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Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut Toro

More than a decade ago, I made the move from NYC to Miami where I began working at Miami Cigar & Company. One of my greatest memories was heading down to Esteli, Nicaragua with Jason Wood VP of Miami Cigars and Eddie Ortega who was in the process of launching his own lines. During this trip Jason and I were tasked on creating a cigar for the Nestor Miranda Special Selection line to bring back […]

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Tatuaje Regios Cigar Review

Today we review Tatuaje Selection de Cazador also known as the brown label. I am taken back to a conversation I had with a former business associate when the brand first came out and I was smoking them like crazy. The conversation basically went, why are you smoking that, no one will know who Tatuaje is in a few years ago. This was at the start of the brand, and one can argue Pete Johnson […]

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Nestor Miranda Special Selection Toro Cigar of the Year Review

Miami Cigar & Company celebrated its 30th Anniversary by bringing back a line that was a fan favorite. The Nestor Miranda Special Selection was the signature line of the company. The Special Selection was originally introduced in 2006 and was available in two wrappers at the time of its release, Habano Rosado and a dark Habano Oscuro. In 2012, the company added a Connecticut wrapper to the original release. During their 25th Anniversary in 2014, […]

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Don Pepin Original TAA Exclusive Limited Edition 2019 Cigar Review

Each year a small group of the country’s top retailers and manufacturers gather for the Tobacconist Association of America. At the trade show one of the highlights is the announcement of TAA Exclusive cigars. The first TAA release for 2019 belongs to My Father Cigars in the form of the Don Pepin Original TAA Exclusive Limited Edition 2019. Unlike other cigars in the DPG line which are made in Miami, Florida this one is rolled in […]

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My Father Connecticut Robusto Cigar Review

When you think of My Father Cigars you don’t think of Connecticut wrapped cigars. As a result, today’s cigar is often overlooked on retailers shelves or the company portfolio. I smoked it when it first came out in 2014, but can’t recall smoking since. So today I reached on to the shelf and pulled a couple out for review here on The Cigar Authority. Cigar: My Father Connecticut Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut Binder: Nicaragua Corojo ’99 Filler: Nicaragua (Habano, Criollo) […]

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Flor de las Antillas Lancero 2018 TAA Exclusive Cigar Review

The Tobacconist Association of America releases continue to be issues. This week it’s the Flor de las Antillas Lancero. This 2018 TAA Exclusive comes from My Father Cigars and is a Nicaraguan Puro. It’s limited to the retailers of the TAA, although this isn’t the first time it has been released. The cigar was originally released in 2013 as a one-time store exclusive for a shop in Texas. Cigar Review: Flor de las Antillas Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun […]

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Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Robusto Review

15 years ago, Don Pepin Garcia opened his cigar factory in Little Havana, a section of Miami that is home to a large Cuban population. From his small storefront he would begin the steps at building an empire for him and his family. To celebrate, the company that is now based in Doral, another section of Miami with a factory in Nicaragua has released a cigar that is limited to just 2,000 boxes of 14. […]

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Nestor Miranda Collection 75th Anniversary On Display at TAA

The Tobacconist Association of America is under way in the Dominican Republic and earlier this week we displayed the list of limited edition cigars coming out at this year. In addition to the limited edition cigars some sticks are made available early to the 75 retailers that make up the TAA. The Nestor Miranda 75th Anniversary was on display at TAA which leads to speculation that it might be released early to members of the […]

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Vegas Cubanas by My Father Invictos Burn

Vegas Cubanas by My Father Invictos Cigar Review

One of my favorite stories to tell took place between 2003-2005, when a sales representative visited the cigar shop I, Barry was partners in. Glen Gutin came in pitching cigars, by Don Pepin Garcia, who he said was the next big thing and will be one of the hottest cigar manufactures in the industry. We smoked the cigars, and ordered them on the spot. 30 boxes of a couple of different lines. A big order […]

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Las Calaveras 2017 Burn

Las Calaveras 2017 LC 46 by Crowned Heads Cigar Review

Every from October 31 – November 2 in Mexico the country celebrates Dia de Muertos. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of friends and family friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. Somewhere between 1910-1913  Jose Guadalupe Posada created a zinc etching called, La Calavera Catrina that has become synonymous with the holiday. It is from this etching and holiday that Crowned Heads found inspiration for […]

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