This year Ventura Cigars features a three-robusto set with the Archetype theme. All three are Nicaraguan tobacco. The Cloaks and Curses are Broadleaf wrappers and the Crystals is Habano wrapped.
Taxes & Tobacco: A lesson in how the government raises revenue without raising taxes; or how unnecessary regulation of the premium cigar market can in turn make life in Central America harder for its citizens, harm small business and increase illegal immigration to the U.S.
This year’s version of the collaboration between Matt Booth, AJ Fernandez and Robert Caldwell is a Connecticut version of last year’s dark wrapper T. The wrapper is very smooth and the bunch is firm. The cold draw is perfect. This morning’s beverage is a cold brew latte.
The initial flavors are vanilla and earth. The retrohale is very smooth. This is a medium bodied cigar; quite a bit more than one might expect from a Connecticut. The burn is excellent. Continue reading The T Connecticut
This cigar has a nice smooth box pressed Habano wrapper. The bunch is firm. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.
The initial flavors are earth and oak. A good medium profile with plentiful smoke. The retrohale is very smooth. The burn is mostly even.
In the first third the strength increases a bit with some spicy notes. A light black pepper note appears in the retrohale. The burn remains mostly even.
During the second third the flavor profile remains consistent and pleasant. This is a medium to full bodied smoke. The pepper in the retrohale comes and goes a bit. The burn has become very even.
Approaching the final inch the complexity of flavors remains excellent. The retrohale is very smooth. The construction of the cigar is excellent.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Along with Casa Turrent, this new cigar will redefine the meaning, “Hecho en Mexico”
Houston, Texas – September 26, 2018 – The success of OSOK Cigars has been bolstered by rave reviews of industry critics and patrons alike, but this did little to satisfy its founder Edgar Hoill. Happy, but not content, Mr. Hoill fell in love with the industry but had an unwavering desire to gain a deeper appreciation behind the process. Continue reading OSOK CIGARS SERVES ANOTHER KILLSHOT
Fred Rewey has sold Nomad Cigar Company to Chris Kelly and Kyle Hoover of Exra Zion. Fred details the sale in an open letter he sent out today:
Orlando, Florida (September 13, 2018)
[Open Letter from Fred Rewey, Founder of Nomad Cigar Company]
When I started Nomad in 2012, I had no idea where it would go. I was just another cigar enthusiast with an eagerness to learn more about the process in a hands-on fashion. Continue reading NOMAD CIGAR COMPANY SOLD
(Miami, Fla.) – The Crux Cigars Limitada IPCPR Show Exclusive will soon be in retail humidors.
We flew into Las Vegas on a Friday morning and got a ride to the hotel. After a short unpacking and decompression session, we headed for the Convention Center to register, obtain our badges and get our goody bags. We then walked around the lobby areas waiting for the premier showing of Hand Rolled, a cigar documentary.
For those of you familiar with the 2 Guys Smoke Shop vitola, you’ll expect the short review.
This cigar looks and smells almost identical to the regular Mi Quirieda line except that it is -3.5” long with a 2” tail off of the cap.
This little treat has a smooth Connecticut wrapper and filler from the Esteli area. It has a very mild aroma from the foot and the cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.
This cigar has a medium brown wrapper with a sharp box press. The wrapper is smooth and silky. The foot smells of toasted tobacco. The cold draw is perfect. This morning’s beverage is a Chameleon Cold Brew.
This cigar has a 1/4” Tubado of ligero sticking out of the foot of the cigar. According to the manufacturer it is to keep the ligero centered. The wrapper is a very smooth and silky dark color and the cold draw is perfect . Tonight’s beverage is a Shiner Bock.
This is a medium-brown wrapped lancero. The main aroma from the foot is coffee. The bunch is firm and the cold draw is perfect. This morning’s beverage is Steep18 Cold Brew Original coffee.