This is one of those cigars we went all the way to Las Vegas to get our hands on. This Lonsdale was one of half a dozen cigars that were only available to stores that went to the PCA convention in the summer. Now, way later in December, here it is for you to enjoy. It’s called Le Pâtissier, French for pastry chef and it uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over a binder from Jalapa, Nicaragua and fillers from Costa Rica, as well as the Ometepe and Pueblo Nuevo regions of Nicaragua.
Celebrating the 135th anniversary of when Melanio Oliva first grew tobacco, establishing the Olivas as a tobacco family, Oliva has released a limited edition Serie V. This unique cigar has the same blend as the regular Serie V but features a round cap and a slight taper running down the lower third of the cigar. This was a limited release so once they are gone, that’s the end of them.
The Alec Bradley trilogy makes its return since it was discontinued in 2010. This unique series features three different blends: the Exotic Maduro, the Native Cameroon, and the Authentic Corojo, all in a triangular pressed shape. Come by the stores this week and tell us which one is your favorite. While you’re at it, grab a Prensado and tell us what you think.
From Halfwheel: “Introducing a blend that represents the full potential and innovation of our Camacho factory is a privilege and great responsibility,” said Lana Fraser, director of marketing and retail for Davidoff of Geneva USA, in a press release. “It goes without saying that Corojo has to be the core component of the blend bearer of the badge of boldness, and the shaggy foot symbolizes the character of our factory to always push boundaries without compromises. The aromas and flavor of this new annual release will surely capture and indulge the palates of the greatest fans of the Camacho legacy.”
From Halfwheel: Plasencia Cigars has begun shipping a new size of its Alma Fuerte Sixto size, this time with a lighter wrapper. The Alma Fuerte Natural Sixto II is the same size and price as the original Alma Fuerte Sixto II, a box-pressed 6 x 60 gordo priced at $21. While it remains a Nicaraguan puro, the wrapper used is a Colorado claro color that is lighter than the regular Alma Fuerte. It’s a rather unique vitola with a hexagon box-press meaning there are six sides instead of the normal four sides that most box-pressed cigars have. To mimic […]
From Cigar World: “CAO Vision was named one of the top ten cigars of 2007 by Cigar Aficionado. Given its exquisite Dominican Corojo wrapper, creamy flavors of cocoa, cedar and roasted nuts, and unique individually numbered packaging, it’s not hard to wonder why. “ From Matt Wilson, Brand Manager of Partagas: “Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas 2020 brings our venerable Cameroon tobacco to life in an intriguing way through an exclusive blend developed solely for this release. For cigar smokers who appreciate the depth of aged Cameroon wrapper and who seek extraordinary smoking experiences, Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas 2020 is […]
A fine cigar is the perfect accompaniment to the aficionados born in the Year of the Ox. The Ox likes to reflect, ruminate and make decisions at his own pace. Once the Ox sets a course of action, he will see it through. Step by step. Always moving forward. The Ox is diligent, patient, and determined. The Ox ploughs his own furrow and is never diverted from his course. Some see a stubborn creature. Others see strength of purpose. It is this strength which is a source of reassurance for those who know and love the Ox. They welcome […]
Foundation Cigar Company’s Tabernacle cigar embodies founder Nicholas Melillo’s long-time passion and intimate experience with the Broadleaf varietal – made even deeper by his connection, as a native son, to Connecticut soil. Out of reverence for the tobacco leaf, and tobacco tradition, the brand is named for the hallowed sanctuary of Hebrew scripture: The Tabernacle – which housed the Ark of the Covenant before the building of the Temple of Solomon. For Foundation’s latest release, a two-size extension to the Tabernacle line, Melillo has again drawn on biblical inspiration to represent his life in tobacco and his commitment to the […]