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!

Onyx Bold Nicaragua

Onyx Bold Nicaragua

Now Available!

A follow-up to the iconic Onyx Reserve, the Bold Nicaragua will surely be one of the best-selling brands released in 2020. The Onyx Bold Nicaragua is a new interpretation of a classic brand. This full-bodied cigar offers adult consumers rich rustic notes of chocolate and black licorice. At a very affordable price point of $8.90 - $9.80, the Onyx Bold Nicaragua will be a huge hit with consumers that enjoy Nicaraguan cigars.

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Undercrown Sungrown

Undercrown Sungrown

By David J.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a Nicaraguan cigar that offers as much complexity and unique flavors as the Undercrown Sungrown. Unlike the Undercrown Maduro, the Undercrown Sungrown is more of a medium-bodied blend, but it still offers great flavors that consumers have enjoyed since its release. If you have customers that enjoy traditional Drew Estate cigars, the Undercrown Sungrown will make a fantastic addition to your retail humidor.

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H. Upmann 1844 Anejo

H. Upmann 1844 Anejo

By David J.

This recently released Cuban heritage brand has been an instant success for retailers across this country. The H. Upmann 1844 is an affordable full-bodied cigar, which will make a great addition to any retail humidor. At $7.10 - $8.10 per cigar, the H. Upmann 1844 Anejo is one of the few high-quality Honduran cigars under $10 per cigar. H. Upmann has consistently been of the best-selling and most famous cigar brands in the marketplace.

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Alec Bradley Project 40

Alec Bradley Project 40

By Kristie

For over 20 years, Alec Bradley has been one of the most popular and highly regarded family-run cigar companies. Last year, they released the highly successful Alec Bradley Project 40. It quickly became an instant hit with adult cigar consumers, because of the affordable price point of $5.25 - $5.99 per cigar. This medium-bodied Nicaraguan cigar offers notes of coffee, caramel, and a little spice.

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NightShade by Drew Estate

NightShade by Drew Estate

Now Available!

Our most recent addition to our portfolio of exclusive brands, Nightshade by Drew Estate promises to be one of our best-selling releases in several years. The NightShade is a Nicaraguan puro, which offers a great smoking experience at a very affordable price point. You’ll be hard pressed to find a Nicaraguan cigar at such an affordable price point of $6.50 - $8.00 per cigar. Drew Estate has been famous for making some of the best full-bodied cigars in the marketplace. The NightShade will make a fantastic addition to any retail humidor.

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Henry Clay War Hawk

Henry Clay War Hawk

By David

It’s nearly impossible to find a great Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade-wrapped cigar at a price as low as the Henry Clay War Hawk. This amazing Cuban heritage brand is affordably priced at $7.00 - $8.00 cigar, giving the adult cigar consumer value for their money. The Henry Clay War Hawk recently was rated 93 by Cigar Aficionado, which helped bring more consumer attention to cigar.

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Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua

Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua

By Alan

This recent addition to the core brands of Romeo y Julieta will quickly become a huge hit with adult cigar consumers. The Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua features a very smooth medium-bodied blend. This fantastic cigar was blended by the duo of Rafael Nodal and A.J. Fernandez, which recently worked together on the Cigar Aficionado #1 Cigar of the Year, the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua. One of the best features of this cigar is the affordable price point of $8.77 - $9.66 per stick. The Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua will definitely be one of the best-selling brands of 2020, so you will want to add this to your retail humidor.

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Nica Rustica

Nica Rustica

By Alan R.

The Nica Rustica has been one of the most popular and best-selling traditional brands from Drew Estate since it was first released. This rustic and bold cigar was meant to pay homage to the city of Esteli and its people. If you have customers looking for an affordable full-bodied cigar, the Nica Rustica is the perfect choice for them. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better Connecticut Broadleaf cigar that retails for under $10.

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H. Upmann Herman’s Batch

H. Upmann Herman’s Batch

By David

One of the most famous and time-honored names in the premium cigar industry is the brand, H. Upmann. This historic brand was named after one of its founders, Hermann Upmann, who was a German banker. The recently released, H. Upmann Herman’s Batch does a phenomenal job of honoring its founder with this great cigar made at the legendary Dominican Republic factory, Tabacalera de Garcia. The cigar offers rich notes of coffee, leather, and a little cream to smooth out the profile. The packaging on this cigar will easily stand out on a shelf as it has fantastic art that showcases elegance and class.

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Montecristo Anejados

Montecristo Anejados

By David

The Montecristo Anejados draws its inspiration from the very limited-edition run of Cuban cigars, which bears the same name. The best thing about this recently released line, is the very affordable price point of $8.25 - $9.95 per cigar. The unique and classy packaging of this fantastic Montecristo will surely draw the attention of the adult consumer. Another great feature of this line is that it comes in a ten-count box, which makes it easier for consumers to make box purchases.

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Boneshaker Tombstone

Boneshaker Tombstone

By David

This recently released exclusive is a follow-up to the highly successful Boneshaker brand, which has been one of our best-selling brands these last five years. If you have customers that enjoy full-bodied Nicaraguan cigars at an affordable retail price point, the Boneshaker Tombstone is a great recommendation for them as it retails for $6.25 - $7.00 per cigar. Unlike the previous Boneshaker lines, the Tombstone is made at the Nicaraguan factory of A.J. Fernandez.

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Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua

Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua

By Kristie

Recently being announced as the #1 Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado, the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua is a must-have for any retail humidor. Since earning the #1 ranking, the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua has been one of the most in-demand cigars in the marketplace and the demand continues to get higher. This fantastic cigar was blended by Rafael Nodal, the founder of Aging Room Cigars and famed Nicaraguan cigar maker, A.J. Fernandez. It’s a great Nicaraguan puro blend with notes of cocoa and pepper that makes it an amazing smoking experience.

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Montecristo Volume 1: 100 Days

Montecristo Volume 1: 100 Days

By David

This recently released exclusive will make a great addition to any retail humidor as the unique and tasteful packaging will instantly catch the eye of the cigar consumer. The Montecristo Volume 1: 100 Days is meant to pay homage to the classic story from Alexander Dumas as the box looks like a vintage book. This cigar has a medium-bodied finish that offers notes of caramel, cream, and a little spice. This fantastic cigar also gives retailers a 50% profit margin.

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AJ Fernandez Dias de Gloria

AJ Fernandez Dias de Gloria

By Rudy

A.J. Fernandez has been one of the best cigar makers of this last decade, but with the A.J. Fernandez Dias de Gloria, he wanted to go further back in-time to honor the past “glory days” of cigars. A.J. created this cigar to showcase the history of cigars before the 1959 Cuban Revolution, and succeeded in this goal by making a phenomenal cigar. The A.J. Fernandez Dias de Gloria has very elegant packaging that perfectly illustrates the “glory days” of cigar-making. This Nicaraguan puro also has a ton a of flavor as it highlights notes of cedar, cocoa, and spice.

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Romeo y Julieta 1875 Connecticut Nicaragua

Romeo y Julieta 1875 Connecticut Nicaragua

By Rudy

The recently released Romeo y Julieta 1875 Connecticut Nicaragua promises to be one of the most successful releases of the last few years. This newest cigar is believed to be the only nationally released cigar to feature a Connecticut Shade wrapper that was grown in Nicaragua. This unique wrapper creates an even more unique flavor. The best feature of this new line is the very affordable retail price point of $7.46 - $8.69 per cigar. It’s hard to find a great Connecticut Shade cigar under $10, and the quality of the Romeo y Julieta 1875 Connecticut Nicaragua certainly exceeds the price point.

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Rocky Patel Freedom Connecticut

Rocky Patel Freedom Connecticut

Now Available!

It is nearly impossible to find a Connecticut shade at such an affordable price point of $5.00-$6.00 per cigar. However, Rocky Patel Freedom Connecticut delivers an amazing cigar at one of the lowest price points in the marketplace. Rocky Patel Freedom Connecticut is a Santa Clara exclusive that will make a great addition to your retail humidor. This recent release offers a lot of flavor and is perfect for consumers that enjoy Connecticut shade cigars. It is rolled and blended at Rocky’s Nicaraguan factory, which makes some of his best-selling lines.

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