Corona

Partagas Cortado Corona

When I think of the cigar industry’s biggest and most heritage-laden brands, I often assume that at some point in its history of one of…

ADVentura The Royal Return King’s Gold Corona

While it’s been a while since I’ve given the speech, one of the more counterproductive things I see cigar companies do is name cigars—specifically the…

Amendola Signature Series Cannoli Red

In June 2020, Amendola Family Cigar Co. announced it would be moving production of its entire portfolio out of Tabacalera Kafie in Danlí, Honduras to a…

Micallef Migdalia S.E.

With a few exceptions, there have been cigars made for most federal holidays. Fun fact: while I don’t know of a Martin Luther King, Jr.-themed…

La Corona Corona

My two cigars for our annual Holy Grail Week are two cigars that I couldn’t really find much information about. What we bought was a…

Black Works Studio Killer Bee The Swarm

The last time I reviewed a bee-themed cigar from Black Works Studio (BLK WKS), I started the review wondering what the point of Black Label…

Liga Privada Year of the Rat (2020)

While we use redux reviews to revisit cigars and see how they have aged over some time in the humidor, I think we’d be remiss…

Bellas Artes Limited Edition Corona Extra

In 2016, AJ Fernandez Cigar Co. introduced a new regular production line named Bellas Artes, which translates to fine arts from Spanish and was supposedly inspired by…

Oscar Valladares Super Fly Connecticut

During the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. introduced what the company is calling its strongest line to date. Named Super…

Isabela Ltd. Edition Time Traveler 2019

For the last nine years, I’ve compiled The Consensus, a project where I take the top 10 and top 25 lists from cigar blogs, magazines, podcasts,…

Hamlet 25th Year Corona

Last fall, as I was ordering cigars from Up Down Cigar of Chicago, Phil Ledbetter, the store’s manager, informed me that in addition to what…