"This was an interesting cigar that featured highly enjoyable flavors, nice transitions, and the finish was the star of the show… until that harshness crept in towards the end. That harsh, somewhat bitter aspect led me to slam the brakes on the smoking experience sooner than I would have liked and it’s disappointing because I was curious as to what the final act would be. Sadly, I’ll never know BUT the first two thirds were indeed very good and based on that alone I would be more than willing to give this particular cigar a second chance." -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC
"This was a strong cigar from the very first puff and they had me a bit concerned. Thankfully, the strength gradually lessened and allowed me to enjoy the power and not overwhelm my palate. At the finish, this cigar was firmly in my wheelhouse and had me ready to light another. For an experienced smoker, I’d recommend this…for a rookie, I’d be cautious. Personally, I loved it!" -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
The brand from Altadis U.S.A., Saint Luis Rey Carenas pays tribute to the Port of Havana, which was known as...
Altadis U.S.A. announced today the H. Upmann 1844 Añejo. It joins the rest of the recently repackaged 1844 line and will have the same look and feel as the recently updated 1844 Reserve and 1844 Vintage Cameroon.
This cigar was a great addition to the Epic line from Montecristo, maybe the best yet. I was a big fan of the Epic Craft Cured, a cigar that I thought went kind of under the radar. This is just as good as that or better. The flavors were harmonious and left me wanting more and more. I really dug the caramel sweetness combined with the on an off oak flavor. The burn and draw were perfect the whole time and just added to the great experience. I will be picking up some more of these for myself, I think you should too.
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"This cigar was one of my favorite “larger/longer” formats I have had in a while. Plenty of mild/medium profiles in the beginning and a medium/fuller profile along the backend gave great diversity in the many facets this cigar gave me. Coupled with an impeccable draw, burn, and construction, made this cigar better than the average bear. Foundational notes of cedar, leather, peppery earth, and cream cemented themselves throughout the session in one form or another and was accented with visiting flavors that helped keep this an interesting stick. I truly believe this is a stick that you would enjoy more so than most others for the given profile. Enjoy!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
The very first Montecristo was rolled in 1935; now 85 years later, Altadis is celebrating this milestone with a new cigar, the Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua. This blend is described as a first-ever interpretation of the original blend from 1935 that made Montecristo the icon it is today.
Altadis U.S.A. announced today the latest cigar in their H. Upmann lineup, the H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez. The is a partnership between Upmann and Jose Mendez who grew the tobacco used in the blend.