Aptly named My Father Connecticut, the blend showcases a Connecticut-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador, a Corojo '99 binder from Nicaragua and a Nicaraguan filler blend of Habano and Criollo leaf.
Aging RoomAllArturo FuenteBlack Label Trading CompanyBodegaC.L.E.CamachoCAOChinnock CellarsClaudio SgroiCuban StockDrew EstateE.P. CarrilloE.P. CarrilloEdgar HoillEiroa by CLEEspinosaEzra ZionFeaturedFlor de GonzalezGran HabanoHammer + SickleIPCPRJonathan DrewJoya De NicaraguaLa Flor DominicanaMombachoMy FatherNomadO.S.O.K.OlivaOrtegaPadillaPura SoulRocky PatelStudio TobacSWAGTatuajeVentura CigarsVeritas·
Since the show, we had been publishing the various slideshows of the different booths we took pictures of. Here you can see the full list and click directly to the slideshow as the manufacturers are listed in alphabetical order.
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsCollaboration ReviewCorona GordaDon Pepin GarciaFeaturedHabanoJaime GarciaKentMy FatherNicaraguaOscuroRosadoWes·
"Overall, the cigar was smoking pretty well in the beginning. There were interesting flavors and a good burn. But the final third really made it hard to give an overall rating, because this may have just been a one off error, and more than likely was." -Jerad (Cigar Federation)
Abe FloresAllBoutique BlendsC.L.E.CZ CigarsDrew EstateE.P. CarrilloE.P. CarrilloEmmettFeaturedFratelloJackJonathan DrewLa AuroraLa Flor DominicanaLeccia TobaccoMatt BoothMy FatherNewsOmar de FriasPadronPerdomoQuesadaRafael NodalRocky PatelRocky PatelRoom101Sam LecciaVeritasWilly HerreraXikar·
The Rocky Mountain Cigar festival is always a great event with good people, and awesome vendors. It has been growing steadily since it's inception in 2011. Unfortunately I was deathly ill last year and wasn't able to attend and see the new venue. This year I was feeling great and ready to smoke, and it didn't disappoint. Joined by our panelist Jack, we conquered almost the entire festival.
AlanAllBlind Cigar ReviewsCorojoDon Pepin GarciaDon Pepin GarciaEricFeaturedMaduroMy FatherNicaraguaPetite CoronaRobertSandeepSteve·
Cigar Info The Don Pepin Garcia JJ Maduro was one of the first releases that really put Jose “Don Pepin” Garcia...
This year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting. We will have a new slideshow for each major manufacturer and one big one for the smaller manufacturers.
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsConnecticutCorona GordaDaveDon Pepin GarciaEmmettFeaturedJaime GarciaMy FatherNicaraguaRobertRon·
"Although the wrapper was a little darker than most Connecticuts, I believe this was one. It was medium bodied the whole way through, and had lots of flavors. I really enjoyed this cigar form start to finish. It could be smoked at any time of the day. The quality of the construction and the tobaccos is very high, and I appreciate that. I would definitely buy a box of these." -Emmett (rhetorik)
The Garcia family, owners of My Father Cigars, has acquired a hybrid wrapper grown in Connecticut and, with it, created a new brand: El Centurion H-2K-CT. Scheduled for release at the IPCPR trade show next month, this will be a spinoff of the core El Centurion line. The new cigar is named after the H-2K-CT Connecticut wrapper type, which the company said is proprietary to El Centurion. But it isn't a Connecticut wrapper in the usual sense. This isn't shade grown or broadleaf, but a Cuban-seed strain of tobacco grown in open sunlight and cultivated in the Connecticut River Valley.
AaronAlec BradleyAllCubanacanDavidoffDrew EstateEdgar HoillFeaturedGurkhaLeccia TobaccoMy FatherNewsOlivaPunchTatuajeVilliger·
Crush and Roll West is an annual event held in Paso Robles, California. This was my fourth year attending the event and I wanted to chronicle my experiences from this year.
AJ FernandezAllAVOCaldwellCamachoCarson SerinoClaudio SgroiCornelius & AnthonyCrowned HeadsDavidoffDominican RepublicDon Pepin GarciaDrew EstateDunbarton Tobacco & TrustErik EspinosaFeaturedFred ReweyH. UpmannHector Alfonso Sr.Hendrik KelnerHondurasIPCPRJaime GarciaJon HuberJonathan DrewMy FatherNicaraguaNicholas MelilloNomadPete JohnsonRobert CaldwellRobert HoltRoMa CraftSerinoSkip MartinSouthern DrawSteve SakaTatuajeTop 25Willy Herrera·
Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our top 25. Order mattered on their votes 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.