Monthly Archives: July 2013

Review: Portes – Double Wrap

BRAND: Portes Q – Double Wrap WRAPPER: Connecticut & Brazil BINDER: Dominican FILLER: Nicaragua & Dominican SIZE: Torpedo – Don Luis (54×5) I have always been intrigued by the “barber pole” double wrap cigars, but I have always had my reservations about them. If done correctly, the flavor profile could be amazing and ever shifting. […]

Interview: Paul Maldonado

With the recent news of Maldonado Dynasty joining the La Aurora family, we decided to sit down the man behind it all, Paul Maldonado and get to know more about the Dynasty and his new ventures with the La Aurora Family. C&S: Tell us a little bit about Maldonado Dynasty…. PM: The Maldonado Dynasty is […]

Review: Portes – Passion

BRAND: Portes – Passion WRAPPER: Dominican Maduro BINDER: Dominican FILLER: Dominican Ligero FILLER: Oval Box Press (44×5) At first glance of the Portes Passion I was very intrigued. It wasn’t just by the extremely dark wrapper, it was also the band. The band took me back a bit by having a chicken’s head dead center. […]

Maldonado Dynasty Joins La Aurora Family

We received the following press release from the La Aurora offices regarding their new team up with the Maldonado Dynasty; The Maldonado Dynasty of Beverly Hills is very honored to announce that we are joining the rich history of La Aurora, as we build towards our vision of a Global Luxury brand. We sincerely thank […]

Review: Drew Estate – Liga Privada No. 9

BRAND: Liga Privada – No. 9 WRAPPER: Connecticut Broadleaf #1 Darks BINDER: Plantation-Grown Brazilian Mata Fina FILLER: Select Honduran & Nicaraguan Cuban Seed STRENGTH: Medium-Full SIZE: Parejo Oscuro (6×52) In case you didn’t know, the Liga Privada No. 9 was never supposed to see shelves and price tags. In fact, Liga Privada translates to “Private […]

La Hoja Cigars To Release Maduro At IPCPR 2013

LAS VEGAS, NV, July 7 2013— La Hoja Cigar Co., a revival of the famed Flor de Florez cigar company dating back five decades, is proud to announce the release of Hoja de Flores Auténtico Maduro at IPCPR 2013. The new line follows on the heels of the immensely popular Hoja de Flores Black Label, […]