Total Flame — who has uniquely used Russian tobacco in their cigars previously — is here at the show with another tobacco you don’t normally hear about.

Not necessarily cigar related – the company has also rolled out a product called Quality Product Ecosystem. It uses QR codes to allow consumers to track legitimate luxury products in an effort to fight the very lucrative and extensive counterfeit industry.

Total Flame Persia

The Total Flame Persia is the cigar alluded to at the beginning of this post. The majority of the blend may be tobacco regions you’re familiar with, but the Virginia tobacco from Iran is probably the most interesting part of the blend. While 2,000 boxes will be produced at the La Aurora factory, only half of those will be sold in the United States.

  • Wrapper: Connecticut
  • Binder: Ecuador (Sumatra)
  • Filler: Ecuador, Iran, Nicaragua & U.S.A. (Pennsylvania)


  • Total Flame Persia (6 x 52) — $15 (Boxes of 5, $75)

Production: 2,000 Boxes of 5 Cigars (10,000 Total Cigars)

Launch Date: August 1, 2018

Total Flame Cigar Coin

The other new cigar that was brought to the show is a sensibly priced robusto made at Plasencia Cigars. It was also noted that the boxes were unfortunately delayed – so while those are the final bands, we don’t have any photos of the boxes.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua


  • Total Flame Cigar Coin (5 x 50) — $5.50 (Boxes of 20, $110)

Production: Regular production

Launch Date: October 15, 2018

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Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.