Entries by David Weiss

Manuel Quesada 70th Announced

At today’s Procigar tour at the Quesada Cigars factory in the Dominican Republic, the company formally announced its newest release: Manuel Quesada 70th. The cigar is made in honor of Manuel “Manolo” Quesada Jr., who turns 70 in April. Quesada Jr. himself blended the cigar and as of now, he’s apparently not telling anyone what it is. […]

Cigar Aficionado Was Right

Best cigar of the year rankings are always anticipated. They create discussions, thoughts and sometimes anger. I like reading about them but most of the time have not smoked the majority of the cigars in the rankings. Cigar Aficionado magazine, the mostly well respected publication, put Rocky Patel’s sun grown maduro in the number 2 […]

Super Bowl or Super Cigar?

Heading to the Lone Wolf Cigar Lounge shortly to see the Pats hopefully win. Still not decided what cigars to bring to the event. However, here is a smoke that for many has Super Bowl winner all over it. Brand/ Name of Cigar: Monticristo/ #4 Country of Origin: Cuba Size: 5.1 x 42 Wrapper: Cuban […]

La Flor Dominicana Brings Super Bowl Cigar To Texas

Football fans in the Lone Star State will have a special cigar to puff on during Super Bowl LI. La Flor Dominicana has crafted a new version of its Special Football Edition cigar—a unique figurado that dons a football-shaped cover leaf—and has sent it to Texas cigar retailers in anticipation of next Sunday’s big game. […]

Davidoff 702 Series Launching Worldwide Next Month

In 2009, Davidoff released a limited edition cigar bearing the number 702, a name given to a unique hybrid-seed that was created using three different Cuban strands of tobacco. It was then grown in Ecuador and became the wrapper for the aforementioned cigar, the Davidoff Limited Edition 2009 Selección 702. Now, the seed and the number […]

Best Cigar Of The Year, So Far

Brand/ Name of Cigar: Montecristo/ Pilotico/ Pepe Mendez Country of Origin: Nicaragua Size: 6.2 x 52 Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra Binder: Dominican Filler: Dominican, Nicargua Shape: Toro Where and When Smoked: 1/1/2017 Appearance/ Construction:  Attractive rich looking brown wrapper, slight veins showing but no obvious flaws or defects. Good looking labels which brings out the the […]

J.C. Newman Adding Diamond Crown Julius Corona

J.C. Newman is planning a new size in its Diamond Crown Julius Caeser line, a 5 1/2 x 43 corona. Like the rest of the sizes, the Julius Caeser Corona will come in leather-wrapped boxes of 20. Unlike the rest of the sizes, it will be priced below $10 with a suggested retail price of […]

#1Of 2016 – La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull

Here is an unusual, perhaps unfamiliar cigar that gleams with distinction but doesn’t have much market history, as it only came out last summer. The wrapper is a striking hue somewhere between red and brown and the beautiful shape is all curves and tapers. Salomones, as they’re known in cigar factories, are far from an […]

San Lotano Maduro: Black Is Black

Years ago, I thought maduro cigars were the greatest thing. Perhaps because they were different from what I was used to. In 2011 I received a box of San Lotano Maduro as a birthday gift and they did not last long. Today if I had a box of them, they would probably last a year […]