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!

H. Upmann Connecticut Grupo de Maestros

Unique Cigar Line with Great Flavor!

If you are looking for a unique cigar line that offers great flavor at an affordable price point, then H. Upmann Connecticut Grupo de Maestros is the perfect cigar for your retail shelves. The collection of legendary master cigar blenders, Grupo de Maestros of Tabacalera de Garcia, have once again released a phenomenal Connecticut shade cigar at a great price—the stick MSRP is only $8.35-$8.95. Many great Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade cigars fetch a price of $15-$20 per cigar, but this line delivers the same great flavor at a lower price point. Also, it is one of the few cigars in the marketplace to offer the rare Pilotico Dominican tobacco. This month we have a fantastic deal available where you receive two free Vertigo Hornet lighters ($22 retail value) with each box purchased (page 8).

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La Gloria Cubana Coleccion Reserva by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo

New Exciting Release From General Cigar!

Last year, General Cigars released the La Gloria Cubana Colección Reserva by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, and it immediately intrigued consumers as it was the first time in several years that the founder of La Gloria Cubana brand blended a cigar bearing that historic brand name. This is a medium-bodied peppery cigar that offers great complexity and nuance. The packaging is very classic, with an eloquent look that will attract adult consumers. Also, it comes with an amazing price point of only $7.59-$8.99 per cigar. To see more about this awesome cigar, check out page 8.

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Cornelius & Anthony Aerial

Great Boutique Cigar!

It is rare to find such a good Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade cigar that is also medium-bodied, but the Cornelius & Anthony Aerial manages to deliver rich flavor in a light wrapper. Cornelius & Anthony has been one of the fastest-growing boutique cigar companies in recent years, and that can be credited to their fantastic cigars at an even more fantastically affordable price. The Aerial has a great price point of only $7.00-$8.75 per cigar, offering the consumer great value for their money. In this month’s catalog, we have a great deal—get a free gift set sampler with a retail value of $59.95 (page 13).

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Casa Fernandez Guardian of the Farm

Check Out This Amazing Nicaraguan Puro!

The Casa Fernandez Guardian of the Farm was an instant success in the industry as soon as it was first released, and it continues to be in high demand with consumers across the country. Thus, it is a brand that retailers should consider having on their shelves. It is rare to find a great Nicaraguan puro with a price point of $8.00-$8.75 per cigar. In 2017, Cigar Aficionado rated the Apollo Seleccion de Warped size as the #8 cigar of the year, which only increased the demand for this great cigar. This month we are offering a great deal that will save you $7.50 off per box, giving you an unbelievable wholesale price (page 11).

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Aging Room Solera

Cigars That Will Brighten Any Day

The Aging Room Solera brand uses a mixture of various aged tobaccos from different years to create a wonderfully balanced and highly complex smoking experience. Named for a special process first used for certain vintage wines, master-blender Rafael Nodal uses this same method with top-quality Dominican tobaccos. The result is a marriage of distinct flavors that occur long before the cigars are rolled. Solara is a slow burning, premium handmade, medium bodied cigar. Fans will simply love these luxury smokes.
By Cigar Expert, David Joyce

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Undercrown Shade

You Had Me At Golden Wrapper!

A wonderful follow-up to Drew Estate’s enormously popular Undercrown line, the Shade is a mellower-bodied offering featuring one of most stunning golden-bronze Ecuadorian Connecticut wrappers that you will ever find. Although this cigar is medium-bodied in strength, shoppers who normally prefer a fuller body will find Undercrown Shade equally appealing. Drew Estate fans will travel far and wide to find these babies, so we suggest you fully stock up when you place your next order with Santa Clara Cigars.
By Cigar Expert, Rudy Baker

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Black Abyss Connecticut

Premium Connecticut Shade At A Price

The Black Abyss Connecticut is one of the best and most affordable Connecticut shade cigars in the market. This fantastic cigar was made by Master Blender Jochy Blanco, and rolled at his factory Tabacalera Palma in the Dominican Republic. The cigar has a very reasonable price point and with this month's promotion, you will save up to 19% off and increase your profit margin up to 67%! With profit margins being that high on a cigar this good, you will definitely want to take advantage of this month's deal.
By Cigar Expert, David Joyce

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VegaFina Nicaragua

A Profitable Medium- Full Cigar That's Smooth

VegaFina Nicaragua is one of those rare Nicaraguan cigars that is not too over-powering, but offers plenty of nuance and flavor. The VegaFina brand is synonymous with the word "smooth," and this line extension lives up to that expectation. The best thing about this cigar is that it has a fantastic price and this month we have a great deal saving you $7.50 per box, which will increase your profit margin up to 53%! Take advantage of these great savings while you can.
By Cigar Expert, Rudy Baker

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Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli

Alec Bradley Does It Again!

Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli is one of the rare new releases that will surely be successful in the marketplace. This new brand extension from Alec Bradley is a follow-up to the very successful Black Market brand featuring the Alec Bradley name. Retailers should focus on fast turn rates, and the Black Market Esteli will deliver when it comes to that. This fantastic cigar comes in stunning and bold packaging that will easily catch the eye of consumers. The Black Market Esteli offers complexity and spice as it has notes of earth, pepper, and coffee.
By Cigar Expert, David Joyce

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Rocky Patel Fire

Catch Fire With Rocky!

Rocky Patel Fire is one of the top-selling Santa Clara Exclusives since initially launching in the marketplace. Why? First, the profit margin is 58% when sold at MSRP. High profit margin means this is the perfect brand to encourage your customers to buy to increase return-on-investment. Secondly, it’s packaged in 10ct boxes making it an easy cigar to sell by-the-box. Third, Rocky Patel is one of the most famous brand name in the history of premium cigars, which makes for an easy sale to adult consumers. This month only purchase two boxes and you will get a free Rocky Patel hat with a retail value of $29.95, which you can sell at 100% profit. Don’t miss out on Rocky Patel Fire: handmade cigar that offers rich and complex flavor as it gives off notes of sweet molasses and baked bread.
By Cigar Expert, Rudy Baker

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Romeo San Andres by Romeo y Julieta

Bold, spicy, and earthy Cuban-style treats!

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

A new and exciting medium body cigar!

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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