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Oct 1

Kings Cigars Conde Churchill Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

Kings Cigars Conde Churchill Cigar Review

This 7×52 stick features a very dark brown mottled wrapper with a soft spongy pack, small veins, tight seams, big double cap and pungent damp musty aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Sep 30

Prometheus Magma T Triple Torch Table Lighter Review

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 in Accessory Reviews

Prometheus Magma T Triple Torch Table Lighter Review

This is a stunning, solid metal chrome polished large table lighter, designed to last for dozens of cigars while still remaining pocketable. The top is on a tension spring loaded support flipping easily and staying put when open. It has triple torch burners that combine flames for an inch of precision flame and a couple more of a much softer region, perfect for both fast lights or slow toasting depending on your needs. The side features (more…)

Sep 29

Tosa Churchill Cigar Review

Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

Tosa Churchill Cigar Review

This 7×48 stick features a dark brown oily satin finished wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, double cap, firm even pack and a rich hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Sep 27

Press Release: THE NEW G.A.R. RED: MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 in News

Untitled-1THE NEW G.A.R. RED: MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

Gran Habano announces the release of G.A.R. Red full-bodied, big-ring gauge premium cigars.
Miami, Florida, September 25. 2013 – Santa Cruz Tobacco has unveiled an addition to the G.A.R. by George A. Rico lines, the G.A.R. Red Trays that are nothing but amazing in size and price.

These robust smokes come in a complex blend containing 100 cigars in each tray, in three sizes that are now tradition in the Gran Habano Family: 6 x 60, 6 x 66, and the incredibly popular 7 x 70. The most impressive of all is the price, the 7 x 70 size coming in at a MSRP of $5.00.

This fully-loaded, 100% Puro Nicaraguan (more…)

Sep 27

Felix Assouline Ego Maniac Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

Felix Assouline Ego Maniac Cigar Review

This 6.5×56 stick features a dark brown and red glove soft wrapper with an even soft box pressed pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, large triple cap and rich peppery hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Sep 26

Crémo Capa Caliente Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

EDIT: The contest is over, the winning number was 282, congratulations to ‘mannyjen’ – get me your contact info for your prize pack!

Crémo Capa Caliente Toro Cigar Review

This 6×52 stick features a very dark brown firm, dry slightly toothy wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, triple cap and rich musty chocolate aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Sep 25

Davidoff Nicaragua Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

Davidoff Nicaragua Toro Cigar Review

This 5.5×54 stick features a dark caramel colored wrapper with a firm dry feel, small veins, tight invisible seams, large sloppy double cap and a rich sweet barnyard aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Sep 24

Dante Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

Dante Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×50 stick features a dark chocolate mottled wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, small holes tears and imperfections, triple cap, firm lumpy pack and a rich musty chocolate aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Sep 23

New Smoker Contest

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 in World of CO

jay_cobsessionFirst, congratulations to Jay, winner of last week’s photo contest! Get me your mailing info and your sampler will go right out!

Now on to the next! This time I want you to think about how best to describe your love of cigar smoking with a non-smoker. Think about someone who has never even entertained the notion of enjoying one, and might even have a negative connotation in their mind. What would you say to them if they ask you ‘why do you smoke cigars?’

Comment and share using the buttons below for an entry. A random winner will be drawn next week for a custom sampler plus a lighter! Entrants must be 18+ years of age and have a US mailing address. Good luck!

Sep 23

Press Release: House of Emilio Announces Master Retailer Program

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 in News

Press Release: House of Emilio Announces Master Retailer Program

Gary Griffith announced today that House of Emilio, which includes the Emilio, 1502, Ezra Zion, Nomad, Epicurean, Rodrigo, Guayacan, and Bodega Premium cigar brands has created a “Master Retailer” program.

Participating retailers receive training for their staff on all House of Emilio brands and blends so as to best serve the consumer. Qualifying retailers carry facings from every brand in the line, assuring consumers the best possible selection from a well-informed and educated staff.

In addition consumers can be assured that Master Retailers have the earliest access to new product releases, and enjoy the benefit of extra allocation of limited edition products.

“This is an important step for us,” says Griffith, “in that we are able to be certain that retailer staff is well versed on the profiles of each of the blends in order to appropriately make recommendations to consumers.”

Over time this program will be expanded to include additional enhancements that will have value for both the retailer and consumer.

Interested retailers may get additional details by contacting Nathan McIntyre, National Sales Director.

Gary A. Griffith
Emilio Cigars

Sep 23

Press Release: Emilio Cigars to release Draig Cayuquero

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 in News

cayuquero2Press Release: Emilio Cigars to release Draig Cayuquero

Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars announced today that the second release in the Draig series, Cayuquero, will begin shipping to retailers within the next few weeks.

Each year Griffith creates a new blend in the series, and production is limited to however many cigars can be made from the selected tobaccos.

This years release will be available in four sizes: Corona, Robusto, Toro, and a small run of Torpedo. Total production is 1600 boxes, with quantities per size varying based on how wrapper graded out.

The cigars feature a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper, enveloping a delicious blend of sweet Jalapa, and spicy Esteli ligero, and are packed 10 to a box.

As always, the cigars are dedicated to Griffith’s Welsh heritage, and feature the Welsh dragon on both the boxes and bands.

Gary A. Griffith
Emilio Cigars

Sep 23

Press Release: Guayacan Cigars expands offerings

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 in News

Press Release: Guayacan Cigars expands offerings

After meeting with Guayacan Cigars owner and blender Noel Rojas this morning Gary Griffith of the House of Emilio is pleased to announce size extensions to the original Guayacan blend.

The original Guayacan with an Ecuadoran Habano wrapper will be available soon in two new sizes: Corona and 6×60.

In addition, there willl be 4 sizes released in a new blend featuring a San Andres maduro wrapper and entirely different filler.

These new products will give Guayacan a stronger market presence, and fill niches that consumers have requested.

According to Griffith the new vitolas should be available around the end of the year.

Gary A. Griffith
Emilio Cigars