Lucious Lyon Robusto

Inspired by the hit Fox TV Show “Empire” comes the Lucious Lyon cigar from Meier & Dutch. Along with the cigar, is a line of accessories is being launched; crystal ashtray, 75ct humidor, cutter, and a lighter designs by Xikar. Meier & Dutch is a b&m distribution part of Cigars International which is owned by Scandinavian Tobacco Group. The […]


General Cigars’ Outstanding Social Responsibility Program for their Workers

Ben:  When we visited the General Cigar factory in the Dominican Republic in October 2011, one of the things that amazed all of us was the length of tenure of most of the employees.  Most every employee we asked had at least 20 plus years at the factory and the short timer was “only” 14 […]


Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon

At last year’s IPCPR, Rocky Patel introduced his latest extension of the Vintage line.  The Vintage 2003 uses a select Cameroon wrapper over binder and filler that have been aged for over 8 years.  As a Cameroon fan, I was eager to try it.  The cigar had a great burn and was a very smooth […]


General Cigar Introduces the Partagas 1845

Richmond, VA—General Cigar is proud to introduce Partagas 1845, a new, four-cigar collection which embodies 167 years of heritage and expert cigar making. This exciting new take on the venerable brand is a departure from the traditional Cameroon-wrapped expressions of Partagas®, and is set to make its retail debut on April 9, 2012.  


Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Corojo

For whatever reason good cigars fall in and out of my smoking rotation all the time. I’m not completely sure why that happens, but it probably has something to do with all of the great cigars that are out there to try. Much is the case with the Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve (OWR) Corojo. […]


Guest Review: Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Petit Corona

All right folks. I know I am not here again. But today I have a double whammy. Today I have for you a guest review from our review contest and following this post will be an update to our Troop Donation Program. I will be back for sure next week with the second set of […]


Rocky Patel 1961

Rocky Patel has a new factory in Nicaragua, the Tabacalera Villa Cuba, S.A, and the first cigar to be made in this factory is the 1961. This cigar was created to celebrate Rocky’s birth year and features an Ecuadorian grown Habano wrapper. The first thing I noticed about this cigar was the incredible amount of […]


Camacho Connecticut Monarca

Today I’m taking Camacho’s entrant into the world of milder bodied smokes for a spin. The Camacho Connecticut is a great looking stick that according to Camacho is “A spicy yet milder mannered Connecticut wrapped cigar with superb balance and signature Camacho body.” Camacho released this cigar to answer consumer requests for a milder, tamer […]