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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Editor's Corner Volume 4, Number 5: Citobacar Teases New Release (Not an April's Fool Joke)


Before we get into this - a disclaimer: This is not an April Fool's post - even though the company name is made up.  This month I opted to put a headline to illustrate something you probably won't ever see on Cigar Coop and Stogie Geeks - "(Insert Company or Brand Here) Teases New Release".

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cigar News: 262 Allegiance Lancero Targeted for June Release


Back in February, we broke news of plans to add a lancero line extension to the 262 Allegiance line.  262 Cigars President Clint Aaron has informed Cigar Coop that the cigars are currently resting in the factory and his goal is to get them on the shelves by June 1st.

Cigar News: Nomad Estelí Lot 8613

Nomad Estelí Lot 8613
(Photo Credit: Nomad Cigar Company)

Nomad Cigar Company has announced its latest release, Nomad Estelí Lot 8613. The Nomad Estelí Lot 8613 marks the company's fifth regular production line. For this release, owner Fred Rewey goes to Nicaragua and AJ Fernandez's Tabacalera Fernandez to create this cigar.

Cigar Review: Nomad C-276 Robusto

Nomad C-276 Robusto

The Nomad C-276 is the fourth regular production cigar released by Nomad Cigar Company.  The cigar made its debut at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas. 2014 saw Nomad Cigar Company add two regular production lines, the Nomad Connecticut Fuerte and the C-276. Company president Fred Rewey has divided his company's production out of the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. While the Connecticut Fuerte was made in the Dominican Republic, the C-276 is made in Nicaragua. With the C-276, Rewey's goal was to add a fuller, more complex cigar into his portfolio. Recently I've spent some time smoking the Nomad C-276 in the Robusto format. Overall, I've found this to be another outstanding release by Nomad - and one that continues to get better over time.

Cigar News: Casa Magna Issues "The Casa Magna Challenge"

A little over six years ago, the Casa Magna Colorado made history by not only becoming Cigar Aficionado's #1 cigar of the year, but becoming for all practical purposes the first value cigar to take this honor.  Since then, the brand has established expanded its Colorado line and added the D. Magnus II, Domus Magnus and Oscuro lines - all while continuing to maintain both commercial and critical acclaim.  Now Casa Magna is challenging cigar enthusiasts to match their favorite cigar against a Casa Magna cigar - with the Casa Magna challenge.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cigar Review: La Aurora Cien Años Lancero Cameroon

La Aurora Cien Años Lancero Cameroon

The La Aurora Cien Años Lancero Cameroon is a limited production shop exclusive cigar made for Chattanooga, Tennessee based retailer Burns Tobacconist.  As the name indicates, it is a special version of the famed La Aurora Cien Años blend featuring using Cameroon wrapper in a lancero format. This marks the first time the La Aurora Cien Años has been made utilizing Cameroon - a wrapper that La Aurora is very familiar with. Recently, I've had an opportunity to smoke this cigar. Overall, I found this blend worked beautifully with the Cameroon wrapper in a lancero and delivered an outstanding cigar experience.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cigar Review: Señor Andre's Chicharrones Original (Corojo) by Viaje

Señor Andre's Chicharrones Original (Corojo) by Viaje

Señor Andre's Chicharrones is a new line of cigars launched by Viaje Cigar Company. Viaje is a company that has become known not only for its small batch production model, but its seasonal releases. Señor Andre's Chicharrones along with the new Viaje Jalapeño construct a theme to the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebration. Chicacharrones provides three different "flavor" options and maps them to the three wrappers Viaje has become synonymous for: "Original" (Corojo), "Bold" (Maduro), and Spicy ("Criollo"). Today we take a look at Señor Andre's Chicharrones Original - utilizing the Corojo wrapper.  Overall this is a release that smokes very good now, and one that has some significant long-term aging potential.

Feature Story: CC1K - A Look Back to July 3, 2012


On July 3rd, 2012 we started our official daily publication cycle, and since then we never looked back.  Today is March 29, 2015 and this marks the 1000th consecutive publication day by the Cigar Coop brand.  It's an achievement we are really proud of. For lack of a better term, we will call it CC1K.