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Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Maestro Review

The History of Aging RoomAging Room is a brand of fine cigars owned by Boutique Blends, which is run by cigar industry veteran Rafael Nodal. The Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua series is a collaboration between the brand and Nicaraguan master cigar maker AJ Fernandez. The Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Maestro is the flagship cigar in the series. It h…

Rocky Patel Number 6 Review

The Rocky Patel Number 6 is a highly acclaimed Honduran cigar from the El Paraiso vitola. El Paraiso is known for being one of the leading vitolas in Central America, so it's hardly a surprise that such an acclaimed cigar was made there. The Rocky Patel Number 6 is made out of premium quality tobacco, including a corojo wrapper. It’s no surprise th…

Alec Bradley Project 40, Can Cigars Really Make You Happy?

The Alec Bradley Brand was started by Alan Rubin in 1996. It is an American brand, though their cigars are made in other countries. The Alec Bradley Brand is owned by Alan Rubin, who initially got into the business without knowing much about cigars. The brand has had a great deal of success in recent years, with multiple highly rated cigars. They a…

Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua, Sophisticated Puros

A Montecristo always conjures memories of sweet summer mornings; a cigar in hand and a coffee by my side. This phenomenal smoke has been in production since 1935. To say it’s popular is an understatement. We have enjoyed Montecristo for decades and it remains a great smoke. So, when Altadis announced a new Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragu…

Romeo Y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Review

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…