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Quick Cigar Review: Royal Agio | Panter Blue and Mehari’s Java

Earlier this year, Royal Agio Cigars, the parent company that owns the Panter and Mehari’s brands, entered into an agreement with Drew Estate who will be handling the distribution of these brands in the United States.

Blind Cigar Review: Epic | Maduro Reserva Double Corona

“We’ve got us a winner here! Ample flavor, a great burn and superior construction. That’s a recipe for enjoyment! This cigar promised excellence at the first sniff and lived up to its promise…fully! I can’t wait to see what this is…and I hope I can afford to buy some to keep on hand…This one is a super premium all the way!” -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Blind Cigar Review: Arandoza | Blue Robusto

“I enjoyed this cigar, although it wasn’t too dimensional, it still had some tasty flavors.” -Ron (shuckins)

Quick Cigar Review: Aging Room | Bin No. 1 B Minor

This was by far my favorite new cigar from IPCPR this year and one of my favorites overall this year. This was so smooth and buttery and the flavors were always balanced and great. It had just the right amount of spice throughout. The flavor profile and aged tobacco flavors I found are usually unique to Cuban cigars. It was full flavored and complex with lots of transitions without being overly powerful. The price is a bit steep, but I will be buying a box of these, no question. I give this a personal score of 96 (Extraordinary).

Quick Cigar Review: Alec Bradley | Family Blend The Lineage Robusto

This line was made to commemorate company president Alan Rubin’s sons, Alec & Bradley, who became of legal smoking age in 2014. The Lineage Robusto is 5 1/4×52 and carries an MSRP of $6.75 per cigar.

Blind Cigar Review: Total Flame | Dark Line World Trip

“This was a pretty good cigar overall…I think a little more rest would smooth out the harsh spots and make this a great cigar. I would be glad to own another, or even a fiver to let rest and revisit.” -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Contest: Help Support Project Mañana with Cigar Federation’s 2nd Annual Raffle

For the second year, Cigar Federation is putting on a raffle to help raise money for Project Mañana. The raffle contains many items such as cigar samplers, boxes, swag and even a trip to the Dominican Republic to visit Project Mañana’s private school and nutrition center as well as some cigar factories.

Cigar News: Arango Adds CAO Gold to Clasico Premium Cigar Series, Plus a New Macanudo and Punch Shape

The long-popular “CAO Gold” blend of cigars has now joined the other benchmark premium cigars in Arango Cigar Co.’s Clasico series of private label brands. All Clasico brands are exclusive to Arango. They are sold only at brick and mortar shops, not through mail order or Internet sales.

Cigar News: JM Tobacco Releases JM’s Nicaraguan

JM’s Nicaraguans join the company’s existing “JM’s” brand value-priced cigars, which are available in four different wrappers … Sumatra, Corojo, Connecticut and Maduro. JM’s Nicaraguan is offered in Sumatra and Maduro wrappers. Its name is derived from the all-Nicaraguan filler. The binder is a maduro-fermented Connecticut broadleaf. The medium-bodied Nicaraguan delivers a creamy-smooth smoke, with hints of nuts and chocolate.

Blind Cigar Review: Cordoba & Morales | Front 9 Churchill

“The coffee turned to more of a green tea taste as it moves to the front,bringing a bit of allspice and fresh hay flavor with it. The cedar has a sweet taste,and the pepper remains constant,providing an enjoyable kick to the cigar at the very end.” -Ron (shuckins)

Blind Cigar Review: Epic | Maduro Reserva Double Corona

“We’ve got us a winner here! Ample flavor, a great burn and superior construction. That’s a recipe for enjoyment! This cigar promised excellence at the first sniff and lived up to its promise…fully! I can’t wait to see what this is…and I hope I can afford to buy some to keep on hand…This one is a super premium all the way!” -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Blind Cigar Review: Arandoza | Blue Robusto

“I enjoyed this cigar, although it wasn’t too dimensional, it still had some tasty flavors.” -Ron (shuckins)

Quick Cigar Review: Aging Room | Bin No. 1 B Minor

This was by far my favorite new cigar from IPCPR this year and one of my favorites overall this year. This was so smooth and buttery and the flavors were always balanced and great. It had just the right amount of spice throughout. The flavor profile and aged tobacco flavors I found are usually unique to Cuban cigars. It was full flavored and complex with lots of transitions without being overly powerful. The price is a bit steep, but I will be buying a box of these, no question. I give this a personal score of 96 (Extraordinary).

Blind Cigar Review: Total Flame | Dark Line World Trip

“This was a pretty good cigar overall…I think a little more rest would smooth out the harsh spots and make this a great cigar. I would be glad to own another, or even a fiver to let rest and revisit.” -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Blind Cigar Review: Cordoba & Morales | Front 9 Churchill

“The coffee turned to more of a green tea taste as it moves to the front,bringing a bit of allspice and fresh hay flavor with it. The cedar has a sweet taste,and the pepper remains constant,providing an enjoyable kick to the cigar at the very end.” -Ron (shuckins)

Blind Cigar Review: Arandoza | White Robusto

“More pepper showed up as it neared the end, bringing both strength and heat to the cigar. The oak flavor faded a bit, taking the cocoa with it as the coffee and leather flavors moved toward the front and provided a great finish to the cigar.” -Ron (shuckins)

Blind Cigar Review: La Palina | Goldie Laguito Especial

“Overall the cigar was a pleasant smoke. The initial and final thirds were not up to mark, but the middle third was excellent with several changes in flavors and with perfect burn and draw. I will definitely try this one again to see if some time in the humi might get rid of the harshness in the very final third of the cigar.” -Sandeep (Djangos)

Blind Cigar Review: Total Flame | FTW Robusto

“This is one of the best cigars I’ve had in quite a while. Construction was top notch. The flavors were plentiful, and kept me interested. All in all, this is a winner that I would recommend to anyone who likes a good cigar. I can’t wait to see what this is…I want more!” -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Blind Cigar Review: Sultan | Ron Stacy Signature Corona

“Some softer grasses and baking spices enter the final third. The pepper is still present and now coats my lips leaving an interesting mix of sweet and spicy.”-Gregg (McGreggor57)

Blind Cigar Review: Emilio | AF2 Torpedo

“I really enjoyed the richness of the coffee and oak during the first third and wished they would have held on a little more. The final two thirds gradually ramped the fullness down and transformed the smoke into a milder sweeter profile. I’m glad I grabbed this one for a morning cigar.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

Quick Cigar Review: Aging Room | Bin No. 1 B Minor

This was by far my favorite new cigar from IPCPR this year and one of my favorites overall this year. This was so smooth and buttery and the flavors were always balanced and great. It had just the right amount of spice throughout. The flavor profile and aged tobacco flavors I found are usually unique to Cuban cigars. It was full flavored and complex with lots of transitions without being overly powerful. The price is a bit steep, but I will be buying a box of these, no question. I give this a personal score of 96 (Extraordinary).

IPCPR 2014: The Show in Pictures – The Full List

Since the show, we had been publishing the various slideshows of the different booths we took pictures of. Here you can see the full list and click directly to the slideshow as the manufacturers are listed in alphabetical order.

IPCPR 2014: The Show in Pictures – Victor Calvo, Villiger and Warped

This year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting. These manufacturers were not sharing booth space, we just combined them into a single slideshow due to the number of pictures we had from each.

IPCPR 2014: The Show in Pictures – ted’s, Torano, Veritas and Viaje

This year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting. These manufacturers were not sharing booth space, we just combined them into a single slideshow due to the number of pictures we had from each.

IPCPR 2014: The Show in Pictures – Sindicato, Sosa, Sublimes and Tarazona

This year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting. These manufacturers were not sharing booth space, we just combined them into a single slideshow due to the number of pictures we had from each.

IPCPR 2014: The Show in Pictures – Rocky Patel, RoMa Craft Tobac and Selected Tobacco

This year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting. These manufacturers were not sharing booth space, we just combined them into a single slideshow due to the number of pictures we had from each.

IPCPR 2014: The Show in Pictures – Perdomo

This year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting.

IPCPR 2014: The Show in Pictures – Oliva, Ortega, Padilla and Padron

This year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting. These manufacturers were not sharing booth space, we just combined them into a single slideshow due to the number of pictures we had from each.

IPCPR 2014: The Show in Pictures – Miami Cigar, Mombacho, Miura and Ocean State

his year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting. These manufacturers were not sharing booth space, we just combined them into a single slideshow due to the number of pictures we had from each.

Cigar News: Arango Adds CAO Gold to Clasico Premium Cigar Series, Plus a New Macanudo and Punch Shape

The long-popular “CAO Gold” blend of cigars has now joined the other benchmark premium cigars in Arango Cigar Co.’s Clasico series of private label brands. All Clasico brands are exclusive to Arango. They are sold only at brick and mortar shops, not through mail order or Internet sales.

Cigar News: JM Tobacco Releases JM’s Nicaraguan

JM’s Nicaraguans join the company’s existing “JM’s” brand value-priced cigars, which are available in four different wrappers … Sumatra, Corojo, Connecticut and Maduro. JM’s Nicaraguan is offered in Sumatra and Maduro wrappers. Its name is derived from the all-Nicaraguan filler. The binder is a maduro-fermented Connecticut broadleaf. The medium-bodied Nicaraguan delivers a creamy-smooth smoke, with hints of nuts and chocolate.

Cigar News: General Cigar Hires Sam Leccia & Acquires His Brands

Richmond, VA — General Cigar Company is excited to announce today they have hired Sam Leccia as “Cigar and Blend Specialist.” General Cigar has also acquired the Leccia Tobacco Company cigar brands, as part of the Foundry Tobacco Company, and will market and distribute the Black, White and Luchador lines, effective today.

Cigar News: Cigar Dojo Announces Sarsaparilla Cigar

Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla will be a limited run of 10-count bundles and sold online exclusively through Famous Smoke Shop in Pennsylvania. 10 pack bundles of Sarsaparilla will retail for $79.00 and will be available to the members of the CigarDojo app first in early November and then opened up to the general public shortly after.

Cigar News: Crush and Roll West 2014 Event Recap

For the 6th straight year, cigar connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts will gather in Paso Robles for the Central California Coast’s premiere festival, Crush & Roll West. This celebration of premium cigars, premium wine and the good life, takes place Sept. 5-6, 2014 in the heart of the wine country in San Luis Obispo Country. In addition to sampling world-class cigars and wines, attendees will learn the finer points of both from expert vintners and cigar manufacturers. This is a 2 day event, in which you can attend either day separately or together as a package.

Cigar News: Toraño Family Cigars Acquired by General Cigar

Richmond, VA — General Cigar Company today announced the acquisition of the Toraño Family Cigar Company brands. This acquisition will strengthen General Cigar’s market position and enhance the company’s product mix to deliver greater value and innovation to its retail customers and consumers.

Cigar News: New Limited Edition Cigar from Drew Estate – Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera

“Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera” is a concept cigar created by Willy Herrera. Made at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in extremely small batches, the Tienda Exclusiva line is specially crafted for one retailer per release, with only a few releases scheduled per year. The inaugural “Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera” blend is being produced for the owner of Barrister Cigars in Union, New Jersey, David Mallow.

Cigar News: Guayabera Lady Foundation and Fuente Family Announce 3rd Annual “Havana Nights”

The “Fuente Family Affair” event hits South Florida this October 25,...

Cigar News: Jordan Alexander III Premium Cigar Company Rebrands / Releases new Cigar

Partnered with the rebranding of the company, JA3Cigars is proud to officially announce a new blend produced through the Quesada Cigar Factory, expected to be released mid-Fall of 2014. Replacing the current corojo blend, the new release (known as the Jordan Alexander III Corojo) is constructed with a Dominican Corojo wrapper, Dominican binder, with Dominican and Nicaraguan filler.

Cigar News: A.J. Fernandez Releases Documentary

(Miami, Florida) August 11, 2014— A.J. Fernandez Cigars, recognized for creating some of the most acclaimed cigars in the industry proudly unveils a 13 minute documentary which went live today and can be seen on the home page of their website at: www.ajfernandezcigars.com.