Archive for May, 2012

Kristoff GC Signature – Cigar Review


The Kristoff cigar company was established in 2005 by Glen Case and is a fast growing cigar company who seeks to recreate the classic Cuban taste. The GC Signature Series is one of their newer blends and is “for the serious cigar smoker only.” It comes in 4 vitolas, 6 60, which I am reviewing [...]

Undercrown Corona ¡Viva! – Cigar Review


Drew Estate (@DrewEstateCigar) recently released a new size of the Undercrown, the Corona ¡Viva! making it the 6th vitola in the line. The story about the origins of Undercrown are included in each box. The rollers of Liga Privada were smoking too much Liga Privda themselves and began rolling this blend as a substitute for [...]

Alec Bradley Black Market Churchill – Cigar Review


Alec Bradley (@alecbradley) introduced the Black Market at the 2011 IPCPR. The Alec Bradley motto is Live True, and U B U, or you be you. Alan Rubin, the owner, named the company after his two sons Alec ad Bradley. He uses references to family often, including the Family Blend cigar line that has sizes [...]

Jose Seijas Signature – Cigar Review


One of the admired Master Blenders of the industry, Jose Seijas, retired recently.  I was curious after smoking the recently introduced Vegafina by Jose Seijas about the original Seijas Signature. I picked up a perfecto and found a real gem. Never having met Jose, if given the chance, I would love to shake his hand. [...]

Quesada Q d’etat Molotov – Cigar Review


Back in December of 2011 SAG Imports announced it would produce a Q d’etat line of cigars. The Q d’etat line is being produced in order to protest for smokers rights. Included in each box is a card to join the Cigar Rights of America. The first cigar in this line was named the Molotov [...]

Padron Family Reserve #45 Nat – Cigar Review


Padron’s mission is “Striving to create cigars worthy of special times”.  The Family Reserve series is the pinnacle of this mission. They have released in series 10 count boxes of box pressed cigars to commemorate a significant family date or event. Nicknamed the “Little Hammer” these cigars are made in limited production with tobacco which [...]

PDR Flores y Rodriguez Cabinet Seleccion Capa Maduro – Cigar review


PDR may only be 8 years old as a company, but Pinar Del Rio has really started to make a name for themselves. The Small Batch Reserve Habano and Maduro are both fantastic smokes, and now the Flores y Rodriguez Cabinet Seleccion Capa Habano and Maduro have been released as well. Flores y Rodriguez are [...]

CigaRSS – Twitter Feed Brings you Popular Blogger Posts and News


CigaRSS is a twitter account @CigaRSS that follows over 75 blogs that feature cigar reviews, news, and updates about premium cigars and lifestyle. As of this post, there are over 4,100 followers who receive updates as they happen 24 hours a day. This account is a window into the cigar business and features cigars, both [...]

BURN by Rocky Patel – Leaf and Vine Club Memberships Available

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The Leaf and Vine Club of BURN by Rocky PatelNaples, Florida Greetings! BURN by Rocky Patel is pleased to introduce an exciting opportunity to discover new and wonderful cigars and fine wine through our Leaf and Vine Club of Naples! This exclusive club is only $25 per month and members will come together once a month to [...]

Press Release – Oettinger Davidoff Group: Albert Manzone is new Head Europe

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New Head Europe at the Oettinger Davidoff Group Albert Manzone assumes responsibility for the European market at Oettinger Davidoff Group. Basel, 22 May 2012 -  Albert Manzone has joined the Oettinger Davidoff Group as Senior Vice President Europe. He brings a deep knowledge of the European market from senior positions at Philip Morris, PepsiCo and [...]

Nat Sherman Gotham Eastside – Cigar Review


Today I am reviewing the Nat Sherman Gotham Eastside selection. The Nat Sherman Gotham Eastside is one of the three Nat Sherman editions that are sold exclusively at the Manhattan Townhouse on west 42nd street or on their website. The other two store exclusives are the VIP selection and the Gotham Westside which we reviewed [...]

Press Release – Joya de Nicaragua Announces Cuenca y Blanco Cigars

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Press Release: Joya de Nicaragua introduces Cuenca y Blanco cigars Estelí, Nicaragua – Today Dr. Alejandro Martinez Cuenca and Sr. Jose Blanco officially announced the upcoming release of Joya De Nicaragua´s latest creation: “Cuenca y Blanco”. Medium in body, this full flavored blend is the first collaborative liga resulting from the exciting, new relationship between [...]

Room 101 San Andres – Cigar Review


Recently I was given a Prerelease sample of the Room 101 San Andres, which is ironic because it is now on store shelves. The San Andres is Matt Booth’s follow up to the One Shot One Kill, which I reviewed here. Room 101 cigars is made by Camacho which is owned by Davidoff.  The face [...]

Cigar Rights of America Sponsors New York City Smoke in the Park

WILLIAM C. PALEY, LA PALINA CIGARS AND CIGAR RIGHTS OF AMERICA INVITE YOU TO ENJOY A LEGAL OUTDOOR SMOKE — IN NEW YORK CITY 2nd Annual Legal Outdoor Smoke: Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Samuel Paley Park and the freedom for Americans to enjoy a fine cigar. WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012 5:00pm – 7:00pm Samuel [...]

San Lotano Oval Maduro – Cigar Review


Recently, I was given a San Lotano Oval Maduro by A.J. Fernandez. San Lotano cigars are handmade at the Tabacalera Fernandez factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, which produces nine million cigars annually. You can check out our review of the Oval here. Our review of the Maduro can be seen here. The San Lotano Oval is [...]

Flor De Las Antillas by My Father Cigars – Cigar Review


My Father Cigars recently shipped their newest creation to retailers, Flor De Las Antillas. The Flor De Las Antillas seems to be to me part of an effort to fill the few niches in the My Father Cigars lineup. This, to me, is evidenced by the fact that they also recently released the Jaime Garcia [...]

PDR Flores y Rodriguez Cabinet Seleccion Capa Habano – Cigar review


PDR may only be 8 years old as a company, but the factory has been running for ten times that time. In the last 8 years Pinar Del Rio has really started to make a name for themselves. The Small Batch Reserve Habano and Maduro are both fantastic smokes, and now the Flores y Rodriguez [...]

Blanco Nine JT Limitado – Cigar Review


The Los Blancos Cigar Company was founded in the USA in 1998 and is now operating as Blanco Cigars. The family has a history in the industry which can be traced back to Pinar del Rio province of Cuba. Their cousins are the Plasencias, whose roots are also found in the same region and run [...]

Win a box of Romeo by Romeo y Julieta Photo Contest!


Altadis USA is holding a contest for the release of the new Romeo by Romeo y Julieta. All you have to do is take a photo of you smoking the new cigar and post it to The Cigar Life Facebook page to enter. Full details here:     May 11, 2012 We are extremely excited [...]

Romeo by Romeo Y Julieta – Cigar Review


A few months ago Altadis announced they were adding another chapter to a timeless love story, ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta. Romeo Y Julieta is one of the oldest, and most well known cigar brands, Romeo takes a bold twist on this classic line. Altadis has launched a nationwide series of events to promote the [...]

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