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“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.” [...]


DURAN CIGARS TO INTRODUCE THE “BIG JACK” 7×70 NEYA F8 AT 2015 IPCPR

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 [...]


D’CROSSIER INTRODUCES FLOR DE D’CROSSIER SELECTION NO. 512

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. [...]


ESPINOSA CIGARS TO DISTRIBUTE D’CROSSIER CIGARS

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 [...]


Drew Estate Unveils Second “Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera”

Miami,  FL  –Drew  Estate  announced  today  the  release  of  the  second Tienda Exclusiva by  Willy  Herrera” blend,  a concept  cigar  by  Master  Blender  Willy  Herrera.  Made  at La  Gran  Fabrica  Drew  Estate,  this release is  a  small batch,  specially  crafted  cigar produced  for  Riverside  Cigars  in  Jeffersonville,  IN.    Riverside  Cigars  will  begin selling  this  “Tienda  Exclusiva”  cigar  at  a  release  event  scheduled  for  July  11th, 2015,  during which  Willy Herrera [...]


Davidoff Announces 2015 Golden Band Awards Nominees

Davidoff Cigars to honor its Appointed Merchants with the Golden Band Awards in New Orleans, LA Ultra-Premium Cigar Brand will introduce a new Award and honor top merchants PINELLAS PARK, FL, JUNE 9, 2015 — Davidoff, the leading luxury premium cigar brand, announces the Fourth Annual Davidoff Golden Band Awards Show nominees, honoring those Appointed [...]


Sosa Cigars Announces Imperio Cubano Miami

Antillian Cigar Corporation, also known as Sosa Cigars, has been celebrating 50 years of making cigars. As part of their celebration, they are rolling out a campaign where they are “returning to their roots” and reestablishing cigars that made them who they are in the cigar industry today. With that in mind, they have decided [...]