Archive for the ‘Cigar Reviews’ Category

Cigar Review: Reunion Digestivo

At the 2014 DC TweetUp; one of the cigars given to me was from the Bodega Cigar Company called Reunion. I’ll be the first to admit growing up in NYC the name Bodega Cigars is less than appealing. Especially since many of the bodega’s in the city are fronts for drugs. When I lived back [...]

Press Release: The Banker by H. Upmann

Celebrate the richest moments of life with Altadis U.S.A.’s newest cigar, “The Banker” by H. Upmann. This exciting bold cigar boasts an earthy and toasty smoking experience and will begin shipping in late April 2014. German bankers Carl and Herman Upmann traveled to Cuba to craft an exceptionally unique cigar in 1844. They locked it [...]

Cigar Review: Nica Rustica by Drew Estate

While I spend my last few weeks in Miami I was gifted today’s review by one of my friends that I will miss, Garrett. As I get ready to move to a yet to be disclosed location, I’ve been spending my time at one the best shops in Florida, Cigar Cellar & Lounge. I will [...]

Cigar Review: Cien Anos Maduro by La Aurora

It’s been a long time since I wrote a review and wether or not I do another one remains to be seen but writing feels natural to me, it always has. To quote Charlie over at halfwheel.com he says the world needs another blogger and one can easily sense the sarcasm. Having worked at Miami [...]

CAO Flathead 554 (V554 Camshaft) – Cigar Review

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One of my first memorable cigar experiences was venturing into Butthead’s Tobacco Emporium- my home shop- and picking out a CAO Brazilia. At the time, I wasn’t all too certain about what style cigar I enjoyed most, but I knew that CAO was a brand that was a favorite of newcomers and trained aficionados, and [...]

Bold by Nish Patel Torpedo – Cigar Review

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If I said the name Rocky Patel @RockyPatelCigar to a cigar smoker, 99% of the time that name will surely be known. However if the name Nish Patel comes up, there’s a great chance that his name wouldn’t ring a bell. However Mr. Nish Patel – Rocky’s brother and Executive Vice President of RP- created [...]

Rocky Patel B52 Corojo – Cigar Review

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Rocky Patel has been one of the innovators in the cigar industry over the past 15 years. He is one of the hardest working (and partying) guys in the industry. the Edge Series is one of his most recognizable lines. It was introduced with no band! His signature coffins of 100 cigars became one of [...]

A. Flores 1975 Gran Reserva – Cigar Review

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Pinar Del Rio Cigars had two new releases at the 2013 IPCPR in Las Vegas. The first was the new AF – 75, the second the A Flores 1975 Gran Reserva. As with the AF – 75, the A Flores 1975 Gran Reserva is being limited to 500 boxes of each available size, and features [...]

Alec Bradley Black Market Punk – Cigar Review

by Andrew Holmes Photography

Everyone in the cigar industry knows the Alec Bradley name. For many years, the AB crown logo has stood proud among fine cigar manufacturers, producing only the highest quality smokes available. Alan Rubin, the founder of Alec Bradley, has seen to make sure that every line of cigars produced is as expertly crafted as possible, [...]

Cigar Almanac – January 18th, 2014

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Welcome to the Cigar Almanac! The Cigar Almanac is post we do each Saturday at A Cigar Smoker’s Journal which catalogues the reviews we have done on this week in past years. The Almanac will give you a look at how our website has evolved over the years, and maybe highlight a review of a [...]

Cigar Almanac – January 11th, 2014

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Welcome to the Cigar Almanac! The Cigar Almanac is post we do each Saturday at A Cigar Smoker’s Journal which catalogues the reviews we have done on this week in past years. The Almanac will give you a look at how our website has evolved over the years, and maybe highlight a review of a [...]

Casa Fernandez Miami Reserva Maduro – Cigar Review

by Andrew Holmes Photography

These days, small American companies are priding themselves on creating beautiful products with only the finest quality materials. The same seems to be true for cigar manufacturers as well. Nestled away in the balmy sun of Miami, Florida, founder Eduardo Fernandez and cousin Paul Palmer-Fernandez are producing truly magnificent cigars. Introduced in 2013, the Casa [...]

San Lotano Bull Toro – Cigar Review

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A.J. Fernandez produces the San Lotano brand of cigars that includes Connecticut, Habano, and Maduro lines as well as the Oval Series in Habano and Maduro. Late in 2013, they released the Mayimbe that we reviewed here. The Bull is the new release for 2014 from A. J. Fernandez in the San Lotano Family of [...]

Cigar Almanac – January 4th, 2014

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Welcome to the Cigar Almanac! The Cigar Almanac is post we do each Saturday at A Cigar Smoker’s Journal which catalogues the reviews we have done on this week in past years. The Almanac will give you a look at how our website has evolved over the years, and maybe highlight a review of a [...]

Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut Robusto – Cigar Review

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Miami Cigars introduced the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut which is made at the My Father Cigars factory in Esteli, Nicaragua at the 2012 IPCPR convention. Other Miami Cigar & Company introductions included the Añoranza (which we reviewed here) and the Fernando León Family Reserve by La Aurora (reviewed here). The year 2012 saw quite a few Connecticut [...]

ACS NFL Sunday Challenge Nov 24, 2013

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Welcome to the weekend! Because few things say MEN like Football and Cigars, we here at A Cigar Smoker’s Journal are combining them! Take your best shot at picking the Sunday NFL games by entering our A Cigar Smoker NFL Sunday Challenge each week during the 2013-2014 Season! This week, we are giving away A [...]

Dante Canto VI: “Asmodeus” – Cigar Review

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The Dante is a new introduction from M Tobacos which was founded by Mike Huff and Mohammad Fakhro. The Dante is described as follows on their website, “Hidden amidst the dangerous shadows of the Underworld, buried deep in its smokiest corner, lay a cigar so tempting it aroused the Wicked One’s envy: Dante. After years of [...]

Mayimbe Robusto from A.J. Fernandez – Cigar Review

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A. J. Fernandez has released a new cigar called the Mayimbe (pronounced Mah- jim-be). It was shown as a preview at the IPCPR show in Las Vegas over the summer and is now reaching store shelves. The Mayimbe has four different vitolas, Robusto 5×56, Toro 6×56, Churchill 7×56 and Torpedo 6×54 and are all in [...]

Oliva 2013 Serie V Limitada Announced

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Oliva announced today the latest release in the Serie V Maduro Especial Series. For 2013 it will be in a Double Robusto Vitola measuring 5×54. It is made from a blend of Nicaraguan Habano grown in the Jalapa Valley Region and finished with a Mexican San Andreas wrapper. They will come in the usual 10-count [...]

La Aurora 107 Maduro Robusto – Cigar Review

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The La Aurora 107 is one of the more popular lines in the Miami Cigar Portfolio. It was originally released with a natural wrapper in 2010. Shortly after, there was talk of a Maduro version in the works, and now finally it was officially launched at the 2013 IPCPR in Las Vegas. It was released [...]

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