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Cigar Review: HVC 500th Anniversary Salomon

In 2019, Reinier Lorenzo owner of HVC Cigars released the HVC 500th Anniversary cigar. The celebratory cigar wasn’t in honor of his own cigar company, but rather in honor of his home town Havana City, Cuba. Since its inception the cigar has been released in three different sizes in a very limited production. This year in 2022 the company has released a Salomon shaped rendition that is made at his factory Fabrica de Tabacos HVC […]

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Cigar Review: Bygone by Serino Cigars

Most of the time when we write a review we focus on the cigar, but I think some focus needs to be put on the factory that Serino has teamed with to produce some great cigars. Bygone & many other brands in their portfolio are made at La Corona Factory in Nicaragua. . If this name rings a bell, they partnered up with Hirochi Robaina to release his foray into the American market with HR […]

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Cigar Review: Mi Querida SakaKhan

Back when Steve Saka announced the SakaKhan he wrote on Facebook, “It was the 80’s when Chaka Khan became known as an artist and I was getting certified to Con(n) as a JOOD Underway on my ship – the enlisted guys who worked the Bridge started calling me this… kinda funny as my middle name ‘Temujin’ is also the birth name of Ghengis Khan… so this is double dip when it comes to why this nickname […]

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Cigar Review: Menelik by Foundation Toro

In 2016, Foundation Cigar Company owner Nick Melillo created an event only cigar that could only be obtained from him at select events. The cigar quickly developed a cult following leading the man known as Nick R. Agua to create a limited production, limited edition cigar that would become their most exclusive cigar. In 2020, the cigar would be released as a Short Robusto. Today the cigar is back in a Toro format. The Menelik […]

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Cigar Review: Davidoff Master Selection 2012

According to the press kit from Davidoff, “Every year our highly skilled members of the Davidoff Master Blending Team get together to commemorate a year time beautifully filled of the Davidoff White Band collection. They do so by drawing from their combined knowledge and expertise to create a special blend they can gift to themselves. We have now made a limited number of these very personal cigars available to you, providing the opportunity to taste a uniquely crafted blend.” The press kit goes […]

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Cigar Review: Highclere Castle Victorian Corona

Highclere Castle is globally recognized as the iconic face of the award-winning television drama, Downton Abbey. Highclere Castle is now producing a cigar reminiscent of those enjoyed at Highclere Castle during the 19th and early 20th centuries. To create and produce the cigar, Highclere Castle Cigar Company has partnered with world-renowned cigar producer Nicholas Melillo of Foundation Cigar Company. George Carnarvon, the current 8th Earl of Carnarvon, owner of Highclere Castle and farmer of the 5,000-acre […]

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Cigar Review: Rojas Street Taco Carnitas Short Corona

Today marks the start of more streamlined reviews. We hope that this will allow us to resume to more frequent reviews that are less time consuming while delivering the information cigar smokers want. Let us know what you think of the quicker format. The Rojas Street Taco comes from Noel Rojas who arrived in the US as a Cuban Refugee after escaping the island via a raft to share his passion with the world, cigars. […]

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Cigar Review: ADVentura La Llorona Robusto

Every year the cigar industry gets together at the annual PCA trade show. This year in Las Vegas, manufacturers were showing off new releases that would grace the shelves of tobacconists around the world. This year ADVentura showed off a few new releases including La Llorona which the buyer for 2GuysCigars.com,  Ed Santamaria called one of the best cigars he smoked for the first time at the show. He came back raving about it. La Llorona […]

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Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf La Validacion Series Corojo Gran Robusto

In May 2022 it was announced that Aganorsa Leaf would rebrand their core lines to La Validacion Series. All the lines would become uniform in sizes including a 5 x 54 Gran Robusto, a 6 1/4 x 52 Toro, and a 6 x 58 Gran Toro. According to Terence Reilly, VP of Sales & Marketing, “Last year we sent out a survey to our retail partners and the big take away is our cigars need to […]

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Cigar Review: West Tampa Tobacco Company Black Robusto

After 20 years with General Cigars & CAO it was announced in March 2022 that Rick Rodriguez would be retiring. Beginning in 2000, Rick Rodriguez would start his career as a sales representative learning from Benji Menendez and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. In 2008 he joined Team La Gloria, the blenders behind La Gloria Cubana. When General Cigar bought CAO in 2009 he would become their blender and brand ambassador. Only 10 days after his official retirement […]

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