Archive for June, 2012

Emilio AF Suave Toro – Cigar Review


The Emilio AF Suave is set for release in Summer 2012. This Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapped edition looks to be a nice addition to the Emilio line up. Emilio Cigars’ other offerings are the Grimalkin, Emilio AF1, and Emilio AF2 which were all highly rated. Much like other Emilio cigars, Gary Griffith is keeping some of this [...]

La Flor Dominicana Light Maduro – Cigar Review


Today I am reviewing the La Flor Dominicana Light Maduro, which is the Broadleaf wrapper counter part of the La Flor Dominicana Light I reviewed here recently. La Flor Dominicana , (@LFDcigars) founded in 1996 by Litto Gomez, recently decided to give its Premium line a little “face lift”. We posted a press release about it here which gives [...]

My Father Le Bijou 1922 Ecuadorian Connecticut Federal Cigar Edition Petit Robusto – Cigar Review


Today I am reviewing My Father Le Bijou 1922 Ecuadorian Connecticut Federal Cigar Edition Petit Robusto from Federal Cigar made my My Father Cigars. This was created as a new house blend after the success of Federal Cigar’s 91st anniversary Ecuadorian Connecticut. They had 50 boxes made for their 91st anniversary and it sold out so [...]

Bloggers meet up with Cigar Craig at JR Cigar – Trip Review


One of the most important things to us at A Cigar Smoker’s Journal is that the cigar business is a fun business. Cigar smoking revolves around enjoyment of the finer things in life and relaxation alone or in the company of good friends.  We are happy to call many people in the cigar industry our friends. [...]

Nat Sherman Omerta – Cigar Review


Last Sunday I met up with Craig Vanderslice from Cigar Craig at JR Cigar. You can read about the place review here. After browsing around the humidor a bit we selected a Nat Sherman Omerta since it was one cigar neither of us had reviewed before. This cigar interested me since I’d never seen it [...]

Perdomo Champagne Churchill – Cigar Review


The Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne and the maduro version of it, the Champagne Noir, are in my regular rotation of go-to smokes. My experience with Perdomo cigars is that they are consistent in construction, burn well, and are fairly priced wherever I am shopping for a stick. Yet, for all of this, I find [...]

Press Release: Dona Flor U.S.A. ready to unveil new ad campaign: “Find Your Dona Flor”


DONA FLOR U.S.A. READY TO UNVEIL NEW AD CAMPAIGN: “FIND YOUR DONA FLOR”   (Miami, Florida) June 25, 2012— Dona Flor U.S.A. is excited to introduce their brand new marketing campaign to the U.S. market.  The “Find Your Dona Flor” campaign is a play off the famous Brazilian novel that the cigar brand was named after. “Dona [...]

Sunday Links


Been a busy week for me. Got to meet Jose Blanco at a tasting seminar presented by Butthead’s Tobacco Emporium. It was a real eye opening event where I learned just a ton about everything that goes into cigars. The most important piece of information he told us was how the only way to ruin [...]

My Uzi Weighs a Ton MUWAT 5 x 60 – Cigar Review


My Uzi Weighs a Ton (MUWAT) is one of the most viewed reviews on this site, you can read that original review here, and was written by Barry and towards the end he said something was missing and he wanted to give this cigar another shot when the actual release came out. Since Kevin and [...]

Press Release: The Sosa Family Adds A New Size To An Already Perfect Cigar Line


For Immediate Release: The Sosa Family Adds A New Size To An Already Perfect Cigar Line Miami, Florida-June 21, 2012-Antillian Cigar Corporation, owner of popular cigar brands such as Sosa, Imperio Cubano and Macabi, is happy to announce that it will be introducing a new 6 x 60 size to its Sosa Classic cigar line. [...]

Davidoff “Puro d’Oro” Gigantes: New Super Robusto format to expand series


Davidoff introduces the new “Puro d’Oro” Gigantes, a new Super Robusto format joining the “Puro d’Oro” Series introduced in 2010. Davidoff expands the “Puro d’Oro” Series introduced in 2010 with a new shape, the Super Robusto Gigantes captivates through its imposing Super Robusto Format. The impressive extension of the “Puro d’Oro” line reverts back to [...]

Montesino Maduro Robusto – Cigar Review


Today I am reviewing the Montesino Maduro robusto which is made in the Dominican Republic by the Fuente Family. Montesino is one of the first brands produced by the Fuente’s when they moved to the Dominican Republic. The Fuente Family is one of the most well known cigar manufacturers in the world. They produce well [...]

Rocky Patel Valedor Torpedo – Cigar Review


Today I am reviewing the Rocky Patel Valedor NRA edition. I have to say a cigar like this makes sense, most cigar smokers do love their rights. Often in shops I will overhear a heated debate over one issue or another, and almost always everyone is on the same side which is that the government [...]

King Havano Black Knight Mace – Cigar Review


Today I am reviewing the King Havano Black Knight Mace from Oliveros Cigars, the makers of Swag and Aging Room. The Black Knight Mace is a Nicaraguan puro made with 100% ligero tobacco. I have to admit, I’m always a little intimidated when I light up a cigar that is made with all ligero, sometimes [...]

Asylum Cigars kicks in the doors with inaugural launch

Miami, FL - The first-ever release from Asylum Cigars will soon be ablaze in cigar shops nationwide. Kevin Baxter and Tom Lazuka, the dynamic co-founding duo, are introducing two lines—Asylum, which makes its eponymous debut—and it’s sibling, Asylum 13. In addition, they’ll launch their second brand, Schizo. What many would say is a, “take no prisoners” approach, [...]

Sunday Links


Happy Father’s day everyone! I hope everyone is having a great day enjoying their gifts, dinners, lunches and so forth. I’ve had a busy week been working a lot but had some great experiences this week. I got to sit down with Nick Perdomo the President and CEO of Perdomo cigars. To say I learned [...]

CRA Legislative Update – ‘Operation Cigar Liberty’ Continues Its March Forward

     U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire Joins S. 1461 as a Co-Sponsor The bi-partisan coalition of twelve U.S. Senators from ten states is growing, as the joint effort to ward off the heavy hand of the federal government from cigars continues the march forward, with the addition of U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte [...]

La Flor Dominicana Colorado Oscuro No 3 – Cigar Review


La Flor Dominicana was founded in 1996 in Santiago, Dominican Republic under the direction of Litto and Ines Gomez. Each year La Flor Dominicana only releases a two batches of the Colorado Oscuro each year. It combines a Ecuadorian Sumatran wrapper with a Dominican Sumatran binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. If you want to stay up [...]

Christian Eiroa’s Tabacaleras Unidas Launches Palate Liberating Asylum Cigars


Miami, Florida – 13 June 2012 – Christian Eiroa’s Tabacaleras Unidas launches palate liberating Asylum Cigars. Best described as an unusual yin and yang of partnerships, Asylum Cigars co-founders, Kevin Baxter and Tom Lazuka, share a common dream—freedom. Freedom from the confines traditional business imposes with its restrictive controls and structure. Thanks to Eiroa’s new [...]

Julius Caesar Churchill – Cigar Review


The Diamond Crown Julius Caesar from J.C. Newman is made by the Fuente Family. It was made to honor J.C. or Julius Caesar Newman, the founder of JC Newman cigars. The Julius Caesar is part of the “super” premium cigar line from JC Newman which also includes the Diamond Crown, and Diamond Crown Maximus. The [...]

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