Aaron Loomis

Team Cigar Review: Eiroa Dark 50x5

Team Cigar Review: Eiroa Dark 50×5

I enjoyed the Eiroa Dark 50x5 quite a bit and look forward to smoking more. This is a great new addition to the Eiroa portfolio and I'd have no problem recommending this to others.

Cigar News: JR Cigar and the Pepin's Reintroduce Cabañas

Cigar News: JR Cigar and the Garcia’s Reintroduce Cabañas

Handcrafted in Nicaragua by Don Pepin Garcia, this cigar uses some of the most exclusive and aged Cuban seed tobaccos grown in Nicaragua to recreate the traditional experience. It is crafted with a Habano Rosado wrapper, Jalapa and Esteli binders and all Nicaraguan filler.

Cigar News: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Begins Shipping

Cigar News: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Begins Shipping

Gurkha Cigars has begun shipping its special edition Nicaragua Series to exclusive retailers. This cigar was released at this year’s IPCPR and made available by invitation only to Gurkha’s top retailers to great reviews. The retailers were allowed to buy 5 boxes per size per store.

Cigar News: Villiger La Libertad Gets Updated Branding

Cigar News: Villiger La Libertad Gets Updated Branding

Villiger Cigars announces that the highly rated Villiger La Libertad will display an elegantly designed new cigar band, that prominently features the Villiger handmade premium cigar logo. The Villiger La Libertad originally featured a band with only the name “La Libertad” displayed.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Launches Undercrown ShadyXX

Cigar News: Drew Estate Launches Undercrown ShadyXX

Drew Estate launches the national release of the Undercrown ShadyXX to Drew Diplomat Retailers starting today. This limited-edition cigar was created in partnership with Shady Records’ President Paul Rosenberg to celebrate their 20th Anniversary.

Cigar News: CAO Orellana Begins Shipping

Cigar News: CAO Orellana Begins Shipping

CAO Orellana is a limited-edition release handcrafted by the CAO artisans in Esteli, Nicaragua. It comes in one size, a 6” x 52 toro that will sell for a suggested retail price of $10.99 per cigar. CAO Orellana will be presented in rustic wooden boxes containing 20 cigars and will ship to retailers on October 1.

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Full Court Press Announced

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Full Court Press Announced

CHC Reserve XVIII Full Court Press features the original CHC Reserve XVIII blend in a 5 7/8" x 52 box-pressed vitola. The resulting smoking experience is a rich yet accessible medium­ bodied expression that exudes a multi-layered flavor profile with hallmark balance.

Team Cigar Review: J.C. Newman The American No. 2

Team Cigar Review: J.C. Newman The American No. 2

The J.C. Newman The American No. 2 is a pretty anticipated cigar and I felt it gave a good showing. Burn issues aside, I enjoyed it and would definitely smoke it again. The price point is fairly high, but can be expected with an all U.S.A. build. The smoking time was quite lengthy, so it does provide some value there.