Cigar Review 

Cigar Review: Hassan Chohan Private Blend (Test Blend)

As the boutique cigar market continues to grow, we have been seeing a rise in private blends. Private blend cigars are nothing new to the industry, but it has become something that is much more easily attainable over the past few years. Today we will be checking out a private blend by Hassan Chohan. Vitola: Robusto Blend: Wrapper: Criollo Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Factory: Segovia (Plasencia Cigars S.A.) Appearance: The Hassan Chohan Robusto has a great feel in your hand. The oily brown-leather colored wrapper has only minor veins present…

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Cigar Review 

Cigar Review: Siempre Tamboril

Siempre Tamboril is the product of collaboration between Henderson Ventura, (of Tabacalera William Ventura), and Tony Bellato, (Co-Founder of Lost & Found Cigars, formerly Improptu Cigars). One thing that you’ll notice is the use of an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper in this cigar, which has raised questions for some in the past. Ecuadorian Connecticut tobacco is simply Connecticut seed tobacco grown in Ecuador. Why Ecuador? Well, if you’ve ever seen shade grown Connecticut tobacco being grown, you’ll notice that there are cheese cloths draped over the tobacco during the growing process….

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Cigar Lifestyle 

Editorial: UGFest (Underground Cigar Festival) 2015

This has been a big year for a small cigar shop in Fort Worth, The Underground Cigar Shop. The shop just celebrated it’s 1st anniversary in October of 2014, then in November launched it’s first shop exclusive, the Catacomb from Black Label Trading Company, now a cigar festival? The Underground is quickly making a big mark on the cigar industry, the boutique industry in particular. The Underground is owned and run by Don Wiggins, a boutique cigar enthusiast who also runs a Facebook group dedicated to all things boutique cigar…

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Cigar Review 

Cigar Review: The King is Dead Broken Sword by Caldwell Cigar Company

The King is Dead Broken Sword by Caldwell Cigar Company The King is Dead is a rather interesting cigar in regards to the tobaccos used to blend it. Caldwell is known for using unique and rare tobaccos in their cigars and this cigar is no different. Negrito tobacco is not commonly used in premium handmade cigars due to the difficulty in blending it with other tobaccos, as Negrito tobacco has a very distinctive taste, but when blended well, the results can be surprising. Luckily for us, those at Tabaceleria Ventura…

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News 

Cigar News: Underground Cigar Fest Announced

Underground Cigar to Hold First Annual UG Cigar Fest January 16, 2015 By Donald Wiggins   FORT WORTH, TX – Local premium cigar retailer The Underground Cigar Shop announces its first annual UG Fest on March 21, 2015 at the Underground Compound, 3129 Erie St. in Fort Worth.  This event is designed to be one of the foremost cigar festivals in Texas as well as the United States.  Many of the Industry’s top boutique cigar manufacturers will be present, bringing blenders and owner/operators to interact with customers and answer questions….

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