The sixth and latest in a series of 12 Wild Bunch cigars being released each month during 2013 by Eddie Ortega is aptly named "Honest Abe" in honor of Honest Abe Dababneh, owner of the Smoke Inn. The cigar is available in one size measuring 6Ż x 52, and is made with Nicaraguan fillers and binder with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. Honest Abe is available at any of the 11 Smoke Inn locations in South Florida, or online at smokeinn.com.
La Palina is an old cigar brand that was reintroduced by Bill Paley. The Classic line of La Palina cigars are made in the Dominican Republic, and are much more affordable than the brand's flagship line made in the Bahamas. If you are interested in trying a classy and classic smoke, then read my Review of La Palina Classic Cigars.
Espinosa Premium Cigars is proud to announce they will be introducing a limited edition cigar for their full bodied 601 La Bomba line called "Warhead" at IPCPR this year. This is the first time the 601 La Bomba line is offered with a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper. Read More...
On June 28 and 29, 2013, Famous-Smoke Shop will be hosting its annual Cigar Expo and Cigarnival in Easton, Pennsylvania. Two-day passes for the event are already sold out, so get your one-day pass for Saturday, June 29, before all the tickets are gone. For more details, visit cigarnival.net.
A box of your dad's favorite cigars is always a great gift on Father's Day. But if your father has several favorite cigars or you're not exactly sure which line or size to buy, then a cigar accessory such as a cutter or lighter would also be a great gift for Father's Day. This year, I am recommending the Zippo Blu2 cigar lighter. Your father and grandfather probably grew up with Zippo cigarette lighters, but the Zippo Blu2 is not a cigarette lighter. It is a cigar lighter made especially for lighting cigars, but it still looks like a traditional Zippo lighter.
But don't let the retro styling fool you. Zippo Blu2 cigar lighters are powered by butane and produce a jet flame that will quickly light a cigar without releasing any foul odors that can adversely affect the taste of the cigar. And since most cigar smokers prefer owning more than one or two lighters, a modernized but retro styled Zippo Blu2 cigar lighter would make a great gift that would be especially appreciated by the old man. For more info, read my Review of Zippo Blu2 Cigar Lighters.
I recently sampled four premium cigars, but instead of writing full reviews for each one, here are my Quickie Reviews of Xen, Kristoff Corojo, Origen Maduro, and La Aroma de Cuba Cigars.
Espinosa Habano cigars come to us from Erik Espinosa, one of the men behind the highly rated 601 brand of cigars. To see how the first cigars made at his new La Zona factory in Nicaragua measure up, read my
Review of Espinosa Habano Cigars.
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La Gloria Cubana is making a bold departure from its Dominican roots with the launch of two new Nicaraguan collections, the first-ever La Glorias to have Nicaragua as the country of origin. Both expressions will mark the expansion of the top-selling Serie R line which started the large ring, full flavor craze back in 1999. Read More...
The Dignity Smoke of ArtáCateva cigar is one cigar that is not meant to be smoked alone. This stick really sticks out in a crowd, and will attract the attention of even the most seasoned cigar aficionados. To find out why itácan be theácigar of choiceáto smoke atáa party or other public eventá, read my Review of Dignity Smoke of Art Cateva Cigars.