Archive for July, 2013

Gurkha Rogue

I know what both of you are saying… “WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?” Never mind that. I’ll be giving away a cigar sampler in the next day or two, and you’ll have a chance to win it. This is another story in itself, so stay tuned. I found out about the Rogue from a local tobacconist. […]

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Posted by Tom - July 31, 2013 at 23:00

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AJ, Swisher? and really hot smokes by Frank Seltzer

A.J Fernandez makes some great cigars.  The San Lotano series…Connecticut, Habano, Maduro and the Oval ( which was named to the top 25 list of CA last year).  They are adding another new limited line to the group with El Mayimbe.  Mayimbe comes from the Taino Indians on Quisqueya Island (another name for Hispanola, ie. [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - July 30, 2013 at 09:21

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Still More Cigars by Frank Seltzer

In May, we told you about the tenth anniversaries of both My Father cigars and Tatuaje.  At the show last week, My Father showed off the newly completed band for  its tenth anniversary cigar.  Only 2000 boxes of these will be made     and the Nicaraguan puro measures 6.5” x 52 uses Criollo, Pelo d’Oro and [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - July 24, 2013 at 08:12

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Cigars with a View by Frank Seltzer

  Last night Alan Rubin of Alec Bradley was celebrating the release of his new cigars (Mundial which we wrote about yesterday) and the re-launch of the Nica Puro.  The event was held in the penthouse of Phil Maloof…yup it was his home and he opened it to us on the 59th floor of the [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - July 16, 2013 at 20:37

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Literal Cigar Launch by Frank Seltzer

  We told you about the new Alec Bradley Mundial launch coming up at the trade show, and when we said launch, little did we know brand owner Alan Rubin would literally launch the brand into space.  This past weekend, a special box with a camera was tethered to a weather balloon and sent aloft.  [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - July 15, 2013 at 18:42

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So Many Cigars by Frank Seltzer

The first day of the IPCPR trade was certainly busy.  It began with a breakfast ( free food always a good draw) and a couple of speakers.  Rep. Bill Posey from Florida who is the author of HR 792 which aims to protect the cigar industry from the FDA.  Posey said that  the legislation is [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - July 14, 2013 at 19:59

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IPCPR Minus 1 by Frank Seltzer

Officially, I guess the annual industry trade show is under way.  Today was seminars and the welcoming cocktail party, but already there is news. First up, Steve Saka has retired from Drew Estate which as we know makes ACID ,  My Uzi Weighs a Ton    and the Liga Privada Undercrown.   Steve went to Drew Estate from [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - July 13, 2013 at 17:41

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Introducing the Spectacular New Black Tie Cigar! By Steve Nathan

Just outside the city of Santiago, Dominican Republic, a mere 1,487 miles from Nutley, New Jersey (much farther if you’re driving), is the prestigious Carbonell factory. It is a small operation that produces cigars the old-fashioned way: small batches, long aging and meticulous care to assure that each and every cigar meets the classic old-world [...]

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Posted by JR Cigars Blog - July 11, 2013 at 10:46

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New Cigars By Frank Seltzer

Well the annual IPCPR trade show begins on Sunday in Las Vegas and that means a plethora of new cigars will be announced.   Casa Cuba From the Fuentes, one of the cigars announced at last year’s show but not released was the Casa Cuba. This was supposed to be sent to market during the [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - July 9, 2013 at 11:34

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Weather, Heavenly and More by Frank Seltzer

Normally I don’t do weather reports. But there are two things of note.  First is that this morning it is a wonderful 65 degrees in Dallas this morning (after 100 plus degree temperatures last week)  and second there was a tornado in Connecticut yesterday. The tornado was in a big thunderstorm that moved across that [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - July 2, 2013 at 10:08

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