Cigar Review: Havana Soul – Toro by AJ Fernandez

A full-strength cigar with an opening blast of pepper that morphs into an earthy smoke with notes of espresso and chocolate. The NEW Havana Soul by AJ Fernandez is sold exclusively at Cigar King in Arizona. You can pick them up online by clicking here. The brand has been around since 2003 when it was made by Don Pepin Garcia in Miami, FL. In 2007 Rocky Patel began making them; however, Rocky had to stop production because he only had enough tobacco to make 200 boxes. This current Havana Soul…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Sara from New York

Meet Sara Ford, a sexy 21-year-old Dallas transplant now living on Long Island, NY.  This sensual #SOTL is a youngin’ in the industry, popping her cherry just seven months ago. “I’ve only been smoking cigars for about seven months,” said Sara. “I smoked my first cigar when I started hanging out at Flame Fine Cigars with my best friend, Rob.” Less than a year later, Sara is now a “regular smoker.” She feels it is a, “nice, relaxing hobby” where she can pamper herself after a hard day’s work. This…

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Cigars International CigarFest 2015

CigarFest 2015, hosted by Cigars International, was an extraordinary hit once again. Tickets sold out in 119 seconds. That’s right, 6ooo tickets were gone in less than two minutes. Clearly the demand was there, but did the show live up to expectations? You bet it did! CigarFest is a premiere cigar festival with all of the industry’s biggest names housed under one roof. Cigar brand owners like Daniel Marshall, Jonathan Drew, Rocky Patel, Nick Perdomo, AJ Fernandez, Pete Johnson, Erik Espinosa, and many, many more shook hands, posed for pictures…

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Part II of My Interview with Rocky Patel – The Fight to Save Premium Cigars

Thanks to Rocky Patel and his fervent resolve, the future of premium cigars doesn’t look as bleak today as it did during the early months of 2013. However, the uncertain future of the centuries-old industry does continue to terrify cigar makers. “I think and I hope that premium cigars will be regulated, if at all, very differently from the mass market product. I am hopeful but I am also scared,” said Patel. “It is a crime. It is scary.” Rocky Patel has not been shy in his quest to save…

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Rocky Patel Continues To Revolutionize the Industry – Reveals New Discovery

There is not a person in the cigar industry who works harder than Rocky Patel. His burning passion superseded the harsh stereotypes that were stacked against him when he ventured into the cigar industry during the back end of the ‘boom’ in the mid-1990s. It was a tumultuous time with cigar companies dropping by the hundreds. By the time it was over 400-500 cigar companies folded, but not Rocky Patel. He climbed from the rubble of the collapsed cigar boom and has since risen from the ashes as one of…

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