Ezra Zion Cigars Releases New Blend – Makin’ Bacon

We’ve heard so many times that Ezra Zion is the “Bacon of Cigars!” To celebrate such high praise, we’ve created Makin’ Bacon! This cigar was blended and rolled in Texas at EZHQ. And get this…every one of them was meticulously handmade by master cigar-maker Noel Rojas! Makin’ Bacon is a meaty, peppery cigar balanced with cocoa, cream, and oak. A rustic oily Colorado Habano wrapper compliments a potent mix of vintage Nicaraguan Visos and Ligeros. It’s finished with a shaggy foot, highlighting the gorgeous wrapper flavors on the first puffs of…

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Cigar Review: Ezra Zion – All My Ex’s – Toro

– A carefully crafted cigar that is well balanced and flavorful with great construction and a smooth draw – an extorted treasure from the womb of earth. I have smoked and reviewed most of the Ezra Zion releases prior to reviewing the All My Ex’s and I must say, this baby rocks. It certainly rivals the best of the best in the Ezra Zion family. According to the company, “We are constantly trying to challenge ourselves in our blending. The next cigar has to be better than the last,” said…

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Hermosa Cigars: Taking Cigars Directly to the Smoker

Many of today’s cigar blenders, manufacturers and distributers have deep roots embedded in the cigar industry – generations dating as far back as the 18th century.  The family of Scott de la Pena, founder of Hermosa Cigars, is no different. However, he took a detoured path to the industry, becoming a contemporary cigar maker with ‘old school’ ties to the “Mother Country”. Scott de la Pena is unique to the cigar industry in that he had spent most of his life immersed in the film industry before leaping into cigar…

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Guayacan – Robusto

A very pleasantly tasting smoke that remained consistent and flavorful. Like most of you, I had never heard of this cigar until Gary Griffith of House of Emilio introduced me to this gem. Guayacan is made by Noel Rojas who hails from Pinar Del Rio, Cuba where he worked on tobacco farms since his early teen years. Then this young man dabbled in cigar blending himself until the Cuban government shut him down. He then turned to wood working before that, too, was shuttered by the oppressive government. He named…

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