Author: Ben Lee


EP Carrillo Cardinal 52 Natural

EP Carrillo Cigars has several lines of cigars to cover pretty much any type of cigar smoker.  The one segment they were missing was a full bodied core line.  The New Wave Connecticut was for mild-medium body smokers and the Core and Maduro lines were medium bodied.  Nothing in the upper medium or full bodied […]


Chasing Classic Cigars

Over the past few months, I’ve found myself going back to cigars that I haven’t smoked in quite a while that I used to smoke a lot.  I’ve been smoking cigars for about 15 years and we all started with some affordable cigars.  Luckily, or unlucky, I started smoking during the first cigar boom where […]


Viaje 5th Anniversary Perfecto

Viaje released a special perfecto cigar this year to commemorate their 5th year anniversary.  This special perfecto comes with an all white embossed band in an all white box with the same artwork as the band painted in white on it.  At first, you would think it was a factory test box or something, but […]


Oliva Serie V Melanio Torpedo

This year, Oliva released the much anticipated Oliva Serie V Melanio at the 2012 IPCPR.  This is a limited edition that differs from the core Serie V by adding extra Jalapa ligero to the blend as well as changing the wrapper from Nicaraguan Sun Grown Habano to an Ecaudorian Sumatra wrapper.  I went this year […]

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