J&D Allure Habano Toro

J&D Cigars is a boutique cigar company that was founded by David Insignares & Jorge Gil. Jorge Gil was born and raised in Cuba and was introduced to Tobacco at an early age. Now he lives and runs a successfully Tobacco business in Esteli Nicaragua. David Insignares’s family hails from  Colombia, but he was born and raised in […]


Tabacalera Artista Exactus Habano Robusto

Tabacalera Artista has been in the cigar industry since 1956 and mainly produces cigars for private labels. They produce about 6million cigars every year.  As well as rolling cigars, they also wholesale tobacco to many companies each year. They have about 950 acres of tobacco grown on their farm each year. Recently, they decided to make […]


Elogio Habano Crescent City Cigars Exclusivo

If it wasn’t for Armando Ortiz the owner of Crescent City Cigars in New Orleans, LA, I would have never tried or even heard of Elogio Cigars. I was over at his shop in the spring of 2012 when he told Ben & I ” Guys, you must try these new cigars I picked up!” […]


“Smoked Up” No.2

Continuing into my “Smoked Up” series, this is the second edition of my week in review in my cigar world. I found a newly opened cigar shop local nearby town “Cigars El Puros Perfecto” (Ocean Springs, MS) and they have a pretty decent selection of cigars, with a few cigars I don’t see too often […]


Shawn’s 2012 Cigars of the Year

Every year I, like others, like to make a list of my favorite cigars of the year. Well, the year is winding down fairly fast, so its time for me to do my list for 2012. I have smoked a good number of cigars this year. Many of them are the new releases and some […]


Elogio Habano Edicion Limitada Salomon

Several months back, Armando Ortiz, owner of Crescent City Cigars in New Orleans, told me about an exciting new cigar line he had started carrying.  He was amazed by the quality of the cigars and the great flavor.  That new cigar line is Elogio Cigars.  I had heard a little bit about them before Armando […]


Montecristo New York Connoisseur Edition

Montecristo released a special cigar last year just for the New York market.  It is a specially blended large 6 x 60 boxed pressed toro that is as big as the New York City skyline itself.  Available only in the state of New York, this cigar features a rich Ecaudorian Habano wrapper with the binder […]


Hammer & Sickle Berlin Wall

For the last one and a half months I’ve been smoking my way through a couple handfuls of the Berlin Wall from Hammer & Sickle Cigars. These cigars jumped out at me during a trip to Old Virginia Tobacco. The Berlin Wall is beautifully presented in a white marble box of twenty and are dressed […]


Esteban Carreras Habano (Maduro)

Today I’m reviewing the Esteban Carreras Habano which was originally introduced in 2008. I had heard of Esteban Carreras cigars before, but had never tried them until approximately one month ago. The Habano line is produced in Esteli Nicaragua and features all Nicaraguan Tobacco. But that’s enough of that, let’s get down to business. Name: […]


Favorites: Habano

I was planning on having a review of the new Pinar del Rio 1878 Capa Madura up today but the video did not process by press time so I have for you the next list in my “Favorites” series (look for the PDR 1878 next Thursday). Today I have for you Habano wrapped cigars. Habano […]