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Partagas de Bronce

The Nicaraguan puro is made at El Titan de Bronze in Miami, the same factory that General Cigar Co. has used to make the company’s Cohiba Serie M.

Angel Cuesta Doble Robusto

Cuesta-Rey released Angel Cuesta in the early 20th century, named after Angel LaMadrid Cuesta, one of the factory’s founders. Earlier this year, J.C. Newman brought it back.

AGANORSA Leaf Aniversario Maduro Toro (2021)

I was impressed with my first experience smoking the AGANORSA Leaf Aniversario Maduro Toro 15 months ago, but there was still room for improvement.

Don Reynaldo 70th

On Dec. 17, 2022, Ronald Gellis celebrated his 70th birthday. To mark the occasion, his son Kyle released a new vitola of the Don Reynaldo blend.

HVC La Rosa 520 Rare of Rare

While this cigar is called “La Rosa 520,” the Rare of Rare is a different blend made in a different factory than the other HVC La Rosa 520s. This cigar not only marks the first time the company is working with Dominican tobacco but also the first time it’s made a cigar outside of Central America.

La Gloria Cubana 8th Street

While the El Credito Cigar Factory is no longer, the La Gloria Cubana brand returned to its Miami roots for a new limited edition, producing them kitty-corner from the legendary factory.

La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 2 Series 2

The La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 2 Series 2 is a rerelease of the original 6 x 28 petit lancero that debuted in 2012, but it costs $8 more.

Cohiba Serie M Corona Gorda

Brooks Whittington gave the original Cohiba Serie M Toro high marks, now it’s time to see if the Toro Extra, err, “Corona Gorda” size of the Miami-made Cohiba matches up.

Cohiba Serie M

After nearly 10 months in the humidor, it’s time to see whether General Cigar Co.’s first U.S.-made Cohiba improved enough to justify its $30 price tag. Also, are any more flagtails damaged?

AGANORSA Leaf Aniversario Maduro Toro (2021)

In June 2021, AGANORSA Leaf renamed its flagship, limited edition Casa Fernández Aniversario line to AGANORSA Leaf Aniversario as part of an overall shift in marketing strategy that began…

The American Double Robusto

There have been some ambitious projects in the cigar industry, but in the decade-plus that I have been actively covering the premium cigar industry, few…