Cigar Review: Espinosa Laranja Reserva Caixa

November 4, 2015 // 1 Comment

  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 […]

Cigar Review: Undercrown Manifesto

June 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

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, […]

Cigar News: Altadis U.S.A. Announces Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut

June 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

With more momentum being built up before the 2015 IPCPR show, companies are starting to release a little more information here and there. Altadis U.S.A. recently announced that their long loved Montecristo White will be taking on a few changes and will be releasing their “Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut”. Altadis has confirmed that the orignal Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper will be replaced by a 2008 Connecticut River Valley grown wrapper that was actually grown on […]

Cigar Review: 1502 Emerald

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

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 […]

Cigar Review: Caldwell “Yellow Cake”

May 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Behind The Stick: In our world of cigars, there are a few things that manufacturers can do to really give us that ‘personal’ experience with their product. One of my favorite of these methods are the event exclusive cigars – not necessarily “you have to be here on the 8th at 6pm to get them” but more of something the company gives out on a regular basis over a few month duration. A few different […]

Cigar Review: Illusione Fume D’Amour

May 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

Fume D’Amour, “Smoke of Love,” is the latest release from Dion Giolito and Illusione Cigars.  This line was released at the 2014 IPCPR as a new core line to the brand.  The cigar is made at the TABSA factory of Casa Fernandez fame.  This is a change for Illusione which were formerly produced in Honduras.  This cigar has been produced using only viso and seco leafs, a lower priming on the tobacco plant, and no […]

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