Since the launch of Epic Cigars by Dean Parsons, the brand has steadily grown and gained a following and also garnered a solid reputation in the industry. Even after selling the brand a couple of years ago, Parsons still maintains the role of brand manager/ambassador. In celebration of the tenth anniversary, the Epic Ten was released. The cigars are presented in a beautiful bright red, high gloss 10-count box. Only 1,000 boxes were produced. Here is Matt's evaluation of the Epic Ten.
In the fall of 2020, AVO Cigars shipped the North and South Editions to select retailers. The North and South Regional Editions are the follow-up to the East and West editions released in 2019. Each blend was and is made available only to retail partners in the respective region. Each cigar was designed and blended to be a unique experience for the region, and production numbers are limited. Here is Matt's evaluation of the North Edition.
The story of ACE Prime Cigars is one that is important to the premium cigar culture. Even with a long lineage in premium tobacco going back generations in Cuba, there is a genuine desire by the founders to improve the lives of people. In the portfolio from ACE Prime is a line called Pichardo Reserva Familiar, named for Don. Eradio Pichardo, the Master Blender for ACE Prime.
The Camacho line of premium cigars added a new blend to the lineup last year. The new Camacho Nicaragua is the latest addition to the recognizably bright and colorful branding, many of which becoming favorites in the last few years. This time, the color is a deep orange with the distinctive Camacho branding. Here is Matt's review of the Robusto size.
Around thew world, even people who don't smoke cigars know the name Cohiba. A few months ago, Cohiba released the Cohiba Royale. General Cigar, parent company of Cohiba, touted the release as the fullest and strongest of any cigar to ever carry the Cohiba name. It is also the first Cohiba to not be made [...]