Bellas Artes Maduro Robusto / Halfwheel Review

While I’m always looking for high quality tobacco and a complex blend in the cigars that I smoke, there is something quite appealing and satisfying about being presented with a new flavor profile that is different from what could be considered some of the norms on the market today. That is exactly what the Bellas Artes Maduro Robusto does, and while it doesn’t always reach the same high points, it does perform quite consistently, hitting the same notes and repeating the same flavor and strength trajectory. (more…)

Phillips & King To Distribute AJ Fernandez Cigars In California

California can be a tough cigar market. There are plenty of cigar smokers, but state regulations can make it difficult even for a company like A.J. Fernandez to distribute cigars. That’s why Fernandez turned to Phillips & King International, a large, California-based distributor of premium cigars and tobacco products. Beginning after the IPCPR trade show this week, Phillips & King will be distributing A.J. Fernandez cigars in California, one of the largest cigar markets in the U.S. (more…)