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Herrera Esteli Miami Piramide Fino

The idea of “going back to your roots” can mean different things to different people, but for Willy Herrera, it refers—at least in part—to a...
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La Palina Goldie Cañonazo

Earlier this year, Maria Sierra, one of the most famous cigar rollers in the world, passed away at the age of 70. Unlike most of...
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Tatuaje Reserva SW Short

While I couldn’t tell you exactly when it happened, Tatuaje’s portfolio got so big that I pretty much gave up any attempt to keep track...
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Casa Fernández Tobacco Haven 30th Anniversary

In what’s become a common phrase on this site, a cigar business is celebrating a milestone anniversary with a cigar. In this case, it’s the...
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Ezra Zion Tantrum

If you’ve only been smoking cigars for the last few years—or only following the cigar market for that period of time—your knowledge of Ezra Zion...
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La Palina Goldie Toro

Before this year, every Goldie cigar sold by La Palina Cigars was rolled by one person: Maria Sierra, one of the first women trained to roll...
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La Palina Goldie Laguito Especial

My Sunday started in Houston following STOGIES World Class Cigars’ annual Wingding event on Saturday. It ended in Dallas with me staring at my redux...
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Casa Fernández Aniversario Serie 2014 Ares

In 2013 Casa Fernández celebrated its 35th anniversary with the Aniversario Bohème No. 35, then for the next two years released new Aniversario blends to...
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Herrera Estelí Miami Edition

In April, Willy Herrera told me he was working on a new blend. It’s not a particularly revealing fact given that Herrera is tasked with...
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La Palina Illumination Lancero

La Palina is undergoing a transformation. The brand has new leadership in the form of Clay Roberts and Sam Phillips—both previously served in marketing roles...
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La Palina Goldie Dalia

For the fifth installment of its Goldie series, La Palina again returned to the El Titan de Bronze factory and roller Maria Sierra to produce...
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