San Lotano Requiem Habano

A.J. Fernandez has been making third-party cigars for quite some time before he branched out on his own and started the San Lotano brand in 2010. The name, according to Fernandez, comes from his family’s brand in Cuba before the revolution. San Lotano is also the name of a Nicaraguan tobacco farm owned by Fernandez,

Partagas Maduro n°1

Once a year, Habanos S.A. creates a cigar exclusively for the La Casas del Habano and the Habanos Specialists. The H. Upmann Connoisseur A was already very popular. In 2015 a vitola called Partagás Maduro n°1 was launched which already suggests that these cigars are characterized by a particularly dark, mature wrapper. The term Maduro,

Horacio Colosso Edición Especial 2017

Horacio was founded in 2008 in Switzerland by three friends Christophe Leroy, Fabien Gil and Sylvain Toaldo. In addition to selling their brand, the three also ran a tobacconist’s shop in Geneva. Horacio cigars were first produced in Costa Rica, as the result of a meeting between three aficionados at the dawn of the third

Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli

The name may sound ominous and illicit, but the Alec Bradley Black Market Estelí Robusto is really a stand-up, law-abiding cigar—and a very satisfying one as well. Owned by Alan Rubin, this intriguing series is a spin-off from the first Black Market brand, only the blend is quite different and so is the factory. While

Master Blends 3 Robusto

Master Blends 3 is a gem with a 92 point rating in the US magazine Cigar Aficionado. Master Blends 3 was launched in the US by Tabacalera Oliva de Nicaragua S.A at the end of 2006. The original idea of ​​the Oliva family was that the Master Blends would be a cigar with limited production.

Paradiso Papagayo XXL

All cigars named Ashton are made by Arturo Fuente in the Dominican Republic but the La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial comes, like the Paradiso, from the My Father factory in Nicaragua and are blended by José ‘Don Pepin’ Garcia and his son Jaime. Especially for the European market, both cigars have been given a

La Flor Dominicana L-400 Oscuro Natural

La Flor Dominicana Cabinet Oscuro cigars are cloaked in some of the darkest, richest Ecuadorian Sumatra wrappers anywhere. While not quite Maduro, Litto Gomez calls them Oscuro. Beneath is a core of pure Dominican tobaccos grown on La Flor Dominicana’s farm in La Canela, Dominican Republic. Hands down one of the DR’s finest cigars, the

AJ Fernandez Enclave Figurado

The Figurado can be the most rewarding size or the most frustrating. There is something about the way the cigar channels from the small perfecto tip to the full chamber that creates a nice flavor experience if the cigar is properly constructed. However, the way you light the cigar, or poor construction can create a

Ramon Allones Gigantes

Ramon Allones is one of Cuba’s older brands, dating back more than 150 years. The sizes in the brand have been culled down to three, not counting this special release and Regional Edition sizes (eg Lebanon). That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Smaller production means all Ramon Allones cigars are made in once place, the

Nub Sun Grown/Habano 460

Nub has becoming pretty soon after the introduction an icon in the range of new world cigars. It was the first short robusto with a ring gauge of 60 and 101mm length. Thanks to its unique approach in cigar construction the Nub has become a favourite among many cigar enthusiasts. The cigar is able to