Review: Illusione ~mj12~ Maduro

At IPCPR 2011, Dion Giolito, owner of Illusione Cigars, added a Maduro version of four vitolas, to his core line joining the ~hl~ Maduro that…

Editorial: The Business of A.J.

I preface this with: I actually think the Oval is a decent cigar and this is by no means the first time this has happened;…

Press Release: Ocean State Cigars Launches New J. Grotto Series Reserve Boutique Premium Cigar Line

September 10, 2011 — Paul Joyal, founder and president of Ocean State Cigars, Inc., describes his new J. Grotto Series Reserve boutique premium cigar line:…

Random Contest!

Sorry guys, I had planned the “My Father Lounge Exclusive” review for today but I ran into some unexpected issues at work today and I…

Davidoff 100 Years Geneva Robusto (Prerelease)

In 2006, Davidoff released a three cigars created in honor of (what would have been) Zino Davidoff’s 100th birthday. All three cigars were the same…

Ramón Allones Specially Selected

A lot of people subscribe to the idea that you absolutely have to age Cuban cigars before you can smoke them, well in my honest…

Weekly News (September 5, 2011)

Editor’s Note: I’ve made a concerted effort not to speculate on the outcome of Fernandez v. García et al (i.e. the El Rey de los…

NHC Surrogates Skull Breaker

About a week ago, Dan over at New Havana Cigars emailed me to tell me about a new project he had been working on for…

Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2011 (Prerelease)

In 2008, Oliva released the first incarnation of the Serie V Maduro Especial, which used a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, to great critical acclaim. They followed…

Illusione ~ULTRA~ MKULTRA

In 2006 when Dion Giolito was reworking some of the blends for his national brand Illusione there was a cigar called the MK, a 5…

José Blanco Joins Joya de Nicaragua

On August 29, 2011, Joya de Nicaragua, S.A. (JDN) appointed Jose Blanco, formerly a director of La Aurora Cigars, as Senior Vice President. Blanco is…