Costa Rica

Lampert Limitada Salomones

Retailer exclusives are nothing new in the cigar industry, nor are exclusives to groups of retailers, such as the Tobacconists’ Association of America. Yet sometimes…

Daughters of the Wind Robusto

While adding a new vitola to a line is a relatively straightforward and uneventful announcement, in the case of the Daughters of the Wind Robusto, it…

El Septimo Sacred Arts Collection Leonardo da Vinci

If you’re going to create a new series of premium cigars, there are worse places to turn that some of Western civilization’s greatest painters and…

Flor de D’Crossier Selection No. 512 Corona Gorda

A couple of weeks ago I was doing some reorganization of halfwheel’s office humidors in an effort to consolidate half-opened boxes and create some free space….

Villa Casdagli Pigasus

In May, Casadagli Cigars announced a brand new line named Villa Casdagli, after the home of Emmanuel Casdagli, a Greek businessman who began the family’s Cairo-based cotton business in…

D’Crossier Golden Blend Reserva Cañonazo

In 2007, Pure Aroma Cigars, Inc. released a five-vitola line under its Diplomacy Series named the D’Crossier Golden Blend. It was made up of an Ecuadorian…

Gilgamesh Collection Aqua Anu

If I had to name unique cigar brands from a company perspective, El Septimo seems like a strong candidate. It’s a brand that was largely…

Daughters of the Wind Cremello

At the 2019 IPCPR Convention Trade Show, Casdagli was showing off a few new items, but only one of them was a new cigar, a…

Daughters of the Wind Pony Express

These days, overnight FedEx packages and two-hour Prime Amazon deliveries are the norm, but there was a time when a man riding on a horse…

M.Esteli Torpedo

Naming cigars after Estelí, Nicaragua’s cigar capitol, is nothing new. Most of the time when the city’s name is used, it’s because either the tobacco…

Atabey Sabios

There are now a dozen different sizes of Atabey, the rather expensive brand from Costa Rica. For what it’s worth, the other two brands from…