Select Page

Category: Emilio Cigars

Cigar News: Emilio Cigars and Black Label Trading Company Merge

As of today, Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) is taking over the branding and marketing of Emilio Cigars. Going forward, all cigar production will move to BLTC’s factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. A lot of the Emilio lines are already rolled there including Cavatina, LJZ, Papa Joe and Grimalkin. Scott Zucca, owner of Emilio Cigars, will continue to be involved and will distribute cigars for both companies through his distribution company L.J. Zucca Inc.

Read More

Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2018

Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2018. As with previous years, the order of their votes mattered as their #1 vote is worth twice as much as their #10. Our list is made up of cigars that had a wide release this year. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man’s Puff, but the reviewer must have smoke it at some point to vote for it.

Read More
Blind Cigar Review: Emilio | LJZ Robusto Score 88%

Blind Cigar Review: Emilio | LJZ Robusto

“This cigar was mediocre in my opinion. There was not much complexity. Smooth notes of spice and hay were the cornerstones, but the char crept in and took over through the second and final third of the cigar. A little age might do this cigar some good, so do not give up entirely on this stick. It might grow into something very good.” -Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Read More

Blind Cigar Review: Emilio | Mia Dora Coronita

“This could easily become my go to morning smoke with a cup of coffee. The mild beginning transitioned to some bolder flavors nicely. Each third developed a distinct profile and stayed true. The leather really balanced the char and pepper, with the dark roast coffee at the end being a pleasant surprise.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

Read More

Blind Cigar Review: Emilio | AF2 Torpedo

“I really enjoyed the richness of the coffee and oak during the first third and wished they would have held on a little more. The final two thirds gradually ramped the fullness down and transformed the smoke into a milder sweeter profile. I’m glad I grabbed this one for a morning cigar.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

Read More

Blind Cigar Review: Emilio | AF Suave Toro

“Although I’ve got nothing bad to say about this cigar, it just didn’t do much for me. Even in mild sticks, I like more complexity and richness in the smoke texture. This didn’t have much of it. Probably not a bad smoke for someone new to cigars or someone that likes mild, light bodied cigars. Not really for me though. I’ll pass on smoking another.” -Brian (B-daddy)

Read More

Blind Cigar Review: Emilio | La Musa Mousa Lancero

“This cigar was a performer…looks, burn, draw and flavor…all top notch in my book. I could easily see myself paying in excess of $10 for these…a little speedy for everyday, but just right for a top notch smoke. Highly recommended for Lancero fans who like some flavor and enough strength to let you know it’s there…where can I get a box…or at least a fiver!?” -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Read More

Blind Cigar Review: Emilio | La Musa Melete Lancero

“As long a smoke as this cigar was, I nubbed it and wished that it wouldn’t stop. You just can’t beat a cigar with a great flavor profile and a great burn. If I had another one in the humidor, I would have went and gotten it to smoke it immediately. Someone send me another one or box! Seriously, I will be looking to pick some up on the reveal.” -Jason (bigslowrock)

Read More

Blind Cigar Review: Emilio | AF1 Gran Toro

“I’m curious to see the reveal on this stick. While I would have really liked to have seen some more complexity and changes in profile in such a long smoke, the flavors were very nice and it was a pretty low maintenance stick. Assuming the price is right, it might make a nice “daily” smoker.” -Dave (mdwest)

Read More
Loading