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Undercrown 10, Not Just Another Anniversary Cigar

There are beautiful moments in life that should just be consecrated for posterity. I am a sucker for winding, stirring stories-if you already can’t tell from my schmaltzy intro. The Undercrown story is a good example; so bear with me as I chew the rag. It’s a good story, I promise.How it all startedThis is a Drew Estate story that begins with…

Top 5 Cigars of 2021

It’s that time of the year again! We get to unveil our top 5 best cigar picks for the year 2021. The truth is, a lot goes into these choices especially because so many new amazing cigars were released this year alone. To narrow down to 5 choices is very subjective. At the same time, it leans on an experienced palate seasoned over decades. …

Ferio Tego Timeless Panamericana, The Nat Sherman Blend Revived

I love end of year releases especially if there’s still sometime before the official December madness. This way I get to decide if the new cigar is worth giving as a gift. Being a friend to a cigar reviewer has its perks!Now, this year’s brimming with new releases including transcendent blends from Aging Room, AVO Syncro and so on. We hav…

​Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Review

The Alec & Bradley BrandThe Alec & Bradley brand is a highly acclaimed brand from two names you may be familiar with, the very brothers who the Alec Bradley brand is named for that is owned and operated by Alan Rubin. Their entrance into the family business was long awaited and so far, they have not disappointed. Together, the brot…

Aging Room Quatro Nicaragua Review

The Aging Room Brand is run by partners AJ Fernandez and Rafael Nodal, both of whom have had long and successful careers in the cigar industry. AJ Fernandez has made some of the world's best cigars in his factories for decades. Nodal, on the other hand, took a small, failing cigar company in Miami and turned it into one of the leading premium cigar…

Avo Syncro Caribe, a Symphony of Caribbean Flavors

The Davidoff of Geneva-Owned Brand AVOThe Davidoff-owned brand AVO is one of the most prestigious tobacco brands currently in existence. It was established more than a century ago, in 1911, and its long and successful history is one of the major contributing factors to the brand's prominence. Davidoff of Geneva owns several tobacco brands, i…

​Partagas Cortado Review, a Great Mild Cigar

The Partagas BrandPartagas is one of the oldest and most prestigious cigar brands. The brand originated in Cuba in the 19th century. The brand was owned by the Cifuentes family for many years. However, the Cuban government nationalized the brand after the Cuban revolution. Ramon Cifuentes restarted the brand in America, with distribution from…

Mark Twain Cigars Review

The Mark Twain BrandThe Mark Twain brand has become well-known for offering high-quality cigars at an affordable price. It is named after the author Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. He was famous for his cigar habit, which saw him consume as many as 40 cigars a day. While this number seems far-fetched, he certainly consumed at least 22…

Perdomo Fresco Review, Premium Luxury Bundles

The Perdomo BrandThe Perdomo brand is known for offering good cigars at a cheap price. Specifically, Perdomo is known for offering bundle cigars. Bundle cigars come tied together in large groups. They do not include the cigar boxes commonly seen in more expensive cigars. Bundle cigars offer smokers the opportunity to save money, as the cigar boxe…

Montecristo Espada Review

The Montecristo BrandMontecristo is a famous brand of premium cigars that has been around for decades. It is owned by Altadis USA. Montecristo is known for its hand-rolled cigars that utilize high-quality tobacco blends. Many of Montecristo’s cigars are made in Cuba. Of course, these cigars cannot be sold legally in the US. However, Montecristo’s…

Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary, the Best Rocky Yet?

The Rocky Patel BrandRocky Patel Cigars has become one of the best-known American premium cigar brands since its inception in 1995. It is known for hand-rolled cigars from Honduras and Nicaragua. After 15 successful years in business, the brand decided to commemorate the business' success with a special edition cigar. In 2010, Rocky Patel Cigars re…

Punch Signature Cigar Review

The Punch BrandThe Punch brand is one of the oldest and most well-known cigar brands in the world. The company is named after the character “Punch” from the historical Punch and Judy puppet show. The company began way back in the mid-1800s, and it has been quite popular ever since. Punch is known for referencing its long and storied history in th…