Gotham Cigars Blog

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

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, … 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

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

AJ Fernandez Fresh Pack Sampler, A Great Buy!

Posted by Puffy Pete on 31st Jul 2019

If you have never thought about buying a cigar sampler, then you are missing out. A sampler is a superb way to weave your way through a particular brand and determine what you like.Learning aside, some cigar samplers are simply a steal. Rarely will you find a cigar sampler featuring top-shelf cigars each with its own accolades. In most cases, cigar companies bundle spectacular stogies with their little-known totally average cousin in a sampler pack. But not AJ Fernandez.A Little … read more

Swisher Sweets Leaf Launches Nationally!

Posted by Linda Kimanthi on 16th Jul 2019

We can never picture a time before Swisher Sweets cigars. Swisher International, the makers of Swisher Sweets, have been in operation for more than a century.Over this period, we have seen them soar in the market becoming one of the biggest cigar manufacturers in the world.With a knack for invention and the genius to instinctively know what the market needs, Swisher Sweets is bound to be in business for another century.Speaking of invention, who’s up for a new Swisher Sweets cigar flavor?W … read more

Black Market Cigar Review. One of Alec Bradley’s best?

Posted by Blazing Bill on 9th Jul 2019

When Alen Rubin set up Alec Bradley Cigars in 1996, no one knew what an impact he would have on the market.A couple of decades later, and the Alec Bradley brand of cigars sits at the winners’ table with age-old masterpieces like Romeo Y Julieta and the Montecristos.Alen Rubin is a master of invention. He likes to go where no other blender has gone by experimenting with little known tobaccos from obscure countries. Usually, his blends feature tobacco from upwards of 4 different countries; a … read more