5 Stars – Trip Advisor

“Ybor City in Manhattan!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Found this place through my Cigar Aficionado app. Walked in and bought a Don Antonio Escogido Robusto to try there. It was one of the smoothest cigars I’ve had in a while.

They roll them right there in the shop. Fabulous find for cigar smokers.

Walked out with 10. Signed up for their newsletter and now follow them on facebook.

They ship too!

Now, if they only made mojitos!


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Cigar Weekly – Blind Cigar Review – Excellent!

Blind Cigar Review

We are very happy to have our cigars reviewed on Cigar Weekly, this time reviewed on their Blind Cigar Review Panel.  Cigar Weekly has a tradition of doing blind reviews of new and/or boutique cigars.  Here are the details of how they do the blind reviews from their site.

How it works: Cigar Weekly members volunteer for the task, and are asked to complete the review by smoking both samples within a two to three week window. They are requested to take copious notes, and then to enter their data into an online form.

The panel reviewed our Passion 550 cigar with no label or marking on it.  Each panelist goes into great detail in analyzing the cigars for their blind cigar review.  Just some of the important things they look at when doing their review is the construction, color, texture, the overall burn, ash and color as well the draw, strength and body of the cigar.  All of this is compiled from all the panelists added up and given an overall score on the performance of the cigar.

The perfect score for the overall rating for any cigar is a 50.

Our Passion cigar scored a total 39.8 out of 50!  Considered to be an Excellent cigar in their books and very nearly an Outstanding cigar.

Here is what the publisher had to say, “So there you have it, Followers and Fans – Blind Review 2016 number 003 is in the books!  And it’s a good one.  Seems like the folks over at Martinez have some very tasty cigars.  Perhaps we’ll be treated to another one later in the year!”

To read the full in depth review click here.

Cigar Weekly Reviews Martinez Flatiron Cigar

Cigar Weekly Review Martinez

The fine folks over at Cigar Weekly have reviewed the Martinez Flatiron Maduro.  Cigar Weekly.com is a web site that has two primary functions and a multitude of great benefits. First they are to provide information for consumers and enthusiasts, and second to give manufacturers an outlet to let their fans know what they are up to, to announce new offerings etc.

The inspiration for the site came in the Fall 1997 issue of Smoke Magazine, Lew Rothman, then President of JR-CIGARS, wrote:

“…today’s premium cigar smokers are demanding more and more information about the cigars, and the people who make them. To the readers of this and other magazines, premium cigars are more than just a product; they are an insatiable passion.”

We are very happy to have them review the Martinez Flatiron Cigar.  Below is a briefing of their review.

“Martinez Cigar’s Flatiron Maduro is a handsome cigar. It has a dark brown Ecuadorian shade-grown Habano wrapper with a matte finish, and is very smooth to the touch. The binder is Nicaraguan Broadleaf. This is a finely constructed cigar, sporting a very sharp box press with tight seams, small veins and uniform leaves. The filler is a proprietary blend of 5-year-old Nicaraguan leaves.

Using the Cigar Weekly scoring system, here’s what I thought of the Flatiron:

Pre-light – 9
Light – 9
Draw – 9
Construction –9
Flavor – 8
Power – 8
Average – 8.67

The Flatiron continues to honor Don Antonio’s memory and tradition of crafting ultra-premium cigars. The Flatiron Maduro provides a rich, complex, and superiorly flavorful smoke that, as a small batch cigar, should cast a long shadow in the premium cigar world – an iconic past and a bright future ahead for Martinez Cigars.

I recommend it.”

To read the full review please click here.

Cigar Weekly Reviews Martinez Cigars


Cigar Smoke Gives New York City Flatiron Cigar 9 out of 10

Cigar Smoke

Cigar Smoke has reviewed Martinez Cigars’ New York City Flatiron Cigar.

Despite my skepticism about a cigar (or salsa) made in New York City, I am impressed with the Flatiron. After all, it isn’t about the location where the cigar is rolled. It is all about the leaf, the mastery of the blender, and the roller. Jesus Martinez has pulled together all of these factors into his cigars. His father, “Don Antonio”, brought back to the city what was once common, and Jesus continues with the now-rare legacy.

For the price, it is worth your time and money to smoke a Flatiron. And supporting a U.S. company and employer at the same time is a nice bonus.

For the full review please click here:



New York City Flatiron Cigar