This dispatch is from Barry Stein, of A Cigar Smoker, delivered from the floor of IPCPR. Check back throughout the day and week for more. Ashton is releasing a brand made by Don Pepin Garcia. The new La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amore has a Cuban seed Mexican wrapper with a Nicaraguan filler and binder. [...]
There’s more to northern Nicaragua (Esteli and Somoto Canyon) than cigar tours. But it all happens to pair wonderfully with a fine cigar. There’s the amazing landscape, local culture, very agreeable climate, and of course the fine coffee.
Miami Cigar & Company, makers of the Nestor Miranda Collection, Tatiana Flavored Cigars, La Aurora Cigars and Don Lino Cigars says it will debut the Nestor Miranda Art Deco selection at the IPCPR 78th Annual Convention and International Trade Show in New Orleans. The new Dominican-Nicaraguan blend offered unique challenge for Pepin Garcia using a [...]
Something very interesting is happening in Castro’s Back Room in Nashua, New Hampshire. Baseball equipment is being accumulated. No, this doesn’t represent a change in strategy for the cigar shop – rather, it highlights a new perspective. Last winter, the store’s Eric Kilbane visited the Perdomo factory a few hours from Esteli, Nicaragua and noticed [...]
Drew Estate cares about the place it calls home. In addition to investing and supporting the surrounding community of Esteli, Nicaragua, the cigar manufacturer is committed to helping others in Nicaragua who are committed to making a difference. Here’s the latest from the Drew Estate blog: We here at Drew Estate feel strongly about giving [...]
The La Aurora 1495 series of cigars pays tribute to the city of Santiago de los Caballeros and is Made from six different types of tobacco. This cigar has an Ecuadoran Sumatra Sun Grown wrapper, a Dominican Corojo Binder and a mix of Dominican piloto cubano, Nicaraguan, Peruvian and Dominican Ligero filler. I’m smoking my [...]
Pete Johnson’s much-anticipated experiment with vintage cigars is finally ready to be cut and lit. La Vérité Tatuaje A.O.C. uses tobacco from one vintage and one farm. The tobacco was grown on Pepin Garcia’s La Finca Estrella and was plucked in 2008. The cigars were rolled a year ago.
Have you ever heard of Cigar Tourism? If you enjoy cigars religiously, a vacation at one of these tours is like being in heaven. Imagine this: at least five days of pure cigar enjoyment including hanging out with the big dogs in the cigar industry, visiting to their factories and plantations, and of course, enjoying [...]
The last few years have been tough on the cigar business. With rising taxes, financial crisis and a slew of other hurdles companies have been forced to really find a unique edge at gaining and maintaining business. That edge is cigar travel.
Montecristo, it seems, is the best of the best. At least, that’s what the Robb Report has to say. The luxury goods magazine gave the Montecristo 75th Aniversario this honor. It’s a limited edition cigar from the Tabacalera de Garcia factory in the Dominican Republic, is full-bodied and sports a dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The [...]