September 17, 2014
Espinosa Premium Cigars and Cigar Dojo are pleased to announce today their first collaboration project, Sensei;s Sensational Sarsparilla. The project is the first time the two companies have worked hand in hand, but this is not the first time Cigar Dojo has created a cigar. The cigar gets its name from the once popular drink Sasparilla, and this was a drink that was common in the Midwest and believed to alleviate health conditions. The release will be a limited batch release, and the cigars will come in ten count bundles. They will only be available through Famous Smoke Shop in Easton, PA, and total production numbers has not been released.
When I first saw the name Tatuaje Tattoo, the first thing that came to mind was the movie Mickey Blue Eyes with Hugh Grant. In the movie, Grant's character is about to marry Jeanne Tripplehorn's character and her father, played by James Caan, is an Italian mafia head who for cover owns a restaurant called The La Trattoria. Grant makes the obvious comment, you know your father has a restaurant called "The the Trattoria," to which Tripplehorn's character says yes, I know in a less amused tone. For some reason, that scene of the movie comes to mind when I think of this cigar and while it may not come off as positive for the cigar I am about to review, I really enjoyed the movie. Anyways, today I look at the Tatuaje Tattoo Caballero, and see how this budget friendly release is for Tatuaje Cigars.
September 15, 2014
I love it when a manufacturer changes things up and releases a line that is not what you would expect from the brand. It is always great to see these companies leave their comfort zone and head into an area that is unknown to them and new to us as well. To do this, Erik Espinosa decided to release a new cigar this year for Espinosa Premium Cigars, and release a cigar that was very different from what we have seen from the company. The cigar revolved around a unique wrapper that is from Brazil, a country that is mostly known for its Mata Fina tobacco, but this wrapper is not Mata Fina. This wrapper is called Laranja and like it's name, which is orange in Portuguese, it is orange in appearance. We have seen Brazilian Habano wrappers used in the past, but it is the first time we have seen Espinosa take on a wrapper from Brazil, and I look forward to see how it smokes. Enough with the introductions though, let's take a look at the Espinosa Laranja Reserva.
Labels: Espinosa Premium Cigars
September 14, 2014
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September 12, 2014
When I think of Arturo Fuente Cigars, the first thing that comes to mind is the OpusX brand. That should not be a surprise, but the second thing that comes to mind is how much they help those in need. I have seen no other cigar company help children and families to the degree that they have. If there other companies do it, they are quiet about it, but the Fuente Family is a family that tells everyone they are helping people, and they help people that because they are so thankful for everything they have. They say it themselves, they are so blessed that they know it is their responsibility to help those in need. They deserve a round of applause for that, and that is why today I am smoking the Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel's Share. This is a special release cigar by the family that is an OpusX blend from lower primings, and it is a cigar that has the proceeds go to organizations like the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, St. Jude and The Dan Marino Foundation. There is something special about smoking a cigar, but there is something more special about knowing you are helping people in need.
Labels: Arturo Fuente