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News: Bill to Protect Premium Cigars from FDA Introduced in New Congress

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:43 +0000

This week saw the introduction of the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2017 in Congress. Sponsored by Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL), the bill would repeal FDA jurisdiction over premium handmade cigars. The bill defines a premium cigar as meeting four characteristics: It must (1) be wrapped in 100 percent leaf […]



Cigar Review: Davidoff Year of the Rooster Limited Edition 2017

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:33 +0000

Year of the Rooster is Davidoff’s fifth annual international release celebrating Chinese New Year with its sign of the zodiac. Like the earlier releases, it is a limited edition with special aged tobaccos and a high price tag. The cigar itself is a 6.75-inch diadema with a ring gauge of 50. The white Davidoff band […]



Quick Smoke: Warped El Oso Ursus 2016 Limited Edition

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:00:55 +0000

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.” Made at El Titan de Bronze in Miami for Warped Cigars, El Oso Ursus is a store-exclusive for Atlantic Cigars. The corona gorda (5.6 x 46) uses a […]



Quick Smoke: Paul Garmirian 25th Anniversary Connoisseur

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:00:02 +0000

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.” Last April, my colleague awarded this complex, harmonious, well-balanced cigar a rare five-stogie rating. Out of the many, many cigars we reviewed in 2016, the 25th Anniversary Connoisseur […]



Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 513

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:41 +0000

As we have since July 2006, each Friday we’ll post a mixed bag of quick cigar news and other items of interest. Below is our latest Friday Sampler. 1) General Cigar on Tuesday announced Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua, a “Nicaraguan-forward blend” that will debut in February. Four vitolas will be made at General Cigar’s HATSA […]



Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo Robusto

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:00:31 +0000

A spicy Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper so oily you might fear it’ll slide through your fingers highlights the latest release in the Nestor Miranda Collection from Miami Cigar & Co. It also makes for a tasty, satisfying cigar. Sporting the line’s trademark Art Deco style foil bands with electric-yellow highlights, Corojo is the fourth in the […]



Cigar Review: La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006 Especial Corona Gorda

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:00:09 +0000

La Aurora has again expanded its well-regarded 107 line that debuted in 2010 as an anniversary smoke. The Cosecha is a limited edition with tobaccos from 2006, hence the Cosecha name, Spanish for “harvest.” There are three sizes, each packaged in ten-count boxes: Robusto Especial (5 x 54), Corona Gorda Especial (6 x 47), and […]



Quick Smoke: CLE Chele Robusto

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 08:00:50 +0000

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.” This new offering from Christian Eiroa is a box-pressed beauty partially wrapped in tissue paper with a striking blue and silver band. The blend is an Ecuadorian Connecticut […]



Quick Smoke: Dunhill Aged Maduro Short Robusto

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:00:29 +0000

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.” This new Dunhill line—the brand’s first maduro—was introduced last summer in three sizes. The extremely dark wrapper encloses what distributor General Cigar calls “the classic Dunhill Aged blend” […]



Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 512

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:00:26 +0000

As we have since July 2006, each Friday we’ll post a mixed bag of quick cigar news and other items of interest. Below is our latest Friday Sampler. 1) Black Label Trading Co. yesterday announced the upcoming release of Sindustry, a three-vitola blend that sports a Mexican San Andrés wrapper around Nicaraguan binder and filler […]