Reinado Grand Empire Reserva Box Pressed robusto

As many of  you know, Reinado was one of my surprised of the year last year on my Top Cigars for 2011.  This cigar popped on the scene with very little fan fare but developed a passionate following.  Using a secret proprietary fermentation process on all the tobaccos in the cigar, the cigar has a unique, very […]


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 […]


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 […]


La Flor Dominicana Premium Line

This cigar from La Flor Dominicana is the Grand Maduro No. 6. It’s a boxpressed cigar that sports a dark and oily wrapper. The cigar provides an interesting collection of flavors that left my mouth watering. Company: La Flor Dominicana Made in: Dominican Republic Made by: La Flor Dominicana Size: 5 3/4 x 54 Grand Maduro No. 6 Wrapper: Connecticut […]


Cupido Criollo Revolucion

Cupido cigars first hit the market and gained popularity during the cigar boom of the 1990’s.  However, in 2002 production was stopped.  In December 2007 they were reintroduced to the market, with much anticipation from experienced cigar smokers.  Still produced by Don Kiki, and now distributed by Cuban Crafters, the Cupido line of cigars is […]


Bad Dog Toro

Bad Dog Cigars are relatively new to the industry. Created by Nicholas Scarcella and Andreas, long time business partners, these cigars feature a unique Rhodesian wrapper that comes from the Zimbabwe.


Strong Ash: Jesus Fuego 777

Welcome to the debut review in our Strong Ash series. Here we smoke full flavored cigars that might knock some folks back in their chair. Jesus Fuego is a fifth generation cigar maker.  Although portions of his career were spent blending and rolling cigars for other people, Jesus has spent the last couple of years developing his own […]


Puros Indios Viejo

For today’s review I’m going to take look at the Puros Indios Viejo. I really don’t have much experience with their products, so this is really a learning experience for me.


Cheap Ash: Don Barreto Toro Flaco

In this article, the first in our Cheap Ash series, I’ll sample the Don Barreto Toro Flaco, a cigar that can be found for approx $2.00 a stick.


Rocky Patel Decade

A review of the highly-rated Rocky Patel Decade, released to celebrate Rocky’s 10 years in the cigar making business.