Cigar Lifestyle 

An Afternoon at LFD

Last month I was able to spend an afternoon with Antonio Gomez at the La Flor Dominicana factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic and I wanted to share our afternoon with you guys! For a little bit of background, La Flor Dominicana was started in 1994 by Litto Gomez Diez, a former Jewler who decided to get into the cigar making business after his Miami based jewelry store was robbed at gunpoint. In 1996, their first full year of production, La Flor Dominicana produced 300,00 cigars and only 3 years later,…

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Warped La Colmena Black Honey Bundles Cigar Lifestyle Cigar Review 

La Colmena Black Honey (2017) by Warped Cigars

| STRENGTH: MEDIUM+ | BODY: FULL | TASTING NOTES: WOODY, SMOKY, SPICY, HINT OF SWEETNESS | Four years ago, my wife bought me a small notebook for Christmas from some little company that I had never heard of before: Warped. It came in a little brown envelope and the pages were set up for assessing cigars. I thought it was an absolutely brilliant idea and a great gift! I ended up using up every single page within a matter of months; every time I smoked a cigar I was so…

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Cigar Review 

Tabernacle Lancero by Foundation Cigar Co.

Last summer, I reviewed the Tabernacle Toro by Foundation Cigar Co. and at the end I mentioned that I would be interested in how they might age. Well, it’s been nearly a year now and I decided to do another review of the Tabernacle, but this time I’m reviewing the Lancero! Blend: Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Binder: San Andreas Mexico Filler: Jamastran Valley – Honduras, Esteli & Jalapa Valley – Nicaragua Vitola: Lancero (7” x40) Appearance: The Tabernacle is an absolutely gorgeous, regal cigar in appearance. The rich Broadleaf wrapper is…

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News 

Drew Estate’s Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition” Makes it’s Debut

Drew Estate announces the formal release of Pappy Van Winkle “TRADITION”. This extremely limited supply brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held July 10-14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Pappy Van Winkle Tradition will be exclusively available for sale through Drew Diplomat Retailers. From Kentucky, Julian Van Winkle President of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, “I was invited to Cigar Aficionado’s A Night to Remember by Jonathan Drew in 2016 and was presented with a non-banded, wooden box of…

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News 

Alec Bradley announces release of 2 new cigars at IPCPR this year

The Alec Bradley Prensado and Black Market are two of the brand’s most highly rated cigars. We have seen a few iterations of the Black Market over the years, including the famed “Filthy Hooligan.” This year, Alec Bradley has announced that they will release a new extension for both the Prensado and the Black Market. FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. – For the first time in two years, Alec Bradley Cigar Co. has announced the global release of two premium cigars. Prensado Lost Art and Black Market Estelí are iterations of two…

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Drew Estate to debut nearly all lines in a 4×32 format

In their never ending pursuit of innovation, Drew Estate has announced that they will be offering nearly all of their lines of cigars in a 4″ x 32 format which will be sold in 10 count tins. These will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held July 10 – 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. “The 4×32 initiative debuts for the following brands: ACID Krush Blue Connecticut (4×32) MSRP $110.00/50ct Sleeve ACID Krush Red Cameroon (4×32) MSRP $110.00/50ct Sleeve ACID Krush Gold…

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