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Cigar Review: Rojas Street Tacos Barbacoa Short Corona

Originally scheduled for release at the end of 2020 the Rojas Street Tacos Barbacoa was delayed due to COVID-19 until the spring of 2021. At the time of its announcement it was stated that the Barbacoa which features a Sumatra wrapper would be the first of three wrapper releases. Now after Noel Rojas’ appearance on The Cigar Authority on Saturday, April 9th we know the second release will feature a Connecticut wrapper called Carnitas. If […]

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Micallef A Cigar Review

Two inspiring families, handcrafting inspiring cigars. Micallef Cigars is a collaboration between the family of Al Micallef, with expertise in worldwide commerce, and Gomez Sanchez, with expertise in handcrafting the finest cigar lines in the world. The Gómez Sanchez tobacco family business was started back in Cuba in 1934 by Mr. Pedro F. Gómez. In 1994, Joel Gómez Sanchez, grandson of Mr. Pedro F. Gómez, followed his grandfather’s steps and continued with the family tradition […]

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Hiram & Solomon Traveling Man Robusto Cigar Review

Hiram & Solomon is a brand of cigars with ties to Masonry. Freemasonry or Masonry consists of fraternal organizations who can trace their roots back to the local fraternities of the stonemasons which from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients. The owners of the brand Fouad Kashouty and George Dakrat through research noted that as far back as the mid-1800s records described the pre-meeting tradition of […]

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E.P. Carrilo La Historia Regalias d’ Celia Piramides Cigar Review

While I know we just reviewed an EPC cigar on Friday, I am opting to review another one today. The EPC La Historia was released in 2014 by Ernesto Perez Carrillo. If you don’t know the name, you should as he created La Gloria Cubana from a small factory in Miami, Florida back in 1990. In 1999, he would sell his business to General cigar before leaving them in 2009 and starting up EPC Cigar […]

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Oliva V Melanio Robusto Cigar Review

Around noon today a customer called up the shop to order some cigars and instead of ordering a box of his usually, he ordered a box plus one. However, he told me not to ship the cigar that he wanted me to smoke it instead. I told him I couldn’t do that, but he said if I shipped him the extra cigar he would just ship it back to me. As much as I want […]

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Gilberto Oliva Reserva Toro Cigar Review

Earlier today on The Cigar Authority Podcast/VODCast we smoked the Gilberto Oliva Reserva. We are now moving the review of the featured cigar to be posted after the show, so when you light up and tune in live you can compare the notes with the review and let us know if you agree or disagree with our assessment. Cigar: Gilberto Oliva Wrapper: Sumatra Binder: Nicaragua Filler: : Nicaragua Length: 6″ Ring Gauge: 50 Size: Churchill The Look: Packaged in […]

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Gilberto Oliva Reserva Churchill Cigar Review

In June of 2016 Oliva Cigar Company was purchased by J. Cortes, a cigar company based in Belgium. The company also unveiled a new cigar at the 2016 IPCPR named Facundo. The cigar never reached the market as it had to undergo a name change due to a trademark issue with Bacardi. The cigar finally made it back to shelves this year at the 2017 IPCPR and is now arriving at retailers. Oliva cigar company […]

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Le Careme Burn

Le Careme Cananozo Cigar Review

One thing is for certain, the back story for brand names for cigars from Crowned Heads are certainly different. We’ve seen cigars named for a piece of art that is synonymous with the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, a cigar that draws its name from the band Kings of Leon, a cigar that pulls from Johnny Cash and now a cigar that is inspired by French Cuisine. La Carême is named after Marie Antoine Carême, a chef who […]

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Leaf by Oscar Sumatra Burn

Leaf by Oscar Sumatra Toro Cigar Review

One of the most intriguing cigar releases in 2015 was Leaf by Oscar. It was a cigar that wasn’t on our radar when we visited the show, but as our own Mr. Jonathan walked the trade show floor he was intrigued when he met “Island” Jim Robinson by the cigar that looked like one of the ugliest creations ever made. The cigar which is wrapped in a tobacco leaf instead of cello continues to perform […]

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Camacho Box Pressed (BXP) Launching February, 2017

Camacho, the world’s leading brand of bold cigars, is proud to announce the nationwide launch of new box-pressed (BXP) extensions to its winning Connecticut, Corojo and Ecuador lines. Camacho pushes the limits once again with new box-pressed extensions built on the chassis of its three best-selling core lines. Available in three blends (Connecticut, Corojo and Ecuador), these will be delivered in Robusto, Toro and Gordo formats. These box-pressed offerings have been fine tuned to deliver […]

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