Santa Clara Cigars has many extremely knowledgable staff members that have been in the cigar industry for a long period of time. Cigars have become not just a hobby, but a lifestyle for many of these in-house experts. In this section you'll find straightforward cigar reviews from three of our aficonados, David, Rudy, and Alan. They'll showcase some of their favorite and most dependable smokes and tell you how they really feel about them. This is a great way to stock up on some of their picks and offer your customers something you'll know they'll love too!

Romeo San Andres by Romeo y Julieta

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The exciting new Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta is a collaboration between Altadis USA, Rafael Nodal, and AJ Fernandez. This bold, spicy, and earthy Cuban-style treat will appeal to contemporary cigars shoppers looking for an exceptional full-flavored experience, as well as your die-hard, old-school Romeo y Julieta fans.
By Cigar Expert, David Joyce

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Cornelius & Anthony Senor Esugars

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Show your shoppers the top-quality Cornelius & Anthony Senor Esugars brand when they are looking for a new and exciting medium body cigar to smoke. These cigars have delicious flavor, outstanding construction, a nice even burn, and an easy draw that will keep them coming back for more.
By Cigar Expert, Rudy Baker

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ACID

One Of The Most Popular Infused Style Of Cigars

Stock your humidor with one of the most popular infused style of cigars in the United States, ACID cigars. These cigars are a unique diversion from the usual cigar-smoking experience that artfully blends over 150 oils, botanicals, and spices with a fragrant aroma that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. ACID cigars are available in various packaging styles, and a wide range of wrapper colors and sizes. Judging by the popularity of this brand you will surely want to stock up to keep the foot traffic flowing into your location. This month only I encourage you to take advantage of a rare offer that is only valid online at www.santaclaracigars.com: 10% off (page 3).
By Cigar Expert, David Joyce

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Montecristo Epic Craft Cured

Phenomenal Smoke That Lives Up To Its Prestigious Brand

The new Montecristo Epic Craft Cured is a phenomenal cigar that certainly lives up to the prestige of the Montecristo brand name. The rustic-looking packaging will easily stand out on the shelf catching the consumer’s eye. This cigar is a follow-up to the hugely successful launch of the original Montecristo Epic in 2012, and you can expect this new line extension to build upon that success. The Montecristo Epic Craft Cured has a beautiful Nicaraguan Rosado Oscuro wrapper that has been aged for 12 years that gives off notes espresso, cream, and chocolate creating a great flavor for the adult smoking consumer. The manufacturer is putting a tremendous amount of marketing and advertising behind this new brand extension, which helps increase consumer demand and offer quicker turn rates for the retailer.
By Cigar Expert, Rudy Baker

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Joya Black

Affordably Priced Smoke

Don’t miss out on stocking your shelves with an affordably priced cigar that made the Cigar Aficionado Top 25 list for 2017: Joya Black. This bold premium cigar lives up to its name and is available in four popular sizes and packaged in an eye-catching 20-count box. The MSRP ranges from $6.30 to $7.80, which is an extremely attractive price point for the new generation of cigar smokers.
By Cigar Expert, David Joyce

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Aging Room M356

A High-ranking Limited Edition Series

It’s hard to find a limited edition cigar that is this good at such an affordable price. Often in the marketplace, you’ll see that limited edition cigars cost upwards of $15 to $25 per cigar, but this Aging Room M356 is priced at $9.33 to $10.31. This premium cigar is made at Tabacalera Palma, which offers some of the best Dominican cigars available today. Over the last five years, Aging Room has consistently received great reviews and high rankings from cigar publications around the world, which has created high demand for their products. Your customers will definitely like this cigar, and will surely give you repeat business.
By Cigar Expert, Rudy Baker

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TTT Trinidad Santiago

Synonymous To Luxury and Class

One of the most famous and popular Cuban Heritage brands has finally returned to the marketplace with the recent release of the Trinidad Santiago. For several years, there hadn’t been any new national brand releases of the Trinidad brand, but recently Altadis USA introduced an elegant and complex cigar with the new Trinidad Santiago. This phenomenal Dominican Puro has a refined complexity with notes of cocoa, cream, and spice. The best thing about this new brand is that it is priced under $10.00 per cigar as the sizes have an MSRP of $8.90-$9.90 per cigar. The packaging has elements of class and luxury with the simple gold and black bands and box. This has already proven to be a popular cigar with adult fans, who have fond memories of the original cigar. However, this cigar offers a unique blend from one of the best factories in the Dominican Republic. This will be a mainstay in most retail humidors for years to come.
By Cigar Expert, Rudy Baker

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El Rey del Mundo

Exclusively From Santa Clara

El Rey del Mundo is a classic Habana-style premium cigar that has satisfied adult premium smokers for three decades. This medium to full bodied cigar is available exclusively from Santa Clara in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and packaging that will satisfy about all of your customer’s needs. This is a solid choice that consistently sells in all markets and will keep your customers coming back for more.
By Cigar Expert, David Joyce

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Aging Room Bin No. 1

A Super-Popular Premium Cigar

Aging Room Bin No. 1 is a super-popular premium cigar that every shop should have available. Boutique Blends’ master blender, Rafael Nodal, fashioned this cigar with the seasoned aficionado in mind by using rare and extremely well-aged Cuban-seed tobaccos. The result is a balanced, rich smoke that will delight your customers.
By Cigar Expert, David Joyce

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Saint Luis Rey Natural Broadleaf

Historic and Famous Cuban Heritage Brand

One of the most historic and famous Cuban Heritage brands is back with a new bold flavor and style. The Saint Luis Rey Natural Broadleaf has been a huge success for our retail partners who have already ordered it over the last few months, and we believe it will show the same great results for you as well. The classic and rustic looking packaging brings a uniqueness that makes it stand out on the shelves. The rich, earthy, and well-balanced flavors will appeal to any consumer that likes a Connecticut Broadleaf.
By Cigar Expert, Rudy Baker

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Henry Clay Stalk Cut

A Bold & Rich Smoke From The Makers Of Romeo

A bold and rich Connecticut broadleaf cigar introduced by the maker of Romeo y Julieta and Montecristo, Henry Clay Stalk Cut is an update on the classic Henry Clay cigar line, but with far more strength and complexity. Its packaging is even bolder than its flavor, and is sure to not only stand out among your premium-cigar selection but also please your budget-conscious customers—this high-quality handmade features a popular MSRP under $8.99 per cigar.
By Cigar Expert, David Joyce

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Monte by Montecristo

Ranked High By Cigar Aficionado

This medium-bodied, smooth, Ecuadorian Habano-wrapped cigar has been a mainstay brand for over three years in the marketplace, and as one of the most successful line extensions from Montecristo, it continues to be a great seller—in fact, the Jacopo No. 2 was ranked ninth place in Cigar Aficionado’s top 25 of 2014, which has helped the brand continue to bring long-term success for retailers.
By Cigar Expert, Alan Rubin

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Caldwell Cigar Co. and Drew Estate All Out Kings

A Great Collaboration Between Caldwell Cigar Co. and Drew Estate

All Out Kings is the latest new release from Caldwell Cigars. However, unlike Robert Caldwell’s previous releases, this great cigar was made as a collaboration with Drew Estate’s founder Jonathan Drew, and master blender Willy Herrera. If you have customers looking for Liga Privada, point them in the direction of All Out Kings, as it is rolled with the same wrapper as the Liga Privada T-52. Very affordable for customers looking for a high-end brand, this cigar will surely be popular with Drew Estate and Caldwell Cigar customers due to its uniqueness and limited availability, so you will definitely want to add this to your shelf. The awesome blend and packaging for this new cigar really shows off the creativity of these cigar visionaries.
By Cigar Expert, Alan Rubin

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House Blend

An Exclusive Premium Bundle

This 20-count bundle is a solid choice to use as your own house blend stick. These handmade cigars are constructed using long-filler tobaccos and are available in the ever so popular 6 x 60 vitola. Suggested retail is $5.75 and at a cost of $1.99/stick your margins are greater than 50%. This is a superior premium cigar that packs a lot of flavor and complexity and is sure to satisfy your customers; place it next to your register in a canister and watch your shoppers add them onto their purchases.
By Cigar Expert, David Joyce

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Alec Bradley American Sun Grown

A Crowd-Pleaser

To quote the founder of Alec Bradley, this is a cigar that people are happy to pick up. Available in an array of popular sizes, it’s got a classic look that is a real crowd-pleaser. Easy on the budgets of consumers and shop owners, it’s a premium lineup that you should add to your portfolio today.
By Cigar Expert, Rudy Baker

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Brick House

A Fan Favorite

Brick House is an industry and fan favorite cigar made in J.C. Newman’s own Nicaragua factory. Rich with history, it’s a nice recommendation to customers who prefer a well-balanced, mellow to- medium-bodied smoke—and did I mention the Corona Larga proudly ranks 17th in Cigar Aficionado’s top-25 list?
By Cigar Expert, David Joyce

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