’Amour Brand of the Year: Crowned Heads CMA Member of the Year: Cigar Dojo    Cigar of the Year When the votes came in, there were cigars here and there that were receiving [...]


Ezra Zion Tantrum PA

In 2013, Ezra Zion released the Tantrum with very high accolades from a broad spectrum of people. I really enjoyed the Tantrum and I gave it high rankings in 2013. The only drawback to the Tantrum was it was too short for me as it left me wanting more! Following the original Tantrum comes the Tantrum [...]


Headlines Cigar, a Dominican Puro, is Re-Launched for 2015 from Sosa

Miami, Florida – January 9, 2015 – Headlines Cigar has been re-blended and re-branded for a new launch in 2015. Arby Sosa from Antillian Cigar Corporation, as the exclusive distributor for Headlines Cigar, collaborated with Dee from Fusion Cigar and the Master Blender, Don Amadiz, in creating these two amazing Dominican Puro blends. Headlines Cigar [...]