Holy Grail Week

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…

La Gloria Cubana 25 Aniversario Pirámides

Habanos S.A. is well-known for the number of different types of special releases it ships around the world, a list that includes Edición Limitadas, Edición…

Ilja VIII

Cigars have long been used to commemorate the life of a person: many cigars are named for people, lines have been released in  celebration of…

Cifuentes Super Estupdendos

If you want to find out about obscure Cuban cigar releases on the internet, your best resource is CubanCigarWebsite.com. It’s the website we link to frequently…

Camacho Corojo Diademas (2001)

In 2000, Camacho launched a cigar line that “redefined full-bodied cigars” according to CigarCyclopedia.com. It was the Camacho Corojo, a Honduran puro that used the…

Fuente Fuente OpusX Stefano Ricci

I remember reading a story a couple of years ago about Stefano Ricci, the eponymous Italian clothing house and its founder. The New York Times profile…

Arturo Fuente Añejo Reserva Xtra Viejo Limitada No. 77 “Sand Shark”

There are a number of cigar vitolas that have been produced in enough quantities over the years that they are visually instantly recognizable to cigar…

Viaje Zombie Jiangshi Black

Many of the reviews that appear on this site are often accompanied by a fair amount of information above the fold, as they say in…

CroMagnon Narwhal

“The lack of name is going to make this a lot more challenging to review.” That’s what I texted Skip Martin, RoMa Craft Tobac’s co-founder,…

H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva Cosecha 2011

Last year, Habanos S.A. shipped the first Gran Reserva release to be made in the H. Upmann marca. The Gran Reserva series debuted in 2009…

Hoyo de Monterrey Maravillas (Colección Habanos 2015)

In the world of rare and often expensive Cuban cigar releases, the Gran Reserva and Reserva lines are fairly well known and well documented. But…