E Prez-Carrillo Encore 'Majestic'  Cigar Aficionado

E Pérez-Carrillo Encore 'Majestic' Cigar Aficionado "2018 Cigar of the Year"

London, England, 14, Janaury 2019.

EP Carrillo Encore cigars are the only blend in the popular Family Series made with 100% aged Nicaraguan tobaccos.

The cigars are also noted for using a unique fermentation process where the filler tobaccos are aged in "tercios", where palm tree bark is wrapped around the tobacco to create tight bales. This process allows a natural two-way humidification system that brings out the utmost in flavours and aromas from these deeply fermented leaves. This medium body gem provides copious amounts of sweet smelling smoke and mouthwatering nuances of rich earth and a distinct tobacco sweetness, accented with hints of cocoa powder and spice.

The EP Carrillo Encore is suitably named, because this is a smoke you’ll come back to time and time again!

This year's "Cigar of the Year" as voted for by readers of the Cigar Aficionado magazine is Ernesto Perez-Carrillo's creation the "Encore Majestic". Made in his factory in the Dominican Republic of exclusively Nicaraguan tobacco this box pressed robusto comes beautifully packaged and smokes like a dream. Certainly one to try before stock runs out !


Made By: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.

Factory Location: Dom. Rep.

Dimensions: 5 3/8" by 52 ring gauge

Filler: Nicaragua

Binder: Nicaragua

Wrapper: Nicaragua

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Rocky Patel Grand Reserve 'Toro'  Cigar Journal 2018 Cigar of the Year Coming Soon !

Rocky Patel Grand Reserve 'Toro' Cigar Journal 2018 Cigar of the Year Coming Soon !

London, England, 14, Janaury 2019.

Distribution of the Grande Reserve series only steed in October 2018. For the blend, which is kept secret, Rocky Patel dug deep into his treasure chest and used some of his oldest tobaccos.

Made exclusively for international release to satisfy fans of the brand outside the US this new premium cigar has justifiably won Cigar Journal's prestigious "Cigar of the Year" award.

Crafted from two year aged dark Nicaraguan leaf the "Toro" size ( 6 x 52 ) won Cigar Journal's "Cigar of the Year" and offers an exceptional, balanced, elegant medium bodied cigar.

Two other sizes : a 5.5 inch 50 ring gauge Robusto and large 6 inch x 60 ring gauge "Sixty" will also become available in time.

Factory: Tabacalera Tavicusa

Origin: Nicaragua

Wrapper: Undisclosed

Binder: Undisclosed

Filler: Undisclosed

The Latest size to join the Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo Series 'Le Hoyo Rio Seco' has arrived.

The Latest size to join the Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo Series 'Le Hoyo Rio Seco' has arrived.

London, England, 18, December 2018.

Le Hoyo de Río Seco (56 x 140 mm length) is a new heavy ring gauge vitola that is added to the Serie Le Hoyo after the incorporation of the Le Hoyo de San Juan vitola, which continues to enrich this historic line and range in heavier ring gauges, which did not have a major presence in the brand until now.

The Seco, Volado and Ligero leaves that make up the smooth flavour blend of Hoyo de Monterrey come exclusively from the San Juan y Martínez* tobacco-growing district (P.A.O.), continuing the strength that was unveiled with the Le Hoyo de San Juan vitola. With this new vitola, the preparation of Habanos blends with the specific characteristics of the different Cuban Appellations of Origin is further deepened. This strength, which contributes consistency and intensity, is typical of this area's soil.

The Serie Le Hoyo has historically been known for its slender and medium ring gauges. The new Le Hoyo de Río Seco vitola is the second heavy ring gauge vitola to be included within the Le Hoyo series; an appealing option for those who like Habanos with less strength that are delicate, aromatic and with a great elegance and complexity.

All the vitolas of the Hoyo de Monterrey Habanos brand are made " Totalmente a Mano con Tripa Larga " - Totally Handmade with Long Filler - by expert Cuban cigar rollers.

The format of this Vitola de Galera, Aromosos (56 ring gauge x 140 mm length) promised Le Hoyo de Río Seco a very well-received by Hoyo de Monterrey aficionados, a brand set to become the benchmark for heavy ring gauge and medium length formats for those looking for an elegant flavour that is also robust and balanced at the same time.

" Brand: Hoyo de Monterrey

" Market Name: Le Hoyo de Río Seco

" Factory Name: Aromosos

" Dimensions: 56 ring gauge (22.03 mm) x 5½" (140 mm) length

" Presentation:10-unit Slide Lid Box (SLB)

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New Q D'Orsay No. 54 IN STOCK  !

New Q D'Orsay No. 54 IN STOCK !

London, England, 12, December 2018.

Quai d’Orsay was established in 1973 and originally aimed at the French market. It was named after an avenue in Paris that once housed the headquarters of SEITA, the former French tobacco company.

Following on from the successful introduction of the ‘50’ earlier this year, Quai d’Orsay continues to reinvigorate its portfolio with the launch of the new ‘54’ vitola. This is a new vitola (size) within the standard Habanos portfolio, but is perhaps closest to the Montecristo Edmundo (it shares the length but is two ring gauge points wider).

Classified as Light flavoured this is an easy-going and charming yet wellbalanced and thoroughly modern Havana.

Brand: Quai D’Orsay

Vitola de Salida – Market Name: No 54

Vitola de Galera – Factory Name: D No 54

Dimensions: 54 ring gauge x 135 mm (5 1/3") length

Presentations: 10-unit Semi Boîte Nature (SBN)

and 25-unit Semi Boîte Nature (SBN)

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Romeo y Julieta 'Tacos'  The first 2018 Habanos Limited Edition released

Romeo y Julieta 'Tacos' The first 2018 Habanos Limited Edition released

London, England, 9, November 2018.

The first of the 2018 Habanos Limited Editions to be released, the Romeo y Juliet Taco represents the 9th occasion that the brand has been selected to be part of these prestigious and highly sought after series of cigars.

Presented in labelled boxes of 25 and measuring 6 5/8" x 49 ring gauge, this rare impressive size offers over an hour of rich yet rounded and smooth medium bodied aromas due to the extra ageing.

Limited Edition cigars use only the finest tobacco leaves grown in the Vuelta Abajo zone in Cuba. Each leaf selected for use has been aged for a minimum of two years which melds and rounds the flavours and aromas to provide the distinct smoking signature associated with Limited Edition cigars.

Origin: Cuban

Manufactured: Hand made

Flavour: Medium to full

Length: 168mm

Vitola de galera: Tacos Imperiales

Ring gauge: 49

Presentation: Dress box of 25 cigars

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Bolivar 'Soberanos' a 2018 Habanos Limited Edition released

Bolivar 'Soberanos' a 2018 Habanos Limited Edition released

London, England, 9, November 2018.

Bolivar has only been selected on two previous occasions to be Habanos Limited Edition. This was the Petit Belicosos in 2009 and the Super Coronas in 2014. Therefore the Soberano is a welcome addition for lovers of this full bodied, robust brand.

The cigars are presented in SLB boxes of 10 and measure 5 ½" (140mm) x 54 ring gauge . This vitolais known in the factories of Cuba as a "Duke" and was originally made famous by the much-loved 2009 Limited Edition Romeo y Julieta Duke. Since then the size has also been used for the extremely popular Partagas Serie E No.2 which was introduced to the standard Partagas portfolio in 2011.

"Sovereign " is the literal translation of Soberano and this wide girth, full-bodied cigar seems a suitable powerful treasure to bear such a regal name.

Origin: Cuban

Manufactured: Hand made

Flavour: Full

Length: 5½"

Vitola de galera: Duke

Ring gauge: 54

Presentation: Box of 10 cigars

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PS. Orders will be fullfiled after the 21st of November.

Davidoff Diademas Finas 50th Anniversary.

Davidoff Diademas Finas 50th Anniversary.

London, England, 18, August 2018.

It's the 2018 return of the Davidoff Diademas Finas! Originally launched back in 2006 to celebrate Zino Davidoff's 100 birthday, the limited production of the Didemas Finas are back to mark another momentous occasion, Davidoff of Geneva's 50th Anniversary!

The Diademas Finas 50th Limited Edition release is a quintessential Davidoff in every way. Featuring a flawless construction, the cigar is highlighted by filler tobaccos that come from one of the best crops of 2005, and which have been aged for a minimum of 10 years.

This Limited Edition Diademas Finas filler is comprised of a blend of Piloto Seco, San Vicente Ligero, Piloto Ligero, Hybrid Corojo/Olor Ligero & San Vicente Visus, from the Dominican Republic. The Medium-Bodied Finas is bound by a Dominican Olor Seco binder and wrapped in an Ecuadorian Habano Seed Wrapper Leaf.

One of the highlights of the Finas rerelease are the 10-count porcelain humidor jars, each one containing a humidification device to maintain the perfect climate conditions for a perfect smoke.

Having become a worldwide brand, Davidoff commissioned French artist Mariane Léger to create 4 limited edition porcelain tins, each one representing Zino's determination to discover the most innovative variety of tastes from around the world. Each tin in the collection represents one of the four corners of the earth, Europe, Asia, the Orient, and the Americas.

" Cigar Reviewed: Davidoff Diademas Finas Limited Edition 50th Anniversary

" Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

" Factory: Cigars Davidoff

" Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)

" Binder: Dominican Republic (Olor)

" Filler: Dominican Republic (2005)

" Length: 6 3/4 Inches

" Ring Gauge: 50

" Vitola: Diadema

" Release Date: July 2018

" Number of Cigars Released: 8,000 Jars (2000 each design ) of 10 Cigars (80,000 Total Cigars)

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London, England, 18, July 2018.

The Montecristo Línea 1935 comprises of three vitolas or sizes presented in an innovative and distinctive new box design with an elegant Carmelite lacquer finish and bevelled edges.

The traditional brown Montecristo band on each cigar is complimented by a separate gold " Linea 1935 " band stating the vitola or size. But for the first time each cigar is adorned with a third complimentary base band with a traditional gold fleur-de-lis that has distinguished the Montecristo brand since its inception. Very smart ….

The Línea 1935 line offers three premium cigars, two of which are unprecedented in the Habanos portfolio: Maltés (6" (153 mm) x 53) and Dumas (5¼ (130 mm) x 49), while Leyenda (6½ (165 mm) x 55) is identical to the special limited edition Montecristo 80th Aniversario, launched in 2015 to commemorate the brand's 80th Anniversary.

Legend has it that the classic Montecristo No.2 was used to launch the Montecristo brand at the Alfred Dunhill shop in New York City back in 1935 hence the name chosen to identify this new range of premium full strength cigars.

Montecristo is the best known and, perhaps, the most appreciated Habanos brand and is considered by many to be the benchmark for Habanos flavour. Its name had its origins in the novel The Count of Montecristo, by Alexandre Dumas, enormously popular with cigar rollers at the H. Upmann factory in Havana, where the cigars were first rolled in 1935.

Brand: Montecristo

Market Name: Leyenda

Factory Name: Maravillas No 2

Dimensions: 55 ring gauge x 6½" (165 mm) length

Presentation: 20-unit Special Box (SPB)

Market Name: Maltés

Factory Name: Sobresalientes

Dimensions: 53 ring gauge x 6" (153 mm) length

Presentation: 20-unit Special Box (SPB)

Market Name: Dumas

Factory size: Prominente Corto

Measures: 49 ring gauge x 5¼" (130 mm) length

Presentation: 20-unit Special Box (SPB)

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