Ives and Cancel Form Cigar Company – Set to Debut First Release on May 16

Social media legends, Bill, “Cuban Assassin” Ives and Juan Cancel have joined forces to create their own line of cigars, Protocol, under the company name, Cubariqueño Cigar Company. “We are living a dream,” boasted Cancel. “This was not done by grand design but more the path life has taken us due to our passion, love, admiration and reverence for everything in the cigar world.” This dynamic duo, which has already made quite a splash in the cigar world with their online shenanigans, is about to take the industry by storm…

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Espinosa Especial – Pre-Release Review – Toro

Review by Juan Cancel I visited Esteli, Nicaragua in late February of this year. While there, I visited my dear friend Erik Espinosa. While I was with a large group of 11 other friends, including the BOTLNYCHAPTER, I was able to spend some one-on-one time with Erik. I would love to get into this business, so I try to learn from those who have made it. While I was at the La Zona Cigar Factory, Erik gave me a cigar to smoke. He said, “I want you to try something.”…

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NJ’s Hottest Cigar Party

NJ’s Hottest Cigar Party was a HUGE success. We had a SOLD OUT crowd on a beautiful night at the Brown Stone Bar & Grill in Metuchen, NJ. I want to thank all of those who attended and offer a special THANK YOU to our sponsors, Devotion Vodka, Nomad Cigar Company, 1502 Cigars and Bodega Premium Blends. Next time I will be sure to make more tickets available so those who missed this one will be able to attend the next one. Here are a few pictures from the event….

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Emilio Cigars Draig Cayuquero – Robusto

A well-constructed cigar with an incredible flavor profile blended for the discerning cigar smoker. The Draig Cayuquero is the second release in Emilio’s Draig line. The Draig, which means dragon in Welsh, is a limited production, small-batch line of cigars by Emilio Cigars using a different factory and a different blend each year. The Draig uses unique tobaccos that are rarely found in most of today’s cigars. It is yet another line that successfully demonstrates Gary Griffith’s mastery. From Gary Griffith’s Facebook page: “There is a small town in the…

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Ezra Zion Eminence – Churchill

– A must try cigar that is well balanced and flavorful with flawless construction and an impeccable draw I have smoked and reviewed the Jamais Vu and FHK prior to the Eminence and I was highly impressed with their flavor profiles and construction; however, now that I have experienced the Eminence, I must say this is my favorite Ezra Zion cigar to date. Each release seems to top the previous blend while the company continues to make great strides in the industry. Eminence left a lasting impression on me the…

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