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Quick Cigar Review: Maya Selva | Villa Zamorano El Gordo

I have to say that for a $3.50 cigar this could easily be a daily smoke if you find the flavors in your wheelhouse. Lots of interesting transitions through each of the thirds. Performance was fantastic and really just capped off an excellent smoking experience. I would highly recommend that you pick some up and see if they are a fit for your humidor.

Blind Cigar Review: Ezra Zion | FHK Truth

“This cigar was truly great. I smoke a lot of good cigars for this site, but this one stands out above the rest. This is one of the best I have smoked for the site, and it deserves one of the highest ranking we have given. I hope the other reviewers shared my experience. I will be buying a box of whatever this is, assuming I can. The cigar takes you through a journey around the flavor wheel, never getting dull, never getting bitter, never disappointing you. This was a pleasure to smoke, and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending a box.” -Emmett (rhetorik)

Cigar News: New Pictures of Tatuaje Monster Series Jekyll and Hyde

Here are the latest pictures from IPCPR of the upcoming Tatuaje Monster...

Blind Cigar Review: Blanco | Nine Robusto

“There were some really nice flavors here, but I felt the whole time like the construction was holding this cigar back. The problems with the burn and the constant feeling of having to smoke faster than I wanted really hurt its score. I would for sure try it again, maybe in a different vitola. I would recommend picking up a fiver based on the flavors, but be wary of the construction problems.” -Emmett (rhetorik)

Cigar News: Chinnock Cellars Cigars is proud to announce “Cremoir”

These Cremoir cigars were hand made by experienced rollers in the Compania Hondurena De Tabacos factory in Danli, Honduras. They were blended by Master Blender – Adin Perez and were made in the traditional Cuban method of hand rolling and finishing with a unique triple cap. The result is a medium body cigar with bold creamy flavors and a nutty finish.

Cigar News: Roberto Duran Introduces Two Additional Cigar Brands at IPCPR 2014

(Miami, Florida) July 17, 2014— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars, after a successful 2013 launch with the Azan Line of cigars and the recent announcement of the Roberto Duran Premium Cigar Brand is ready to introduce two additional cigar brands: Neya and the Baracoa Line.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces New Releases in ACID, Kentucky Fire Cured, Herrera Estelí & MUWAT Lines

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would be releasing new extensions in their ACID, Kentucky Fire Cured, Herrera Estelí and MUWAT lines at the 2014 IPCPR tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV next week.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces “Drew Diplomat” App & Consumer Loyalty Program

Drew Estate, Inc. announced today the “Drew Diplomat” Consumer Loyalty Program, which includes a mobile application for all smart devices, as well as a desktop version. This exclusive new program provides members with the ability to earn Points by checking-in Drew Estate Cigars and attending events at retail locations throughout the world, as well as social networking functions and unparalleled access to La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate.

Cigar News: D’Crossier Announces Limited Edition L’Forte

Heralding a new era in artisanal cigar craftsmanship, we are proud to introduce L ’Forte, the newest addition to the D ’Crossier Cigar family.

Cigar News: George Rico Announces S.T.K. Miami Mas Paz Edition 2014

Miami, Florida, July 16, 2014 – G.R. Tabacaleras Co. Cigar Factory, owned and operated by George Rico in Little Havana, announces that a new edition of a very popular S.T.K. cigar will be unveiled this summer, joining the S.T.K. Miami American Puro and Barracuda lines.

Cigar News: New Pictures of Tatuaje Monster Series Jekyll and Hyde

Here are the latest pictures from IPCPR of the upcoming Tatuaje Monster...

Cigar News: Chinnock Cellars Cigars is proud to announce “Cremoir”

These Cremoir cigars were hand made by experienced rollers in the Compania Hondurena De Tabacos factory in Danli, Honduras. They were blended by Master Blender – Adin Perez and were made in the traditional Cuban method of hand rolling and finishing with a unique triple cap. The result is a medium body cigar with bold creamy flavors and a nutty finish.

Cigar News: Roberto Duran Introduces Two Additional Cigar Brands at IPCPR 2014

(Miami, Florida) July 17, 2014— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars, after a successful 2013 launch with the Azan Line of cigars and the recent announcement of the Roberto Duran Premium Cigar Brand is ready to introduce two additional cigar brands: Neya and the Baracoa Line.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces New Releases in ACID, Kentucky Fire Cured, Herrera Estelí & MUWAT Lines

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would be releasing new extensions in their ACID, Kentucky Fire Cured, Herrera Estelí and MUWAT lines at the 2014 IPCPR tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV next week.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces “Drew Diplomat” App & Consumer Loyalty Program

Drew Estate, Inc. announced today the “Drew Diplomat” Consumer Loyalty Program, which includes a mobile application for all smart devices, as well as a desktop version. This exclusive new program provides members with the ability to earn Points by checking-in Drew Estate Cigars and attending events at retail locations throughout the world, as well as social networking functions and unparalleled access to La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate.

Cigar News: D’Crossier Announces Limited Edition L’Forte

Heralding a new era in artisanal cigar craftsmanship, we are proud to introduce L ’Forte, the newest addition to the D ’Crossier Cigar family.

Cigar News: George Rico Announces S.T.K. Miami Mas Paz Edition 2014

Miami, Florida, July 16, 2014 – G.R. Tabacaleras Co. Cigar Factory, owned and operated by George Rico in Little Havana, announces that a new edition of a very popular S.T.K. cigar will be unveiled this summer, joining the S.T.K. Miami American Puro and Barracuda lines.

Cigar News: New La Flor Dominicana Cigars for IPCPR 2014

La Flor Dominicana will be showcasing five new products at this years IPCPR trade show. The 1994 Limited Edition Beer Stein, the 1994 Cigar, the Capitulo II CIgar, The Salamones Cigars, and the Digger Ashtrays.

Cigar News: Pete Johnson Shows off Picture of Latest Monster Release – Hyde On Instagram

Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars, has released a picture, via Instagram, of the upcoming Monster Series release “Hyde”.

Cigar News: Global Premium Cigars Announces the 1502 Nicaragua

Miami, Florida, July 16, 2014 – Global Premium Cigars is pleased to announce the release of its newest cigar, the 1502 Nicaragua. Global Premium Cigars is a tobacco company which is proud of its Nicaraguan heritage. The new cigar continues the company’s tradition of excellence and is the only cigar in the 1502 cigars line that is 100% pure Nicaraguan tobacco.

Blind Cigar Review: Ezra Zion | FHK Truth

“This cigar was truly great. I smoke a lot of good cigars for this site, but this one stands out above the rest. This is one of the best I have smoked for the site, and it deserves one of the highest ranking we have given. I hope the other reviewers shared my experience. I will be buying a box of whatever this is, assuming I can. The cigar takes you through a journey around the flavor wheel, never getting dull, never getting bitter, never disappointing you. This was a pleasure to smoke, and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending a box.” -Emmett (rhetorik)

Blind Cigar Review: Rodrigo | Boutique Blend G4

“The cigar with its ever changing flavor profile provided a complexity that I have not seen in a while other than in Ta’ts and LP’s. I would recommend this and plan on getting a few for my humidor to age.” -Sandeep (Djangos)

Blind Cigar Review: Oliva | Saison Toro

“This cigar was a flavor bomb throughout. It kept me puffing almost to the point where it began burning hotter than normal. It’s not the absolute best I’ve had, but it’s one that’s definitely in my wheelhouse. I’d more than happy to enjoy another one (or three) of these!” -Milton (mjohnsoniii)

Blind Cigar Review: Crux | Ninfamaniac

“This was really a nice smoke for me that came at just the right time…mellow flavors (albeit plenty) that nailed my palate perfectly today. I typically like more fullness in the strength, but this was a nice switch. Perfect for the morning, or for the first of a couple smokes. Personally, I’d like a few more!” -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Blind Cigar Review: 1502 | Emerald Toro

“This stick took me for a ride that I didnt expect. Prior to lighting it I thought I would be smoking something medium to full in strength, with earthy qualities and that the stick would be very much “in your face”. What I got instead was a fairly complex stick that was closer to the mild side of the strength equation with light, but pronounced flavors. Instead of an after an evening meal type smoke, I ended up with a cigar that I think would be extremely nice with a morning cup of coffee. I’ll likely be seeking more of these out once the reveal is done.” -Dave (mdwest)

Blind Cigar Review: Hermosa | Torpedo

“With its mild strength and bold flavors, I would not be surprised if this is a La Aurora cigar. This is one of those cigars that can be enjoyed by anyone as it’s not too strong for the beginner, but complex enough to satisfy the aficionado. The technical performance was outstanding with no burn or draw issues, in fact the ash held on almost two inches. I would describe the flavor profile as classic. This one was a winner.” -Emmett (rhetorik)

Blind Cigar Review: Emilio | AF1 Gran Toro

“I’m curious to see the reveal on this stick. While I would have really liked to have seen some more complexity and changes in profile in such a long smoke, the flavors were very nice and it was a pretty low maintenance stick. Assuming the price is right, it might make a nice “daily” smoker.” -Dave (mdwest)

Blind Cigar Review: HVC | The City First Selection 52

“The cigar provides a very easy and pleasant experience. There is not much to think about and in the same vein I wish I did! The complexity is quite lacking with a very unilateral leather and tobacco profile. I will do this one again but probably will not go out looking for one.” -Sandeep (Djangos)

Blind Cigar Review: King Havano Criollo | Torpedo

“The lighter flavors of the first two thirds were just the ticket for a hot humid afternoon while the bolder flavors at the end gave the cigar a nice finish. I appreciate that this stick stayed true to it’s flavor profile while adding enough variation to keep it interesting.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

Blind Cigar Review: Don Lopez | El Toro

“This is what a medium body/strength cigar should be, in my opinion. Nice flavor, excellent performance and just a damn nice cigar to look at. This is something that I could smoke a lot of.” -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Cigar News: New Pictures of Tatuaje Monster Series Jekyll and Hyde

Here are the latest pictures from IPCPR of the upcoming Tatuaje Monster...

Cigar News: Chinnock Cellars Cigars is proud to announce “Cremoir”

These Cremoir cigars were hand made by experienced rollers in the Compania Hondurena De Tabacos factory in Danli, Honduras. They were blended by Master Blender – Adin Perez and were made in the traditional Cuban method of hand rolling and finishing with a unique triple cap. The result is a medium body cigar with bold creamy flavors and a nutty finish.

Cigar News: Roberto Duran Introduces Two Additional Cigar Brands at IPCPR 2014

(Miami, Florida) July 17, 2014— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars, after a successful 2013 launch with the Azan Line of cigars and the recent announcement of the Roberto Duran Premium Cigar Brand is ready to introduce two additional cigar brands: Neya and the Baracoa Line.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces New Releases in ACID, Kentucky Fire Cured, Herrera Estelí & MUWAT Lines

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would be releasing new extensions in their ACID, Kentucky Fire Cured, Herrera Estelí and MUWAT lines at the 2014 IPCPR tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV next week.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces “Drew Diplomat” App & Consumer Loyalty Program

Drew Estate, Inc. announced today the “Drew Diplomat” Consumer Loyalty Program, which includes a mobile application for all smart devices, as well as a desktop version. This exclusive new program provides members with the ability to earn Points by checking-in Drew Estate Cigars and attending events at retail locations throughout the world, as well as social networking functions and unparalleled access to La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate.

Cigar News: D’Crossier Announces Limited Edition L’Forte

Heralding a new era in artisanal cigar craftsmanship, we are proud to introduce L ’Forte, the newest addition to the D ’Crossier Cigar family.

Cigar News: New La Flor Dominicana Cigars for IPCPR 2014

La Flor Dominicana will be showcasing five new products at this years IPCPR trade show. The 1994 Limited Edition Beer Stein, the 1994 Cigar, the Capitulo II CIgar, The Salamones Cigars, and the Digger Ashtrays.

Cigar News: Pete Johnson Shows off Picture of Latest Monster Release – Hyde On Instagram

Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars, has released a picture, via Instagram, of the upcoming Monster Series release “Hyde”.

Cigar News: Global Premium Cigars Announces the 1502 Nicaragua

Miami, Florida, July 16, 2014 – Global Premium Cigars is pleased to announce the release of its newest cigar, the 1502 Nicaragua. Global Premium Cigars is a tobacco company which is proud of its Nicaraguan heritage. The new cigar continues the company’s tradition of excellence and is the only cigar in the 1502 cigars line that is 100% pure Nicaraguan tobacco.

Cigar News: New Cigars from Felix Assouline at IPCPR

Felix Assouline Cigars is bringing back the CSB, a traditional round shaped cigar from the 2000’s. CSB will be available in two wrappers, Ecuador Connecticut and Jamastran Habano ’98, and in five shapes.

Quick Cigar Review: Maya Selva | Villa Zamorano El Gordo

I have to say that for a $3.50 cigar this could easily be a daily smoke if you find the flavors in your wheelhouse. Lots of interesting transitions through each of the thirds. Performance was fantastic and really just capped off an excellent smoking experience. I would highly recommend that you pick some up and see if they are a fit for your humidor.

Quick Cigar Review: Herrera Esteli | 2014 Edicion Limitada Lancero

I feel like the other vitolas are just passable, but this one is one to take note of. I would say that the cigar started out at medium-full strength and then eased back to medium for the final two thirds. I highly recommend that you seek these out.

Quick Cigar Review: Undercrown | Dogma

I really dug the flavors I got right off the bat as well as the pepper that was there for the first inch or so. After everything mellowed out, it became a little less interesting. Slight transitions of creaminess went along with the wood. Not a bad cigar when wood was the dominant flavor, just not as desirable as the previous flavors.

Quick Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Las Calaveras Robusto

Overall, this was a tremendous smoke, not even taking into account the fact that it’s pretty young and hasn’t been released yet. I can only imagine how these will be in 6 months or a year. The draw and burn were both spot on and I had no issues with construction. I think Jon Huber has struck gold again with this release and I will definitely pick up a box for myself.

Quick Cigar Review: AKA | Solace Cloud Nine

I would consider this above average. Definitely something that you could enjoy when you’re looking for something mild like a morning smoke.

Calypso Review: La Hoja Episode 49 Featuring Blind Man’s Puff

Check out this episode of Calypso Cigar Reviews featuring Emmett and Aaron from Blind Man’s Puff. Our friends Brandon and Randy review the La Hoja Black Label and discuss the Maxim Top 100.

Quick Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Natural Egg

Quick Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Natural Egg *Note: this is not a blind...

Quick Cigar Review: AKA | Nth Degree Infinite

Quick Cigar Review: AKA | Nth Degree Infinite *Note: this is not a blind...

Tips and Tricks: Cigars and Beetles

Sounds odd, right? This is definitely something you should be aware of. I...

Tips and Tricks: How to Pair a Cigar with a Beverage

When it comes to pairing a cigar with something to drink, you have many options. Really, it’s like everything else in cigars: do what you like. There is no steadfast rule to follow, or “expert” you need to listen to, but there are some guidelines or suggestions to help you discover what you like to pair with. In the end, if you like it, enjoy it, don’t let anyone tell you how to enjoy your cigar.

Tips and Tricks: Cellophane On Or Off?

This is probably the most asked question on cigar forums, especially from people just starting out in the hobby, or just finally starting to amass enough cigars to call a collection. “Should I leave the cellophane that my cigars come in on, or take it off?”

Tips and Tricks: Cigar Storage Options

There are various storage options available for your cigars. I wanted to...

Tips and Tricks: How to Stop Smelling Like a Cigar

One of the greatest challenges about being a cigar smoker and having a...

Tips and Tricks: Buying Cigars Through The Auction Sites

There are a few things you should be aware of when purchasing through...

Tips and Tricks: Choosing and seasoning a humidor

When I first got into the hobby, I documented the process I used for...

Tips and Tricks: Best Budget Cigars

Tips and Tricks: Best Budget Cigars - This is a compilation of our favorite...

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