Dominican Republic

Perez-Carrillo Pledge Apogee

“I will never stop working with the best tobaccos and bringing new and innovative blends to you.” That quote from Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. is what…

Don Lino Connecticut Robusto

When I look at new products and the cycles they go through, there are a couple of product descriptions that seem to be in endless…

La Flor Dominicana Factory Press II

In 2005, La Flor Dominicana released the first of what would become one of the company’s longest-running series during the 2005 Retail Tobacco Dealer’s Association…

Davidoff Oro Blanco

Some reviews are easier to do than others. The challenges typically are caused by one of two things. Either we can’t find very much information…

La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro Toro

Perhaps to a fault, halfwheel has always been a website about what’s new. Our early emphasis on news coverage, our earlier focus of reviewing prerelease cigars,…

Saga Short Tales Tomo VII – Tales of the Land: Navarrete

In 2016, De Los Reyes released the first two entries in an ambitious series that the company has stated will eventually span 10 different cigars….

ADVentura The Royal Return Queen’s Pearls Lancero

In August 2020, ADV & McKay Cigars announced two new additions to its lineup that featured very different blends: Queen’s Pearls and King’s Gold. While the…

Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 Year of the Tiger

In 2011, Davidoff quietly introduced the first cigar in what has become one of the company’s most popular annual releases: the Zodiac Series. As the…

Perez-Carrillo La Historia Parientes

In 2014, E.P. Carrillo introduced a new line with a name that pays tribute to the Perez-Carrillo family: La Historia, which translates to The History from Spanish….

Matilde Limited Exposure No. 1

In the summer of 2021, Matilde Cigar Co. announced the it was launching a new line of limited editions under the name of Limited Exposure….

Ferio Tego Elegancia

About a month from now, I’ll publish an annual feature here at halfwheel, a rare editorial and an even rarer halfwheel post that features lots of speculation….