Aaron Loomis

Cigar News: Cigar Release List – September 2022

Monthly, we will put together a list of all of the cigars that were released, or announced to be released, in the previous month. This should give you an easy way to stay in tune with new releases.

Cigar News: Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll Announced

Macanudo and Flint Knoll, a Napa Valley-based, boutique winery that crafts limited production, world-class wines, have collaborated to create Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll, a one-of-a-kind, limited-edition expression that highlights the similarities between two crafts, cigars and wine.

Cigar News: Alfonso Añejos Begins Shipping

The Alfonso Añejos cigar line has started shipping to select retailers across the country. Created by Nelson Alfonso of Selected Tobacco, the Alfonso Añejos shares a distinguished portfolio with a current line of luxury brands: Atabey, Byron and Bandolero. Selected Tobacco started with the vision of Nelson Alfonso, to offer the market a cigar that is aged with a purpose.

Personal Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Toro

Personal Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Toro

Overall, the AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Toro was pretty linear in it's flavor profile until some transitions in the final third. Having reviewed the cigar in the Double Robusto previously, this vitola provided a very similar, average experience. The price point is attractive, so it's an easy try if the blend intrigues you.

Cigar News: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Décadas El Cumiche Announced

“El Cumiche” which means “The Young one” in Spanish, celebrates the contributions and growth of JDN’s youngest generation who are forging the Company’s future. "El Cumiche" is packaged in 10-count boxes and only 1,200 boxes of the ultra-exclusive blend will be produced annually.

Cigar News: Blackened by Drew Estate Announced as Collaboration With Metallica’s James Hetfield And Blackened American Whiskey’s Rob Dietrich

BLACKENED Cigars “M81” by Drew Estate is a passion project that brings together three immensely talented and vastly experienced cigar enthusiasts—Jonathan Drew, Founder and President of Drew Estate; James Hetfield, Metallica co-founder, singer and guitarist; and Rob Dietrich, the Master Distiller and Blender of BLACKENED American Whiskey.

Cigar News: Southern Draw Announces Hyacinth, Pennyroyal and Crocus as New Ignite Releases

Southern Draw Cigars is HONORED to announce three additions to its Fall Release 2022 schedule with the fourth and fifth installments of the IGNITE some good charitable campaign as it joins forces with Warriors on the Fly and the United States Border Patrol Fallen Officers Scholarship Fund to share their respective missions via the release of these entirely new cigars, available in a specially designed IGNITE DRAWpak samplers.

Cigar News: Diesel Sunday Gravy Porcellino Announced as Final Cigar of the Series

Blended by AJ Fernandez and Justin Andrews and crafted at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua, Diesel Sunday Gravy Porcellino is rolled with an Ecuadoran Habano wrapper over a Nicaraguan Pueblo Nuevo binder and Nicaraguan Habano filler. It is a smoke that delivers notes of pepper, earth and leather.

Personal Cigar Review: CAO Flathead V21 Carb

Personal Cigar Review: CAO Flathead V21 Carb

The CAO Flathead V21 Carb was pretty monotonous and started with a typical General Cigar profile. It built in strength as it went along, but at no time did I find the profile interesting or all that enjoyable. Definitely not a cigar I see myself returning to.