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July 24
Gustavo de Hostos (Puros de Hostos)
July 25
Hector J Alfonso sr (Espinosa Cigars)
July 27
Francisco Batista (Royal Agio)
, Jean Michel Louis (Saga)
July 28
Antonio Gomez (La Flor Dominicana)
July 29
Mike Szczepankiewicz (Powstanie Cigars)
July 31
Ludo Faxel (Ashton)
August 3
Juan Lopez (Gurkha Cigars)
August 7
Felix Gonzalez (Marrero Cigars)
, Kurt van Keppel (Xikar)
, Rick Charles (Ventura)
August 8
Mike Bellody (MLB Cigars)
August 12
Jesper Petersen (Splendid Cigars)
August 13
Smoke at the Creek, Martinsville Indiana
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Smoke at the Creek, Martinsville Indiana
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Erik D Espinosa (Espinosa Cigars)
August 20
Sebastien Decoppet (Cavelier Geneve)

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Asylum Seven 11/18

Asylum Seven 11/18

Asylum Seven 11/18. In 2012, former Camacho owner Christian Eiroa came back to the cigar industry after finishing his non-competition clause that he had to sign upon selling Camacho to Davidoff. His comeback was a partnership with former Camacho and Davidoff sales rep...

Black Works Studio Killer Bee Green Hornet

Black Works Studio Killer Bee Green Hornet

Black Works Studio Killer Bee Green Hornet. In 2016, James and Angela Brown made the Black Works Studio Killer Bee Green Hornet a regular production cigar. Before it was only available as an event-only cigar. Black Works Studio is the experimental sister of Black...

Rocky Patel Quarter Century Robusto

Rocky Patel Quarter Century Robusto

Rocky Patel Quarter Century Robusto. And as the name suggests, it celebrates the 25th anniversary of Rocky Patel as a cigar manufacturer. In 1995, the 35-year-old entertainment lawyer set his first steps in the industry with Indian Tobac. Nobody would have imagined...

Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Maestro

Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Maestro

Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Maestro. The Cigar Aficionado Cigar of the Year 2019. Many of our viewers praise this cigar on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media accounts. So it’s time for Ministry of Cigars to review this cigar as well. To see if it lives up to...

Sobremesa Brulee Blue

Sobremesa Brulee Blue

Sobremesa Brulee Blue. A Corona Gorda with a Connecticut Shade wrapper from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust. According to Steve Saka, this is a cigar for the cigar geeks. And that intrigues the cigar geeks here at Ministry of Cigars. The cigars are limited in...

Pappy van Winkle Tradition Coronita

Pappy van Winkle Tradition Coronita

Pappy van Winkle Tradition Coronita. A cigar by Drew Estate in collaboration with the famous bourbon brand Pappy van Winkle. Where the fermented cigars are exclusive to the Pappy van Winkle shop. But then the two released the Pappy van Winkle Tradition. It’s available...

Flor de Selva Year of the Ox

Flor de Selva Year of the Ox

Flor de Selva Year of the Ox. For the last few years, Flor de Selva is one of the many brands releasing a cigar to celebrate the Chinese zodiac calendar. And just as others, Maya Selva and her team choose to go for a bigger cigar for this year. It is the Year of the...

K by Karen Berger Habano Salomon

K by Karen Berger Habano Salomon

K by Karen Berger Habano Salomon. Karen Berger is born and raised in Esteli, Nicaragua. And Esteli is the epicenter of the largest cigar exporting country in the world. But she wasn’t born in the industry. Her late husband, Don Kiki, was. And together Karen and Don...

HENK Maori La Doña

HENK Maori La Doña

HENK Maori La Doña. For the last two years, HENK cigars made it to the top 25. The Henk Maori Haka was the #4 of 2019 and the HENK Maori Gaudi and Masterpiece made the top 10 of the Top 25 of 2020. There are three more vitolas in the HENK line-up. All limited and...

Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Dedacas El Embargo

Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Dedacas El Embargo

Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Dedacas El Embargo. That is a mouth full. Not just by name, but also by size, a 6x60. This cigar is exclusively for Europe. And the name suits, as Europe was the continent where Joya de Nicaragua sold its cigars when the Reagan presidency...

Condega Serie S Masaya Epicure

Condega Serie S Masaya Epicure

Condega Serie S Masaya Epicure. Condega is a Nicaraguan cigar brand from Aganorsa Leaf. Although the international distribution rights are with the Spanish company Gesinta. And they are expanding the brand at a rapid rate. Just a few weeks ago, a new limited edition...

The Circus Twister Torpedo

The Circus Twister Torpedo

The Circus Twister Torpedo. A barber pole that represents the knowledge and know-how of the cigar blenders. It is related to El Viejo Continente, as Daniel Guerrero is the owner and blender of both brands. Previously Ministry of Cigars did a review of the Circus...

H Upmann Magnum 56 Edicion Limitada 2015

H Upmann Magnum 56 Edicion Limitada 2015

H Upmann Magnum 56 Edicion Limitada 2015. This Cuban marca and vitola recently made a comeback in a jar. But the original release is an edicion limitada and that is the one we are reviewing. It is the only Cuban cigar with this specific size of 5⅞x56. As is the case...

Undercrown Shady XX by Drew Estate

Undercrown Shady XX by Drew Estate

Undercrown Shady XX by Drew Estate. When you think “cigars and hip-hop” there is one brand that jumps out. It is Drew Estate. Hip-hop originated in New York, just as Drew Estate. And everybody at Drew Estate loves hip-hop, it is the music you hear at their booth...

Romeo y Julieta Tacos Edicion Limitada 2018

Romeo y Julieta Tacos Edicion Limitada 2018

Romeo y Julieta Tacos Edicion Limitada 2018. When we hear the word tacos, we don’t automatically think about cigars. On the contrary, we don’t think of cigars at all. We think of the tasty Mexican dish. Yet Habanos called the 2018 Limited Edition of Romeo y Julieta...

Mustique Blue Robusto

Mustique Blue Robusto

Mustique Blue Robusto. Earlier we did a review on the Mustique Red Robusto. A value cigar from the Dominican Republic. And guess what, we did not care much for it. And that’s an understatement. If every cigar was like the Mustique Red, we would quit smoking cigars...

Mustique Red Robusto

Mustique Red Robusto

Mustique Red Robusto. This is one of the many bundle brands available that never caught the attention of us at the Ministry of Cigars office until about a year ago. A friend gave us a handful of Mustique cigars, both the red label and the blue label. There is not a...

Muestra de Tabac Trifecta Double Claro Habano

Muestra de Tabac Trifecta Double Claro Habano

Muestra de Tabac Trifecta Double Claro Habano. The third and final blend of the Muestra de Tabac Trifecta series. A big and thick perfecto with a dual wrapper. Not barberpole style but one wrapper on the bottom half, and one on the top half. Since both sides are cut,...

Diamond Crown Maximus Toro

Diamond Crown Maximus Toro

Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No 4.. In 1995 the oldest premium handmade family-owned cigar manufacturer in America, J.C. Newman, released the super-premium Diamond Crown line. That was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the company. And it was a shock back then as...

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Birthdays and events
July 24
Gustavo de Hostos (Puros de Hostos)
July 25
Hector J Alfonso sr (Espinosa Cigars)
July 27
Francisco Batista (Royal Agio)
, Jean Michel Louis (Saga)
July 28
Antonio Gomez (La Flor Dominicana)
July 29
Mike Szczepankiewicz (Powstanie Cigars)
July 31
Ludo Faxel (Ashton)
August 3
Juan Lopez (Gurkha Cigars)
August 7
Felix Gonzalez (Marrero Cigars)
, Kurt van Keppel (Xikar)
, Rick Charles (Ventura)
August 8
Mike Bellody (MLB Cigars)
August 12
Jesper Petersen (Splendid Cigars)
August 13
Smoke at the Creek, Martinsville Indiana
August 14
Smoke at the Creek, Martinsville Indiana
August 15
Erik D Espinosa (Espinosa Cigars)
August 20
Sebastien Decoppet (Cavelier Geneve)

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