Bodega Premium Blends Interview

We chatted with Setphane Barjolin and Rob Mariani, two of the founders of Bodega Premiums Blends, at the 2014 IPCPR show in Las Vegas. They were happy to tell us about the concept behind the cigar duo of Aperitivo and Digestivo which had just recently been released.


Rocky Patel Private Cellar Robusto 5 x 50

Today we go with a Private Cellar, vintage 2013, Rocky Patel.Rocky Patel Private Celar robusto cigar

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Interview with Nick Perdomo

Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Nick Perdomo, the owner of Perdomo Cigars, for a few minutes to hear about their recent price increase and his three forthcoming brands. The Perdomo Small Batch is just now showing up in stores. The release of the Special Craft Series and Factory Tour Blend is imminent.

In summary, the price hike is only the fifth in the 25 year history of the Company, and is approximately 3% overall. The Perdomo Small Batch cigar is made with the smaller tobaccos from the Double Aged Vintage line, thus the sizes are smaller than typical. There will only be 3,000 boxes per shape and wrapper. These will only be carried by 530 retailers. The Perdomo Special Craft Series is a beer paring cigar project headed up by Arthur Kemper, the company’s vice president. The Factory Tour Blend is a stout cigar that comes in a wine case which holds 960 cigars.

Maya Selva Cumpay Volcan 5 x 60

Maya Selva Cumpay Volcan cigarThis Maya Selva Cumpay is a Nicaraguan puro with a Habano wrapper which I picked up a few months back. It is the first of the Cumpay line I have tried and here are my abbreviated notes on it.

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Epicurean Carnavale lancero 7 x 38

Having just finished reading the Internet, Punch celebrates by pulling a recently acquired Epicurean Carnavale lancero out of his humidor.

Epicurean Carnavale lancero cigar

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TL Johnson Legend Reserve 63 maduro toro

Punch and Draw go on an unexpected winter trip with their first impression review of the TL Johnson Legend Reserve 63 maduro toro.T.L. Johnson Legend Reserve 63 maduro cigar

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Punch Rare Corojo Returns with Two New Sizes

General Cigar announces that Punch Rare Corojo will make its annual return to retail beginning on February 16, 2015. The seasonal collection will welcome a new frontmark and a limited edition size available exclusively this year.

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Rodrigo Cigars Habano Clasico robusto

While Draw is hibernating through a Arctic vortex in Kansas, Punch takes advantage of the beautiful Phoenix weather and starts working his way through a Rodrigo Cigars sample pack; starting with a Habano Clasico.Rodrigo Cigars Habano Clasico Robusto cigar

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Total Flame Cigars roundup

We present to you brief summaries of six cigars from Total Flame. Fasten your seat belts and hang on …

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Cigar Federation The Collective 6.5 x 52

Punch and Draw collect their thoughts on The Collective, made by Ezra Zion exclusively for Cigar Federation.Ezra Zion Cigar Federation Collective cigar

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