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An interview with Mike Choi

An interview with Mike Choi

An interview with Mike Choi. In the world of Cuban cigars, Mike Choi is a known name. He's a walking encyclopedia when it comes to Habanos. He was the UK Habanos sommelier in 2013, and runner up at the competition at the 2014 Habanos festival. But Choi isn't all about...

Cigar Rights of Europe interview

Cigar Rights of Europe interview

Cigar Rights of Europe interview. Legislation in Europe is getting more strict. So strict that even distributors like Cubacigar Benelux file lawsuits against governments. And in a protest against nanny state regulations, the Cigar Rights of Europe was founded. More...

An interview with Bobby Newman

An interview with Bobby Newman

An interview with Bobby Newman. Recently, Ministry of Cigars had the opportunity to interview Bobby Newman and Cristal Blackwell Lastra from J.C. Newman. They were visiting Singapore for the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition. And in their busy schedule, they made time...

An interview with Tony Hoevenaars

An interview with Tony Hoevenaars

Tony Hoevenaars is the Managing Director of Cubacigar Benelux. Cubacigar Benelux is the distributor of Cuban cigars in The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. And recently, they filed a lawsuit versus the Dutch state about the new legislation. Reason for us to do an...

Interview with Nick Hammond

Interview with Nick Hammond

Interview with Nick Hammond. Years ago, during a cigar event, we met Nick Hammond. Hammond was at the event as a reporter for Cigar Journal and we were part of the organization. And since we are all cigar smokers, it was instant friendship. Earlier this week, we saw...

Interview with Nuzli Hakiim

Interview with Nuzli Hakiim

Last night we met up with the Singaporean designer Nuzli Hakiim (31) at one of the finest cigar friendly places in Singapore, Grand Cafe Cheval. On the outdoor patio, in the rolling hills of Kranji, overlooking horse stables and enjoying some peace that’s hard to find...

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Lars Tetens
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Janny Garcia (My Father Cigars)
March 12
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March 13
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, San Antonio (TX)
, EVENT: Soil to Soul get together, Kuala Lumpur
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, Justo Eiroa (JRE Tobacco)
March 17
Tonio Neugebauer (Skel Ton Cigars)
March 18
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, Gilbert (AZ)
, Johan Loomans (Steenbok)
March 20
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, Fresno (CA)
March 21
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, San Diego (CA)
March 24
Emma Viktorsson (Freya Cigars)
, Juergen W Roder (Perdomo Cigars)
, Reinhold Widmayer (Cigarjournal)
March 26
Joshua Meerapfel (Fuente Meerapfel)

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong. Sir David Tang is a legend in the world of the Habanos, especially in Asia. He is the founder of Pacific Cigar Company, the Habanos distributor for a large part of Asia and Oceania. He started PCC in 1992 and made Cuban cigars...

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello. Made at Tabacalera Kafie y Cia, one of the few remaining cigar factories in Honduras. Where there once were many factories in the Latin American country, only a few remains. Currently, there are less than 15 different factories...

Camacho Ecuador Robusto

Camacho Ecuador Robusto

Camacho Ecuador Robusto. In 2008, Oettinger Davidoff acquired the Camacho brand, farms, and factory from the Eiroa family. And while Davidoff continued with the exciting Camacho blends for the first years, behind the scenes they were ready for a relaunch. In 2013,...

La Madrina Robusto

La Madrina Robusto

La Madrina Robusto. A cigar made for the American cigar company Dapper Cigar Company. A Fresno based cigar company founded in 2013. The La Madrina line, which is available in a robusto, toro, and corona Gorda size, was released in 2017. Strangely enough, the robusto...

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Corona

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Corona

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Corona. Royal Agio Cigars has a factory in the Dominican Republic. In San Pedro de Macoris. And to pay tribute to the home town of their factory, and all the hard-working employees, the created a line bearing that name. It’s set up as a...

CAO Consiglieri Associate

CAO Consiglieri Associate

CAO Consiglieri Associate. Formerly known as the CAO Soprano Associate. When the HBO Series The Sopranos was a hit, CAO managed to get the rights to create a Soprano's cigar. And released the CAO Sopranos. Just like the TV Show, the cigars were very popular. When the...

300 Hands Maduro Corona Gorda

300 Hands Maduro Corona Gorda

300 Hands Maduro Corona Gorda. It always surprised us that nobody had used that name before. Everybody in the industry knows that it takes approximately 300 pairs of hands from the seed to the finished cigar in the consumer’s hand. Cigar manufacturers emphasize that...

Alfambra G series Robusto

Alfambra G series Robusto

Alfambra G series Robusto. A cigar completely unknown to us. And not just to us, as there is hardly any information to be found on the company online. Nothing more than just the blend, the name of the factory and the sizes they produce. But the brand is available in...

Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat

Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat

Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat. The sixth ‘year of the rat’ review in a row. Although this is a special one and not released because of the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. This cigar was released in 2016. And it is made for the lounge that Drew Estate opened that year at...

Romeo Y Julieta 8 Maravillas

Romeo Y Julieta 8 Maravillas

Romeo Y Julieta 8 Maravillas. With this release, Habanos is joining the Chinese Zodiac bandwagon. Since Asia is becoming more and more important for Habanos and the Cuban cigar industry, it was a matter of time before this happened. And with the rumored sale of...

Davidoff Year of the Rat

Davidoff Year of the Rat

Davidoff Year of the Rat. Of all those cigars using the Chinese Zodiac calendar, Davidoff is the original one. It is the Swiss brand that decided to release a limited edition for each of the Chinese zodiac years. And due to the success, other companies followed. Even...

Brick House Year of the Rat

Brick House Year of the Rat

Brick House Year of the Rat. J.C. Newman is one of the companies that entered the Chinese Zodiac cigar game with the Brick House brand. But unlike the other brands, Brick House is not using a red-colored box or red-colored rings. In fact, except for the size and the...

VegaFina Year of the Rat Toro

VegaFina Year of the Rat Toro

VegaFina Year of the Rat Toro. In the last few years, more and more cigar brands are using the Chinese Zodiac Calendar as a reason to release a limited edition cigar. VegaFina is one of those brands. The Dominican cigars started releasing cigars for the Year Of series...

Flor de Selva Year of the Rat Toro

Flor de Selva Year of the Rat Toro

Flor de Selva Year of the Rat Toro. A few years back, Davidoff started with an annual limited edition based on the Chinese zodiac calendar. And several companies followed, including Maya Selva for her Flor de Selva brand. We know of at least 7 companies that release...

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial. Another blend by master blender Willy Herrera for Drew Estate. This blend was released in 2018, 7 years after his move to the big cigar manufacturer. But he rose to fame as a blender at the small Miami based El Titan de Bronze....

Oliva Masterblend 1 Churchill

Oliva Masterblend 1 Churchill

Oliva Masterblend 1 Churchill. Now, this is not a regular review. This is a collaboration between Pura Vida and Ministry of Cigars. Pura Vida is a YouTube cigar review channel by Jay Walia. Walia is a Malaysian TV personality and musician. But he’s also an avid cigar...

Balmoral Añejo Oscuro Lancero FT

Balmoral Añejo Oscuro Lancero FT

Balmoral Añejo Oscuro Lancero FT. This is the 2019 limited edition for the Balmoral Añejo series. Balmoral launched the Ańejo a few years ago with an 18-year-old wrapper. The cigar was an instant hit and put the brand back in the spotlights. So when the Dutch cigar...

Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Generosos Connecticut

Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Generosos Connecticut

Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Generosos Connecticut. This is one of the Tyrannical Buc blends that Jas Sum Kral released in 2019. The first announcement was just the name and the logo. More details surfaced later. And the cigar is slowly making it’s way to the...

Brun del Re 1787 Rainforest Short Robusto

Brun del Re 1787 Rainforest Short Robusto

Brun del Re 1787 Rainforest Short Robusto. Brun del Re is a Costa Rican cigar brand, founded in 2006. Carlo Corazzo is originally from Switzerland but has been living in Costa Rica for the longest time. In 2001, he was introduced to the art of cigars on a trip to...

Umnum Nicaragua Bond

Umnum Nicaragua Bond

Umnum Nicaragua Bond. Our motto is quality over quantity. Being the spoiled cigar aficionados that we are, we usually don’t smoke budget cigars. It’s better to smoke less but higher quality in our opinion. But not everybody feels that way considering how many budget...

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Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong. Sir David Tang is a legend in the world of the Habanos, especially in Asia. He is the founder of Pacific Cigar Company, the Habanos distributor for a large part of Asia and Oceania. He started PCC in 1992 and made Cuban cigars...

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello. Made at Tabacalera Kafie y Cia, one of the few remaining cigar factories in Honduras. Where there once were many factories in the Latin American country, only a few remains. Currently, there are less than 15 different factories...

Camacho Ecuador Robusto

Camacho Ecuador Robusto

Camacho Ecuador Robusto. In 2008, Oettinger Davidoff acquired the Camacho brand, farms, and factory from the Eiroa family. And while Davidoff continued with the exciting Camacho blends for the first years, behind the scenes they were ready for a relaunch. In 2013,...

La Madrina Robusto

La Madrina Robusto

La Madrina Robusto. A cigar made for the American cigar company Dapper Cigar Company. A Fresno based cigar company founded in 2013. The La Madrina line, which is available in a robusto, toro, and corona Gorda size, was released in 2017. Strangely enough, the robusto...

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Corona

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Corona

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Corona. Royal Agio Cigars has a factory in the Dominican Republic. In San Pedro de Macoris. And to pay tribute to the home town of their factory, and all the hard-working employees, the created a line bearing that name. It’s set up as a...

CAO Consiglieri Associate

CAO Consiglieri Associate

CAO Consiglieri Associate. Formerly known as the CAO Soprano Associate. When the HBO Series The Sopranos was a hit, CAO managed to get the rights to create a Soprano's cigar. And released the CAO Sopranos. Just like the TV Show, the cigars were very popular. When the...

300 Hands Maduro Corona Gorda

300 Hands Maduro Corona Gorda

300 Hands Maduro Corona Gorda. It always surprised us that nobody had used that name before. Everybody in the industry knows that it takes approximately 300 pairs of hands from the seed to the finished cigar in the consumer’s hand. Cigar manufacturers emphasize that...

Alfambra G series Robusto

Alfambra G series Robusto

Alfambra G series Robusto. A cigar completely unknown to us. And not just to us, as there is hardly any information to be found on the company online. Nothing more than just the blend, the name of the factory and the sizes they produce. But the brand is available in...

Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat

Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat

Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat. The sixth ‘year of the rat’ review in a row. Although this is a special one and not released because of the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. This cigar was released in 2016. And it is made for the lounge that Drew Estate opened that year at...

Romeo Y Julieta 8 Maravillas

Romeo Y Julieta 8 Maravillas

Romeo Y Julieta 8 Maravillas. With this release, Habanos is joining the Chinese Zodiac bandwagon. Since Asia is becoming more and more important for Habanos and the Cuban cigar industry, it was a matter of time before this happened. And with the rumored sale of...

Davidoff Year of the Rat

Davidoff Year of the Rat

Davidoff Year of the Rat. Of all those cigars using the Chinese Zodiac calendar, Davidoff is the original one. It is the Swiss brand that decided to release a limited edition for each of the Chinese zodiac years. And due to the success, other companies followed. Even...

Brick House Year of the Rat

Brick House Year of the Rat

Brick House Year of the Rat. J.C. Newman is one of the companies that entered the Chinese Zodiac cigar game with the Brick House brand. But unlike the other brands, Brick House is not using a red-colored box or red-colored rings. In fact, except for the size and the...

VegaFina Year of the Rat Toro

VegaFina Year of the Rat Toro

VegaFina Year of the Rat Toro. In the last few years, more and more cigar brands are using the Chinese Zodiac Calendar as a reason to release a limited edition cigar. VegaFina is one of those brands. The Dominican cigars started releasing cigars for the Year Of series...

Flor de Selva Year of the Rat Toro

Flor de Selva Year of the Rat Toro

Flor de Selva Year of the Rat Toro. A few years back, Davidoff started with an annual limited edition based on the Chinese zodiac calendar. And several companies followed, including Maya Selva for her Flor de Selva brand. We know of at least 7 companies that release...

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial. Another blend by master blender Willy Herrera for Drew Estate. This blend was released in 2018, 7 years after his move to the big cigar manufacturer. But he rose to fame as a blender at the small Miami based El Titan de Bronze....

Oliva Masterblend 1 Churchill

Oliva Masterblend 1 Churchill

Oliva Masterblend 1 Churchill. Now, this is not a regular review. This is a collaboration between Pura Vida and Ministry of Cigars. Pura Vida is a YouTube cigar review channel by Jay Walia. Walia is a Malaysian TV personality and musician. But he’s also an avid cigar...

Balmoral Añejo Oscuro Lancero FT

Balmoral Añejo Oscuro Lancero FT

Balmoral Añejo Oscuro Lancero FT. This is the 2019 limited edition for the Balmoral Añejo series. Balmoral launched the Ańejo a few years ago with an 18-year-old wrapper. The cigar was an instant hit and put the brand back in the spotlights. So when the Dutch cigar...

Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Generosos Connecticut

Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Generosos Connecticut

Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Generosos Connecticut. This is one of the Tyrannical Buc blends that Jas Sum Kral released in 2019. The first announcement was just the name and the logo. More details surfaced later. And the cigar is slowly making it’s way to the...

Brun del Re 1787 Rainforest Short Robusto

Brun del Re 1787 Rainforest Short Robusto

Brun del Re 1787 Rainforest Short Robusto. Brun del Re is a Costa Rican cigar brand, founded in 2006. Carlo Corazzo is originally from Switzerland but has been living in Costa Rica for the longest time. In 2001, he was introduced to the art of cigars on a trip to...

Umnum Nicaragua Bond

Umnum Nicaragua Bond

Umnum Nicaragua Bond. Our motto is quality over quantity. Being the spoiled cigar aficionados that we are, we usually don’t smoke budget cigars. It’s better to smoke less but higher quality in our opinion. But not everybody feels that way considering how many budget...

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February 29
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, Latvia
March 1
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March 2
A.J. Fernandez
March 6
Lars Tetens
March 7
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, Skopje
March 8
Janny Garcia (My Father Cigars)
March 12
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, Naples (FL)
March 13
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, San Antonio (TX)
, EVENT: Soil to Soul get together, Kuala Lumpur
March 14
EVENT:CSWC Qualifier, Dallas (TX)
, Justo Eiroa (JRE Tobacco)
March 17
Tonio Neugebauer (Skel Ton Cigars)
March 18
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, Gilbert (AZ)
, Johan Loomans (Steenbok)
March 20
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, Fresno (CA)
March 21
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, San Diego (CA)
March 24
Emma Viktorsson (Freya Cigars)
, Juergen W Roder (Perdomo Cigars)
, Reinhold Widmayer (Cigarjournal)
March 26
Joshua Meerapfel (Fuente Meerapfel)

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong. Sir David Tang is a legend in the world of the Habanos, especially in Asia. He is the founder of Pacific Cigar Company, the Habanos distributor for a large part of Asia and Oceania. He started PCC in 1992 and made Cuban cigars...

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello. Made at Tabacalera Kafie y Cia, one of the few remaining cigar factories in Honduras. Where there once were many factories in the Latin American country, only a few remains. Currently, there are less than 15 different factories...

Camacho Ecuador Robusto

Camacho Ecuador Robusto

Camacho Ecuador Robusto. In 2008, Oettinger Davidoff acquired the Camacho brand, farms, and factory from the Eiroa family. And while Davidoff continued with the exciting Camacho blends for the first years, behind the scenes they were ready for a relaunch. In 2013,...

La Madrina Robusto

La Madrina Robusto

La Madrina Robusto. A cigar made for the American cigar company Dapper Cigar Company. A Fresno based cigar company founded in 2013. The La Madrina line, which is available in a robusto, toro, and corona Gorda size, was released in 2017. Strangely enough, the robusto...

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Corona

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Corona

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Corona. Royal Agio Cigars has a factory in the Dominican Republic. In San Pedro de Macoris. And to pay tribute to the home town of their factory, and all the hard-working employees, the created a line bearing that name. It’s set up as a...

CAO Consiglieri Associate

CAO Consiglieri Associate

CAO Consiglieri Associate. Formerly known as the CAO Soprano Associate. When the HBO Series The Sopranos was a hit, CAO managed to get the rights to create a Soprano's cigar. And released the CAO Sopranos. Just like the TV Show, the cigars were very popular. When the...

300 Hands Maduro Corona Gorda

300 Hands Maduro Corona Gorda

300 Hands Maduro Corona Gorda. It always surprised us that nobody had used that name before. Everybody in the industry knows that it takes approximately 300 pairs of hands from the seed to the finished cigar in the consumer’s hand. Cigar manufacturers emphasize that...

Alfambra G series Robusto

Alfambra G series Robusto

Alfambra G series Robusto. A cigar completely unknown to us. And not just to us, as there is hardly any information to be found on the company online. Nothing more than just the blend, the name of the factory and the sizes they produce. But the brand is available in...

Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat

Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat

Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat. The sixth ‘year of the rat’ review in a row. Although this is a special one and not released because of the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. This cigar was released in 2016. And it is made for the lounge that Drew Estate opened that year at...

Romeo Y Julieta 8 Maravillas

Romeo Y Julieta 8 Maravillas

Romeo Y Julieta 8 Maravillas. With this release, Habanos is joining the Chinese Zodiac bandwagon. Since Asia is becoming more and more important for Habanos and the Cuban cigar industry, it was a matter of time before this happened. And with the rumored sale of...

Davidoff Year of the Rat

Davidoff Year of the Rat

Davidoff Year of the Rat. Of all those cigars using the Chinese Zodiac calendar, Davidoff is the original one. It is the Swiss brand that decided to release a limited edition for each of the Chinese zodiac years. And due to the success, other companies followed. Even...

Brick House Year of the Rat

Brick House Year of the Rat

Brick House Year of the Rat. J.C. Newman is one of the companies that entered the Chinese Zodiac cigar game with the Brick House brand. But unlike the other brands, Brick House is not using a red-colored box or red-colored rings. In fact, except for the size and the...

VegaFina Year of the Rat Toro

VegaFina Year of the Rat Toro

VegaFina Year of the Rat Toro. In the last few years, more and more cigar brands are using the Chinese Zodiac Calendar as a reason to release a limited edition cigar. VegaFina is one of those brands. The Dominican cigars started releasing cigars for the Year Of series...

Flor de Selva Year of the Rat Toro

Flor de Selva Year of the Rat Toro

Flor de Selva Year of the Rat Toro. A few years back, Davidoff started with an annual limited edition based on the Chinese zodiac calendar. And several companies followed, including Maya Selva for her Flor de Selva brand. We know of at least 7 companies that release...

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial. Another blend by master blender Willy Herrera for Drew Estate. This blend was released in 2018, 7 years after his move to the big cigar manufacturer. But he rose to fame as a blender at the small Miami based El Titan de Bronze....

Oliva Masterblend 1 Churchill

Oliva Masterblend 1 Churchill

Oliva Masterblend 1 Churchill. Now, this is not a regular review. This is a collaboration between Pura Vida and Ministry of Cigars. Pura Vida is a YouTube cigar review channel by Jay Walia. Walia is a Malaysian TV personality and musician. But he’s also an avid cigar...

Balmoral Añejo Oscuro Lancero FT

Balmoral Añejo Oscuro Lancero FT

Balmoral Añejo Oscuro Lancero FT. This is the 2019 limited edition for the Balmoral Añejo series. Balmoral launched the Ańejo a few years ago with an 18-year-old wrapper. The cigar was an instant hit and put the brand back in the spotlights. So when the Dutch cigar...

Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Generosos Connecticut

Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Generosos Connecticut

Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Generosos Connecticut. This is one of the Tyrannical Buc blends that Jas Sum Kral released in 2019. The first announcement was just the name and the logo. More details surfaced later. And the cigar is slowly making it’s way to the...

Brun del Re 1787 Rainforest Short Robusto

Brun del Re 1787 Rainforest Short Robusto

Brun del Re 1787 Rainforest Short Robusto. Brun del Re is a Costa Rican cigar brand, founded in 2006. Carlo Corazzo is originally from Switzerland but has been living in Costa Rica for the longest time. In 2001, he was introduced to the art of cigars on a trip to...

Umnum Nicaragua Bond

Umnum Nicaragua Bond

Umnum Nicaragua Bond. Our motto is quality over quantity. Being the spoiled cigar aficionados that we are, we usually don’t smoke budget cigars. It’s better to smoke less but higher quality in our opinion. But not everybody feels that way considering how many budget...

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February 26
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February 29
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, Latvia
March 1
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March 2
A.J. Fernandez
March 6
Lars Tetens
March 7
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, Skopje
March 8
Janny Garcia (My Father Cigars)
March 12
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, Naples (FL)
March 13
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, San Antonio (TX)
, EVENT: Soil to Soul get together, Kuala Lumpur
March 14
EVENT:CSWC Qualifier, Dallas (TX)
, Justo Eiroa (JRE Tobacco)
March 17
Tonio Neugebauer (Skel Ton Cigars)
March 18
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, Gilbert (AZ)
, Johan Loomans (Steenbok)
March 20
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, Fresno (CA)
March 21
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, San Diego (CA)
March 24
Emma Viktorsson (Freya Cigars)
, Juergen W Roder (Perdomo Cigars)
, Reinhold Widmayer (Cigarjournal)
March 26
Joshua Meerapfel (Fuente Meerapfel)

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong. Sir David Tang is a legend in the world of the Habanos, especially in Asia. He is the founder of Pacific Cigar Company, the Habanos distributor for a large part of Asia and Oceania. He started PCC in 1992 and made Cuban cigars...

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello. Made at Tabacalera Kafie y Cia, one of the few remaining cigar factories in Honduras. Where there once were many factories in the Latin American country, only a few remains. Currently, there are less than 15 different factories...

Camacho Ecuador Robusto

Camacho Ecuador Robusto

Camacho Ecuador Robusto. In 2008, Oettinger Davidoff acquired the Camacho brand, farms, and factory from the Eiroa family. And while Davidoff continued with the exciting Camacho blends for the first years, behind the scenes they were ready for a relaunch. In 2013,...

La Madrina Robusto

La Madrina Robusto

La Madrina Robusto. A cigar made for the American cigar company Dapper Cigar Company. A Fresno based cigar company founded in 2013. The La Madrina line, which is available in a robusto, toro, and corona Gorda size, was released in 2017. Strangely enough, the robusto...

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Corona

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Corona

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Corona. Royal Agio Cigars has a factory in the Dominican Republic. In San Pedro de Macoris. And to pay tribute to the home town of their factory, and all the hard-working employees, the created a line bearing that name. It’s set up as a...

CAO Consiglieri Associate

CAO Consiglieri Associate

CAO Consiglieri Associate. Formerly known as the CAO Soprano Associate. When the HBO Series The Sopranos was a hit, CAO managed to get the rights to create a Soprano's cigar. And released the CAO Sopranos. Just like the TV Show, the cigars were very popular. When the...

300 Hands Maduro Corona Gorda

300 Hands Maduro Corona Gorda

300 Hands Maduro Corona Gorda. It always surprised us that nobody had used that name before. Everybody in the industry knows that it takes approximately 300 pairs of hands from the seed to the finished cigar in the consumer’s hand. Cigar manufacturers emphasize that...

Alfambra G series Robusto

Alfambra G series Robusto

Alfambra G series Robusto. A cigar completely unknown to us. And not just to us, as there is hardly any information to be found on the company online. Nothing more than just the blend, the name of the factory and the sizes they produce. But the brand is available in...

Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat

Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat

Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat. The sixth ‘year of the rat’ review in a row. Although this is a special one and not released because of the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. This cigar was released in 2016. And it is made for the lounge that Drew Estate opened that year at...

Romeo Y Julieta 8 Maravillas

Romeo Y Julieta 8 Maravillas

Romeo Y Julieta 8 Maravillas. With this release, Habanos is joining the Chinese Zodiac bandwagon. Since Asia is becoming more and more important for Habanos and the Cuban cigar industry, it was a matter of time before this happened. And with the rumored sale of...

Davidoff Year of the Rat

Davidoff Year of the Rat

Davidoff Year of the Rat. Of all those cigars using the Chinese Zodiac calendar, Davidoff is the original one. It is the Swiss brand that decided to release a limited edition for each of the Chinese zodiac years. And due to the success, other companies followed. Even...

Brick House Year of the Rat

Brick House Year of the Rat

Brick House Year of the Rat. J.C. Newman is one of the companies that entered the Chinese Zodiac cigar game with the Brick House brand. But unlike the other brands, Brick House is not using a red-colored box or red-colored rings. In fact, except for the size and the...

VegaFina Year of the Rat Toro

VegaFina Year of the Rat Toro

VegaFina Year of the Rat Toro. In the last few years, more and more cigar brands are using the Chinese Zodiac Calendar as a reason to release a limited edition cigar. VegaFina is one of those brands. The Dominican cigars started releasing cigars for the Year Of series...

Flor de Selva Year of the Rat Toro

Flor de Selva Year of the Rat Toro

Flor de Selva Year of the Rat Toro. A few years back, Davidoff started with an annual limited edition based on the Chinese zodiac calendar. And several companies followed, including Maya Selva for her Flor de Selva brand. We know of at least 7 companies that release...

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial. Another blend by master blender Willy Herrera for Drew Estate. This blend was released in 2018, 7 years after his move to the big cigar manufacturer. But he rose to fame as a blender at the small Miami based El Titan de Bronze....

Oliva Masterblend 1 Churchill

Oliva Masterblend 1 Churchill

Oliva Masterblend 1 Churchill. Now, this is not a regular review. This is a collaboration between Pura Vida and Ministry of Cigars. Pura Vida is a YouTube cigar review channel by Jay Walia. Walia is a Malaysian TV personality and musician. But he’s also an avid cigar...

Balmoral Añejo Oscuro Lancero FT

Balmoral Añejo Oscuro Lancero FT

Balmoral Añejo Oscuro Lancero FT. This is the 2019 limited edition for the Balmoral Añejo series. Balmoral launched the Ańejo a few years ago with an 18-year-old wrapper. The cigar was an instant hit and put the brand back in the spotlights. So when the Dutch cigar...

Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Generosos Connecticut

Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Generosos Connecticut

Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Generosos Connecticut. This is one of the Tyrannical Buc blends that Jas Sum Kral released in 2019. The first announcement was just the name and the logo. More details surfaced later. And the cigar is slowly making it’s way to the...

Brun del Re 1787 Rainforest Short Robusto

Brun del Re 1787 Rainforest Short Robusto

Brun del Re 1787 Rainforest Short Robusto. Brun del Re is a Costa Rican cigar brand, founded in 2006. Carlo Corazzo is originally from Switzerland but has been living in Costa Rica for the longest time. In 2001, he was introduced to the art of cigars on a trip to...

Umnum Nicaragua Bond

Umnum Nicaragua Bond

Umnum Nicaragua Bond. Our motto is quality over quantity. Being the spoiled cigar aficionados that we are, we usually don’t smoke budget cigars. It’s better to smoke less but higher quality in our opinion. But not everybody feels that way considering how many budget...

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