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 […]
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!
We talk to Nestor Andrés Plasencia about the new Alma del Fuego cigar, continuing their excellent cigar lines.
Alec Bradley released the Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan last year just before St. Patrick’s for the 5th year in a row. The cigar was originally released in an all candela wrapper, but changed to a barber pole wrapper last year. Barber pole cigars are always eye catching so when cigar companies use them, […]
Our IPCPR tour continues with Yasemin Ozoncul in the Romeo y Julieta section of the Altadis booth. Before we get into the new product she gives us a little background, telling us about her first project at Altadis, 2011’s ROMEO. That leads us into the Plasencia-made ROMEO 505 Nicaragua, a box-pressed puro that was created […]
This year Cigar Safari got rolling with a visit to the brand new Drew Estate II (DE-2) facility across the street from the original Drew Estate factory. Jonathan Drew and Nick Melillo lead the tour of the 64,000 square foot expansion that they’ve dedicated to storing, curing, sorting and aging their growing supply of tobacco. […]
Welcome to the CI Legends Maroon Label cigar review. This cigar is produced by Nestor Placensia and is the same dimensions as all the others. Starting off the wrapper gives a sweet grass scent while there is chocolate on the foot and coffee on the cold draw. Once it is lit there is a superb […]