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Cigar Review: ADVentura King’s Gold Corona

On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, our own David Garofalo had a chance to visit the factory where ADVentura Cigars are made. During the trip, sample after sample left him in awe of what the factory was doing. We even smoked the ADVentura King’s Gold on a recent episode of The Cigar Authority where both Ed Sullivan and I (Barry) were definitely intrigued. Now that the cigar has landed to us I decided […]

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Eiroa The First 20 Years Diadema TAA Exclusive 2018

The Eiroa First 20 Years gets a TAA Exclusive. This Diadema uses a Mexican seed grown in Honduras at the Eiroa family farm called Finca Corojo for the wrapper. The binder and fillers include a special varietal of tobacco called La Victoria that is being grown on Generoso Eiroa’s farm named La Victoria marking the first time in 60 years that the seed has been harvested. Today we review the Eiroa The First 20 Years […]

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Winston Churchill Late Hour Burn

Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour Churchill Cigar Review

It’s been often said that Sir Winston Churchill would spend time in the Late Hours behind closed doors working in solitude or with trusted colleagues. During these Late Hour moments he was never without a cigar and often he was with an exceptional scotch as well. Davidoff brings together that moment with the Winston Churchill Late Hour. The Late Hour cigar is meant to be enjoyed when the end of the evening is the start of […]

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Tatuaje Krueger Monster Series #9 Cigar Review

Since 2008 I have had a love/hate relationship with Pete Johnson in the month of October just as I had a love/hate relationship with trick or treating as a child. Back in the day ringing the doorbell would create anticipation in hopes I would get a Hershey, Krackel or Kit-Kat and not a box of raisins. In 2008, I began chasing the Monster Series hoping to get a dress box each year. After The Wolfman […]

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Camacho Powerband Cigar Review

The newest release under the Camacho Master-Built Series is the Camacho Powerband, The cigar is described as an intense, adrenaline-fueled cigar experience inspired by the power, performance and acceleration associated with a classic V-twin engine, built to galvanize a brotherhood of freedom seekers. Camacho was nice enough to send some samples along for review and this one has been aging inside my humidor for a couple of weeks. In fact, until Dylan Austin reached out to […]

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Casa Turrent Serie 1973 Cigar Review

Alejandro Turrent is one of the biggest names in tobacco. While you may not know his name, he is the godfather of modern Mexican tobacco. In 1880 his great-great-grandfather Alejando Alberto emigrated to the San Andres Valley with a pocket full of Cuban tobacco seeds and began a business that has become one of the most powerful players in tobacco. Today Alejando is President and co-owner with his father Alberto Turrent IV of  Nueva Matacapan de […]

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Davidoff To Launch Cusano Maduro In April 2016

(Basel, March 21, 2016) Oettinger Davidoff has unveiled its new line of long filler cigars, Cusano Dominican Maduro, blended with fine Dominican filler tobaccos and a Mexican Maduro wrapper. “With the release of this new Cusano Dominican Maduro range, we aim to delight aficionados looking for a fine maduro cigar at great value,” said Charles Awad, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing & Innovation at Oettinger Davidoff AG. CIGAR AND BLEND Wrapper: Negro San Andrés […]

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C.L.E. Announces TAA Exclusive for 2016

C.L.E. Cigar Releases TAA Exclusive Cigar – The C.L.E. Azabache Miami, FL – C.L.E. Cigar Company is launching a new TAA exclusive cigar this year at the TAA convention in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; the C.L.E. Azabache. Azabache, which translates into jet black, is a glistening coal that is often used in jewelry in the Cuban culture. This medium to full body Maduro cigar is delightfully creamy and will be available only to TAA members. “Last […]

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Ortsac San Andres Toro Cigar Review

Ortsac San Andres is an extension of the original Ortsac 1962 that was one of the top lines for Cigar Agency back in the day. Since Cigar Agency, Victor Vitale has moved on to Tortuga, but one can never forget their roots. According to Two Guys Smoke Shop, ORTSAC (Castro spelled backwards), is a cigar that directly targets old Cuban Cigars. It’s mission is to dispel the old myth that Cubans are the best cigars, […]

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Oliva V Maduro 2015 Cigar Review

Back in 2008, Oliva Cigar Company began what has become a yearly tradition the Oliva V Maduro. While the brand began as a torpedo, the company switched in 2011 to a toro format. But that wasn’t the only change as the cigar went from being a Connecticut Broadleaf, to Habano in 2010 and in 2011 it would change to San Andres, where it remains today. Like last year, the 2015 Oliva V Maduro measures at […]

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