George Rico S.T.K. Miami American Puro 4 3/4×52 (Pre-Release)

One of George Rico’s (Gran Habano, G.A.R.) latest creations, the American Puro is comprised of 100% American tobaccos from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Connecticut and is handmade at Rico’s GR Tabacaleras Unidas Co.factory in Miami. An all-American cigar, made in America- what a concept. The closest thing to this that I can think of is Pete Johnson’s La Casita Continue Reading »

American Puro from George Rico STK Gran Habano Review

Wrapper: Connecticut Binder: Connecticut Filler: Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Connecticut One of my biggest disappointments at IPCPR, was not meeting George Rico.  He seems like a class act, and everyone I talk to speaks highly of him, so I made sure to hit the booth with Jerad during the show.  At the time we went, he was Continue Reading »

Gran Habano STK Miami Barracuda Review

Last year, we announced a new project, S.T.K. Miami, a new series of special lines made at Gran Habanos new Miami factory. The projects are intended to be small batch in nature using limited tobaccos. The first two S.T.K. releases were announced and released last year: Opium and Zulu Zulu.   Earlier this year, Abe Dababneh of Smoke Inn showed off the newest S.T.K. project, Barracuda. A few weeks Continue Reading »

Gran Habano Adding “AMERICAN PURO” STK Cigar

George Rico of Gran Habano has announced one of his new projects that will be formally unveiled at the 2013 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show: the George Rico STK Miami American Puro. The new cigar uses a Connecticut wrapper and binder on top of a trio of filler leaves from Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Kentucky. It will be available in Continue Reading »

Gran Habano #5 El Gigante, 19-Foot Cigar, Sold For $185,000

An unidentified buyer who is totally not compensating for anything has purchased a gigantic cigar for $185,000. The Gran Habano #5 El Gigante measures an astounding 19 feet long by 3 feet wide, according to FCN. The super-stogie is wrapped in 16,000 wrapper leaves and weighs approximately 1,600 pounds. That’s the equivalent of 25,000 regular Continue Reading »

Judge: Graphic Cigarette Labels Violate First Amendment

While this case was targeting cigarettes we felt it was important to post it as this weeks update. Had the FDA won it would be only a matter of split seconds before they were on to target the cigar industry. Fortunately U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said the Obama administration / FDA proposed grotesque graphic Continue Reading »

Casas Fumando Opium Review

Today’s featured review comes from the Texas cigar blogger Tony Casas. He was kind of enough to take the time to review our latest release from the STK cigar line – the G..A.R. Opium. We especially love his reviews because he uses the opportunity to pair his cigar with a unique beverage and in this Continue Reading »

Azteca Fuerte Review

Cigar: Azteca Fuerte Maker: Gran Habano Size: Torpedo 6/52 Prelight Inspection: Here we have a nice oily maduro wrapped cigar. After taking off the cedar sleeve I can see that the wrapper is placed very well with small/hardly visible veins and and nice tight roll. The Azteca band is identical to the boxed as is the wrapper and binder. Continue Reading »

Cabinet Selection and Vision Cellars 2007

The Wine Vision Cellars 2007 Pinot Noir Coster Vineyard Russian River Valley Vision Cellars Rutherford, California, USA Visioncellars.com 14.2% abv $42.00 a bottle Visit visioncellars.com and read about the owners interesting story. Appearance: ruby pinot color with a light amber edge Aroma: big summertime plum, touch of berries, and a hint of spice. Delicate bouquet. Flavors: dark cherry Continue Reading »

STK Zulu Zulu

The first cigar from the new Gran Habano STK line will be the personal blend of George Rico called Zulu Zulu. Measuring 7 1/2 x 40 with a pig tail finish this lancero will have an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and Nicaraguan filler. Created many years ago for his private collection, by George himself, Continue Reading »

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2013-02-14 10:33:34
Gran Habano #5 El Gigante, 19-Foot Cigar, Sold For $185,000
An unidentified buyer who is totally not compensating for anything has purchased a gigantic cigar for $185,000.

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G.A.R. Opium from the S.T.K. Collection. #repost @LeafBeanVegas #opium #stk #stkcigars… https://t.co/JDvkPG8LuN

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