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Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Maduro robusto

Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Maduro robusto

Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Maduro robusto. Years ago, Rocky Patel released the Olde World Reserva. Both in a Maduro and a Corojo blend. Both were Honduran cigars, and both became very popular. So popular that Patel ran out of tobacco. And there wasn’t enough...

Tambo Churchill Indonesian puro

Tambo Churchill Indonesian puro

Tambo Churchill Indonesian puro. Indonesia has a long tobacco history. But most of the tobacco is used for dry-cured shortfillers. Premium cigars are scarce, yet there are a few brands out there. Tambo is one of them, and this was given to me by the Indonesian Tambo...

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Habano

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Habano

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Habano. A few days ago, we smoked and reviewed the Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Maduro. This is a medium filler from Tabacalera Aragon and Jas Sum Kral. It uses small pieces of tobacco in combination with long leaves, creating a medium filler....

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Maduro

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Maduro

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Maduro. Jas Sum Kral owner Riste Riatevski decided to utilize leftover tobaccos from his other blends with this mixed filler called Toothpicks. The name probably refers to the small pieces of tobacco that can get in between your teeth while...

Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut Rotschild Massivo

Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut Rotschild Massivo

Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut Rothschild Massivo. Since Balmoral started with the Añejo series, several releases have been done. It started with the Añejo 18. That got a follow-up release a year later in another size. Then the Añejo XO was launched. An Oscuro version...

Diamond Crown Black Diamond Radiant

Diamond Crown Black Diamond Radiant

Diamond Crown Black Diamond Radiant. J.C. Newman and Arturo Fuente have been working together for decades. And all of Newman’s Dominican cigars are made at the Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cya factory. Including this Diamond Crown Black Diamond Radiant. It is a short...

New World Cameroon Churchill

New World Cameroon Churchill

New World Cameroon Churchill. Cameroon wrappers have a very specific flavor profile. Spicy, savory and herbal. There is even a difference between African Cameroon and Cameroon grown in the Caribbean. A.J. Fernandez did not reveal whether the Cameroon wrapper used for...

Tatuaje Nuevitas Jibaro No.1

Tatuaje Nuevitas Jibaro No.1

One of the first Tatuaje Cigars ever released was the Tatuaje Nuevitas. And those were not made at El Rey de Los Habanos, the factory owned and operated by the Garcia family. It was the only Tatuaje line ever made outside of the family, at Tabacalera Tropical. But in...

My Father La Opulencia Robusto

My Father La Opulencia Robusto

My Father La Opulencia Robusto. La Opulencia follows the path which My Father chose a few years ago. That path is finding old, discontinued Cuban brands, including the original artwork. And then bring those brands back to live as a Nicaraguan cigar. That worked for...

Dunhill Signed Range Corona

Dunhill Signed Range Corona

Dunhill Signed Range Corona. The Dunhill name is an institute in the tobacco industry. And it all comes from the decision of Alfred Dunhill to open a tobacco shop in London in 1907. With a growing demand for cigars, he decided to create his own brand. And in the...

Oliva Baptiste Toro

Oliva Baptiste Toro

A few days ago, we published a review of a Famous Smoke Shop house blend, the Merciless by JdN Toro. We bought that cigar at Borneo Cigars in Malaysia. This Oliva Baptiste is another Famous Smoke Shop house blend, gifted to us by the co-owner of the Character Cigar...

Bolivar Super Coronas Edicion Limitada 2014

Bolivar Super Coronas Edicion Limitada 2014

Bolivar is a classic when it comes to Cuban brands. One of the best-known brands and well praised under the aficionados. It’s not the biggest brand, that’s Cohiba, but amongst true cigar smokers, Bolivar has a reputation that is equal or better. 

In 2014, the brand...

Merciless by JdN Toro

Merciless by JdN Toro


Merciless by JdN is one of the house blends for the American online retailer, Famous Smoke Shop. There are several factories that create exclusive cigars for big players like Famous, Thompson, Cigar.com and Cigars International. And because these companies are huge,...

El Piño Blanco Corojo Robusto

El Piño Blanco Corojo Robusto

El Piño Blanco is a brand owned by Mariska Kelch. Kelch is not new to the cigar industry. She has been operating her own shop, Tabakado, in Eindhoven for a few years now. First under the wings of her parents Johan and Wil, but after Johan passed away way too young,...

Maria Mancini Toro Lindo Limited Edition 2017

Maria Mancini Toro Lindo Limited Edition 2017

The Maria Mancini brand is over twenty years old. For the last couple of years, a limited edition is being released. Ministry of Cigars reviewed the Maria Mancini Limited Edition 2016 before. This time we take a look at the 6x52 Toro Lindo, the limited edition for...

Dalay Limited Edition 2019 Robusto Extra

Dalay Limited Edition 2019 Robusto Extra

You probably haven’t heard of Dalay because it’s not a worldwide available cigar brand. It’s the brand of the German retailer Salih Dalay and his team of Dalay Zigarren. The shop was founded in 1998 and over the last few years the company has released a few limited...

Oliva Master Blend 2 Robusto

Oliva Master Blend 2 Robusto

Now this is not the kind of review that Ministry of Cigar usually does. This time no scoring form or diagram by Cigar Profiler. This cigar will not be included in the top 25 at the end of the year. Last week, we were in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to check the vibrant...

Oliva series V Maduro 2018 Double Robusto

Oliva series V Maduro 2018 Double Robusto

For over a decade, Oliva releases a yearly limited edition Oliva series V Maduro version. It started in 2008 with a torpedo, a shape they used for a few years before turning to a double toro and every now and then another vitola. And for a year or two, Europe would...

Joya Silver Robusto

Joya Silver Robusto

Founded in 1969, Joya de Nicaragua is the oldest, still functioning, cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. But just because they are the oldest, doesn’t mean they are stuck in the past. Sure, they have classic lines dating back decades like the mild Clasico and the bold...

Pyranos Robusto

Pyranos Robusto

This cigar is quite a mystery. All that we can tell you that it’s a cigar made in an undisclosed factory in Nicaragua for Schuster Cigars in Bunde, Germany. Online resources taught us that the cigar is a Nicaraguan puro. So the wrapper, binder, and fillers are all...

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