Reviews

Punch ManTua (ER Italia 2018)

If Habanos S.A. let the staff members of halfwheel design an Edición Regional release, it would probably end up something like the Punch ManTua. Or maybe Brooks would have his idea win out and we’d do a ninfa with a 109 cap.

JetLine H-Steel Double-Guillotine Cutter

Earlier this year, JetLine released the H-Steel, a double-guillotine cutter incorporating “hardened steel” blades and the ability to cut cigars up to 60 ring gauge.

Anastasia Añejado 2016

After numerous delays, Caldwell Cigar Co. began shipping its Anastasia Añejado 2016 to retails in April. While the new release shares a name with the company’s already existing Anastasia line—and was rolled the same year as the original release of those cigars—the blend is completely different, highlighted by a habano mejorado wrapper grown in the Dominican Republic.

Favilli Cosecha 2016

After a pandemic-related delay, the fifth cigar in the Cosecha series arrived on store shelves earlier this year, using tobaccos from the 2016 crop.

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.

Luciano The Dreamer Belicoso

After debuting in a lancero vitola, the Luciano The Dreamer line got three new vitolas in the spring of 2022, including this Belicoso.

La Riqueza SE

After a five-year hiatus, Tatuaje has added a new size to its La Riqueza line. While the blend remains basically the same, the La Riqueza SE has been tweaked slightly to make it slightly stronger than the original releases.

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.