"When it comes to short cigars, I really never expect there to be a ton of complexity, and this one is no different, but it definitely did not lack in flavor, with a constant barrage of cayenne and unsweetened cocoa. This really hit the spot as a post dinner cigar for me and would work well with a bit of time constraint necessary." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
Micallef Cigars has announced a Collector’s Edition of Eight Blends to celebrate Al Micallef’s 80th Birthday. The cigars are made at the Micallef SA factory in Estelí, Nicaragua and includes the Reserva, Leyenda, Migdalia, Herencia Habano, Herencia Maduro, Connecticut, Experiencia La Crema and Reata lines. The box uses a white piano-finished box with two cigars of each blend in a 5 x 40 Londres format.
Micallef Cigars has announced the Migdalia Special Edition to celebrate International Women's Day. Migdalia Sanchez, matriarch of the Gomez-Sanchez family blended the cigar. The vitola is a 5x40 corona and only the second Special Edition for Micallef and the fourth vitola in the Migdalia line.
Micallef Cigars has announced a new cigar, the Micallef "A" that honors the Micallef Ambassadors. The name was picked by the Ambassadors after they got to smoked it in a limited release celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Micallef Ambassador community. The cigar sold out in 36 hours and was referred to as the "TBN" or "To be Named".
"On a grey, gloomy rainy Northern NY day, the kind that makes Eeyore on downers look like Richard Simmons on meth, I decided to take a break from the doldrums of watching my life pass me by, and throw on some Type O Negative, and light up this cigar known only to me as "1001." A nice looking cigar, brownie tannishy in color, typical of Connecticut wrappers, a pleasant smell of barn and tobacco. On the light up and first third, I got hints of lamb chops, BBQ oysters and diet Coke. Ok, maybe not. Cedar and white pepper were the dominant flavors through to the last third, wherein some leathery hints were thrown in. All in all, a good smoke, great construction, no burn issues, and thank goodness it didn't really taste like BBQ oysters. A good mild to medium smoke to be enjoyed with coffee I think, then again i haven't met a cigar yet that didn't go good with coffee. I wouldn't mind one of these for a good morning coffee, ease into the day, one, perhaps, that isn't doomy and gloomy as this day." -Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)
Micallef Cigars has announced two new sizes in their Leyenda blend, a Robusto and a Toro. The name "Leyenda," meaning "Legend" in Spanish, resonates with this cigar’s legacy, spanning generations. Born from the skilled hands of Don Pedro F. Gomez in the vibrant heart of Cuba during the 1930s, the Leyenda blend's rich heritage is now entrusted to his grandsons, Joel and Edel Gomez Sanchez. These master blenders at Micallef Cigars continue to honor their forefather's vision, weaving tradition into every cigar.
Micallef Cigars has added a Toro and Corona Extra to its Reata blend. The Reata bears the same name as Al Micallef’s successful restaurant in Fort Worth and Alpine, TX. The name pays homage to the majestic Reata ranch in the 1950’s epic movie “Giant,” starring James Dean, Rock Hudson, and Elizabeth Taylor, based upon the famous novel by Edna Ferber.
"Though this cigar was very one dimensional, in my opinion, it was well worth the investment of time. It would pair perfectly with an amaretto heavy cocktail or some fresh almond pastry. If you are a fan of medium body cigars with wonderful construction then this would be the cigar for you. Grab one and give it a shot." -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
"There are not enough words to say how much I liked this cigar. It was engaging and kept my interest to whole time. I really didn't want to set it down. In my notes I keep saying there was something so familiar about this cigar so I really can't wait to find out what it was. It is box worthy and will for sure find it's way into my daily rotation. Find some, smoke some and enjoy." -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
The new cigar from Micallef Cigars is a brick and mortar exclusive. It is a Gran Toro that measures 6.75" x 54. The blend uses a Maduro wrapper, Sumatra binder, and Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers. It currently has no name, but consumers will have the change to come up with a name a vote online for their favorites.