Warped Cigars La Colmena

  I stopped by the Warped Cigars booth at IPCPR2014 as was greeted by Kyle Gellis, president of Warped Cigars. The first thing that stood out to me was the amazing attention to detail in absolutely everything within the booth. Kyle has amazing design style and it shows in all aspects of his business. Cigars… Continue reading

La Sirena Oceano

    IPCPR 2014 marks the first year that La Sirena Cigars are on their own, separated from Miami Cigar Company. Arielle purchased the distribution rights from Miami Cigar Company and continues to manage the brand. This also marks the launch of Oceano which was created with the help of Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Cigars… Continue reading

Edgar Hoill EH Lancero

  Brand: Edgar Hoill Wrapper: Habano Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium to Full Size: Lancero 7.0 x 38 Price: $10.00   Edgar Hoill Cigars is famous for their One Shot One Kill (OSOK) line. The EH line debuted in 2013 and I loved this blend the first time I smoked it. This cigar is the 5th offering in the EH line… Continue reading

Fratello Cigars

Brand: Fratello Cigars Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra Filler: Nicaraguan, Peruvian Strength: Medium Size: Robusto 5.5 x 52 Price: $7.50   Omar de Frias entered the cigar business in 2013 with the debut of the self branded cigar “Fratello”. After IPCPR2013 his cigar has picked up a lot of rave reviews and has propelled him into one of the hottest new… Continue reading

Ezra Zion Tantrum

Brand: Ezra Zion Wrapper: Limited 1999 Cuban Seed, Corojo Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Strength: Full Size: Box Pressed Petit Corona  4 11/25″ x 44 Price: $9.50   The Tantrum cigar is made in one size – a small box-pressed “Prensado Pequeño” or Petit Corona. A small cigar that packs a mighty punch. Wrapper has a soft… Continue reading

Guayacan Habano

Brand: Guayacan by Noel Rojas Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: ’98 Nicaraguan Aganorsa Corojo Filler: ’98 Nicaraguan Aganorsa Corojo Strength: Medium Size: Robusto 5.0 x 50 Price: $6.50   Noel Rojas a Cuban born cigar master, came to America with his passion for cigars, this is proven in his Guayacan Habano release. Joining up with House of… Continue reading

Tatuaje Tattoo Caballero

Brand: Tatuaje Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Nicaraguan  Filler: Nicaraguan  Strength: Medium Size: Robusto 5.0 x 50 Price: $5.50 Originally released in 2011 as limited edition, box-pressed lancero, this Tattoo is a new blend. The original stick had huge following due to it’s flavor packed profile and low price. There was a ton of hype leading up the release of the Tattoo and… Continue reading

Crowned Heads Las Calaveras

Brand: Crowned Heads Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Oscuro (8th priming) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Strength: Medium Size: LC550 (Robusto) 5.0 x 50 Price: $8.50   Crowned Heads decided that making awesome cigars in 2013 (See Headley Grange, amazing!) was so last year. So they decided to continue that tradition in 2014 with a Limited Edition run of… Continue reading

Ezra Zion FHK

Brand: Ezra Zion Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Binder: Indonesia Filler: Brazil and Nicaragua Strength: Medium Size: Character (Belicoso Box-Pressed) 6.0 x 52 Price: $10.00   Chris Kelly and Kyle Hoover chose to honor their family heritage in the next step of the Honor Series. FHK standing for “Fathers of Hoover and Kelly”. They released this cigar on January 1st of this year at… Continue reading

Caldwell Cigar Co. Eastern Standard

Brand: Caldwell Cigar Co. Blend Mix: Dark Connecticut (Wrapper) Capa: Connecticut Hybrid Ecuadoriano – 2006 Banda: Habano Dominicano – 2005 Tripa: Criollo ’98 Viso Dominicano 30% -2005 Tripa: Corojo Ligero Dominicano 30% – 2006 Tripa: Habano Seco Nicaraguense 40% – 2007 Strength: Medium Size: Corretto (Robusto) 5.0 x 50 Price: $9.50     I visited my local B&M Fox Cigar Bar… Continue reading

Epicurean AG Azul Vintage 2008

Brand: Epicurean Wrapper: Sun-grown Habano from Ecuador Binder: Honduran Filler: Jalapa and Esteliano Strength: Medium Size: Robusto 6.0 x 50 Price: $9.50   Steve Ysidron started producing cigars for House of Emilio in 2012, bringing with him 30+ years of cigar industry knowledge. This is evident in his fantastic cigar the AG Azul Vintage 2008. From… Continue reading