Josè Pepín García has been in the American cigar market for less than fifteen years; he started out in 2002, having left his home country of Cuba a year earlier. Yet, in that comparatively short period of time, García and his children have established a tobacco empire to be reckoned with in the form of […]

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In an unprecedented spark of creativity, Tatuaje, which is Spanish for “Tattoo,” has officially released a brand new habano line: the Tattoo. Originally released on a limited run in 2011, the Tattoo proved to be so popular that Tatuaje decided to re-introduce it into the market permanently a few years later, proudly proclaiming to have […]

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The Padilla Cava, which translates in Spanish to “it digs” or “digging,” is blended by Ernesto Padilla at the Oliva factory in Nicaragua. This is Padilla’s first foray into large ring-gauge cigars, as he has usually favored to blend in smaller vitolas in the past. The sample for this review came to us by way […]

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