Archive for March, 2012

Barroco by DiFazio – Cigar Review


Today I am reviewing the Barroco by DiFazio. DiFazio was created in 2008. DiFazio’s mission is “to create a new level of satisfaction for the demanding and sophisticated smoker of premium cigars.” They try to take into consideration not only the creation and sales of premium cigar lines, but also the world that should surround [...]

Win a box of Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial NE Edition CT

Alright! Happy Friday everyone. I’m gonna run a little contest today because I am so proud to have the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Connecticut New England Release at my Butthead’s Tobacco Emporium in Danbury, CT. The Jaime Garcia R/E Connecticut is the Connecticut Shade brother of the current maduro version. This cigar smokes with the [...]

C&C Corojo – Cigar Review


C & C Cigars debuted their new lines of cigars last November. They have a Connecticut, Maduro, and Corojo in three sizes. We look at the Corojo today. Joe Chuisano runs C & C Cigars but his history comes from the Cusano Cigar Company started by his brother Mike Chuisano over a decade ago. Cusano [...]

Senior VP Of Ashton Sales Manny Ferrero Passes

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Last night Manny Ferrero the Senior VP of Ashton sales passed away, apparently of a heart attack while at the TAA convention in Cabo . He died in style, on the dance floor. Manny was known to be fiery, emotional, and passionate. He was a sharp dresser, articulate, and knew how to light up a [...]

Introducing Romeo by Romeo y Julieta

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Altadis is introducing the new Romeo by Romeo Y Julieta. “A Romeo y Julieta cigar unlike any to come before.” We will have images of the new line as soon as they are available. The text of the official press release from Altadis follows here. Ever since 1875, cigar aficionados have been passionate about Romeo [...]

Xen by Nish Patel – Cigar Review


This is a review of the Xen by Nish Patel @NishPatelCigars. Rocky Patel is a well known name in the world of cigars and if you’ve ever heard him speak, you can tell how passionate he is. This obsession of the leaf apparently runs in the family, seeing as the Thunder was blended by Nimish [...]

La Aurora Broadway Series Maduro – Cigar Review


In December of 2010 La Aurora released the Broadway Series line, exclusive to New York. The goal was to help  retailers deal with the harsh tax of 75% of wholesale cost in New York state. Guillermo León says, “New York has always been special to me and my family. What has happened with the cigar taxes [...]

Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial – Cigar Review


This is a review of the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial by My Father Cigars. My Father Cigars started in 2008 by Master Blender Jaime Garcia. In 2009 the Garcia Family Industrial Park in Esteli, Nicaragua had its grand opening. This seven-acre complex houses the My Fater Cigars, S.A, Tabacalera “La Estrella”, and CAPUNICSA. The state [...]

Pedro Martin Fiera – Cigar Review


This is a review of the Pedro Martin Fiera. Pedro Martin recently released 3 new lines as part of their platinum series. The other two new cigars in the line are the M, another maduro wrapper, but medium in strength, and the Royal, a smooth Connecticut. This brings the number of lines from Pedro Martin [...]

Habana Palooza Preview


Habana Palooza is a yearly event put together by Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe, and is one of the biggest cigar events in the area. It is coming up on May, 9, 2012 in Albany, NY at the Washington Armory and you can buy tickets here. So what is Habana Palooza? For over 15 years Habana [...]

Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage 2002 Sun Grown – Cigar Review


The Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage 2002 Sun Grown was introduced as a new line at the 2011 IPCPR. It is the follow up to the Perdomo ESV 1991 which was released in 2005. The Vintage 1991 was a huge hit, and the 2002 has been highly anticipated. The Perdomo makes the ESV lines from premium [...]

One Shot One Kill Chingon Room 101 LTD – Cigar Review


The OSOK Room 101 LTD Chingon is made by Camacho part of the Davidoff Group, and is the most recent release from Matt Booth. Matt Booth was a US Marine who was stationed in the far east. While he was there he was so intrigued and impacted by the culture it followed him back to [...]

Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro – Cigar review and pairing


Recently a reader sent me an email asking me to do a review on a few different cigars, one of them being the Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro. We have also had several readers ask for reviews with drink pairings. In the spirit of killing two birds with one stone I decided to pair up a [...]

Longtime IPCPR Associate Member, Rolando Reyes Sr., Passes

March 19, 2012   Miami, FL -Rolando Reyes Sr, founder of Puros Indios Cigars and creator of brands Puros Indios, Cuba Aliados and many more, died of natural causes last night at 10:50pm.   Rolando was an inspiration to many in his industry, with a tireless work ethic & an extreme dedication to his craft. [...]



(Miami, Fl.)March 19, 2012 – Toraño Family Cigar Co. was honored to be chosen to participate in the Charley Foundation’s 8th Annual Ringside: A Fight for Kids on Friday, March 2, 2012 at Liberty Hall, in The Factory at Franklin. The Charley Foundation is a Nashville-based non-profit organization that provides support to charitable agencies addressing [...]

Meet our iPad Winner!


During the month of February we ran a contest to win an iPad 2. All you had to do to get entered was post, and for each day you posted during the month you were entered into the contest. We did the drawing (video here) and the lucky winner was Carl L. (swede214). Carl has [...]

Pedro Martin M – Cigar Review


This is a review of the Pedro Martin M. The Pedro Martin M is part of the Pedro Martin Platinum series, three new lines being introduced from Pedro Martin Cigars. Pedro Martin cigars are modeled after Pedro Martin, a renowned figure in the cigar industry for over 70 years. Pedro lives posthumously through the Martin [...]

Grimalkin – Cigar Review


Recently I had the pleasure of being introduced to Emilio Cigars. Barry Stein reviewed both the AF1 (review here) and the AF2 (review here) from Emilio cigars.  Barry gave both a 90 plus rating. After smoking the AF1 and AF2 (made by AJ Fernandez) myself and enjoying them just as much as Barry, I decided [...]

Carmelo Blue Label Maduro – Cigar Review


Today I am reviewing the Carmelo Blue Label Maduro from Honduras Caribbean. The blend is a combination of tobaccos from Esteli and Jalapa valleys in Nicaragua. On the bottom of each box there is a small stamp indicating the year and month that they were rolled. These cigars were rolled in July of 2008. You [...]

The La Aurora 107 Salomon Preview


The Miami Cigar & Company today announced the cigar that helped re-invent the oldest cigar factory in the Dominican Republic would be released in a Salomon, but in a limited edition. The La Aurora 107 Salomon will be 7.25 x 52 which was the same size that was used for the Puro Vintage 2003. Originally [...]

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