Gotham Cigars Blog

A Review of the H. Upmann Connecticut Blend

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.&…

​A Review of The Exquisite Oliva Serie V Cigars

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 y…

The All New Dias de Gloria by AJ Fernandez

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 t…

A Review of the Rocky Patel Sun Grown Cigars

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…

Romeo y Julieta Nicaragua, a Captivating Smoke

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…

AVO Syncro Ritmo, A Cigar Made for Aficionados

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 Ni…

Why is the Oliva Serie V so Hard to Find?

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…

The Alec Bradley Prensado, a Divine Cigar

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,…

Camacho Box Pressed Cigars, the Best Blends Yet?

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 Presse…

AJ Fernandez Fresh Pack Sampler, A Great Buy!

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 cas…

Swisher Sweets Leaf Launches Nationally!

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…

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

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 g…