Friday, August 1, 2014

Matilde Cigars by Jose Seijas

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Manufacturer/Factory: Tabacalera de Matilde
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaraguan
Vitola: Roubsto
Length: 5 1/2”
Ring Gage: 54
Strength: Medium

It is very exciting that Jose Seijas is once again creating what he absolutely does best! The reviving of an old iconic brand also added an extra level of specialness to this project.  The original Tabacalera la Matilde Factory dates back to 1876 and having changed hands a couple of time ultimately closed in 1910 – only to be opened by no other than Jose Seijas himself! This is the first cigar to come out of this factory. As shown by the quote above this has really been a labor of love for Mr. Seijas and I was very excited to smoke one of these cigars!

The wrapper is a beautiful golden honey color. Some slight vein lines are present does not take away from the overall attractiveness of the cigar. This is a very flavorful, complex, and robust cigar. There are definitely notes of earth and wood along with some white pepper and spice. The cigar burned perfectly and was a nice slow burn.

I was not disappointed by the cigar and would highly recommend this to everyone!!   

Posted by Michele 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Don Pepin Original Blue Label Maduro

Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Manufacturer: My Father Cigars
Wrapper: Higher Priming Corojo ‘99
Binder: Same as original blend
Filler:  Same as Original Blend
Vitoa: Toro
Length: 6”
Ring Gage: 52    
Strength: Medium

We all love the Don Pepin Blue Label – and now there is more to love! For a one production run, extremely limited, and a very rare release the Toro size is available with a Maduro wrapper! The fillers and binder are the same but instead My Father chose to use a higher priming Corojo ’99 wrapper.  Only 630 boxes of 18 were produced and we are only one of two stores that carry this extremely rare blend!

The Cigar is a dark and oily gorgeous looking cigar. I could not find any imperfections or soft spots.  It is a very rich and complex cigar without being overpowering.  It has a wonderful balance of spice, sweet, earth, and espresso.  I would gage this cigar as a solid medium.  It was not as strong as I was expecting it to be.  But that does not mean that I wasn’t blown away by the flavors!

A must have before they are gone!!

Posted by: Michele 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Camacho Ecuador

Taken from the Camacho Facebook Page

Camacho has released a new line called the Ecuador.  This cigar features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.  According to Camacho this tobacco is grown in the rugged and nitrogen rich soils beneath the Andes Mountains thus giving the wrapper a unique color, texture, and aroma.  Camacho further states that this is one of the most versatile wrappers that they grow and because of this, they believe their master blenders have utilized its versatility and created something fresh and unique!  Available in a Robusto (5x50), Toro (6x50), Churchill (7x48), Figurado (6 1/8 x 54 x 42), and a Gordo (6x60).  They are already receiving great reviews all over the internet. This is a must try!

Taken from the Camacho Facebook Page