Habano Colorado Grande Review by Seth's Humidor

... for this review I went with the Habano Colorado version, and what a great version it is. The wrapper is Colorado in coloring, and is grown in the Jalapa Valley of Nicaragua. Underneath that is a Nicaraguan binder from Esteli, and then the filler is composed of tobacco from Costa Rica, Honduras, and the Jalapa Valley of Nicaragua. Jesus Fuego is one of those manufacturers who gets creative with his use of tobacco, and this cigar definitely shows that with Costa Rican fillers.
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XIKAR VX Cutter Reviewed by Stogie Guys

I have been a fan of V-cutters and punches since I started smoking cigars. All that talk about making sure your guillotine didn’t slice off too much of the cap and cause the wrapper to unravel made me nervous. At least that was one worry I could eliminate.

Even now that I think I have enough skill to clip the head without inflicting undue damage, I still like the V-cut. It opens up the cigar but maintains its integrity and shape. But I’d never had a good V-cutter. Until recently...

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XIKAR HC Series Criollo Grande Review

This 6×6 stick offers a medium brown wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, a firm even construction, double cap and a texture of fine sand paper with a very small tooth, with a rich smooth tobacco aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw, plenty of thick rich smoke and flavors of earth, rich tobacco with a pepper and spice finish that builds over time.

October 2011 Newsletter

XIKAR News - October 2011

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Dear XIKAR Customers and Friends:   


New Product Review 

XIKAR President: Kurt Van KeppelFrom Texas to South Dakota, Washington to New Hampshire, last month's events had no boundaries. Across the country, we are spreading the success of XIKAR For Life and sharing our love of the leaf. I hear that our innovation and quality continues to bolster the promise of our Lifetime Warranty. New product innovation is a key focus for us and we strive to provide the same benefits we look for when making our own personal purchases. We know from experience and customer surveys that you expect reliable product performance, fair price, and dependability. 

tech 2 All three of these characteristics encompass our new Tech Lighter that arrived in July 2011. This single jet flame lighter has a durable body style that achieves our commitment to form, feel and function. The Tech's sleek, transparent body fits in your hand and is guaranteed to improve your smoking experience with capacity and reliability.  

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An Eventful Purpose

Cigar smoking is like any other crazed passion, you are always surrounded with people from all walks of life sharing one common interest. Regardless of what XIKAR cutter or lighter you are using to light up that Grande or Robusto, camaraderie is ever-present among cigar enthusiasts. At XIKAR, we are not just in the cigar and accessory business, we are in the camaraderie business. Employing camaraderie has a unique connection to our charity efforts, which has helped us support some meaningful causes. Our most recent charity effort  is raising money for autism, a cause that is close to many of us at XIKAR. My good friends at En Fuego,( Rockwall, TX) were looking for a partner for their 4th Annual Golf Classic, on October 28, 2011.  It didn't take long to gain my support. I knew raising money for autism was the right decision and the right cause.  My passion and commitment for finding medical cures and training for autism is for life.   

HC Series Limited Edition Salomon and Cigar Lighting

XIKAR VP, Scott Almsberger introduces the Limited Edition HC Series, Habano Colorado Salomon and describes the process of lighting cigars with a torch lighter.

How to Use and Replace Flint on Scribe Lighter

Scott Almsberger, Vice President of XIKAR, Inc. explains how to use the pen-shaped, Scribe flint lighter as well as flint replacement.

XIKAR Premium Butane and Proper Way to Bleed/ Fill Lighters

XIKAR VP, Scott Almsberger shares knowledge about premium butane and correct method of filling and bleeding torch lighters.

History of XIKAR with Kurt Van Keppel

XIKAR's Kurt Van Keppel talks about the history of the company with Walt of Stogie Review during Cigar Expo 2011 (Cigarnival).

HC Series Salomon Limitado Review by The Smoking Stogie

It’s hard to not love the look of a Salomon and this one is no different, it has a really nice Colorado Shade wrapper with a perfect red/brown tint, minimal veins and a seamless wrap. The cigar is firm but has a little bit of give, a uniform feel with no soft spots and a nice slow taper.

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August 2011 Newsletter

XIKAR News - August  2011

Kurt's Cornerkurtscorner


Dear XIKAR Customers and Friends:   


Innovation Inspires Demand 

XIKAR President: Kurt Van Keppel

Our approach to new product development aligns with our long-standing product philosophy of top-function, beautiful form, ergonomic feel and a fair price.  In today's economy, a development plan is not enough - it must also translate viable products into positive business results through consumer demand. Innovation at XIKAR must have central features of attractiveness, ease of use, a good value and immediate desirability to the marketplace.  Last year, XIKAR R&D and Marketing teams joined to map out a "product strategy plan" well ahead of the production planning cycle.  The output of this initiative enabled XIKAR to launch new and targeted high-demand products into distribution at the 79th annual IPCPR (retail tobacco show).  We had our best show ever, in the history of the company!  "What's new?" is a key question in every tobacco shop, and XIKAR's innovation answers that question with category and industry-leading products!  For more detail and product descriptions, please visit www.xikar.com.    

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