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“Smoked Up” No.65

This installment of “Smoked Up” is a double installment. I didn’t smoke a whole lot of cigars over the last two weeks, so I decided to combine them all into one. I was enjoying the nice spring weather by playing with my daughter out in the yard, working in the garden, doing some much needed yard [...]


Recluse Cigar Announces Amadeus

PRESS RELEASE:   We at Iconic Leaf Cigar are pleased to announce the newest addition to our Recluse family of cigars. RECLUSE AMADEUS Blend specs: Wrapper: Conn. Seed, Ecuadorian shade  (Grade A) Binder: MBC (Propriotary) Filler: Dominican Ligero, Dominican Viso, Dominican Seco, Conn. Broadleaf   The Recluse Amadeus blend will be in keeping with our [...]


D’Crossier Golden Blend Aged 10 Years

The revolutionary D’Crossier Golden Blend Series was introduced in 2010, a mild to medium blend of select tobaccos aged for seven years, with a distinctive profile and profound aromas that quickly established a coveted place among the other D‘Crossier lines. Now, three years later, we have taken this Series to the next level in an [...]


Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro Robusto Gordo

General Cigar had a nice hit with the release of the Partagas 1845 in 2012. Extending the fame of the line comes two new versions of the 1845; the Extra Oscuro & Extra Fuerte. Today I will be taking a look at the Extra Oscuro. I don’t too many oscuro cigars, but when I tried [...]


La Palina debuts three sizes of the La Palina Collection Mr. Sam

Samuel Paley founded La Palina cigars in 1896, and Mr. Sam was the moniker bestowed upon him by the workers in his factory. The La Palina Collection Mr. Sam was initially released as an 850-box limited edition at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show. Due to the overwhelming positive response, this spring the La Palina Collection [...]


Crux Gets Going With Two New Cigars

TWO VIXENS AND A LITTLE PRICK WANT TO MAKE YOUR ACQUAINTANCE.  April 4, 2014 (Maple Grove, MN) — More than two decades of successfully selling cigars at retail teaches a person a few things. Hype doesn’t sell. A bad smoke fails immediately (as it should). Excellent quality wins friends who tell more friends. A community [...]


“Smoked Up” No.64

“Never judge a book (or cigar) by its cover.” I found that out this week as I had a few cigars sort of threw me off. I had a few predetermined notions of how the smoke was going to be and it turned out quite the opposite and it worked out for the better in these [...]


Puro Vida Maduro Toro

The Puro Vida cigar company is one that hails from the great state of Mississippi. It is a local company based out of Biloxi and is the brainchild of personal friend Eddie Rivers. Puro Vida was launched a few months ago. With the help of myself, Ben Lee of Stogiereview.com and a few other local cigar smokers, we [...]


JR AVAILS THE ULTIMATE IN LUXURY BY WELCOMING DAVIDOFF CIGARS & ACCESSORIES

JR Cigar, the world’s largest cigar store, proudly announces it will now offer their vast, discerning customer base a diverse selection of highly regarded tobacco products and smoking accoutrements by Davidoff Cigars. The long-awaited collaboration between these two esteemed leaders in the premium-cigar landscape is exciting news for cigar enthusiasts. The Davidoff name is synonymous [...]


“Smoked Up” No.63

Now that my “cold of death” is pretty much gone after its two plus week stay in my body, I  have enjoyed a few more smokes this past week. I am getting my strength back and more active than I was the last few weeks. I hate when something gets the best of me and [...]