Cigar Review 

Cigar Review: Espinosa Laranja Reserva Caixa

  This year at IPCPR Espinosa Cigars  launched a line extension to the very popular Laranja Reserva line that was released last year. The Caixa, Portuguese for box, is a box pressed corona gorda that hit shelves in the middle of the year. The Laranja, Portuguese for orange, was named after the Brazilian wrapper which is featured on this cigar line. Portuguese is still spoken widely in Brazil so Espinosa ran with it. The Wrapper coloring is slightly orange hued giving the basis for the name. The Caixa is produced…

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Coronado by La Flor Lancero (Short Review)

We all know how busy life can get; even overwhelming at times. With that in mind, we would like to re-introduce “Short Reviews” which only take a couple minutes to read and hopefully provide a small break for you during your day. So, without further ado, please enjoy our short review of the Coronado by La Flor Lancero (Serious Cigars Exclusive)! In 2008, Serious Cigars in Houston, TX approached Litto Gomez of La Flor Dominicana about producing a Lancero format of the Coronado by La Flor. Litto’s response: “I can…

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Cigar Review: Viaje Zombie ( 2012 )

Behind The Stick: There are some cigars with a story and then there are cigars with a history. Viaje has always been a company that creates limited edition, limited release cigars which – love it or hate it – has put them on the radar of a lot of cigar smokers around the world. Without going too far into it – Andre Farkas created the ‘Zombie’ line basing it on how one would feel after smoking a specific cigar of his, but quite a few people on the internet felt…

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Cigar Review: Prendelo Sublime

  Prendelo is the latest edition of small batch private label cigars to come to market.  Predelo, which loosely translates to “light it up,” is a collaboration between Fire Chief Reggie Freeman of Fort Worth, TX and Eddie “Smokey Bear” Martell of Quantico, VA.  The Prendelo is a “lost and found” blend that just happened to fall into the hands of Freeman and Martell.  The blend utilizes blend that has been aging for 5 years just waiting for the right people to grab it up and put it on the…

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Cigar Review: Undercrown Manifesto

Undercrown Manifesto (AKA “Liga Krump”) The Undercrown Manifesto is a very unique cigar with an equally unique origin. In January of 2013, John Krump, a fellow Brother of the Leaf, just like you and I, purchased an antique German cigar mold off of Craigslist. Upon acquiring the mold, he posted a photo of it on a cigar oriented Facebook group to share his excitement about his new find. Among dozens of comments on the photo, Jonathan Drew, of Drew Estate mentioned that he was very interested in the mold and…

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Cigar Review: 1502 Emerald

1502 is a cigar brand under the umbrella of Nicaraguan based company Global Premium Cigars(GPC).  1502 and GPC is owned by Enrique Sanchez who is proud of his Nicaraguan heritage, hence 1502, the year Columbus discovered Nicaragua.  1502 currently has 4 lines, the Emerald, Ruby, Black Gold, and 1502 Nicaragua.  These cigars get their names from the finest of goods that were traded and considered items of high value, and still are today. Each line is distinctly different and brings a uniquely enjoyable experience.  1502 also has two brick and…

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