News Archive January 18, 2020

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Top 3 Secrets to Perdomo's Success

Perdomo cigars are some of the BEST on the market today. In this video, I give you some secrets to their success that you may not be aware of. This…

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Rocky Patel ALR Version 2 Cigar Review

In this review I take a look at the beautiful Rocky Patel ALR cigar which stands for Aged, Limited and Rare. This is just one of those sticks that jumped…

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Frontline Cigars Blueline Cigar Review 2020 | Cigar Prop

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Cigar 'Rules' That Don't Exist in Cigar Factories!

There are a lot of 'rules' and 'habits' that cigar lovers are supposed to follow to get the most out of their cigar experience. But some of these things don't…

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Corleone Cigars Announces A Partnership With Tabolisa Manufacturers

The collaboration between Corleone Cigars and Tabolisa Manufacturers will notably allow the premium brand to expand its production and develop special and exclusive series that will be revealed throughout the…

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Prime Time Episode 124: Scott Pearce, Premium Cigar Association

Tonight, we are honored to have the Executive Director of the Premium Cigar Association (PCA), Scott Pearce as our special guest on Prime Time. Scott’s got one of the toughest…

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No. 1 Cigar of the Year 2019 – Número Uno

Coming out of a triumphant 50th anniversary year in 2018, Joya de Nicaragua would’ve been allowed a mulligan—a victory lap of sorts—for the year following. But instead of stepping back…

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No. 2 Cigar of the Year 2019 – Desert Rose

A cigar with a baby pink band—it’s a look that requires the utmost confidence in the smoking experience to follow. With the cigar being made to embody Sharon Holt, spouse…

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No. 3 Cigar of the Year 2019 – HVC Serie A

Despite being one of the first modern companies to partner with the Fernández family’s burgeoning Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA) factory in Estelí—being founded in 2011 by Reinier Lorenzo—HVC…

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No. 2 Limited Edition Cigar of the Year 2019 – Warzone

Warzone is the result of an unexpected collaboration between Espinosa Premium Cigars and General Cigar Company—two entities operating on disparate levels of the premium cigar industry, in terms of scale…

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Passing the milestone 50-year mark for the Davidoff Cigars brand in 2018, the company continued its revisiting of many of its most acclaimed releases into 2019. This included the Davidoff…

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It was in 2009 that Illusione Cigars first debuted the famed Epernay blend, being a milder spinoff of a 2008 limited-edition cigar known as ~eccj~. Ten years following, the brand…

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Cigar Brand of the Year 2019 – J.C. Newman Cigar Co.

J.C. Newman Cigar Company had a transformative year in 2019. While the brand has long been known for its ultra-premium offerings created by the venerable Fuente family in the Dominican…

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Person of the Year 2019 – Riste Ristevski

Riste Ristevski began 2019 as the face of one of the most fervent followings in the ultra-craft premium cigar space. He ended the year as the undisputed leader of the…

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Luxury Cigar of the Year 2019 – LFD 25th Anniversary

In 1994, Litto Gomez and his wife, Ines Lorenzo, left behind a successful jewelry business in favor of a more romantic future in the world of premium cigars. And while…

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Gatekeeper by Alec & Bradley Cigar Review


Maker: Alec & Bradley
Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
Origin: Dominican Republic
Vitola: 6x60 Gordo
Strength: Medium
Price: $11.50
Burn Time: 2Hr
Draw and Burn: Perfect


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Jas Sum Kral Expanding CBD-Infused Nuggs Line

At this month’s TPE 2020 trade show, Jas Sum Krall will take orders new sizes to its Nuggs line, a premium cigar infused with CBD. Both lines—the 20mg Habano and…

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