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.…

Emilio AF2

Emilio Cigars, founded on 2010, is one third of Boutiques Unified, a Northeastern US-based boutique cigar company made up of Emilio, Black Label Trading Co and Nomad Cigar Co. Produced by AJ Fernandez, the AF line of cigars was named as a tribute to the cigar maker. Manufacturer: Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.…

Wrappers Delight

They come in all textures, all colors and give consumers a wide variety of flavors. Dependent on how, where and under which conditions they are grown, wrappers account for the majority of what we taste when we enjoy cigars and all of what we see. Buying decisions often come down to the country of origin…

Diesel Grind

Formerly an internet-only cigar through Cigars International, the Diesel Grind from A.J. Fernandez has now made it’s way to the General Cigar catalog and exclusively to your local brick and mortar tobacconist. Manufacturer: Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. Wrapper: Habano Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Vitola: 4.88 x 50, Robusto Purchased From: Belle Meade…

The T

The T is a collaboration from Matt Booth (formerly of Room 101 Cigars), Robert Caldwell of Caldwell Cigar Co., and A.J. Fernandez of A.J. Fernandez Cigars. Manufacturer: Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Vitola: 5 x 52 Box-pressed Purchased From: Smoker’s Abbey, Nashville, TN Price: $10.99 Notes: Dark…

Carolina Blue Cigars

Boutique cigar companies have gained more popularity over the last five or so years. Because of this niche market, those that love premium cigars are not only given more options of product to enjoy, but it allows those interested in entering the business (not just big companies) the opportunity to produce cigars that appeal to…

Our First Cigar Experience

No one in my family grew tobacco or produced cigars. The only person I knew growing up that smoked cigars was my grandfather. His cigar of choice was a brand called King Edward, and I used his old boxes as props for my transformers and army men. Ironically his last name was Edwards, which kinda…