Top 5 Best Rated Padrón Cigars

Padrón cigars are renowned for their unmatched quality, robust strength, and exquisite flavors. It's no secret that they hold a place of prestige in the hearts of premium tobacco enthusiasts. The allure of Padrón lies not just in its exceptional flavor profiles but also in the rich history and perseverance of the Padrón family, who transformed their passion into a globally recognized brand.…

Top 5 Best Rated Rocky Patel Cigars

The fascinating story of Rocky Patel unfolds against the dynamic backdrop of the 1990s cigar boom. Once a Los Angeles lawyer with a penchant for the finer things in life, Rocky's journey from courtroom to cigar lounges is nothing short of legendary. His adventure into premium cigars wasn't just a fleeting hobby. Rocky's passion ignited as the cigar market flourished, leading him to cra…

E.P. Carrillo La Historia Cigar Spotlight

Ernesto Perez-Carrillo needs no introduction. The original brains being the legendary La Gloria Cubana line, the man sold the brand in 1999. And after toiling around in corporate America for a few years, Ernesto’s kids implored him to get back into making cigars. Thus, the E.P. Carrillo brand was launched in 2009. And after a decade and a half in business, it's safe to say they made the right m…

Carlos & Maria Cigar Spotlight

Not familiar with this one? We get it. We had a similar reaction when we saw it at the PCA 2023 trade show. But the folks at Atlantic Cigar HQ are not one to turn down cigars so we fired them up. And we were NOT disappointed. This new upstart from Freud Cigars is legit. And it seems like the secret is finally out! Cigar Aficionado just gave this Dominican gem a 92 rating. Loaded with a tri-co…

Ramon Allones Cigar Spotlight

Ramon Allones is a storied Cuban legacy brand that has been around for decades in Cuba. In fact, the brand was a favorite of AJ’s father. So when AJ Fernandez had the opportunity to reblend this classic cigar for the American market, he leaped at the opportunity. As a Cuban, AJ appreciated the cultural implications of this brand and spared no expense to bring it back to life.  Armed with…

HVC Hot Cake Cigar Spotlight

HVC Hot Cake hit the market running, quickly earning a 90-rating.  The oily, robust beauty is simply stunning. Meticulous construction and a balanced, smooth blend make this gem simply irresistible.  HVC then followed that up with HVC Hot Cake Golden Line. A mellow, smooth, Connecticut-wrapped gem that scooped up a 91-rating quickly after its release.…