(The) Contest

(The) Contest Day 13: Liga Privada Único Serie Papas Fritas (Preproduction)

Papas Fritas will finally hit selves this months, or that’s the plan, and there will be a frenzy. Personally, it’s been my go-to cigar for…

(The) Contest Day 12: Quesada España Lancero

You guys asked for it, complained you’d never get a chance to try one; and we found an extra one. It’s a prerelease version of…

(The) Contest Day 11: My Father Federal 91st Cervantes Maduro

The Maduro version of the Federal 91st Cervantes was sold via phone and there were significantly more boxes than the Connecticut, so in many ways,…

(The) Contest Day 10: Arturo Fuente W. Curtis Draper 125th Anniversary

2012 was the 100th anniversary of Arturo Fuente and the 125th anniversary of W. Curtis Draper. The Washington D.C. retailer and the Tampa-based manufacturer teamed…

(The) Contest Day 9: Tatuaje Noella Cuadrado

Released in 2009, the Cuadrado is arguably the least known Tatauje limited release of all time. It’s simply a box-pressed Noella box-pressed to give the…

(The) Contest Day 8: Series X Celebrity

Uh-oh. In 2005, United Tobacco, i.e. the parent of the former EO Brands, the company headed by Erik Espinosa and Eddie Ortega, released the Series…

(The) Contest Day 7: My Father Federal 91st Cervantes Connecticut

It was the second cigar in what has become a plethora of special edition Ecuadorian Connecticut-wrapped My Father cigars, and one of the most difficult…

(The) Contest Day 6: Custom Blend by Brooks (Joya de Nicaragua)

I haven’t even smoked it and I’m not sure Brooks has. It’s blended by Brooks, made at Joya de Nicaragua and there are only ten…

(The) Contest Day 5: Tatuaje Bombazo Capa Especial

A lot of times, Dion Giolito likes to do things quietly, the Tatuaje Bombazo Capa Especial is a prime example. Created for the Illusione owner’s…

(The) Contest Day 4: Litto Gomez Small Batch No. 2

Brooks reviewed this back in 2009, two years after the Small Batch No. 2 debuted. Only 30,000 of these were made and far fewer are…

(The) Contest Day 3: Viaje Double Edge Sword

And on the third day of (The) Contest, halfwheel gives to you (/singing), the Viaje Double Edge Sword. Andre Farkas says the DES will return…