The H. Upmann Connoisseur No. 1 is probably one of the most forgotten robustos in all the lines from Cuba. It’s in a very crowded group with the likes of the Cohiba robusto, Partagas Serie D No. 4, Montecristo Edmundo, Ramon Allones Specially Selected, etc. It’s a shame because this cigar is one of the best in the bunch. It doesn’t require much down time to be ready to smoke either which is great since you don’t have a wait too long to enjoy them. This box was from 2014 and still delivered on the flavors. I got toasted nuts, honey sweetness, cinnamon and a slight creaminess. The cigar burned well and didn’t require any touch ups. Overall, it was a very good cigar, even at such a young age. I don’t think you would be disappointed if you smoke these young, but you will be well rewarded it you give them some time to age.
The original BOTL cigar was a collaboration between the online cigar community, BOTL.org, and Drew Estate. The original release sold out very quickly and was highly sought after on the secondary markets. I can’t remember which year that was, but I was able to get some of the original release as I was a member […]
After the huge success of the Rose of Sharon, Southern Draw released the Rose of Sharon Desert Rose at the 2019 IPCPR. The cigar is a limited release of 75,000 cigars for 2019 with production increasing to 150,000 for 2020 and 2021. The cigar is being made by AJ Fernandez as their in Esteli, Nicaragua. […]
Once Christian Eiroa sold Camacho to Davidoff in 2008, everyone wondered when he would be back in the cigar business. It didn’t take too long for him to come back to form CLE in 2012 and then brought out Eiroa a year later. Earlier in 2019, they released the Eiroa Dark which uses a darker […]