The Oliveros Gran Retorno has been around for quite a while now, but took a bit of a hiatus because master blender and Head of Product Capability, Rafael Nodal, decided to try something a little different with the blend. He turned over production to the Plasencias and, together, they decided to do a three-stage aging […]
Altadis released the H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez Finca La Lilia 2009 in September of this year as a limited edition extension to the popular H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez line. The tobaccos used are from the first tobacco crop from AJ Fernandez farm, La Lilia, in 2009. The cigar is only available […]
And now, our coverage of IPCPR 2019 is complete. We hope you have enjoyed the videos. As is tradition, here is our complete list of interviews for your convenience. Enjoy! Now it’s time to get back to our regular cigar review programming. Have a fine weekend and a fine cigar!
In an earlier interview, we talked about what’s new with H. Upmann this year. Now we return to the Altadis booth and talk to Eddy Guerra about the new very limited humidor to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their factory in the Dominican Republic and comes with a special box-pressed Montecristo No. 2. We also […]
H. Upmann turns 175 this year, and to commemorate that milestone Altadis has released, you guessed it, the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary. It’s a limited edition Nicaraguan puro with a medio tiempo wrapper. After telling us about the cigars, Candela Diaz shows us the accompanying humidors equipped with the new Boveda Butler smart sensors. After […]
The Henry Clay line has a rich history that started in 1840 and was revived a few years ago by Altadis USA. The Henry Clay line has always been a line of modest cigars that have a more rustic appearance. In March of 2019, the Henry Clay line was expanded to include the War Hawk. […]
Altadis USA released the third cigar under the Montecristo Epic series, the Montecristo Epic Craft Cured, in December 2017. The Montecristo Epic cigar series is produced in Nicaragua by the Plasencia family and consist of the Epic, Epic Estoque and Craft Cured. The tobaccos used in the Montecristo Epic Craft Cured are quite unique in […]
And now, our coverage of IPCPR 2018 is complete. We hope you have enjoyed the videos. As is tradition, here is our complete list of interviews for your convenience. Enjoy! Now it’s time to get back to our regular cigar review programming.
This year Travis Pappenheim took us on a whirlwind tour of the new product in the Altadis booth at IPCPR 2018. And we cover a lot of ground. We get started with the new Romeo y Julieta 1875 Nicaragua, which is a step up in body from the original 1875 and features Nicaraguan Habano leaf. […]
As I smoked through several Romeo San Andrés Toros for this review, I found myself imaging the moment when the idea for the cigar came together. I envision a small group of Altadis blenders and decision-makers walking leisurely along a tobacco field, looking on as a tour group gets the scoop on farming and tobacco […]