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Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Robusto

Crowned Heads cigar introduced the Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII at this years IPCPR in Las Vegas.  I hadn’t heard much about the cigar before we arrived at the show so I was excited when we met up with Jon Huber of Crowned Heads to get the scoop on this exciting new release, which you […]


Romeo San Andrés By RyJ Toro

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 […]


Casa Fernandez Aganorsa Leaf Maduro Ilustre

I can’t believe it’s been about six and a half years since I reviewed the original Casa Fernandez Aganorsa Leaf with the sun grown corojo wrapper. I declared it box-worthy back then (also in 2016), and still stand by that verdict. I also stand by my liberal use of the tribal textile in my pictures […]


Black Works Studio Sindustry Toro

In 2015, James Brown, owner of Black Label Trading Company and co-owner of Fabrica de Oveja Negra, created Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) as way to experiment with tobaccos in different blends featuring Nicaraguan tobaccos.  It’s sort of the mad science laboratory for James Brown.  Our friends at Cigar Federation have a post about its creation here. […]


Crowned Heads 12 Honest Men

Crowned Heads has released another limited edition for 2015, but this time it’s in the Jericho Hill line.  Called the 12 Honest Men, it’s named after a line in Johnny Cash’s song, Cocaine Blues, that refers to Willy Lee, after killing his girlfriend during a bender with whiskey and cocaine, being judged in a courtroom […]

Events Videos

IPCPR 2015: Padilla

No trade show is complete without a visit to our friend Ernesto Padilla, and I finished talking to him mere moments before the lights dimmed over IPCPR 2015. After discussing my little (and admittedly silly looking) video recording device, we move onto other topics, such as changes in distribution, the challenges of creating a great […]


Miami Cigar Nestor Miranda Special Selection Exclusivo Regional Robusto Extra

Ever since Miami Cigar introduced the Nestor Miranda Special Selection, I’ve been a big fan.  The cigars are well made with great flavors for a good price.  My favorite of the line  has been the Coffee Break which is their petit corona.  It had a lots of flavor in a small package.  They had a […]

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