The size of a cigar affects many things for sure, and not just the time it takes a cigar to burn. There are two main reasons why, as a general rule of thumb, smaller sized cigars (of the same blend) are more flavorful than their larger counterparts, even though many people seem to believe that a larger cigar will produce more and stronger flavors.
Andre Farkas, founder of Viaje Cigars has been using Facebook quite a bit to start to give folks a feel for what his next small batch shipment of cigars will be.
Following right on the heels of my first impressions video for the EP Carrillo Short Run 2012, this week I’m reviewing the EP Carrillo Edición Limitada 2011, also know as the “Dark Rituals.”
The two-thirds point of the 2011 Cigar of the Year countdown has now been reached. For the cigar that comes in at #11, this might have been 2011's ultimate Epic Encounter for many cigar
Not long ago someone asked me if Drew Estate's Undercrown was my favorite cigar; they had made this assumption based on the fact that my Twitter avi depicts me smoking one...albeit while wearing a distinctive CH hat.
The Table 36 Fellowship cigar is just that cigar. I went into Fumatore di Sigaro, a cigar lounge I am a regular at, and the owner Scott told me I had to try this. He raved about how great of a smoke it was and the awesome group of guys that were making and selling it.
In an exclusive Skype interview on July 2, 2012, George Rodriguez told A Cigar Smoker’s Journal and Cigar-Coop.com that the agreement was in place to have Gary Griffith of Emilio cigars handle the distribution for Rodrigo Cigars in North America.
The new blend was a collaboration between Jhonys Diaz, Francisco Rodriguez, and Yuri Guillen of General Cigars. The legendary Benji Menendez served as an advisor for the project. According to the press release, Diaz and his team worked through 50 different blends before coming up with the final blend.
It is that time of year again, where Top 10 Lists are in abundance and manufacturers salivate at the opportunity to Re-Tweet, Share, and +1 all of the praise that their cigars receive.
This cigar is really nice to look at. I say this because of its nice chocolate-brown leaf wrapper that is complimented by a series of small non noticeable veins. To the touch, I found no soft spots and no imperfections to speak of.
J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is releasing a new size of Brick House, and it’s a short smoke designed to offer the smoker the foundations of the blend in a fraction of the time. The Teaser is 3 1/2 inches-long by 56 ring and is built like a Brick House but smokes for just a few minutes.
As I lit up, I realized how sunny, windy, and noisy it was outside. Not exactly ideal relaxing conditions, nor the best conditions for recording a video. But since my better half won’t let me smoke inside our new house, we’re just going to have suffer through all of this together.
The Añoranza is particularly intriguing to me because it offers a few characteristics that I often look for in my everyday smokes. It features Nicaraguan tobacco, a Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro wrapper, a box press, and a wallet friendly price tag.
With three hours till kick off of the Super Bowl, I find myself picking out cigars that I will want to smoke tonight. Of course, I saw this cigar in my humidor and since recently smoking it, I decided to review it before the game and smoke it once again.
In their continuing effort to prevent the Food and Drug Administration from regulating premium cigars, the Cigar Rights of America and the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers association have submitted a formal petition to the White House’s “We the People” Internet petition website.
Earlier this year, Arturo Fuente Cigars revealed information on the Cigar Dave Show about four new cigars that would commemorate the company's centennial anniversary. While nothing official has been said about the cigars, one can infer that some or all of these releases could be impacted by this delay.
Today I’ve reached deep into my humidor to smoke a fairly rare cigar. The Fuente Between The Lines comes from the Hemingway Series and sports a barber pole wrapper.
Lighting up took some time and a lot of butane, but the resulting mix or earth, cocoa powder, pepper spice, and cedar was definitely worth it.
This Dominican Puro had a lovely oily sheen to it and a ripe aroma of barnyard and leather on the wrapper. The prelight draw was clean and easy with a strong earthiness as well as a spicy tingle on the lips.
This cigar features a highly complex flavor profile for an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade with notes of cream, berry, spice, and coffee. Of the cigars I smoked with this blend, each smoke was consistent from one to the next.
Habanos have been changing their strategy with the release of their Reserve and Grand Reserve Series. The previous two releases in the Reserve line were the Montecristo No.4 in 2007, using 5 year old tobacco, and the Partagas D4 Reserva in 2005, using also 5 year old tobacco.
The wrapper was shiny with oil, and it had no flaws to speak of. The odor from the wrapper was earth, wood, and a slight, spicy tingle in the nose. I could only get a earthiness, and a generic sweetness, off of the foot.
Following the success of the 92 rated Petite Corona known as the Habanito and the 91 rated Torpedo, REINADO will unveil the Grand Empire Reserve at the 80th Annual IPCPR Convention and International Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, in August, 2012.
When I heard Eddie Ortega of EO Brands/601, Murcielago, etc., was striking out on his own, and I knew he loves the Murcielago, and I love the Murcialago. I had a strong suspicion that his new cigar, the Ortega Serie D would be right up my alley.
This latest addition to the J. Grotto Series Reserve line is a limited-availability cigar, at only 1,000 cigars, thus its name: “J. Grotto Series Reserve Lancero Limitado.”