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Jul 23

Last Fundraiser Surprise Revealed

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in World of CO

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Last but not least being revealed for the Summer Fun Fundraiser are two boxes of the brand spanking new Cremo Clutch City Horsepower cigars! These are being launched right now at the show and I’ve had to keep my mouth shut for months on them lol! They are gorgeous looking sticks and boxes – especially for fans of a certain Italian car company ;) These two boxes round out the huge selection of goodies I’ll be sending out in a week to thank contributors!

Jul 23

Victor Sinclair Primeros Churchill Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Victor Sinclair Primeros Churchill Cigar Review

This 7×50 stick features a dry firmly packed tan wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, a large sloppy triple cap and sweet pepper and floral aromas. First light reveals (more…)

Jul 21

Cigar Journal Trophy Awards 2014

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 in News

Each year at the IPCPR show, the Cigar Journal gives it’s Cigar Trophy Awards in various categories.  Below you will find the list they just distributed.  What are you thoughts on the results? (more…)

Jul 21

TwoWheelObsession.com Plug

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 in World of CO

twowheelobsessionFor those interested, my latest new project has just launched :) TwoWheelObsession.com is the culmination of many experiments, trials & errors and ideas that I have run through over the years. It’s going to be a very fun site to watch grow for I hope both myself and my viewers! I have quite a list of big plans for it taking things in a few branching directions, so here’s my one and only plug for it to you!

Yes I’ll be tying other things in as well such as cigars & photography so you might see a cross post or mention every now and again, but I promise it will always be relevant.

It’s going to feature motovlogs (video from the riders perspective) with exceptional quality. Tips, tricks, how-to’s and of course lots of off-topic discussions, for those that missed HLO ;) I’ll be taking you around the Tampa Bay area on some tours, visiting some stops including cigar lounges now and again, plus much, much more. I’m also gearing it to be a hub for the existing motovlogging community, so anyone will be able to find some new exciting channels to watch as well.

A huge THANK YOU to those that have contributed so far to the bike fund, yes there are 10 days left for the drive but I couldn’t pass up a fantastic deal and rebates on the bike, so I had to strike early. As it stands it’s going to be garaged for the next week anyway, as that pressing need threw my timetables all off, and all the other gear I ordered for the project hasn’t arrived quite yet. Now I REALLY look forward to sending out a ton of goodies in a little over a week!

I worked all night getting the new site up and ready, editing the first few videos, fleshing out more plans and ideas…I’m excited, it’s going to be a very fun ride (pun intended)!

Jul 21

The Lottery Is Back! (sort of)

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 in World of CO

Before you start asking me for the entry form, READ this post!

A group of fans wanted to try their hand at picking up the lottery, and I am more than happy to let them use the site to do that. Up top you will see a new Lottery page. It contains all the rules that THEY have setup along with a link to whatever is the current running lottery they have going (this post, to start it off).

I have zero to do with the rules or operation of this. Do not ask me (Bryan) squat about it.

OK, that out of the way, here’s the new lottery – good luck everyone and enjoy! (more…)

Jul 21

La Aurora Imperiales Maduro by Leon Jimenes Belicoso Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

La Aurora Imperiales Maduro by Leon Jimenes Belicoso Cigar Review

This 6.2×52 stick features a dark chocolate oily buttery wrapper with some mottling, discoloration, small veins, stretched seams, slightly soft pack and a dusty aroma quite like a vacuum bag. First light reveals (more…)

Jul 20

Nestor Miranda Doppelbok Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Nestor Miranda Doppelbok Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×50 stick features a dark tan buttery soft firmly packed wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, large double cap and a smooth cedar aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Jul 19

Feedback Wanted On Aged Cigars

Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Informational

Since most of the aged stash I sent out to you guys a few weeks ago were one off’s, I never had the opportunity to try them in the aged state. I have a selection here that I kept, and will get to sometime but for the most part everything was a mystery to me (and others). It would be really cool if you guys that got it all could post here with your thoughts and comments as you smoke the various sticks to let us know what you thought and see what blends are more worth aging than others. There’s absolutely no way to tell what will happen to a cigar over that time, so you all are the testers for everyone else!

Especially for those few that said they had fresh versions of what they got, it would be very interesting to see a comparison. Thanks and I’m sure everyone else would really be interested in your thoughts as well!

Jul 19

Outlaw Cigars Black Powder Corona Cigar Review

Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Outlaw Cigars Black Powder Corona Cigar Review

This 6×44 stick features a dark chocolate very softly packed wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, a box press, double cap, satin feel and faint tobacco aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Jul 18

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces New Releases in ACID, Kentucky Fire Cured, Herrera Estelí & MUWAT Lines

Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 in News

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Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would be releasing new extensions in their ACID, Kentucky Fire Cured, Herrera Estelí and MUWAT lines at the 2014 IPCPR tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV next week. The new cigars will include the following:

• Acid Blondie Maduro – A maduro version of Drew Estate’s popular Blondie. Featuring a San Andrés Valley Maduro instead of the Connecticut Shade wrapper used on the current Blondie, the new ACID Blondie Maduro will appeal to those who desire Blondie in a bolder blend.

• Kentucky Fire Cured Sizes, “Delfinas”, “Kyotos”, & “Hamhock” – The Kentucky Fire Cured line is being expanded by three sizes: the Delfinas (6 x 26), the Kyotos (5 ½ x 34), and the Hamhock (3 ¾ x 56). All three sizes are based on the original KFCC blend, which features smoked tobaccos as well as dark air cured tobaccos.

• Herrera Esteli Norteño – The “Norteño” showcases extensively aged tobaccos from the Estelí and Jalapa growing regions of Nicaragua, coupled with a spicy Honduran binder and a rich, bold Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper. The “Norteño by Willy Herrera” will be available in the following six vitolas (more…)

Jul 18

Press Release: Nomad Cigar Co. Releases much-anticipated C-276

Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 in News

Nomad C-276Press Release: Nomad Cigar Co. Releases much-anticipated C-276

Estelí, Nicaragua (July 18, 2014) – Nomad Cigar Company is pleased to announce the release of the Nomad C-276 at this year’s IPCPR in Las Vegas.

The C-276 is a full flavored complex blend featuring five different filler tobaccos (with two Ligeros).

It also marks the second full production cigar that Nomad has done in Estelí at Tobacalera AJ Fernandez.

The C-276 rounds out Nomad’s portfolio of offerings and joins its place on the shelf with the Dominican Classic, Nicaraguan S-307, and the released-early-in-2014 Dominican Connecticut Fuerte.

The C-276 also marks Fred Rewey’s first venture into using Ometepe tobacco in a blend.

“When I was blending the C-276 I approached it in layers. I kept trying to add layers and layers of flavor but didn’t want to overpower any one tobacco in the process. At one point I was struggling to add a final component that I couldn’t quite nail down. It was suggested to me that I visit Ometepe and check out that tobacco – it was the best addition to this blend I could make – it just came together,” said Rewey.

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Jul 18

Press Release: ROBERTO DURAN PREMIUM CIGARS INTRODUCES TWO ADDITIONAL CIGAR BRANDS AT THE IPCPR: NEYA AND BARACOA

Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 in News

image002Press Release: ROBERTO DURAN PREMIUM CIGARS INTRODUCES TWO ADDITIONAL CIGAR BRANDS AT THE IPCPR: NEYA AND BARACOA

(Miami, Florida) July 17, 2014— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars, after a successful 2013 launch with the Azan Line of cigars and the recent announcement of the Roberto Duran Premium Cigar Brand is ready to introduce two additional cigar brands: Neya and the Baracoa Line.

Roberto Pelayo Duran is fully committed to providing a full line at this year’s IPCPR. The Addition of the premium Neya and the value cigar Baracoa will fill in the gap in the Roberto P. Duran line as the announcement was made last week that he will introduce a super-premium brand, Roberto P. Duran Cigar.

The Neya Premium cigar brand is a premium brand which comes in a cedar 20 count cabinet. The Filler and Binder is both Nicaraguan while the wrapper is a Habana Ecuador. The Neya line will be expressed through five sizes with the two largest sizes holding a description of F8 as they will be full bodied cigars even though all sizes carry the same blend. The Neya will retail between $4.00 and $7.00 per cigar. Neya Premium Cigar sizes: Petite Corona 5 1/8 X 42 CAB, Robusto 4 7/8 X CAB, Canonazo 6 X 52 CAB, Toro 6 X 56 CAB, and the Yanquee 6 X 60 CAB. (more…)

Jul 18

Press Release: Drew Estate MEGA Giveaway & New Releases

Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 in News

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Press Release: Drew Estate MEGA Giveaway & New Releases

We giving away a Liga Privada MEGA Standing Humidor/Ashtray (Prize 1), a signed box of Liga Privada Unico Feral Flying Pigs, & a hand painted IPCPR-edition Subculture Stinky Ashtray (Prize 2), and a signed box of Liga Privada Unico UF-13 Dark (Prize 3). Register for our contest and be entered to win!

Beta Testers for the new Drew Diplomats App will be chosen from those who enter the Contest! With the new Drew Diplomats app, you can earn points for checking in Drew Estate cigars and attending events. Spend your points on one of a kind art from Subculture Studios, Cigar Safari at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, and Drew Estate Swag.

We’re also launching tons of new sizes in ACID, Kentucky Fired Cured, and MUWAT, along with an all-new cigar from Willy Herrera. We also have new pipes and pipe tobacco. Scroll down to check out all our new releases, as well as video from our booth at IPCPR. All the IPCPR action at Drew Estate will be hash-tagged #DEIPCPR.

Enter The Giveaway & Learn About The New Cigars!

Jul 18

Press Release: Chinnock Cellars Cigars Announces “Cremoir”

Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 in News

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Cremoir [French pronunciation: crem-war] meaning creamy, it also means the “the best” or the “cream of the crop”. Cream is the richest part of the milk and rises to the top. The noun ‘cream’ has been used to mean the best of any collective entity since the 16th century.

The French use this word to describe the creamy or buttery flavors in a fine wine like a Chardonnay. This creaminess comes from the MLF (Malo-Lactic Fermentation) process that follows the primary yeast fermentation in winemaking. MFL produces a creaminess in white wines and softens red wines. This Cremoir (Creaminess) can be found as a major flavor component in fine cigars as well.

These Cremoir cigars were hand made by experienced rollers in the Compania Hondurena De Tabacos factory in Danli, Honduras. They were blended by Master Blender – Adin Perez and were made in the traditional Cuban method of hand rolling and finishing with a unique triple cap. The result is a medium body cigar with bold creamy flavors and a nutty finish.

Strength: Medium

Filler: To be announced
Binder: To be announced
Wrapper: To be announced

Sizes:

• Toro 6 X 52 (10 Qty Box)
• Torpedo 6 X 52 (10 Qty Box)

I hope you enjoy our Limited Edition Cremoir!

Brian Chinnock – Owner/Cigar Designer

www.chinnockcellarscigars.com

Jul 18

Villiger La Libertad Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Villiger La Libertad Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×52 stick features a dark brown very firmly packed wrapper with small veins, tight invisible seams, oily feel, double cap and rich oily sweet tobacco aroma. First light reveals (more…)