Friday, October 30, 2015

The Belvedere™ Flavor Smart Smoke® E-Cigar

A while back I had the opportunity to review The Belvedere™ E-cigars from Smart Smoke® and found them to be high quality, top of the line products. Here are the links to the original reviews; The Belvedere™ and The Belvedere™ Slim

Today we look at newest models in the Smart Smoke® e-cgiar line, The Belvedere™ Flavor.  The Belvedere™ is now available in six flavors: original (cigar), cherry, grape, honey, huckleberry and vanilla. I've now had the opportunity to review five of the six.

Here's what I found while testing each flavor:

Original - soft, light notes reminiscent of fermented tobacco and brown sugar with a hint of rum
Cherry - bright, sweet and mouthwatering, much like a cherry lifesaver.
Grape  - soft, subtle and fruity notes with a long semi-sweet aftertaste.
Honey - nice notes of honey, sweet but not too sweet, with a pleasant lingering aftertaste.
Vanilla - light, creamy and sweet with a warm glowing aftertaste.

If you've been reading my past reviews, you know I'm not really a fan of flavored cigars. However, after testing The Belvedere™ Flavor Smart Smoke® E-Cigar, I must admit these e-cigars are pretty darn tasty. 

Let's recap a bit and talk about the overall construction.

Looking at the Belvedere™ E-cigar from Smart Smoke® it has the appearance of "just another e-cigar" but, it's far from it. Inside the Belvedere™ there are soft and subtle features that make it the cream of the crop.

On the outside it looks just like many of the other e-cigars that are flooding the market. It weighs in at, a slightly foot heavy, 1.7 ounces and it measures about 6" x 46 ring.

The durable wrapper is printed with a tobacco leaf pattern and it's rolled on tightly full length, However the key difference in the Belvedere™ is the bite area. The head of this e-cigar looks like all the rest, but it's not. The Belvedere™ has much softer bite area providing a more realistic "cigar-like" experience.

While the flavors are excellent and the construction is top notch, for me, the highlight of the Belvedere™ is vapor production. I can tell you, these e-cigars really pump out a high volume of vapor. For my puffing style this model produces more vapor than any other e-product I've tested.

The Belvedere™ Flavor Smart Smoke® E-Cigar sells on for $14.99 with free shipping. Hop on over to their site and check them out!! 

Rate 9.9

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Press Release: Famous Smoke Shop Announces the Release of their Exclusive Cigar #Famous

Famous Smoke Shop is a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars. The company specializes in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. Famous has just released #Famous to their repertoire of exclusive cigars available at .  In conjunction with this release a detailed video review on their new cigar #Famous is offered in association with their digital cigar and men’s lifestyle magazine Cigar Advisor. [Click Here for Video Review]  Cigar Advisor is an online cigar magazine that brings a fresh, irreverent, and down-to-earth perspective on all things cigars to thousands of smokers. In addition to educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes cigar industry articles from some of the business’s top names, Cigar Advisor delivers an array of content about a variety of topics of interest to people who enjoy the cigar lifestyle.

#Famous has been a highly anticipated release in the cigar industry due to its immense flavor and nearly flawless construction. This line has been blended by Nestor Plasencia and rolled in his factory in Nicaragua using a flavorful and semi-spicy Nicaraguan wrapper along with a mild blend of filler tobaccos to mellow the smoking experience out while still maintaining a taste that appeals to mild to full bodied smokers alike.

Cigar Advisor Copywriter and Cigar Reviewer Jonathan Detore said of #Famous ‘This is one of the most revolutionary cigars to hit the market in a long while. The flavor is a mix between creamy, nutty, vanilla, with a sweetness that brings all these notes together for a smoking experience that is nothing short of spectacularly relaxing. It’s great in the morning with a cup of coffee, preferably with some cream and sugar, or even at night after a meal as a dessert cigar. Really, it’s a great any-time of day smoke. What’s even better is the humidification jars these stellar cigars come in. It’s an air tight humidification jar that ensures each shipment of cigars is fresh from Famous shipping the cigars, to the customer receiving the cigars. For the price, you can’t get much better than #Famous.”

#Famous cigars are now available at Famous Smoke Shop, and is packaged in innovative humidification jars with the 4 x 38 Petite Corona vitola coming in a jar of 36 cigars, and a 6 x 50 Toro vitola coming in jars of 19. The individual MSRP on the Petite Corona is $2.28 and the MSRP on the Toro vitola is 4.14. People interested in learning more about #Famous Cigars or Famous Smoke Shop should visit or call 800-564-2486. For those interested in learning more about Cigar Advisor, log on to

Famous Smoke Shop
90 Mort Drive
Easton, PA 18040


Thursday, October 15, 2015


The group known for their fundraising activities, hosts event October 3oth for a great cause.

(Miami, Florida) October 15, 2015— The 9th Annual Port Authority Police Society Cigar Night,  taking place on Friday October 30, 2015, brings together consumers, manufacturers, and personalities of the cigar industry for a great cause. Event to take place at the Graycliff Banquet Hall 122 Moonachie Ave Moonachie, NJ 07074 from 8PM to Midnight.

Juan Cancel, organizer of the PAPHSINC said:” I can't recall seeing an event with so many cigar companies, coming together for such a noble cause. At our first event, nine years ago we had 75 guests. Today we have 350 supporters attending, with tickets selling-out within a couple of weeks.”
This year’s event will feature a welcome cocktail hour, courtesy of La Hoja Cigars, four-course dinner, and live music.  Event goers will receive over 20 cigars, courtesy of the 30 plus cigar sponsors. Guests will have the opportunity to dine, smoke, and mingle, with “cigar royalty”.
Proceeds from tickets sales will benefit PAPHSINC and their humanitarian endeavors locally and abroad.  The overall goal is to change the lives of children, who suffer social and economic difficulties. Some of the work they do include: working closely with the Boys and Girls Club of America, with programs to prep young students for the SAT’s. Funds are also used to sponsor inner city little leagues, field trips and, they also provide a yearly scholarship to a community college for a young adult in the field of criminal justice. From helping to build homes or paying a teacher’s salary for an entire year in the Dominican Republic, the overriding goal of the PAPHSINC is to change a Child's future and aiding them to rise above the challenges they were born into.

Those who wish to keep the party going can attend the “official after party” at Cigar Emporium from 12:30AM to 3:30AM.  The after party will feature an event by A.J. Fernandez himself. Expect live music, lite bites, and refreshments. Cigar Emporium is located at 607 Ridge Rd, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

For tickets and more information about The 9th Annual Port Authority Police Hispanic Society Cigar Night please visit:

Cigar Sponsors to include: Nat Sherman, Drew Estates, Rocky Patel, General Cigars, Viva Republica, Gurkha, Espinosa Cigars, Black Label Trading Company, Foundation Cigar Company,  Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, Flor De Gonzalez, Hermosa, Villiger, Ventura Cigars, Arandoza Cigars, MoyaRuiz, Caldwell, Primer Del Mundo, Epic, Boutique Blends, La Hoja, Que Vida, El Galan, Dominican Big Leaguer, Capa Dura, Sosa, Alec Bradley, Franklin Cigars, Puros De Santiago, Cubariqueño Cigar Company, Kuuts, Crowned Heads, Headlines, AJ Fernandez, Fuente, Dram, Roberto Duran, Enki, Tatuaje, Ortega, Cigar Dojo, Adelphia Cigars, La Flor Dominicana, D'Crossier, Asylum, Cubanacan, XIKAR La Sirena , Debonair , La Barba Boutique Cigars, Padilla, CAO, CigarSnob Magazine

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Press Release: A.J. Fernandez To Make Rare Appearance At The 6th Annual Tampa Cigar Bash

(Miami, Florida) October 13, 2015— A.J. Fernandez, known for consistently producing highly rated and sought after cigars, is scheduled to represent his brand at the 6th annual Tampa Cigar Bash presented by Tampa Humidor, this October 24th, 2015. The Tampa Bash is one of the premier multivendor events which yearly attract over 600 event goers.

A.J. Fernandez said,” I rarely leave Estelí, Nicaragua as I like to keep strict quality control over our tobacco fields and production of our cigars. Now that my father, Ismael Fernandez, is working alongside me, I am now able to make a hand full of appearances to thank the consumers that have allowed me to carry on in my family tradition of tobacco. I look forward to spending time with colleagues and event goers at the Tampa Cigar Bash.”

The Tampa Bash, hosted by Tamp Humidor will take place on October 24 at the Pepin Distributing Hospitality Center located at 4121 N. 50 St.  Tampa, Florida. Tickets are still available at:

A.J. Fernandez Cigars exploded on to the scene with the popular and innovative San Lotano Oval. A.J Fernandez later introduced New World which attained the 2014 Number 1 Cigar of the year by the expert tasting panel at Cigar Journal. A.J. Fernandez recently unveiled his newest creation, Enclave, at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans.

For more information on the Enclave and all other AJ Fernandez material please visit the newly design website at

A.J. Fernandez Cigars is based on the rich tradition of the Fernandez cigar legacy. A.J. Fernandez now produces unparalleled, hand-rolled cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua which have garnered numerous top ratings and acclaim from cigar publications and consumers alike.  Today A.J. Fernandez continues the family tradition as he along with his father Ismael oversee production and manage day to day operations in his factory in Estelí.

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Monday, October 5, 2015


Padilla will change their current logo to avoid any potential consumer confusion
with logos used by La Aurora 

La Aurora agrees to allow Padilla to sell out of current inventory before changing logo

October 5, 2015- La Aurora, the original factory in the Dominican Republic, and Padilla Cigars have finally signed an amicable agreement in which La Aurora will allow Padilla Cigars to use an alternate version of their current logo, "to reflect a sufficiently abstract version of a lion design to avoid confusion in the market place and make a separate commercial impression in the minds of the consumer". Padilla Cigars agrees to abandon an existing US Trademark Registration with La Aurora’s consent.

La Aurora, owned by the León (lion in Spanish) family since 1903, uses the iconic lion to identify their products (La Aurora, León Jimenes, Family Reserve and Untamed) since 1926 and the American consumer has already related the symbol of the lion with La Aurora. For that reason, La Aurora claims ownership of the lion as a symbol of their brand of cigars and related products. Current Stock

The agreement states that Padilla Cigars may use an abstract lion to prevent consumer confusion now and for all releases in the future. La Aurora will allow Padilla cigars the right to sell out of their remaining inventory of non-tobacco materials with the commitment from Padilla Cigars to not go back to the old design. La Aurora also agrees not to go against any third parties who may purchase these products during the sell off period.

La Aurora is exclusively distributed in the U.S.A. by Miami Cigar & Co.

About Miami Cigar & Co.
Founded in 1989 by Nestor and Mariana Miranda, Miami Cigar & Co. has become one of the premier distributors of premium cigars boasting a portfolio which includes Tatiana, Don Lino and the Nestor Miranda brands. Miami Cigar &Co. also serves as the exclusive United States distributor for La Aurora, S.A, Viva Republica and Hf Barcelona brands.

Gabriel Piñeres
Principal, Creativas Group Public Relations, Branding & Events
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