MIAMI – June 5, 2019 – Plasencia Cigars, one of the world’s leading premium tobacco growers, announces the launch of Alma del Fuego, the third of five cigars that make up its signature Alma Series. The official debut will take place at this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) trade show, from June 28 – July 2 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
Southern Draw Cigars’ boldest blend will rain down its vivid interpretation of wrath with the Jacobs Ladder – hail, fire and brimstone – the names applied to each of its triple ligero filler tobaccos.
Brimstone, a moniker referencing the Bibles’ passages about fiery torment, is the fifth size of the Jacobs Ladder and uses a patiently aged Pennsylvania Broadleaf USA wrapper, a Maduro USA binder and a potent new filler combination consisting of three different ligeros from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The Brimstone is a very full bodied, full flavored bomb that burns uniformly and yields a beautiful white ash. The company believes this new size of Jacobs Ladder remains #boldbutapproachable and it is hand-made by AJ Fernandez Cigar Co. in Esteli, Nicaragua. Continue reading Jacobs Ladder – hail, fire and brimstone
May 23, 2019 – Austin, Texas
Southern Draw Cigars and Cigars International today announces the release of two private blends, Fraternal Order White and Fraternal Order Black, both of which are being produced in Esteli, Nicaragua. The Fraternal Order blends are distributed exclusively through all CI retail locations, and will be available for purchase Friday, May 23rd in limited quantities. Continue reading Southern Draw Cigars releases two retail exclusives
This cigar is a TPC initially intended for the European market. The San Andreas wrapper is mostly smooth and dark. The foot smells of coffee and tobacco. The draw is perfect.
At the 2018 IPCPR, CLE released their core line in a 4×60 format. Today I will review the Habano wrapper with a cold Topo Chico.
Washington, DC, May 1, 2019—The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers’ Association (IPCPR) has announced that Joshua Habursky will be the organization’s new director of federal government affairs. Continue reading Press Release | IPCPR Announces New Head of Federal Affairs
Plasencia Cigars and Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 are excited to announce the collaboration release of Plasencia Cigars for Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911, an exclusive belicoso. The limited-edition 300 count box will be released on May 2, in New York City at the Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 flagship store located at Brookfield Place, for an exclusive VIP reception, followed by a ticketed event that is available to the public. The cigar will be available for sale exclusively at Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 flagship stores in the United States, and online at us.davidoffgeneva.com.
This cigar has a very smooth dark wrapper and a firm box press. The burn is perfect as is the cold draw. This afternoon’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.
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This cigar has a very dark smooth oscuro wrapper. The bunch is firm. The wrapper and foot have the heavy aromas of an oscuro. The cold draw is perfect. This morning’s beverage is a Chameleon Cold Brew Pecan.
Charles Robinson of Tennessee was looking for a distributor for these @IPCPR2018 and was kind enough to give me this cigar to sample. It has a smooth Habano wrapper with smooth nutty aromas from the foot and the wrapper. The bunch is firm. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.
Perfect wrapper,hints of nutmeg from the foot, perfect draw, looks like I’m going to enjoy this one
Initial flavors are nutty and mildly sweet. The draw and burn are absolutely perfect. Mild pepper in the retrohale. Continue reading Avo 30
I wasn’t going to do this, but Robert Holt said I had to, so here goes. Continue reading My list of top cigars from 2018
This collaboration between Island Jim and James Brown of BLTC is a dark rustic looking cigar with distinctive tobacco notes from the foot. The cold draw is perfect. Tonight’s beverage is a Goose Island Bourbon County 2018 edition.
This cigar has a Colorado Claro colored wrapper that is very smooth. The aroma from the foot is light tobacco with a hint of sweet spice. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a Ballast Point Peanut Butter Imperial Porter.
This cigar has a very smooth dark wrapper. There are hints of cocoa from the foot. The cold draw is perfect. Tonight’s beverage is a Southern Star Winter Warmer ale.