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 Lifestyle News 

IPCPR Day 2 Recap

After a night of partying with the La Zona crew at En Fuego Las Vegas, where we smoked the new Protocol Probable Cause and sipped on Papa’s Pilar Rum, we got some rest and headed back to the Sands Expo Center for Day 2 of the 84th Annual IPCPR Show! We started the day with Casey Haugen of Crux cigars who showed us their newest offerings, including a new line to their portfolio: the Crux Epicure. The Epicure is a Nicaraguan Puro featuring a Nicaraguan Connecticut Shade Wrapper with Nicaraguan…

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Cigar Lifestyle News 

IPCPR Day 1 Recap

After months of waiting and a Sunday filled with seminars, (and, admittedly, a few drinks), the show floor finally opened at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV for the 84th Annual IPCPR (International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers) Trade Show! The atmosphere is electric as we walk onto the show floor and hear the sound of Kanye West songs playing from the enormous two-story booth that Drew Estate has located front and center on the show floor. As we begin our four day journey through the show, we…

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Cigar Lifestyle News 

What’s New with Drew

As the 84th annual IPCPR convention kicks off this week, manufacturer’s all around the world have been announcing new product, extensions, changes, and more, leading up to this year’s show in Las Vegas, NV. As we usually expect to see one or two new things from most companies, there has been one company in particular that has been making some big changes this year: Drew Estate. Instead of bombarding you with an article for each one, we’ve decided to compile them into one single article. Without further ado, we present…

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Cigar Lifestyle 

Kentucky Barn Smoker 2015 Recap

“To plan an event is artless; to create an experience is timeless.” As Drew Estate’s Kentucky Barn Smoker came to a close, I spent some time chatting with Danilo Faulin of Drew Estate. During the course of our conversation I asked him, “so, you’re the event coordinator then?” to which he replied, “close, I’m the Experiential Event Planner.” Initially, I passed it off as some sort of title that the marketing team came up with, but after looking back on the event, I realized that there was a difference that…

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