June’s Monthly Cigar Contest: Win a Quesada Blender Sampler!


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Update:  Scroll to bottom of page With round 3 of the NHL playoffs almost done, let’s make this contest easy going and fun!  There are currently four teams left  (Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins)  and … Continue reading

Pictures: Terence Reilly of Quesada Cigars at Castro’s Back Room (5/9/13)


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The first time I met Terence Reilly was at Mickey Blakes in Southington, CT when they held an Oktoberfest event with the release of the Quesada Oktoberfest.  There, I “interviewed” in a segment called “Sharing a moment with Terence Reilly” … Continue reading

Pictures: Arielle of La Sirena Cigars at Castro’s Back Room (5-2-13)


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Arielle of La Sirena Cigars and Jessica Levine, northeast cigar rep for Miami Cigars were at Castro’s Back Room this past thursday.  As usual, Eric, owner of Castro’s Back Room had plenty of small batch brews readily available for his customers.  For those of you that … Continue reading

E.P. Carrillo Federal Cigar 92nd Anniversary Medalla D’ Oro Cigar Review


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The release of the Medalla D’ Oro from E.P. Carrillo makes the 92nd Anniversary celebration cigar for Federal Cigar.  However, this isn’t the first release by EPC exclusively for Federal Cigar as they also made another cigar based off of … Continue reading

Pictures: Twins Smoke Shop Grand Opening with Arturo Fuente (4/26/13)


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To kick off the opening of the recently moved location in Hooksett, Kurt Kendall, owner of Twins Smoke Shop and Arturo Fuente held an all day event on Friday.  Not only were there a large selection of Arturo Fuente cigars … Continue reading

Press Release: Nomad Cigar Company To Release Nicaraguan Cigar At IPCPR



  Nomad Cigar Company To Release Nicaraguan Cigar At IPCPR Orlando, FL (April 23, 2013) – Fred Rewey, founder and president of Nomad Cigar Company, formally announced the introduction of a Nicaraguan blended cigar to the Nomad family. The Nomad … Continue reading

Pictures: “A Night in Santiago” with La Flor Dominicana at Castro’s Back Room


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This past Friday (4/19), Jon Carney of La Flor Dominicana held an event at Castro’s Back Room called “A Night in Santiago”.  This new concept essentially takes cigar aficionados on a virtual journey through Santiago.  At this specific event, tickets … Continue reading

La Flor Dominicana presents “A Night in Santiago” at Castro’s Back Room



“A Night in Santiago” is a new concept that is getting initiated in the New England/New York region by Jon Carney and La Flor Dominicana.  This cigar event essentially immerses the smoker in a setting most similar to what one … Continue reading

Press Release: La Flor Dominicana releases 2013 TAA Exclusive Cigar



  2013 La Flor Dominicana TAA Exclusive Cigar   La Flor Dominicana is proud to announce that it will once again be creating an Exclusive TAA Cigar, available only to those TAA members that attend this years conference in Casa … Continue reading

Pictures: 7-20-4 Event with Kurt Kendall at Tasty Tobacco Shop (3/22/2013)


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Kicking off the grand re-opening of Tasty Tobacco Shop at the new location in the Granite Town Plaza was Kurt Kendall and his 7-20-4 cigars.  Owners Rick Fells and Jon wanted to make the opening special and what better way … Continue reading

Oliva Master Blends 3 Liga Maestra Torpedo Review


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Oliva Cigar Company first released Master Blends 3 Liga Maestra back in 2006 and seemingly has been a regular production cigar.  This is contrary to Master Blends 1, which featured a Habano wrapper, debuting for a one time release in … Continue reading

Liga Privada T52 6 x 60 Review



The Liga Privada T52 was born a few years ago in 2009. However, like the No. 9 Blend (a private blend initially created for Steve Saka) and other cigars, there is a story behind it.  In fact, it’s quite possible … Continue reading

Tatuaje to release Federal Cigar 109 Redux as part of 92nd Anniversary Celebrations


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In speaking with Rick Gadway and Ian Hamel of Federal Cigar, it turns out that Pete Johnson will be releasing the Tatuaje Federal Cigar 109 on March 16th, which coincides with Federal Cigar‘s 92nd Anniversary.  For those unfamiliar with the … Continue reading

EPC to release Medalla D’ ORO as Federal Cigar 92nd Anniversary Blend



As part of Federal Cigar 92nd Anniversary celebrations, E. P. Carrillo with Rick Gadway created a cigar based upon the EPC NWC Short Run 2012 blend.  The wrapper will be Ecuadorian Connecticut but the strength will be increased by increasing … Continue reading

Arturo Fuente Unnamed Reserve 2012 Review


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Arturo Fuente released the Unnamed Reserve 2012 back in December of 2012.  Considered to be even more limited than the Forbidden X “13”, the wrapper is a Sun Grown Rosado combined with Don Carlos Fillers.  Extensive information for this release … Continue reading

Weekly Cigar Contest #7: Win a pair of aged Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic Lanceros!


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I missed out on doing a contest for last week (2/9/12) so I decided to make this week’s contest a little more special.  There is nothing like smoking a cigar that has been aged for a few years, right?  Well, … Continue reading

Tatuaje Brown Label Especiales Aged Review


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Up until a few years ago, the Tatuaje Brown Label ‘series’ used to be a Nicaraguan Puro with a Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 as the wrapper.  Pete Johnson has since switched to an Ecuadorian Corojo ’99 wrapper.   Noella  “5 1/8 … Continue reading