Aaron Loomis

Cigar News: ACID Subculture Petra Returns as Store Exclusive

Cigar News: ACID Subculture Petra Returns as Store Exclusive

Today Drew Estate announces the Acid Petra Subculture is exclusively returning to Tobacco Plus in Matteson, IL. The ACID Petra is a 5 x 54 Robusto Pigtail vitola featuring a Sumatra wrapper, and was originally released in the early 2000’s.

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Las Calaveras 2018

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Las Calaveras 2018

Las Calaveras EL 2018 is manufactured at My Father Cigars, S.A., in Esteli, Nicaragua, and total production will be limited to 1,700 (24-count) boxes of each of the three vitolas, along with 3,000 samplers. Shipping will begin June 2018.

Cigar News: Aging Room Announces Pura Cepa

Cigar News: Aging Room Announces Pura Cepa

Aging Room Pura Cepa comes in three handmade varieties: Rondo, Mezzo and Grande, with an MSRP of $12.50 - $13.50 per cigar. Each vitola will be available for purchase nationally, in 20-count boxes with distribution to all trade channels expected to begin in May 2018.

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Gordita

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Gordita

The first third of this cigar was dynamite with the combination of wood, chocolate, cinnamon and cream. Each third thereafter became a little less complex as some of the flavor notes began to drop out. If you haven't tried this line yet, this is a great size to go for as it will show you what the line can provide at a good price point.

Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Adds Brian Massey to Marketing Team

Continuing to fill its marketing team with industry specialists, the Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is pleased to announce Brian Massey’s arrival to the group. Brian will be working under Michael Giannini, who was recently appointed to General Manager of VCC.

Team Cigar Review: Ventura Slaughterhouse Natural Toro

Team Cigar Review: Ventura Slaughterhouse Natural Toro

There isn't any wow factor here, but the cigar does provide an average flavor profile through the first two thirds with a drop in the final third. Based on other cigars I've reviewed here, this score should fall in line with a fair number of cigars that are priced at twice or three times what this is. With that being said, you can have those same experiences at a discount.

Cigar News: Cubariqueño Announces Protocol Official Misconduct

Cigar News: Cubariqueño Announces Protocol Official Misconduct

The blend consists of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers from Esteli / Jalapa. Initial release will be at Cubariqueno’s 3 Year Anniversary event on May 12th at the Holiday Inn located in Clinton, New Jersey through Berkeley Humidor and pre-sales will also be available through BerkeleyHumidor.com initially.