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.
A couple of weeks ago there was a social media update from Gilbertsville Cigar Factory letting us all know about the new product being introduced into the Humidor. This included three facings of the the budget-friendly JFR as well as a couple of other Aganorsa offerings. While I haven’t had a JFR in years, some […]
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 — Miami, Fla.–Today Drew Estate announces the cancellation of the upcoming Barn Smoker Live virtual event, originally scheduled for November 14th, due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases throughout Florida. The virtual Barn Smoker Live event was designed to be broadcast live from the tobacco fields in Clermont, Fla., featuring members […]
The Diesel brand has always been a big seller, especially at Cigar International, where it was exclusively sold for many years until recently. The cigar line is now available through cigar shops with expanded offerings. The newest edition is the Esteli Puro, blended by AJ Fernandez using his own tobacco from the Esteli region of […]