Monte by Montecristo Review

Manufacturer: Grupo de Maestros, Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Dominican Olor, Vintage Nicaraguan Filler: Dominican Republic Vitola: 6 x 54, Toro Purchased From: Casa de Montecristo Nashville Price: $11.00 Notes: The Monte starts off with a semi-sweet cocoa note with hints of salt, earth and sour citrus. Halfway and to the end the Monte…

Romeo by Romeo y Julieta, San Andrés

Over the last few years, Altadis has embraced the spirit of collaboration when it came to expanding their catalog. One collabo that has served them well is the one with the hottest name, blender and manufacturer in the cigar industry, A.J. Fernandez. For the Romeo by Romeo y Julieta San Andrés, Fernandez teamed up with…

The LUJ Morpheus Anniversary #4 Natural

Limited to a little over 35 retailers nation-wide, this secretive, boutique cigar company was founded in 2010 by Luj Oluyeba. Known for switching up a blend when tobacco surpluses are depleted, the LUJ portfolio of cigars is ever-evolving and offers consumers something different with each re-release. Manufacturer: Undisclosed; Produced in the Dominican Republic Wrapper: Top Secret…

Plasencia Alma Fuerte Sixto II

Best known and respected for supplying the largest and most well-known cigar companies with premium tobacco for decades, the Plasencia family is making another attempt at having their name mentioned specifically for cigar making. I know and have seen firsthand the skill and care in which the Plasencia family grows, ferments and ages their tobacco.…

S & R by Black Works Studio

Of course the first thing that crosses your mind when you see this cigar is “What does S & R stand for?” because it’s nowhere on the box. But take a deeper look at the label, there’s a snake’s head…and near the edge where it’s glued to itself is a tiny rainbow. My mind goes…

Tatuaje Serie P Miami

Tatuaje’s “Cuban Sandwhich”, the Miami-made Serie P Miami has been made in very limited quantities since 2003 and in only available to select retailers. Available in two sizes (Corona Gorda & Robusto), the unbanded cigar is made of both the long and short fillers that are remaining after the production of the Tatuaje Brown Label…

Villiger La Flor de Ynclan

In an attempt to reestablish themselves in the premium handmade cigar industry, Villiger Cigars North America (best known for machine-made cigars) has reblended and relaunched the Villiger La Flor de Ynclan. The 2017 rendition is a collaboration between former Villiger CEO Heinrich Villiger and master blender Jose Matias Maragoto of ABAM Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic. Manufacturer: ABAM S.R.L.…