Archive for November, 2011

Crowned Heads Four Kicks robusto

After the merger of ST Group and Swedish Match, CAO undertook dramatic changes.  Most of the employees where let go and the company headquarters was moved from Nashville, TN to Richmond, VA.  A few of the employees from the old CAO didn’t want to accept these changes so they left and formed Crowned Heads.  Jon […]

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! – Viaje Stuffed Turkey

What better of a cigar to review for Thanksgiving than the new Viaje Stuffed Turkey?  It all started as a joke in an interview that the guys at Stogie Review were doing with Andre Farkas.  Jerry Cruz mentioned that he needed to have a cigar for Thanksgiving…how about the Stuffed Turkey?  Well, Andre liked it […]

La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale Club

Almost every year, La Gloria Cubana brings out a new cigar in their Artesanos line.  This year, they unveiled the Retro Especiale which was inspired by an old humidor found the El Credito factory. According to Michael Giannini, this cigar took 8 years to complete, 2 of which was on the wrapper alone.  The wrapper […]

Nadi Classic Habano Gilgamesh

Size: 7×50 Churchill Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Dominican Filler: Dominican and Nicaragua Nadi Cigars is an up and comming cigar company. They are based out of Florida and thier cigars are produced in the Dominican Republic. Their cigars are hand-rolled by a former Davidoff master roller and it shows in the quality of the cigars. […]

October Contest Winners Announcement

We have had a few contests last month and today we are announcing the winners of each contest. Thanks for all of your comments and guesses. Cromagnon 5pk Halloween Contest Winners: “Tom” with “The Exorcist” “C Bradley” with “The Original Halloween” My Contests: Oakland Raiders vs Cleveland Browns Prize: General Cigars Blogger Pack Total Score […]

Kristoff Sumatra Corona

Size: 5×44 Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Binder: Brazilian Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan Started in 2005 by Glen Case, Kristoff Cigars is one of the fastest growing boutique cigar manufacturers in the industry. They have numerous lines with different blends made from tobacco from all regions all over the world. The Sumatra was released in August of […]

General Cigar Names New Vice President of Marketing

Richmond, VA—General Cigar is pleased to announce that Alan Willner has joined the company as vice president of marketing. A consumer product marketing veteran with 20 years of experience, Willner will play an integral role in increasing the company’s market share. As such, he will oversee General Cigar’s consumer and trade marketing, public relations, CRM, […]

Room 101 Namakubi Limited Edition Papi Chula

Matt Booth, the owner of Room 101, brought out a new limited edition cigar called the Namakubi.  I really love the ideas and art behind the Room 101 line because ever since I was a young teenager I’ve been interested in Japanese culture, especially the samurai.  I was a practitioner of Aikido for many years […]


Richmond, VA—Macanudo®, America’s best-selling premium cigar brand, announces John Muirhead of San Antonio, Texas is the national essay contest winner of the third annual Macanudo Millionaire contest. Muirhead and his guests, three fellow veterans, will fly to Vegas this weekend to play for the million-dollar prize. Muirhead is a native Texan and military veteran who […]

Proper way to roll a cigar

Thank you to the beautiful torcedor that tried to teach me how to roll a cigar. This is a video of her rolling a cigar the proper way.