IPCPR 2019

Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT Robusto

Last week I was on El Oso Fumar, a podcast hosted by Bear Duplisea. Pretty early onto the show—which you can watch here—Duplisea asked if I…

Powstanie Wojtek

In July 2019, Powstanie—which is a Polish word for “uprising” that is pronounced poh-shan-yah—released a brand new limited edition with a “tweaked” blend based on…

Patoro VA XO Limited Edition Salomones

This has been said before, but if there’s a phrase that seemingly defined the cigar industry in the 2010s, it’s what’s new? It’s a question…

Graded: Ten Questions for 2019

It’s in the mid-50s, the skies are gray and the space heater is fired up on the balcony, which means only one thing: it’s time…

La Flor Dominicana 25th Anniversary Ships to Stores

Following a soft launch in October, La Flor Dominicana is finally shipping its 25th anniversary cigar to stores nationwide. The La Flor Dominicana 25th Anniversary…

Casa Cuevas Reserva Maduro Toro

What’s old is new again. While it’s not surprising that many manufacturers are rereleasing cigars from their past, it’s a bit odd that a company…

Rocky Patel Number 6 Arrives in Stores

The Rocky Patel Number 6 is now shipping to stores. It’s the last to arrive of the three new lines that Rocky Patel Premium Cigars,…

My Father La Promesa Lancero

When José “Pepín” García left Cuba for America, he is said to have promised his family that he would succeed. That’s the inspiration for the…

Crowned Heads Ships La Coalición

Crowned Heads is now shipping its second new release this week. La Coalición, a cigar made for the company by Drew Estate, is now off…

Luciano The Traveler

Considering that A.C.E. Prime—the acronym stands for A Cuban Experience—debuted 11 than skus during this year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show—including blends made in collaboration with…

M.Esteli Torpedo

Naming cigars after Estelí, Nicaragua’s cigar capitol, is nothing new. Most of the time when the city’s name is used, it’s because either the tobacco…