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Cigar Review: 1502 Emerald

1502 is a cigar brand under the umbrella of Nicaraguan based company Global Premium Cigars(GPC).  1502 and GPC is owned by Enrique Sanchez who is proud of his Nicaraguan heritage, hence 1502, the year Columbus discovered Nicaragua.  1502 currently has 4 lines, the Emerald, Ruby, Black Gold, and 1502 Nicaragua.  These cigars get their names from the finest of goods that were traded and considered items of high value, and still are today. Each line is distinctly different and brings a uniquely enjoyable experience.  1502 also has two brick and…

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Cigar Review: Crux Passport No.4 “Marblehead”

In April of 2014, Jeff Haugen and Joel Rogers, co-owners of Tobacco Grove, revealed their newly founded cigar company: Crux Cigars. With it, they released their first two cigars: Ninfimaniac & Skeeterz. They debuted their newest line of cigars, which included the passport, at the 2014 IPCPR show in Las Vegas, NV. Here is a little bit about the company, via the Crux Cigar website (www.cruxcigars.com): “At Crux Cigars, we believe cigars build friendships and community uniting people from all walks of life. They allow people to relax from the…

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Cigar Review: Siempre Tamboril

Siempre Tamboril is the product of collaboration between Henderson Ventura, (of Tabacalera William Ventura), and Tony Bellato, (Co-Founder of Lost & Found Cigars, formerly Improptu Cigars). One thing that you’ll notice is the use of an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper in this cigar, which has raised questions for some in the past. Ecuadorian Connecticut tobacco is simply Connecticut seed tobacco grown in Ecuador. Why Ecuador? Well, if you’ve ever seen shade grown Connecticut tobacco being grown, you’ll notice that there are cheese cloths draped over the tobacco during the growing process….

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Cigar News: Huff Makes Exit From Dante

Michael Huff has announced today the he will be leaving Dante Cigars effective immediately.  Dante is a boutique brand based out of the Virginia area that began in 2013 with Huff and co-founder Mohammad Fakro.  Huff posted this just a few hours ago on his Facebook page: To all my Loyal Dante customers, It’s with a heavy heart that I inform you that as of 8:30pm today EST I am no longer partnered with Mohammad Fakhro and M Tobacos INC. Any questions about Dante Cigars, accounts, orders, and special appearances please call…

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Cigar Review: Underground/Black Label Trading Co. Catacomb

In November of 2014 the Underground Cigar Shop partnered with Black Label Trading Company to release a shop exclusive cigar. The project was titled Catacomb, which is a fitting name for the Underground. The Underground Cigar Shop, owned by Don Wiggins, specializes in boutique cigars. One of the biggest selling lines at the Underground has been James Brown’s Black Label Trading Company so this collaboration between the two only made sense.  This cigar launched at an in store event although in true UG fashion a large number of boxes were…

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