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Rojas 10th Anniversary
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Cigar Review: Rojas 10th Anniversary

The Rojas 10th Anniversary celebrates the American dream achieved by Noel Rojas. Noel Rojas left Cuba in the middle of the night on a homemade raft that would take him to Mexico where he would make the journey as a Cuban immigrant to the United States. I first met him when I lived in Miami at a cigar shop owned by Nestor Miranda and his son-in-law Jason Wood. It was here we would develop a […]

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Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Rothschild
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Cigar Review: Supreme Leaf Rothschild

The Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Rothschild is the 8th release in the line since its debut at the Tobacco Plus Expo in 2020. Prior releases have been Robusto (5 x 52, March 2020), Toro (6 x 54, July 2020), Corona Gorda (6 x 46, February 2021), Torpedo (6 x 54, August 2021), Robusto (5 x 54, February 2022), Toro (6 x 52, February 2023) and Perfecto (6 x 54, December 2023). This time around the […]

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Tatuaje PCA 2023
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Cigar Review: Tatuaje PCA 2023 Exclusive

The Tatuaje PCA 2023 was a cigar made just for retailers who attended the PCA Trade Show in Las Vegas last year. In true industry fashion the cigar didn’t hit retailers until February of 2024. Tatuaje isn’t the only company to release their PCA exclusive just prior to the 2024 trade show as Padron did the same thing with the Padron Black. The PCA 2023 is limited to 2,500 boxes of 20 cigars (50,000 cigars) and […]

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Powstanie Justice
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Cigar Review: Powstanie Connecticut Corona Gorda “Justice”

Powstanie is a Polish word meaning, uprising. The Powstanie Connecticut Corona Gorda is a line extension for the Connecticut that debuted in 2023 but it’s roots date back to almost a decade ago.  According to a press release, “The cigar was originally blended over 9 years ago for the birth of Mike Szczepankiewicz’s (co-owner) son. At that time, there were only 100 cigars made. The original band said “ApolloDani” in blue and pink.” The Powstanie Connecticut […]

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Padron Black PB97
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Cigar Review: Padron Black PB97 Natural

The Padron Black has been associated with limited edition since its release in 2016 for Jose Padron’s 89th Birthday that was released exclusively to Smoke Inn in South Florida. The cigar additionally saw distribution as a one time exclusive for the TAA as well as part of a sampler pack to benefit Cigar Rights of America. In 2023, Padron made the cigar available for retailers that were in attendance at the PCA Trade Show in […]

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Cigar Review: My Father The Judge Toro

All Rise! Here comes The Judge. Originally released in two sizes; a 5 x 50 Robusto and a 6 x 56 Toro the cigar was almost rushed due to the potentially pending FDA regulations. A year later the company would add the 6 x 52 Toro Fino, and in the spring of 2020 they would add two more sizes, a 5 5/8 x 46 Corona Gorda as well as a limited production 5.25 x 52 […]

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Polpetta
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Cigar Review: Polpetta

Steve Saka should be paying royalties to David Garofalo of Two Guys Smoke Shop. Just like he should be paying royalties to Abe Dababhah at Smoke Inn. Why you make ask? 2023 saw the announcement that limited edition shop exclusives would become regular production smokes. First off was the Red Meat Lovers which started as Smoke Inn exclusive and now Polpetta is a regular release after being launched for David Garofalo’s Meat Ball event which […]

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601 La Bomba
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Cigar Review: 601 La Bomba Napalm

The 601 La Bomba line was launched in 2011. At the time the majority of cigar smokers never saw a cigar with a fuse. Sure, there was the Don Pepin Firecracker that was made for exclusively for a  retailer 2 years prior but it was a limited edition that had yet to reach the popularity it enjoys today. It was a topic on many of the podcast episodes I was part of whenever a new […]

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Mil Dias Maduro
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Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Mil Dias Maduro Edmundo

According to Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads, “Mil Dias Maduro is an extension of the original Mil Dias that we announced back in July of 2020. What’s important to note, however, is the Maduro blend is not simple a re-tread of the original blend where we just swapper the wrapper leaf out. Mil Dias Maude is an all-new blend from the outside to the inside we self was worth of bearing the Mil Dias […]

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La Union Para Tatuaje
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Cigar Review: La Union for Tatuaje Black Box

According to the La Union press release, “To commemorate the 20th anniversary of their working relationship, both My Father Cigars and Tatuaje have created a limited-edition project named La Union. “La Union” (The Union), a trademark owned by My Father Cigars, consists of two different exquisitely crafted boxes, one in black and the other in red. The logo for “La Union” features an artistic rendering of Pete shaking Jaime’s hand with Pepin blessing the union which represents the bond and […]

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