Pinar Del Rio 1878 Cubano Especial Capa Madura

A new blend from Abe Flores and Juan Rodriguez that fits into that budget consciences area for cigar smokers. From the looks of this stick you would never guess the price was as low as it is. Just a gorgeous presentation from the beautiful wrapper to the classy 2-tone dark, double band. From what I […]


First Impressions: Declaration Iniquity

When Ben sent me the bag of sticks from IPCPR I was naturally excited to start trying new cigars. Some cigars looked more interesting than others, and the Declaration was certainly one of the more interesting looking ones. The artwork on the band really caught my eye, and the cigar looked tasty as well. After […]


New Ash: Augusto Reyes Grand Cru

The Augusto Reyes Grand Cru is another cigar that Ben graciously sent me after attending the 2009 IPCPR Convention. I’ve never had this cigar before so what you will get with this video is my initial impressions of the cigar. The Grand Cru is a Dominican puro and contains a variety of tobacco including Piloto […]


Illusione ~mk~

The Illusione ~mk~ is another creation from Dion Giolito and the Raices Cubanas factory. This corona sized cigar is nicknamed the “Teaching Machine” because Dion believes that this particular vitola is perfect for tasting and appreciating the true beauty of the Nicaraguan tobacco used in the cigar. The ~mk~ is wrapped with a cafe colorado […]