Dominican Republic

La Flor Dominicana Petite La Volcada

The La Flor Dominicana Petite La Volcada scored very well in its first review; Patrick Lagreid revisits the cigar two years later to see how it has changed.

La Galera 85th Anniversary (Jochy’s Blend)

Jochy Blanco and his son, José Manuel, blended two different cigars for the La Galera 85th Anniversary release. Both Blancos turned to their fathers for help: Jochy used notes from his father, José Manuel gave Jochy whiskey in exchange for help.

La Galera 85th Anniversary (José Manuel’s Blend)

Released to commemorate the 85th anniversary of Tabacalera Palma—the Dominican factory owned by José “Jochy” Blanco which was founded in 1936—the La Galera 85th Anniversary is made up of two different blends. The first was blended by José Blanco while the other was blended by his son, José Manuel Blanco.

AVO Improvisation LE22 White

Every year since April 2015, the AVO brand has added a limited edition under the names Classic Covers and Improvisation. The cigars took over for…

The King is Dead Escape Plan Drybeggar

Caldwell’s The King is Dead line gets a new line extension that changes the filler blend and gives all of the sizes a box press.

AVO Improvisation LE22 Black

One of two final additions to Davidoff’s AVO Improvisation Series, the LE22 Black commemorates the brand’s founder, Avo Uvezian.

Partagas Añejo Petit Robusto

There aren’t many barber pole designs in the catalog of General Cigar Co. and its sister division, Forged Cigar Co., but the Partagas Añejo uses two different aged wrappers to create the distinctive look for a new release.

OpusX 25

Arturo Fuente celebrated 25 years of OpusX with a new, green-banded cigar that came in a lavish humidor.

E.P. Carrillo Short Run Retro 2022 Long Play

For the 2022 installment of the Short Run line, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo returns to tobacco coming from a country that he hasn’t used in a blend in 14 years.

La Aurora Especiales Corona Gorda

A new release that took six years to bring to market from La Aurora was blended by Manuel Inoa with help from opinions on test cigars by more than 100 retailers who visited the company’s factory in the Dominican Republic.

La Flor Dominicana TAA 50th Oro Tercera Edición Natural

After being delayed a total of two times in the past two years, La Flor Dominicana’s TAA 50th Oro Tercera Edición Natural is finally on shelves.