Much like the Oliva Serie V Lancero, this should be a cigar that is going to be an absolute winner for yours truly. Cameroon + Fuente + Lancero = magic, or at least it did with the Casa Fuente Lancero. The Don Carlos Lancero is a bit more mysterious than perhaps even more than the [...]
Oh the Tatuaje Tattoo. Not exactly a shining moment in journalistic accuracy for el niño diablo, albeit, eventually Pete Johnson cleared everything up.
For a lot of smokers, the plethora of new lines and unique marketing tactics of Rocky Patel (particularly in the catalogs), seems to be a turn-off. I’ll admit that I’m really not sure where to start when it comes to the seemingly endless options that Rocky Patel offers. However, even those that don’t consider themselves [...]
Today’s review would fall in the category os the lesser known, although this isn’t a huge secret. The Los Blancos NINE Lancero has been around since 2009, the blend itself since 2007, but these aren’t exactly a common sight in most humidors. The line has received little attention since its release almost two years ago, [...]
I like the Serie V and I like Lanceros. Put the two together and we should get a real winner, right? Until last year’s arrival of Studio Tobac’s Cain F Lancero, the Serie V was the only Lancero vitola in Oliva’s line, which is saying something given the company’s almost sixteen years in existence. Name: [...]
There are three retail stores that the Fuente family is associated with: Tampa Sweetheart’s in Ybor City; Holt’s in Philadelphia and Casa Fuente located in the Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas. Each of the three stores have their own exclusive cigars made at Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia, albeit the (two) formermost’s exclusives [...]
Today is the story of two very different Lanceros born from the same mother, in the same factory and conceived around the same time. One has been smoked by a few individuals and seems destined to be the next regular production sensation from Drew Estate. The other? Like many Lanceros made in ultra small quantities, [...]
The narrative we tell today is one of two very different cigars, both born in the Drew Estate factory and both inspired by the Dirty Rat. While almost no one has heard of the Liga Privada EV-10, the L40 is a cigar that’s generated quite a bit of buzz. And unlike the EV-10, the L40 is bound for production and set to make an appearance at the IPCPR show in Las Vegas, two months from now.
Rare is a subjective word. In the cigar industry, it doesn’t get a whole lot more subjective than when discussing products from Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia. There are the quarterly releases: Añejos and Fuente Fuente OpusXs; the annual releases: Between the Lines, Añejo Shark, Work of Art Maduro; single store releases: Casa Fuente, Destino [...]
So Thursday was supposed to be Tatuaje/Pepín day, but then an airline got in the way and threw some things off, anyways, here we are, twenty-four hours late, to the minute. It’s the classic Tatuaje, the Brown Label, or for the Pete Johnson purists who probably despise this site thanks to our lack of Havana [...]