Premium Cigars is definitely a business with a lot of family legacy. There are many family names known throughout the industry, and the love of fine tobacco passes down from father to son. In the case of the Ortez family, from father to daughter. Indiana Ortez is a daughter to Omar Ortez. Omar has been well known in the business for over 30 years, and Indiana Ortez is following in his footsteps.
At the IPCPR Trade Show in 2018, the Nashville-based Crowned Heads displayed their new offering called Court Reserve XVIII (CHC). The cigar was developed and released to be a tribute and homage to the loyal fans of the Crowned Heads brand. It was originally available in three round sizes, and was extremely well received in [...]
Even among people who don't enjoy premium cigars, the name Cohiba is still known around the world. Also, the look of the band is iconic, and these cigars can still be found at a wide variety of shops around the United States and beyond. Because this cigar has been on the market so long, it is not uncommon to find these cigars with a significant amount of age on store shelves.
Cigar companies, whether intentional or not, take on a certain reputation over time. That is the nature of almost any marketed product. The product itself, the look, feel, packaging, and presentation all play a factor in the way the company as a whole is perceived. Black Label Trading Co. (BLTC) have a reputation for depth, power, strength, and intensity in their cigar blends. That is how most consumers know them. But the people at BLTC also know that a market can have varied customer likes and dislikes. With that in mind, they decided to add a milder Connecticut Shade wrapped cigar to their lineup, and it gained steam as soon as it was announced.
With all of the variety in the world of premium cigars, Bombay Tobak has still managed to stand out in the last few years as a brand. The blends and designs brought to market by owner Mel Shah have been extremely well received since the company launched in 2014. Today, Matt reviews a new offering known as M. Esteli.