Gotham Cigars Blog

Rocky Patel ALR 2nd Edition: Aged, Limited, Rare

Posted by Blazing Bill on 25th Nov 2019

Rocky Patel sure knows how to create a buzz. The release of Rocky Patel ALR 1st Edition was phenomenal. These delicately-aged scrumptious smokes were in and then gone before we could blink.If you missed out on the Rocky Patel ALR 1st Edition, don't fret. You still have a chance to grab the 2nd Edition.If you did get the 1st Edition, then you know this is a cigar you cannot miss out on. So, be sure to grab the Rocky Patel ALR 2nd Edition too before it runs out. If you missed the whole t … read more

A Review of the H. Upmann Connecticut Blend

Posted by Blazing Bill on 5th Nov 2019

We all know and love our Connecticut Shade cigars. They are mellow and easy, and more importantly, they don’t push back with too much force. The Connecticut Shade leaf is beloved by dozens of cigar blenders due to its impeccable smoothness and shy disposition. They say it is perfect for encasing mild, ultra-flavourful, and complex cigars. We do not disagree.In fact, we believe that a new trend is emerging in the Connecticut Shade world. You see, Connecticut Shade cigars have, for … read more

​A Review of The Exquisite Oliva Serie V Cigars

Posted by Blazing Bill on 23rd Oct 2019

I know it’s weird for me to be reviewing a cigar that was released a dozen years ago. But this is not just any cigar; it’s the Oliva Serie V!In a market full of cigars, there is that one cigar that stands above them all. A blend so rich, that it transcends time and trends. For me, this is the kind of cigar Oliva Serie V is. If you can’t tell, I am a huge fan.I have smoked these babies in the dozens. Consequently, this review is likely to turn me into a motormouth as I try to … read more

The All New Dias de Gloria by AJ Fernandez

Posted by Blazing Bill on 11th Oct 2019

There’s a brand-new cigar on the market, and it’s a doozy. The new cigar, Dias De Gloria by AJ Fernandez, is creating a feverish whoop-de-doo among cigar enthusiasts.Everyone knows that AJ Fernandez is unrivaled as a blender. To him, blending comes naturally. And rightfully so.AJ Fernandez is a 3rd generation cigar savant and one of the most sought out blenders of our time. He is so attuned to tobacco and blends that after blending for his own company, he has the virtuosity to cr … read more

A Review of the Rocky Patel Sun Grown Cigars

Posted by Blazing Bill on 26th Sep 2019

Rocky Patel is a household name in the cigar business. Every cigar connoisseur has an opinion about Rocky Patel. And why not?This formidable company has for years made “in your face” cigars that simply cannot be ignored. Rocky Patel, the founder of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars Inc., is a powerhouse of a person and a cigar visionary. He built his company against all odds clawing his way to the “big boys” table. I am a big fan of Rocky Patel, the smokes, and the man behind the na … read more

Romeo y Julieta Nicaragua, a Captivating Smoke

Posted by Blazing Bill on 20th Sep 2019

A medium bodied cigar you should have in your humidor.Romeo y Julieta needs no introduction. This brand has captivated the palates of cigar connoisseurs for more than a century. To date, Romeo y Julieta continues to roll masterpieces that showcase the classic Cuban flavor with a modern flare. Periodically, Altadis U.S.A, the makers of Romeo y Julieta will collaborate with another formidable cigar conglomerate to bring a fresh new twist to their portfolio. The Romeo y Ju … read more

The Alec Bradley Prensado, a Divine Cigar

Posted by Blazing Bill on 6th Sep 2019

Why is it so special?Alec Bradley is known for iconic cigars. Alen Rubin, the founder of Alec Bradley, has etched his niche in the cushy premium cigar market. Every time an Alec Bradley is released, cigar aficionados get positively bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Because, you know if it's an Alec Bradley, it's definitely phenomenal.However, even with all the success, there is one cigar that put Alec Bradley on shelves of every cigar store across the world; the Alec Bradley Prensad … read more

Why is the Oliva Serie V so Hard to Find?

Posted by Blazing Bill on 6th Sep 2019

Why are they hard to find?Nothing brings me more joy than kicking back with a phenomenal stogie; usually with friends and scintillating banter. Ever so often, the discussion veers into cigars and our favorite go-to smokes of all time. I always have an issue landing on just one. After all, the process of picking an all-time cigar rests on more than one attribute.You may be wondering why I am droning on about my co-curricular activities. Patience.It’s not every day that I get to r … read more

AVO Syncro Ritmo, A Cigar Made for Aficionados

Posted by Blazing Bill on 6th Sep 2019

Probably the best AVO out right nowI know what you’re thinking; what an excellent name for a cigar! What a wholesome mouthful of syllables!No? Well, I love the name and the cigar as well. Avo Syncro Ritmo is the perfect final release to the AVO Syncro line by Davidoff, Avo Uvezian, and Hendrik Kelner. The first two, Original Nicaragua Syncro and Syncro Fogata, garnered 90+ ratings from top cigar reviews.Obviously, we expected great things from the Avo Syncro Ritmo.And boy, d … read more

Camacho Box Pressed Cigars, the Best Blends Yet?

Posted by Blazing Bill on 20th Aug 2019

Just when we thought we couldn’t love Camacho cigars any more than we do, they went and box-pressed them!If you haven’t heard yet, Camacho rounded up 3 of their most popular lines and gave them a soft box-press.You can probably guess which three; Camacho Connecticut, Camacho Corojo, and Camacho Ecuador. The new line is called Camacho Box Pressed abbreviated as BXP. Before we go into each of the blends, here is more on Box Pressed Cigars.A Little History.Did you know the first box-pressed c … read more