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Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Padron Family Reserve 46


The Padron family has released an excellent new cigar, The Padron Family Reserve No. 46, commemorating their 46th year in business.

The cigar, featuring a dark maduro wrapper, is a corona gorda that is 5 1/2 inches long with a fat 56 ring gauge. It is a squared-off trunk-pressed cigar that is made with some of Padron’s oldest tobaccos, with up to 10 years of aging.

Its predecessor, the Padron Family Reserve No. 45, was the highest rated cigar of 2009, (by cigar aficionado) and this one is sure to be a hit as well. This may be my favorite Padron to date, and they are in stock now. Stop by A G Cigars and smoke one of the finest cigars ever produced. I will be looking forward to the 47! This series just gets better each time.

Posted by agcigarboxes at 4:00 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 21 September 2010 4:21 PM EDT
EPC Cigar Co

Ernesto Perez Carrillo the former genius behind La Gloria Cubana is back and has just released his regular core line of cigars. We first saw the introduction of this brand last November with the Edicion Inaugural 2009 Encore cigar. We waited with baited breath as EPC started talking about a regular line of cigars to hit the shelves in early spring, but to no avail. In the late spring, early summer of 2009 they gave us the EPC short run, a very limited selection which proved to be a runaway best seller. They are no longer available, and once again we find ourselves wishing for EPC's on the shelf. 









Well they have finally arrived after being released at this years IPCPR in New Orleans and they are fantastic. A fuller bodied version of the Short Run, this cigar will have you coming back for more. Like the Viaje cigars we can look forward to short run micro batches throughout the year from EPC.

Posted by agcigarboxes at 3:15 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 21 September 2010 4:24 PM EDT
New Addition Viaje Cigars

We have added a great new boutique cigar to the A G Cigars line-up. Viaje is a company known to produce cigars in micro batches and offer some fresh ideas in the industry. 

Viaje Fifty/Fifty Black Label - This is a very unique offering as part of Viajes core line of cigars and comes in three sizes. The idea behind the Fifty/Fifty is a cigar with two separate and distinct blends. The first half of the cigar starts as a medium blend Nicaraguan and then at the half way point changes to a full bodied smoke. How they achieve this in one cigar is a closely guarded secret and unique in the industry.

Viaje Platino Label - Like all of the Viaje core line cigars, the Platino series is a Nicaraguan Puro with a Nicaraguan Corojo 99 wrapper. This cigar starts with a nice pepper and spice and is medium in strength. Viaje cigars are well made and offer a unique flavor profile.

Viaje Oro Label - Definitely the fuller bodied brother to the Platino line. If you are looking for a cigar with plenty of punch and lots of flavor this is the one to get. Once again this cigar uses the Nicaraguan Corojo 99 wrapper to provide lots of flavor. The Corojo 99 is a staple of the 3 regular Viaje lines.

Viaje also offers several short run and seasonal offerings throughout the year. Available now is the Fifty/Fifty Red label, much like the Black Label except it starts as a medium strength and builds to a medium to full strength. Not quite the powerhouse as the Black Label Fifty/Fifty.

To round out the offerings, Viaje has released the Satori as short run or small batch cigar. This Oscuro Nicaraguan is much milder than the other lines mentioned and offers a very nice balance of flavor. You definitely want to try this limited cigar before they are gone.


Posted by agcigarboxes at 2:41 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 21 September 2010 3:59 PM EDT
Monday, 28 June 2010
A G Cigars Raffle Winners

We hope everyone had a great time this past Saturday with the Padrons. Orlando and Cesar enjoyed meeting and talking with the A G Cigar family and friends and they look forward to a return visit. Mike and I would like to extend a personal thank you to everyone who attended our annual A G Cigars event with the Padrons.  Unfortunately time ran short and we were unable to pull the raffle winners on Saturday, but we have the winners available now.

Grand Prize

Padron Hand Carved Hand Painted 40th Anniversary Humidor and Cigars

Winner: Terrance Ellis

We also had quite a few raffles for cigar accessories, caps and visors.

 Derek Odom:    Padron cap,Padron Visor, Lotus Lighter and an A G Cigars 15 count travel humidor

Virgil Merritt:   Xikar Xi Cutter

Robert Blasius:   Padron Cap, A G Cigars Cap and Xikar Cutter

Calvin Hunter:   Padron Cap and Lotus Lighter

Terrance Ellis:   2 Padron Caps, Lotus Lighter and Xikar Cutter

Tony 'Porkchop' Perkins:   Padron Cap and A G Cigars Cap

Mark Lincoln:   Padron Cap

Sheldon:   Padron Cap

James:   Padron Cap and Xikar Punch Cutter

Carl Crass:   Padron Cap

Jose Castro:   Padron Cap

Jemello:   Padron Cap

Marc Vogel:   Padron Cap and Lotus Lighter

Digger Dan:   Padron Cap

Don McMillian:   A G Cigars 10 Travel Humidor, A G Cigars Cap and Padron Visor

Larry Browning:   Padron Cap, Xikar Cutter, Padron Visor and A G Cigars Travel Humidor

Roger Hornsby:   A G Cigars Travel Humidor, Xikar Cutter and Padron Visor

Richard Brock:   Xikar Cutter and Padron Visor

Cliff Ryan:   Xikar Punch Cutter

Byron Furlow:   Lotus Lighter

Isaac:   Padron Visor

Marshall:   Padron Visor

Doc Coleman:   Padron Visor

Josh Taves:   Xikar Punch Cutter

Mike Lamar:   A G Cigars Travel Humidor


Posted by agcigarboxes at 1:32 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 28 June 2010 2:53 PM EDT
Monday, 24 May 2010
Padron Event at A G Cigars June 26, 2010

Padron Event

Saturday June 26th 2010

The Padron Family is Coming


This will be an all day

event with Orlando, Rudy 

and Cesar!!!


Posted by agcigarboxes at 1:19 PM EDT
Monday, 4 January 2010
Padron Family Reserve 45

Cigar Aficionado Cigar of the Year




Padron Family Reserve 45 



Padron Family Reserve 45 Years

Just in this week from Padron is the Family Reserve 45 in a Maduro and a Natural blend. This new release of a very rare cigar is made from very old Nicaraguan tobaccos. The tobacco has seen 10 years of aging and commemorates 45th anniversary of the Padron Cigar Company. The 45 is a box press cigar six inches in length and a 52 ring guage. The Family Reserve Cigar has never before been offered to the public and has always been reserved for the Padron family events. The Family Reserve 45 is the finest cigar made and we are lucky to be able to offer them to you. This cigar will not last long so hurry in to AG Cigars to reserve yours.

Posted by agcigarboxes at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Monday, 24 May 2010 1:21 PM EDT
Saturday, 17 October 2009
Event Details for Carlos Sr Saturday Oct 24th

A G Cigars at Eagles Landing cordially invite you to spend an afternoon with Carlos Fuente Sr.

Saturday October 24th  1:00pm - 7:00pm


Don't miss this opportunity to meet one the greatest gentlemen involved in shaping the Cigar Industry on October 24, 2009 at A G Cigars.

Carlos Fuente Senior will spend the afternoon with us at A G Cigars for the second year in a row.

In concert with Mr. Fuente’s appearance, A G Cigars will be offering several unique and fun ideas with the Fuente Products.

First off, if you purchase a box of the regular Fuente Line of Cigars, you will receive an autographed picture with Senior and yourself and an autographed Fuente Hat.

Secondly, if you purchase a box of Don Carlos, you will receive an autographed picture with Senior and yourself, an autographed Fuente Hat and 3 of Senior Personal blend.

Finally, we been given an even rarer opportunity later in the evening.There are 3 packages available to have dinner with Mr. Fuente.The total package includes a box of Don Carlos, Box of God of Fire, and Box of Don Carlos Anniversary Blend. Of course all of the hats and pictures come with this package. At approximately 7:00 p.m., we will go over to Eagles Landing Country Club to have dinner and drinks. After we eat, there will be time to sit on the patio and enjoy some cigars with Carlos Fuente Senior.

Total for this package is 950.00. If you are interested, contact Tom at the store.

Also, we are expecting several new products to be introduced from Fuente and will offer these for the first time in conjunction with Carlos Sr visit. As always, when we are visited by Carlos Sr, he has available several exclusive and rare cigars which will raffled in the store during the event. I am told that a box of Anejo cigars will be the grand prize for the raffles. Receive a raffle ticket for every $50 spent toward Arturo Fuente products. Raffle tickets will not be sold separately.

Posted by agcigarboxes at 9:47 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 21 October 2009 11:54 AM EDT
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
AG Cigars Welcomes Carlos Fuente Oct 24th '09

Carlos Fuente Sr will be joining us on Saturday October 24th at the store. Mike has made arrangements for catering, and refreshments will be provided as always. As with any of our events you can expect an unusual selection of cigars that are not readily available.

Carlos Fuente is regarded a very down to earth person, with a warm friendly personality. In 1957 at the age of 22 Mr Fuente bought his fathers cigar business in Tampa, Fl. After moving the operation several times over the years he finally settled in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia produces over 40 million cigars each year.

Please join us in welcoming this pillar of the cigar industry on the 24th. I will post more details as I get them, and for those of you on the email list I will be sending out reminder emails with more details also.


Posted by agcigarboxes at 10:05 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 6 October 2009 10:59 PM EDT
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Cain Straight Ligero Cigar







Making a Cain By Sam Leccia

Making a Straight Ligero cigar requires a unique understanding of the leaf. Ligero comes from the top of the tobacco plant. Its direct exposure to the sun darkens and thickens this leaf. Smaller than leaves lower on the plant, it also enjoys a concentration of nutrients. Habano Seed Ligero is recognized as the most full flavored leaf on a plant.

Additionally, the region in which this Habano Seed is grown plays a significant role in its flavor and strength.

Esteli Ligero

is the strongest of all the Ligeros. It is used with care as it can overpower the other fillers in a cigar.

Condega Ligero

is a medium body Ligero grown further north of Esteli. While still a very full body leaf, it's more tame strength exhibits complex richness.

Jalapa Ligero

is the smoothest of these powerhouses. Jalapa is the northern most tobacco region of Nicaragua. Jalapa Ligero is grown in a valley and enjoys less direct sun, the result is a full body leaf with a more noticeable range of flavor.

The triple fermented Nicaraguan wrapper adds complexity to the ligero fillers and is instock now in limited supplies. I am expecting several shipments of this great new cigar during the next few weeks. Stop in and give one a try.

Posted by agcigarboxes at 11:54 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 10 September 2009 12:21 PM EDT
Monday, 24 August 2009
Illusione Epernay
Topic: Illusione Epernay

The Epernay cigar is named for the heart of the French Champagne region. The blend is lighter and patterned after the original ECCJ release. The wrapper is shade grown corojo replacing some of the spicy character of the other blends with a sweeter tobacco finish. Unfortunately this is a limited production cigar and one of the finest cigars I have had the pleasure of smoking. Be sure to stop in and pick a few for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

We are well stocked with Illusione by Dion and look forward to his newest offering due to be released this fall, the Illusione Nosotros. More to follow as the details arrive.

Posted by agcigarboxes at 11:32 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, 24 August 2009 12:03 PM EDT

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