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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…)

Mar 18

Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

 

Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×50 box pressed stick features a dark chocolate very soft oily wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, trple cap, even slightly spongy pack and rich peppery floral aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Mar 9

Ashton VSG Torpedo Cigar Review

Posted on Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

 

Ashton VSG Torpedo Cigar Review

This 6.5×55 torpedo stick features a slick oily smooth very dark brown wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, an even slightly spongy give and peppery cedar aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Jan 28

Nestor Miranda 1989 Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

Nestor Miranda 1989 Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×50 stick features a dry dark brown toothy wrapper with a light pack, minimal veins, a few stretch marks, tight seams, rough triple cap and dry tobacco aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Jan 26

Vato Las Vegas Blend Front Nine Cigar Review

Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

 

Vato Las Vegas Blend Front Nine Cigar Review

This 7×50 stick features a tan smooth wrapper with a soft satin feel, dense pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap and deep hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Dec 17

Punch Bareknuckle Belicoso Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2012 in Cigar Reviews

Punch Bareknuckle Belicoso Cigar Review

This 5×50 stick features a dark brown very firm and toothy wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, a slight oil sheen and rich musty hay aroma.  First light reveals (more…)

Nov 21

Tatuaje Anarchy Apocalypse Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in Cigar Reviews

 

Tatuaje Anarchy Apocalypse Cigar Review

This 5.25×48-52 perfecto stick features a dark chocolate mottled wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, a few small imperfections, a snake coil or cinnamon bun pigtail, light pack, slight oil sheen, firm even feel and rich musty damp barnyard aroma. This is the 5th microblend exclusively for Smoke Inn. First light reveals (more…)

Nov 19

CAO OSA Lot T Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 in Cigar Reviews

 

CAO OSA Lot T Cigar Review

This 4.5×50 box pressed torpedo features an oily, silky smooth dark brown wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, a firm even pack and rich cedar aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Apr 9

Epicurean Cigars Gonzo Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, April 9, 2012 in Cigar Reviews

 

Epicurean Cigars Gonzo Toro Cigar Review

This 6×52 box pressed broadleaf wrapped cigar features a dark brown slightly red wrapper with an oily fine sandpaper tooth, tight invisible seams, minimal veins, very firm even pack, double cap and pungent manure aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Jul 12

Press Release: TORAÑO FAMILY CIGAR COMPANY UNVEILS BLENDS FROM THE “VAULT”

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 in News

TORAÑO FAMILY CIGAR COMPANY UNVEILS BLENDS FROM THE “VAULT”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Miami, FL) July 12, 2011: Toraño Family Cigar Company is excited to unleash Vault, the family’s newest cigar creation. The Toraño family will unveil Vault at the upcoming 2011 IPCPR in Las Vegas.

Blends from the Vault originate from the family’s cigar “blend book” which was started by Carlos Toraño, Sr. in 1982. The blend book, which is now almost 30 years old, has a record of every blend concept the Toraño family has ever worked on. The tobacco stained pages of this book include blends that could only come from a family with the history, knowledge and tobacco experience of the Toraño family. Amongst the blends recorded are many which the family has released over the years, together with some blends which were deemed to have tremendous potential, but fell short of the family’s high expectations. This book has come to symbolize the Toraño’s blending expertise, creativity, and is now securely stored in a safety deposit box in a bank vault.

Charlie Toraño, current president of Toraño Family Cigar Co.(and son of Carlos Toraño Sr.) along with VP of Sales and Marketing, Bruce Lewis, revisited the blend book and discovered an intriguing, yet unreleased blend, Liga A-008, which was first recorded in 2000. The original Blend A-008 consisted of heavy filler tobacco from Estelí and Condega, Nicaragua, one single binder from Jamastran and was finished with a shade grown Nicaraguan Colorado wrapper. Charlie and Bruce decided to embark on a project to enhance this special blend.

After numerous attempts to slightly modify the original recorded blend, the missing ingredient was discovered – tobacco from Ometepe, Nicaragua. Ometepe is an island located on Lake Nicaragua. The island is home to two volcanoes and its soil is rich and fertile. Adding Ometepe to the original Toraño blend, specifically as a second ligero binder, brought an added layer of complexity and strength to the blend.

Vault blend A-008 opens instantly to reveal a rich and flavorful base of spice and earth which is quickly rounded and complemented by notes of ripe fruit and a nutty creaminess. Complex and exhibiting a multi-layered taste profile, this full bodied blend coats and satisfies the entire palate. Vault comes in three sizes: 6 x 50 Toro; 6 1/8 x 52 Torpedo and a 5 x 52 Robusto. The MSRP is $7.20 – $7.95.

The Toraño family heads into the IPCPR in Las Vegas boasting two new brands in Vault and Loyal along with the launch of the new 6 × 60 Exodus 1959 – 50 Years BFC. The Toraño Family hopes to see you at the IPCPR in Las Vegas at booth 0584—0693.

A leader in the cigar industry, Toraño Family Cigar Company is a four generation company currently based in Miami, FL. It enjoys a rich heritage and history in tobacco growing and manufacturing. For more information: www.torano.com. Please also follow Toraño on Face book: Toraño A Family Cigar Company or on Twitter: @TORANOFAMCIGARS.

May 12

Di Fazio Maduro Churchill Cigar Review

Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

Di Fazio Double Robust Churchill Cigar Review

This 7.5×50 cigar features a very dark almost coal black smooth oily wrapper with minimal veins, invisible seams, a great triple cap and a chocolate and manure aroma. First light reveals a tight draw, adequate smoke output with medium bodied flavors of a not smooth but not harsh dry tobacco. The first third holds pretty much the same experience, with a rather short dry peppery earth finish. Overall a fairly plain experience so far with no complexity. 40 minutes in, the ash has dropped off in a 2′ chunk, the burn is good and the draw opened up to normal, producing a good amount of relatively thick smooth smoke. Flavors though are unchanged. Near the end of the 2nd third 1:10 min in, flavors finally transition, giving a slightly sweet and smooth earth, with additional pepper following on the finish. Ending at 1:40 the remainder showed no further changes. Thank you very much to DiFazioCigars.com for providing this for review!

Sep 4

Canimao Robusto Extra Cigar Review

Posted on Saturday, September 4, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Canimao Robusto Extra Cigar Review

This 6 1/8×52 stick offers a medium tan wrapper with a firm smooth feel, minimal veins, tight seams, a few splotches here and there and a good double cap. The aroma is a potent potpourri type smell with a nice little zing. First light reveals a very easy draw, good thick smoke production, and flavors of a very dry earthy tobacco. The first third is very smooth with medium bodied earthy tobacco and a mild pepper kick with a pleasant smooth long finish and creamy aftertaste. 45 min in at the half way point the strength of this stick really got to me! It is a FULL strength cigar while only medium bodied. For those liking power, this is right up your alley! The last third continues the great performance and adds a tough of caramel and licorice rounding out the general sweetness. The strength and body also match up at a solid medium-full, just where I like it. Ending at just under 2 hours the stick proved to have a great burn time for the money with decent complexity and excellent construction. Thank you very much to Canimao Cigars for generously sending this sample for review!

Apr 9

Padron 1926 Anniversary No. 6 Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, April 9, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Padron 1926 Anniversary No. 6 Cigar Review

This 4.7×50 stick offers a mottled medium chocolate glove soft wrapper, with seams you can see but not feel and almost no veins even visible. It has a uniform firm but not hard feel, a tight box press, double cap and has a slight oil sheen, giving a mild tobacco and pepper aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Nov 30

Cheap Stick Shootout 2 Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 in Cigar Reviews

Cheap Stick Shootout 2 Cigar Review

This is the 2nd Cheap Stick Shootout – today we have the Thompson Empresario Maduro Churchill vs. the Perfect Cut Corona Tubos. The Empresario comes in at 7×48, the Perfect Cut at 5.5×42. Both are a mild-medium cigar, the Empresario being a traditional long filler handmade, the Perfect Cut a machine made short filler. Draw and burn on both were very good, (more…)

Nov 6

Gurkha Micro Batch Liga VH-7 Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, November 6, 2009 in Cigar Reviews

Gurkha Micro Batch Liga VH-7 Cigar Review

This 6×50 box pressed stick offered a very soft silky dark chocolate wrapper, with a near perfect burn and great draw, on the loose side. Burn time to just past the band was 1:15 with the ash holding on right to the 1/2 way point, about 3″. The first half (more…)