Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Year's Smokes

New Year's Eve is coming up and it's another reason to celebrate with a great cigar. We have the perfect cigar for any occasion! Come ask our knowledgeable staff to help you find a cigar to fit your mood whether you're going to party or having a barbecue.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fuente Destino al Siglo 100th Anniversary Set available at Corona CigarCo!

The newest 4 pack commemoration of Fuente's 100th anniversary has just arrived at Corona Cigar Co. Featuring 1 BBMF, 2 Tauros the Bulls, and 1 Don Carlos Edicion de Anniversario Double Robusto, the set also includes a Prometheus travel humidor.

These are the perfect gift for the aficionado in your life. It comes in 3 colors; magascar, blue, and white.

Very little is known about the blend, but they are a touch more mild than a regular Opus X with plenty of flavor. The Angel's Share blend was named due to the fire Fuente had, stating that the tobacco that went up in smokes was the "Angel's Share" a term that distillers use for the alcohol lost to evaporation.

The Angel's Share are currently only available in this 4 pack and in the limited edition 50 ct Prometheus humidors, which we are also fully stocked on!

Check out the Arturo Fuente Destino Al Siglo 2012 Macassar Gift Set.



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Drew Estate Event At Corona Cigar Co

We have another awesome event coming from the guys at Drew Estate, the One and Only Jonathan Drew and Marvin Samel will be here along with the newest DE addition Willie Herrera. Come have a blast with some fantastic guys and get some great deals on all Drew Estate products. We will be freshly stocked up!


This event will be Friday December 14th from 6-10pm at Heathrow and Saturday December 15th from 6-10pm at Sand Lake.



There will be great deals, raffle prizes and even a bourbon and whisks tasting!



Buy 1 box - get a free Drew Estate hat and a 6 cigar sampler
Buy 2 boxes - get a free DE cutter, hat, and 12 cigar sampler
Buy 3 boxes - get a free DE travel humidor, cutter, hat, and 18 cigar sampler


http://www.coronacigar.com/12/Events/

Monday, December 3, 2012

Rocky Patel Cigar Event and a Holiday Pig Roast!

This Friday and Saturday Corona Cigar Co Heathrow and Sand Lake have a special event planned for our guests.  We are going to have a holiday pig roast Friday, 6:00-11:00 at Heathrow and Saturday 2:00-10:00 at Sand Lake.   During the pig roast, Rocky from Rocky Patel Cigars is going to be having a cigar event at both locations.  There will be great deals on Rocky Patel cigars where the more you buy the more you get!

Buy 1 box get a RP 5 pack of cigars, and a RP lighter.
Buy 2 boxes get a RP 10 pack of cigars, RP lighter, and RP ashtray.
Buy 3 boxes get a RP 15 pack of cigars, RP lighter, RP ashtray, bottle of Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon, and your choice of either a BBQ set or RP Humidor.

These deals are astronomical!  There is no better time to get your holiday shopping done than at one of our cigar events.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Ardbeg Scotch Rocket Tour at Downtown!

We are pleased to announce that the Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch company will be bringing the Ardbeg Rocket Tour to Corona on Friday December 7th.  This is a FULL SIZED ROCKET!  It's been decommisioned and decked out in Ardbeg coloring. 

This rocket will be outside of the Corona Cigar Co Downtown location all day long.  To celebrate having this awesome stop on the tour we are going to be having deals on Ardbeg Scotch which is perfect for the cold weather.  Ardbeg 10 Year for $8.95 and Ardbeg Supernova for $12.98!

Make sure to stop by any time during the day to check out the rocket and the great deals on Ardbeg!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Corona Cigar Co's Black Friday Deals

We have some great deals going on for Black Friday! It's definitely the time to buy that box you've had your eye on. Here they are!

Free CAO hat with any CAO box purchase
Free Joya de Nicaragua hat with any Joya de Nicaragua box purchase
Free Drew Estate hat with any Drew Estate box purchase
Free Corona Cigar Co hat with any Corona Cigar box purchase
Free Men's Valet with any Diamond Crown box purchase
Free 5 pack of Rocky Patel Hercules with any Rocky Patel box purchase
Free 5 pack of Graycliff Cigars with any Graycliff Box purchase
Free Corona Cigar Co Cutter with any purchase over $100
Free ceramic ashtray with any purchase over $200

Come to Corona Sand Lake or Downtown to make those purchases this Friday to get away from the crowds and relax with a great cigar, a delicious drink, and great people!

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Ever Perfect Gift

One of the best gifts you can get someone is a Corona Cigar Co gift card. This gift card is available at all 3 stores and works at any of the Corona locations.

They are available for any amount you want to give!

Make sure to get your holiday shopping done early!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Seasonal Shopping at Corona Cigar Co

It's nearing the time of year when you begin to rush to get gifts in order. For the next few weeks I will be posting great cigars and deals perfect for you and your loved ones.

There will be everything from fantastic cutters and lighters to special combo deals our Internet department has set up to make your shopping easier this holiday season.

And you can bet there will be some cigars reviewed to add to some stockings!

So stay tuned as the great gift ideas start rolling out soon!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Drew Estate Happy Hour at Each Corona Cigar Location.

It's your favorite time of the month! When Jason Louie from Drew Estate makes his appearances at all 3 Corona Cigar stores bearing goodies. Purchase 3 or more DE cigars and Jason will have a gift for you! 

He will be at Sand Lake October 30th, Heathrow October 31st, and Downtown November 1st.  Each store is going to be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Rocky Patel HR 500 Cigar Event with Gary Sheffield

This Saturday, October 27th, Corona Cigar Co's Sand Lake location will be hosting a Rocky Patel event with the HR 500 cigar for Gary Sheffield.

Gary will be at Corona from 2:00-6:00 signing a bat or ball depending on box purchases. If you buy one box you get a signed ball, two boxes gets you a signed bat.This is a great opportunity to meet a future Hall of Famer.

The HR 500 has an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with Honduran binder and Honduran and Nicaraguan filler. The cigar is a medium-full bodied cigar boasting notes of wood, mainly a slightly sweet cedar, and a hint of spice and cocoa that slowly build towards the end. The HR 500 will only be released as a toro in a special edition box made to look and feel like the surface of a baseball.

So make sure to stop by Saturday for this awesome event to enjoy a great cigar and a meet a baseball legend.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Trick or Trade Xikar Lighter Event!

This coming Friday, October 19th, at all three Corona Cigar locations you will be able to bring in your old lighter or cutter and get 20% off of a new Xikar accessory purchase!

This is a perfect way to get rid of broken lighters or cutters and upgrade to the Xikar you've been drooling over!



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Cigar Tasting Experience with Rex from Ashton!

We've got another awesome Mi Amor tasting coming to Corona Cigar Co. Rex will be back in town with the new Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor Reserva. This tasting experience will be $20 for advance tickets. The $20 price includes a Mi Amor Reserva and a glass of Balvenie 14 year Caribbean Cask to pair with the cigar.

Rex will guide you through an extensive and unique cigar tasting experience allowing you to greater appreciate the fine art that is cigars. Make sure to buy your ticket for Wednesday October 17th at our Heathrow location.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

AVO 25th Anniversary Launch Event!

This Friday, September 21st, from 7:00 - 10:00, the downtown Corona Cigar Co will be hosting the AVO 25th Anniversary Launch party.  We have gotten tons of boxes in for the event. Coming in a gorgeous piano design box, the 25th Anniversary is a delicious and smooth medium bodied cigar.

What you get with a $50 ticket purchase; a goodie bag that comes with 1 25th anniversary and a few more AVO cigars, 10% off a box purchase of 25th Anniversary cigars, catering from Ceviche, parking validation, and last but certainly not least...open bar!

You can pick up your tickets at any of the Corona Cigar locations, but hurry, they are moving fast.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Meet Tony Gomez at Corona's La Flor Dominicana Event

This weekend Corona Cigar Co in Heathrow and Sand Lake will be hosting a La Flor Dominicana event. Tony Gomez will be there to meet and greet!  There are going to be some great specials such as buy 3 get 1 free on single sticks, and 10% off box sales along with a free Chisel 5 pack.   It's a perfect chance to pick up your favorite LFD!

We have a bunch of limited LFDs in stock, from the Limitado IV, Air Bender Maduro, and the Small Batch No 4.  All 3 of these are amazing full bodied cigars that are super smooth.  No matter what you are looking for, LFD has a cigar that will fit. So be sure to ask our helpful staff , or Tony himself, to point you in the right direction.  The events will be held Friday September 7th, from 5pm to 11pm at Heathrow, and Saturday September 8th from 2pm to 8pm.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Drew Estate Happy Hour!

It's that awesome time again, when Jason Louie from Drew Estate comes in to all 3 Corona locations giving away the goodies.  Whenever you purchase 3 or more Drew Estate cigars Jason will have a gift waiting for you!  Now that's a smoking Happy Hour!

Jason is going to be Downtown Monday, August 27th, Sand Lake on Tuesday, August 28th, and Heathrow on Wednesday, August 28th.  All three days are 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fine Cigars paired with...Fine Cars!

Been interested in what living the high life involves? Well here is a little hint..Fine Cigars and German Engineering. Come on up to Corona’s Heathrow location Saturday, August 25th from 7:00 to 11:00 PM to see the new and exciting Audi cars.
There will be representatives from Classic Audi there to answer any questions you have about the exquisite pieces of machinery while our own staff will be more than happy to assist you in finding a cigar that makes you feel as though you own an Audi.
If you already own an Audi, bring your registration by and you will be given a complimentary cigar. There are going to be plenty of raffles and merchandise from Audi there, so it will definitely be worth checking out!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Corona Cigar Co August Malt of the Month

This month Corona Cigar Co Downtown is featuring Dalmore as our Malt of the Month. The three featured lines are the Cigar Malt, Castle Leod, and the 18 year.

Cigar Malt RSV- $13.95 A single malt made specifically to pair well with cigars, the Cigar Malt is packed with subtle flavors to bring out the best in the cigar you smoke, and allowing the cigar to bring out flavors in the scotch as well. Hints of fruit become prominent with a caramel note pulling it together. Pick up a maduro cigar and you will be in heaven.

18 year - $14.95 The Dalmore 18 year is a unique single malt that is finished in sherry casks. On sipping you taste a sweet chocolate, then progresses into orange and honey. The flavor is unique, but there's something about it that keeps bringing you back. Try pairing this with a Davidoff Millenium Blend, you won't regret it.

Castle Leod - $18.95 Castle Leod got it’s name from the castle where the Mackenzie clan’s chief lives. The final step of the aging process was in red wine casks, making this malt very flavorful. After the first sip your taste buds are as greeted by a light cinnamon, mixed with citrus and sugar. This malt would pair well with either a mild or a medium, complementing each other well without being overbearing.

So stop by Corona Cigar Co Downtown and pick up a great single malt and your favorite cigar!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Joya de Nicaragua and Drew Estate Parties at Corona Sand Lake!

Corona Cigar Co’s Sand Lake location will be hosting two additional parties Friday August 3rd and Sunday August 5th, both days will be starting at 8:00 PM under the big tent outside. Both events will be catered by Roy's and Amura, with an open Presidente Beer and Wine bar!

On Friday will be the launch of the new Cuenca Y Blanco Cigar.  To get a wristband for entry you can purchase any Joya de Nicaragua cigar.  The specials during the event will be: Buy any Joya de Nicaragua box and get a 6 cigar sampler and a hat for free. Alejandro Cuenca of Joya De Nicaragua will be there to celebrate!

Sunday's event will be the Drew Estate party.  Buy any 20 count or more box, and get a 6 pack sampler, and a wrist band for entry to the party! We can't forget to mention that Jonathan Drew and the whole DE group will be there partying with you!

Miami Cigar's Party at the Corona Sand Lake Location!

Corona Cigar Co is pleased to announce one of the parties we will be hosting during the IPCPR this year. Noche Caliente!  This Miami Cigar and La Aurora party is going to be outside of the Sand Lake location Saturday, August 4th, starting at 8:00 PM in the big tent we are going to set up!

There’s going to be cigars, food, beer, and music!  Roy’s and Amura will be catering this event, along with an open Presidente Beer and Wine bar. Now you may be wondering, how could I ever get into such an awesome event?  Well I have your answer, all you have to do is purchase $75 worth of La Aurora, Leon Jimenes, Nestor Miranda, La Sirena, or Tatiana cigars.  With that purchase you will get a wristband that will give you access to this party.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Studio Tobac Cigar Event

We’ve got another awesome event coming into town next week. The Studio Tobac Event will be at the Heathrow store Friday, July 27th from 6:00 - 11:00, and will be at the Sand Lake store Saturday, July 28th from 5:00-10:00. Studio Tobac includes Cain and Nub cigars.
One of Cain’s cigars, the Cain F, is a beast of a cigar.  As a Nicaraguan puro, one would expect a full bodied cigar. That's before taking the 82% ligero filler, that is a mix of Esteli, Jalapa, and Condega ligeros.  This mix of ligero creates a potent flavor profile that actually comes off very smooth.  The main tasting notes are of spice that last the entire cigar, with hints of wood after the first inch or so.  Overall this cigar is a full bodied delight, and is definitely worth picking up next weekend during the event.
There are going to be awesome deals going on for box purchases. Buy 1 box: get a sampler box and a swag bag that has a cutter, matches, and stickers.  Buy 2 boxes: get 2 sampler boxes, the swag bag, a car ashtray, and a Cain tabletop lighter.  Buy 3 boxes: get 3 sampler boxes, swag bag, car ashtray, Cain tabletop lighter, a ceramic leaf ashtray and a hat!  Those are some crazy deals on box purchases! Make sure to stop by next weekend, and bring some friends!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ratzilla is Coming!!

Ratzilla will unleashed this Saturday, July 21st, at a Corona Cigar near you!  The Ratzilla is a very limited edition, event only cigar from Drew Estate, the creators of Liga Privada.  Only 500 bundles of 12 were rolled due to the limited availability of the Connecticut River Valley Habano wrapper.  This is the same wrapper used for the T52's which many know of as the cause behind the infamous shortage. This cigar is wonderful, from the straight burn to the open draw, there are no flaws in it's construction.  The Ratzilla starts off as a medium bodied cigar and builds to full by the end.  It never got harsh, and the flavors were consistent throughout.  The main tasting note was of spice, namely pepper, that mellows through the cigar.  There are also light notes of coffee, which slowly changes to mocha by the end of the cigar.   Make sure to stop by at any time Saturday, July 21st, at any Corona Cigar location, and pick up some Ratzillas! (1 Bundle per customer to ensure more people get a chance to try this great cigar)  The first 10 customers who purchase bundles will receive a free Drew Estate hat We will not be taking phone or email orders for the Ratzilla prior to July 21st.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Macanudo Ultimate Round Contest

Today through Saturday, Corona Cigar will be hosting the Macanudo Ultimate Round Contest.  You could putt your way to winning a Callaway putter!  Each day will be at a different store, starting Downtown tonight from 5:00 - 8:00, then Friday July 13th at Sand Lake from 5:00 - 8:00, and rounding out at Heathrow on Saturday July 14th from 5:00 - 8:00. Purchase any Macanudo cigars to be entered for a chance to putt for the Callaway.  This is a perfect chance to try the Macanudo Vintage series cigars.  The Vintage 2000 series is a very unique limited production cigar. It has a very intriguing flavor profile, including earthy and floral notes.  The burn is nice and straight, leaving a nice white ash.  The finish is very smooth, and makes this a very well rounded cigar.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Corona Cigar Co's Malt of the Month

Here at Corona Cigar Co we love our feature Malts. Every month we run specials on fantastic single malts, giving you the option of trying a new scotch! What could make this better you ask? There's savings on every Malt of the Month! This month we are featuring three Glenlivets. The 18:  A single malt that’s a light bronze color. With a nice medium body texture comes a slightly nutty taste, with hints of caramel.  Perfect for beginners, and widely known to seasoned connoisseurs. This scotch finishes very smooth, and would pair perfectly with a Davidoff Millenium blend. The 21:  This is a caramel colored single malt that's scent leaves the palate wanting more.  The scotch starts full bodied, but fades quickly.  A sweet flavor reminiscent of apples is present mixed with a potent peat back note.  The malt is definitely sweet, but not overbearing. Pick up a Davidoff Maduro with this scotch and let the good times commence. The 25:  Dark bronze in color lends one to expect some earthy tones to the scotch.  Notes of cedar are immediately tasted, lending a woody yet sweet taste to this single malt.  Superbly smooth and satisfying, this malt pairs perfectly with a Davidoff Puro D’oro.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Celebrate the 4th of July with a Roman Candle!

Since the 4th of July is coming up fast, we figured there's no better cigar to talk about than the Viaje Roman Candle.  This new cigar really packs a punch, at a whopping 9 inches in length and 50 ring gauge, it is more like the entire fireworks show!   Like most Viaje's this is a puro Nicaraguan with plenty of power, and plenty of flavor.  It starts off with a light kick of pepper, and it builds up in spice with a sweet taste as an undertone.  At first the cigar seems like a medium-full, but an inch or so in, you can tell it's only going to get stronger. By midway it reaches a full bodied cigar, and continues with spice and a light sweetness. So if you're getting ready for a long night of barbecue, fireworks, and fun, make sure to pick up a Viaje Roman Candle for you and your pals while you celebrate!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rocky Patel Cigar Event with Nish Patel!

This weekend Corona Cigar Co is hosting a Rocky Patel cigar event at the Heathrow and Sand Lake locations.  We are going to have awesome deals on all Rocky Patel cigars, including discounts and goodies! Nish Patel will be Sand Lake on Saturday as well! The Xen is Nish's brain child. It is an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and filler. It's a very smooth and mild cigar.  There are hints of cedar, with spice and coffee undertones.  If you haven't tried it, this weekend would be a perfect time to pick some up! The event will be held at Heathrow on Friday, June 29th, from 6pm-11pm.  It will be at Sand Lakeon Saturday, June 30th, from 2pm-8pm.  Make sure to get your friends together, and stop by during the event to take advantage of these awesome deals and hang out with Nish!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Drew Estate Happy Hour at Corona Cigar!

Next week each store is getting the Drew Estate Cigar Happy Hour with our D.E. rep Jason Louie.  Monday the 25th he will be at Sand Lake, Tuesday the 26th at Downtown, and Thursday the 28that Heathrow.  It will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at each location. Make sure to stop by and talk to Jason, and he can pass along cigar knowledge in the process.  It's always a good time, so come enjoy a great Drew Estate cigar!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Romeo & Julieta Event This Friday!

This Friday, June 22nd from 8:00-11:00 PM at the Downtown Corona Cigar location there will be a Romeo y Julieta Cigar Event.  A R&J hostess will be there giving out freebies with your R&J cigar purchases.  Be on the lookout for some great deals! Make sure to check out the new R&J powerhouse, Romeo.  The wrapper is a very dark Ecuadorian Habano, with Dominican filler and binder.  This full bodied cigar is packed with flavor and bound to please.  With notes of pepper and earth, the full bodied Romeo has a complexity and smoothness uncharacteristic of most full bodied cigars. If full bodied isn't to your palate. One of our helpful staff will be more then happy to help you find the right cigar to suit your mood.

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Latest News About Corona Cigar Co!


We've got some very exciting news here at Corona Cigar Company.  We are being featured in the upcoming Cigar Aficionado!  This wonderful article paints a perfect portrait of the life of a modern retail cigar shop fighting back anti-tobacco legislation.  With all of the trials and tribulations that retail cigar shops have been through in the last 5 years, Corona Cigar Company's owner and founder, Jeff Borysiewicz, has proven to the rest of the industry that it is possible to thrive in political adversity and win against anti-tobacco legislation with grass roots lobbying.

The new Cigar Aficionado will be available soon in our stores.  Be sure to pick up a copy and read about Corona Cigar Company's incredible journey.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Flor de las Antilles Cigar Event at Corona Cigar Co!

Coming this Friday, June 15th at our Sand Lake store is the Flor de las Antilles Cigar Event.  To make this event special, the legend himself, Pepin Garcia, will be at the store from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM.   There will be great deals on Don Pepin and My Father cigars just in time to buy a special Father’s Day gift!  Buy 3 Cigars get 1 free, or buy a box and get a special 3 pack of My Father Cigars, 2 Don Pepin Cigars, a shirt, and a cigar cutter!   The NEW Flor de las Antilles is a medium bodied cigar in strength, and has medium to full flavor.  When smoking this cigar you immediately notice how smooth it is.  There's a hint of spice behind a sweet wood taste.  As you burn through the cigar, you will notice some cocoa thrown into the mix. My Father has something for every palate, and our sales associates will be more than happy to lead you in the right direction towards a cigar that would make any cigar smoker happy.  So make sure you come in this Friday for a great time and a great cigar!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Make Father's Day Special!

With Father's Day coming up this weekend we've got loads of great ideas and specials for the special dad in your life.  From cutters and lighters to sampler sets, we've got you covered.

If you're looking for cigars to give, the Davidoff Robusto Sampler is on sale for $82.95 online.  It includes 5 Davidoff cigars in a delightful robust size including; a 6000, Robusto 100, Special R, Millenium Blend, and a Puro Dominicano.  Another great idea is the very limited Diamond Crown Collection Sampler which includes 3 belicosos: a Maximus, Natural, and a Cameroon wrapper you can only get in this pack plus a really nice leather cigar holder, it's sure to be a hit. 

Now if accessories are more to his liking, a Xikar Trezo Inline lighter has all of the qualities needed in a lighter for any occasion.  For $99.95 this lighter has 4 different color options, and comes with a life time warranty!  The aluminum Xikar Xi cutter is the way to go if that special dad needs a new cutter, also available in several color choices, with a life time warranty, for $59.95 this cutter is a steal!

There is always the option to buy a gift card if you just can't decide which gift to choose.  If you have any questions feel free to call 1-888-70-CIGAR, or your closest store and one of our knowledgable staff will be glad to assist you in the hunt for the perfect gift for dad!  Click here for a bunch of great ideas our staff came up with.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Meet the Man Behind Gurkha!

This Friday, June 1st, Corona Cigar Co will be having a Gurkha event at the Heathrow location from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  Meet and chat with Kaizad Hansotia, the owner and founder of Gurkha. You've never seen specials like the ones for this event!

Gurkha is known world wide as a premium cigar brand that makes boutique blends of cigars. Kaizad travels around the globe searching for unique tobacco to make very special cigars.  

One of his newest lines, the Cellar Reserve is an excellent example of Kaizad’s blending prowess. With two different tobaccos over a decade aged, you can expect great things. The wrapper is a 1998 Criollo, and the filler has 15 year old Dominican tobacco. On the first puff you know this cigar is going it be superb, with notes of vanilla and nut.  The smoke is smooth and creamy and leaves your palate constantly wanting another puff.  The Cellar Reserve is a strategic addition to Gurkha’s arsenal of cigars, adding a medium-full bodied and full flavored cigar to their repertoire. If full bodied strength isn't your thing, then the earthy medium bodied Seduction, or the mild-medium and creamy Royal Challenge might be up your alley.

Make sure to come in this weekend, June 1st, at the Heathrow location to take advantage of the great deals, and to try out the newest Gurkha cigars with Gurkha’s own mastermind, Kaizad Hansotia!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Celebrate this Memorial Day with Corona Cigar Co


With Memorial Day weekend upon us, I felt like I should be smoking a patriotic cigar. To celebrate the freedoms our troops have fought for I grabbed a CAO America and a House Resolution.

The CAO America is a very well rounded cigar. The medium bodied, full flavored cigar is perfect for a relaxing evening with your friends and family this weekend. Now don't get shy when you see the barber pole wrapper on this cigar, the wrappers are a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro and a Connecticut shade wrapper. The flavors profile is creamy with hints of wood.

For any of you getting ready for a barbecue, the House Resolution is perfect for the occasion. The sun grown San Andres maduro wrapper adds a hint of spice, to a smooth smoke that finishes with a leathery undertone. The flavor profile pairs perfectly with the aroma of a barbecue, so grab a box of House Resolutions so you and your friends can have a great time this weekend!

Don't forget to pick these cigars up at your local Corona Cigar Co as we are open on Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Diamond Crowns - A Taste for Every Palate


Diamond Crown Classic:  A gorgeous Connecticut shade wrapper envelops Dominican binder and filler on this cigar.  The classic Diamond Crown is a mild cigar which still touts a robust flavor profile.  The natural cigar has a creamy texture to the smoke, which enhances the smoothness of the cigar.  There is a little bit of spice, with earth undertones.  The classic is definitely a top of the line cigar, that is great for new comers to cigars or to those looking for a step down strength wise.  The Macallan 12 is a great addition to this cigar, the slight cinnamon from the Macallan adds well to the earth and spice from the Diamond Crown.

Diamond Crown Julius Caesar:  Featuring a Cuban-seed Ecuadorian wrapper and a mixture of Central American tobaccos in the filler and binder.  This cigar is medium bodied and offers a complex blend of flavors, including leather, a sweet hint of cedar, and a light floral on rolling through your nose.  This cigar is perfect for any smoker of mild or medium cigars who enjoys a bit of complexity behind a well constructed cigar, add a round of Macallan 21 to compliment the sweet and floral notes, and you have yourself a great pair!

Diamond Crown Maximus:  The Maximus boasts an Ecuadorian Sungrown wrapper with Dominican filler and binder.  Strength wise the Maximus is a full bodied cigar.  The flavor notes offer hints of spice, dark chocolate, and nut.  The spice and chocolate stay throughout the entire cigar, especially through the roll, while the nut comes to the palate less often.  The Maximus is perfect to pair with a glass of scotch, in particular Macallan 18, as the nuts and spice in the cigar match the same flavors in the Macallan.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Diamond Crown Red Carpet Event!

There’s another special event coming to Corona Cigar Co! We will be hosting the Diamond Crown Red Carpet Event at our Downtown and Sand Lake locations. It’s a perfect chance to meet both Newman brothers!  There will be a new cigar that they'll debut at the event, the Diamond Crown 1895, which was made in small batches in honor of their 110th anniversary at Diamond Crown.  This cigar is only available at Diamond Crown Lounges.


We will also be having specials on all Diamond Crown cigars:  Buy 3 singles: get an 1895 for free.  You can also buy a box of Diamond Crown cigars and get 5 Diamond Crown 1895’s, a Diamond Crown hat, and a 3 cigar sampler that comes in a leather case which include a DC Maximus, a DC Classic, and a special DC Cameroon cigar.
 
The event will be held at our Downtown location on Friday, May 18th from 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM, and Saturday at our Sand Lake location from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Make sure to stop by for your chance to pick one of the limited cigars up, and have a great time with the Newmans!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Corona Presents: A Cigar Seminar with La Aroma de Cuba’s Rex


La Aroma de Cuba cigars are always a delight to smoke.  Whether you are picking up an award winning Mi Amor Belicoso or a delectable Edicion Especial, you know the experience is going to be extraordinary. For those of you who haven’t smoked a La Aroma, it’s never too late, and what better way to first smoke a cigar than with a proper tasting event!

We will be having a series of seminars with Rex, one at each location in the next month and a half.  Rex will be introducing you to the La Aroma family of cigars, and teaching proper tasting techniques along with beverage pairings for his cigars.  Even a seasoned smoker leaves with more smoking knowledge each time they go to a seminar with Rex. You can expect to see plenty of Corona Cigar employees there learning from one of the best and having a great time.

There will be plenty of specials on La Aroma cigars, so make sure to buy your ticket in advance for the date that best suits you! Rex will be at the Heathrow store Wednesday, May 9th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Sand Lake May 23rd from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM; and Downtown June 13th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Meet Carlos Fuente Jr at Corona Cigar's Sand Lake Location!


In the cigar world there are certain names, celebrities that stand out amongst the crowd that everyone knows and loves.  The Fuente family is one of those families, producing cigars for the last 100 years in which they have seen major setbacks and huge gains in notoriety throughout the years.  The iconic Arturo Fuente cigars are highly sought after, and often raved about. 

The Fuente family is one that every cigar smoker, new and old, knows about.  Whether it’s stories from whoever introduced them to smoking, or in publication, it is obvious that the Fuente brand is one of global recognition and admiration.  But even with such brand power, the Fuente’s refuse to ride the coattails of past success; they make sure their product lives up to the Fuente family name.  Whether it’s an 8-5-8 or an Opus X, you know you are going to get an exceptional cigar that was well worth the money spent.

We are pleased to announce that on Monday, April 30th from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM Carlos Fuente Jr will be at our Sand Lake location for a very special night.  Meet one of the legends of the cigar industry and have a Fuente cigar with him! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

White House Petition

Dear Fellow Cigar Enthusiasts,

I'm sure you've heard by now that the FDA is trying to regulate your ability to purchase and enjoy a cigar. So I want to let you know about a petition I started on "We the People", a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine?

In a little over a week, more than 20,000 people have signed on. If our petition gets 25,000 signatures by May 11, 2012, the White House will review it and issue an official response.

You can view and sign the petition here: http://wh.gov/Qtz

I'm headed to Washington this week to continue meeting with members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor HR1639/S.1461- The Traditional Cigar Manufacturing & Small Business Jobs Preservation Act. This bipartisan bill clarifies the 2009 Tobacco Control Act and states that Congress did not intend for the FDA to expand its regulations to include Premium Large Cigars
. As of today, there are 169 members of Congress and 7 Senators that have stood up for freedom by cosponsoring HR1639/S.1461...is your Representative one of them? You can view the list of cosponsors here http://blog.coronacigar.com/2012/04/white-house-petition.html


Keeping the FDA out of your humidor is a monumental task and to pass a bill in Congress, we need your help. Please sign the White House petition and when you are finished, visit www.CigarRights.org and sign the petition to the U.S. Congress. It only takes a few minutes and every petition helps elevate our issue in Washington.


Here's some more information about our White House petition:

Not Allow The FDA To Regulate Premium Cigars

Dear Mr. President:

The FDA is considering the creation of regulations for the premium cigar industry. These regulations will jeopardize over 85,000 American jobs,
destroy America's "mom & pop" premium cigar retailers & manufacturers, and risk over 250,000 jobs in Latin American that produce
cigars, impacting the economic/political stability in the region.

We hope you will stand up for small businesses that dot Main Street America & recognize that premium cigars are enjoyed by adults, are not addictive
and therefore do not conform to the Congressional intent of the Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act.

Tell the FDA to leave our premium cigars alone. With this nation's more pressing issues, harming my simple ability to enjoy a cigar should not be a
priority of the government.

Sincerely,



Jeff Borysiewicz

President & Founder


Chairman of the Board
Cigar Rights of America

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Intensa Launch Party This Weekend!

We are pleased to announce a special event happening on April 20th and 21st, the Intensa Launch Party!  This cigar is a Corona Cigar Co exclusive, blended by none other than Aresenio Ramos, Casa Fernandez’s Master blender.  This Puro Nicaraguan cigar features all Aganorsa tobacco and offers a full bodied experience without a harsh kick.  The Intensa has hints of spice, wood, and earth; together embodying the definition of a complex flavor profile, at a fraction of the cost!

Not only are we having a buy 2 get 1 free on Intensa cigars of all sizes, we are also going to have Arsenio Ramos and Casa Fernandez president Paul Palmer at the event!  We are planning to celebrate in style with the creators of this exceptional cigar, and we will be having drink specials as well as raffles for the Launch Party.  So make sure you don’t miss out on this awesome launch party, Friday April 20th at Heathrow 6pm to 11pm, and Saturday April 21st at Sand Lake 2pm to 8pm.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

CRA Action Alert - Sign The White House Petition For Cigars Today!

On April 26, 2010, December 20, 2010, July 7, 2011, and again on February 13, 2012 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration publicly posted their intent to regulate cigars in the Federal Register, so it is incumbent upon the cigar enthusiasts of the United States to voice their opposition to any proposed new regulation of premium/traditional cigars by the United States Government.



The U.S. Food & Drug Administration answers to one boss - The White House. Now that tens of thousands of this nation's cigar enthusiasts have voiced their opposition to Congress, it's time to send a message to the Office of the President. It's time for President Obama to tell the FDA - "Stay out of America's humidors!"



H.R. 1639 has been filed in the U.S. House of Representatives; and a companion bill, Senate Bill 1461, has been filed in the Senate. Both are filed under the banner of the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act . This bi-partisan legislation would decree that premium/traditional cigars should be off limits to FDA regulation and, 'to clarify the Food & Drug Administration's jurisdiction' in the 'sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars.'

Such legislation could have a profound impact on protecting the industry, from the fields and factories of Central America , to the supply-chain throughout this nation, to the community tobacconist, to enjoying a cigar in the local shop, club or back porch.



With over 85,000 American jobs associated with the premium/traditional cigar business, this is an issue of economic stability for thousands of Main Street America small businesses. The community tobacconist is an institution that spans the history of the nation. The federal government has no business threatening them with new regulations, user fees, and efforts that smack nothing short of modern day prohibition.



We can assure you, nothing could rip the soul of the cigar industry apart, like FDA actions. For example, some of the (again) hypothetical possibilities, but that are not beyond the realm of reason include: No more walk in humidors (Canadian model); Limits on advertising and promotions; Banning the very word cigar or tobacco; Manufacturers having to submit blends to FDA for "testing," before heading to your local shop - imagine the impact on boutique cigar makers; Adverse impact on flavored tobacco products that are made for adults; And price impact due to new fees on manufacturers. This, is the short list.



Monday, March 19, 2012

Avo Uvezian's 86th Birthday Dinner

Saturday, March 24th, 2012 will be an iconic moment for those of us lucky enough to attend Avo Uvezian’s 86th Birthday Dinner.  Each year Corona Cigar Company hosts the dinner, bringing together all of us who love an exceptional meal and a great cigar.  We are very proud to announce that we have out done ourselves this year, and will be having both the dinner and reception at the Downtown Orlando location.  How is this outdoing ourselves you may ask, well for the first time since July 3rd, 2003 it will be possible to enjoy your cigar WITH your meal! We are excited to announce that Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be bringing their kitchens to our patio and cooking for the guests of the dinner.  

In 2002 Floridians voted to amend the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act to ban smoking anywhere that had employees.  The only exceptions to this new legislation were bars and retail cigar shops with 10% or less of profits coming from food.  Since the new legislation was put into effect we have not been able to smoke and eat in public establishments.

This year will be a memorable one for many of us, and to make it even more memorable, AVO is releasing the La Trompeta.  Reminiscent of the Avo Companero, it is bound to not only bring back great memories, it is sure to create new ones during this historic event.  Tickets are going fast due to limited seating, so make sure to stop by one of our three Corona Cigar Company locations today to pick yours up! Or purchase them online at http://www.coronacigar.com/products/avo-uvezians-birthday-cigar-dinner.html

Monday, March 12, 2012

Think Green..Save Green


In celebration of St. Patty’s Day I realized you don’t just have to wear green to celebrate, I could smoke a green cigar!  The candela wrapper is often over looked because of its bright green color, but in fact it used to be extremely popular in the early half of the 20th century.  The green color is not from the leaf being young; it is actually from the curing process which preserves the chlorophyll.

The candela I chose to smoke is one of our most popular candelas, the Corona Dominican 10th Anniversary in the specially made Wedge size, popping the cap off instead of a traditional cut, leaving me with a nice open draw that hinted of the sweetness to come.  The entire cigar was very smooth, typical of a candela.  For being a mild cigar, it packed a lot of flavor which was very enjoyable.  This Cuban-seed Dominican candela has something for everyone; a hint of spice through the roll and a light earthiness through the whole smoke.

For those of you hesitant on smoking a green cigar, let back your inhibitions this St. Patty’s Day, and enjoy the specials we will be having at all three locations. We will be holding specials Saturday March 17th on all of the Corona 10th Anniversary Candelas.  Buy two singles and get one free or buy two boxes and get a bottle of Bushmill Irish Whiskey for free!  Talk about luck of the Irish!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Berlin Wall "Fall of the Wall" Tour

In lieu of the piece of history that is going to be displayed at all three Corona locations this week, I figured I'd smoke the Hammer & Sickle’s Berlin Wall cigar.

As a cigar shop employee, I was wondering how a box of cigars could possibly weigh what feels like a hundred pounds! Once we opened up the shipment we realized why. Shipped in beautiful white marble boxes, you immediately get the sense that they want this cigar to be seen as anything other than ordinary. Upon lifting the lid, the glistening of copper catches your eye, and you notice every cigar has a unique copper band where there’s normally a paper cigar band. From the first puff of this cigar I knew I had made a great choice for the first smoke of the day. The first notes of flavor were of wood, and as the cigar began to burn, earth and spice tones slowly entered the mix. The blend of Dominican and Honduran tobaccos create an even burning medium bodied cigar. This cigar is mellow enough to pair with any drink, but I can see it pairing exceptionally well with a fine single malt scotch.

Make sure to see the piece of the Berlin Wall at one of the three locations: Downtown Tuesday the 6th and Wednesday the 7th, Heathrow Thursday the 8th and Friday the 9th, and finally at Sand Lake on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th. While you’re admiring a part of history that forever changed the world, don’t forget to grab a Berlin Wall or any of the other Hammer & Sickle cigars because there’s going to be some great specials going on!

-Andrew