Gotham Cigars Blog

Romeo Y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua

For covenant cigar lovers such as yours truly, a new cigar release means new waters to charter. Granted my enthusiasm heavily depends on what I already know about the company and previous releases-obviously. So, when Altadis announced a Nicaraguan Puro version of Romeo Y Julieta Reserva Real let’s just say it was a good day. Romeo Y Julieta Re…

Ashton Symmetry, a Masterful 94 Rated Blend

Ashton Symmetry was a greatly anticipated release and especially because it had been almost a decade since the last Ashton release. Basically, when it comes to this cigar line, Ashton as a company decided to go against the grain. Instead of rushing to release a new cigar every year, Ashton releases a new Ashton when they perceive it to be ready.&nb…

Review of Avo Classic Maduro

All through his life and careers, Avo Uvezian was a man after everyone’s heart. When he wasn’t entertaining on the keyboard, he was orchestrating attention-grabbing blends to seduce the palates of aficionados. His story is one of the most interesting in the cigar grapevine. After quite literally stumbling into the cigar business, Avo went on t…

​Factory Smokes by Drew Estate Review

Every lover of the leaf wants a reliable, everyday cigar that is cheap and can be tossed at any point without buyer’s guilt. And the truth is, these are a dime a dozen in the market. But every lover of the leaf also wants a cigar that is enjoyable, balanced, and a flavor bomb.Factory Smokes by Drew EstateDrew Estate is known for a dynamic approach…

Java Latte, Not Your Typical Flavored Cigar

For many of us, a cup of joe in the morning is just about all we need to get the day started. However, there are occasions when you need just a little more kick to your day. How about a stogie that combines the two? What the what, you ask? I am talking about the delicious Java Latte by Rocky Patel. Java Latte is the perfect breakfast ciga…

The Best Selling Avo Classic, The Avo No. 2

The festive season is here with us and I don’t know about you, but I am feeling like bursting out my all-time favorites! Even though I pride myself a cigar connoisseur, to many, an advanced palate means appreciating a cigar bursting with strength and character. This is not always the case. I do love a cigar that knocks me upside the head.…

My Father Connecticut Cigars Review

When you need a cigar that takes no prisoners, then My Father cigars is the best place to start. For years, this boutique brand has raked in loads of 90 percentile ratings for full-bodied cigars flaunting lashings of pepper spice and flavour. Jose “Pepin” Garcia, the man behind the brand is a master at the top of his game. Just ask industry le…

My Father Flor de las Antillas Review

Recently, we did an article on My Father Cigars and how this incredible brand continues to awe cigar aficionados with its incredible blends. More specifically, we spoke about the iconic My Father cigar and its impressive array of accolades. We are not done yet.If you know anything about My Father Cigars, then you know almost the entire co…

Gurkha Cellar Reserve 21 Years

Practically every cigar manufacturing company has a Connecticut Shade cigar but none commands your attention quite the Gurkha Cellar Reserve 21 years. And even though a lot has been said about Gurkha lately, when all is said and the dust settles, we will still agree that Gurkha does make a mean cigar. If you can’t tell from the massive to…

CAO Flathead Cigars Review

CAO is a household name in the cigar business and a mainstay in our humidors. The range of CAO cigars in the market is impressive. And this is because CAO always believes in their blends and works constantly to improve them rather than scrape them from the market.We have enjoyed countless CAO masterpieces from the World Line featuring cigars like C…

Top 5 Camacho Cigars

You don't need to beckon a heart attack sneaking a good Cuban cigar through customs when you can get a premium Cubanesque cigar with bold flavors and an overwhelming presence right here in the US. I am talking about Camacho cigars. Camacho Cigars have for decades quenched authentic Cuban Cigar cravings for cigar aficionados across the wor…

My Father Le Bijou 1922

It is not easy to make a mark in the cigar market. Lovers of the leaf demand a lot from cigar manufacturers. If we are being honest, cigar aficionados will not touch a flavoured cigar with a ten-foot pole. They insist on a world of tradition and the good ol’ ways of making cigars.At the same time, we, the critics want a cigar with some flare a…