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Liberty Tobacco opened its doors for business in 1975 and is San Diego's oldest, independent retail tobacco shop. We carry a wide range of imported cigars such as Arturo Fuente, Avo, Davidoff, Don Pepin, Padron, and more. Our hi-grade briar pipes and pipe tobacco's are unparalleled with brands such as Castello, Dunhill, Erik Nording, Lorenzo, Meerschaum, Peterson, Savinelli, Stanwell, Vauen, and we also offer other luxury tobacco products such as General Snus and several imported cigarettes. In addition to our other fine products we carry only the finest accessories such as Davidoff, Dupont, Daniel Marshall, Xikar, Zippo.... for all smokers. Our lounge consists of five HD plasma TV's, "NFL Sunday Ticket", and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, so you can come in, enjoy a smoke, and relax! Liberty's wholesale division services many of San Diego's finest restaurants, hotels, and golf courses, including event services such as Cigar Bars! Now with two locations to serve you, the largest selection, & lowest prices, we are certain to meet all of your tobacco needs. Running short on time? Liberty Tobacco now offers
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Eastern Standard Euro Express

Brand: Eastern Standard from the Caldwell Cigar Co.                                                    
Style:  Euro Express (5 ½ x 44)
Origin:   Dominican Republic
             Wrapper: Ecuadorian Hybrid Dark Connecticut
             Binder:  Dominican Habano
             Filler:  Dominican Habano Seco, Criollo 98 Viso, Corojo Ligero
Price:  $9.95
Tasting notes:  This cigar was recommended to me by Mike Gallagher as the next item for review. Great choice Mike!!! This is an excellent first “cigar-of-the-day” and paired nicely with my coffee. At first the cigar had a bit of a draw issue but that was quickly alleviated after a few puffs on the stick. A slight spicy note permeated the cigar but still it remained mild throughout. If you’re looking for a new morning this cigar will certainly fit the bill.


Savinelli Trunk Show at Liberty Tobacco!

Savinelli Pipe Show at Liberty Tobacco Kearny Mesa February 17, 2015 at 3pm! Be sure to stop by for a great deal on Savinelli and Rossi Pipes along with a tobacco sampling. Everyone in attendance will be entered into a raffle for a Savinelli pipe from the "Bianca" line released just this year! Meet Shane and Jonathan from Savinelli!


Valentines Sale at Liberty Tobacco!

Both Liberty Tobacco locations are offering 25% off all Humidors and refillable Lighters, Feb 1st to the 15th! If you ever wanted a humidor or need a new lighter this is the time to take action. Liberty Tobacco already offers the lowest prices and best selection around town, couple that with 25% off and you have the opportunity of a lifetime! Both Liberty Tobacco locations have a large selection of humidors and lighters with names like Craftsman Bench, Daniel Marshall, Diamond Crown, Savoy  S.T. Dupont, Vector, Vertigo, and Xikar. With a selection like this you are sure to find that perfect humidor or lighter at a price that fits your budget!


Kristoff 685 Woodlawn Sale!

10% off at Liberty Tobacco Kearny Mesa, January 11th thru 17th!

Style:  Perfecto (6.5” x 60)
Origin: Dominican
               Wrapper: Brazilian
               Binder:  Nicaraguan
               Filler:  Dominican and Nicaraguan

Tasting notes:  I was tasked with smoking this cigar at the behest of resident curmudgeon/manager Mike G. I was looking for something new to smoke and he led me to this most excellent perfecto. The name is derived from Kristoff founder Glen Case’s long-time address…in “Case” you wondered. I was a little bit leery about the drawing owing to the extremely narrow shape toward the head of the cigar but the draw was excellent (8 out of 10). At the start, the cigar started out on the milder side but toward the beefier center it shifted to more full-bodied flavor. The finish on the smoke wasn’t bitter at all and ended on a positive note of smooth full-bodied flavor. A winner from Kristoff for sure…come on in and get ‘em while you can.


Humidor Sale at Both Liberty Tobacco Locations

If you have been tossing around the idea of getting a humidor now is a good time to do so. Both Liberty Tobacco locations are offering up to 20% off a humidor purchase! Just bring in the flyer on the events page. Both Liberty Tobacco locations have a large selection of humidors with names like Daniel Marshall, Craftsman Bench, Diamond Crown, and Savoy. With a selection like this you are sure to find that perfect humidor at a price that fits your budget! Offer good through December 31st, 2014.


Alec Bradley Fine and Rare On Sale!

A great stocking Stuffer Idea! The Alec Bradley Fine and Rare is 10% off all week long at Liberty Tobacco Kearny Mesa! This is another in the Alec Bradley “Fine and Rare” collection (limited to 3000 pieces). A perfect “perfecto” with an excellent draw and construction. I would classify this as a solid medium-bodied cigar which maintained its flavor profile all the way through. If you’re a fan of the Maxx you will definitely dig this smoke. Come in a purchase a “fine and rare”…another winner from Alec Bradley.                                    

Style:  Fine and Rare Ta-25A (7x54)


Wrapper:  Honduras

Binder:  Honduras

Filler:  Honduras, Nicaragua


Liberty Tobacco Kearny Mesa Holiday Party!

Join us for Liberty Tobacco's annual Holiday Party in Kearny Mesa, Saturday, December 20th! There will be specials, the Chargers 49ers game, food in the late afternoon, and chances to win prizes! Its the time of the year to catch up with friends and family and enjoy the fellowship, so come join us in this festive occasion! See you there!


Avo 88 on Sale at Liberty Tobacco Kearny Mesa

December 14th thru the 21st
Brand: AVO LE 14                                                     
Style:  “Eighty-Eighty” Belicoso
               Wrapper:  Dominican     
               Binder:  Dominican
               Filler:  Dominican
Price:  $17.95
Tasting notes: This is another offering from the Davidoff AVO Limited Edition line…number 14. It’s called the “88” because Avo Uvezian, the brand’s inspiration, is a famous pianist (he was at one time the Shah of Iran’s personal piano player). This beautifully constructed belicoso has a perfect draw all the way through as well as a fantastic wrapper/construction…just what you would expect from an AVO. The cigar was smooth and mild with a nice complexity throughout. Towards the end it picked up some nice spicey notes and I was able to smoke it all the way to the nub. If you’re looking for a great gift idea this holiday season or just a fantastic smoke anytime of the day this one is a winner.

Available at Kearney Mesa Location 7341 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego CA 92111
On sale 10% off this week  


Tobacco Tax Increases May Be On the Horizon

Every couple years tobacco taxes are proposed in California. The reason is that tobacco is an easy target. Read the latest proposal from an LA Times article.


Weekly Deals at Liberty Tobacco!

The Macanudo Estate Reserve Jamaica 2013 will be on sale all week long at Liberty Tobacco Kearny Mesa, 11/2/2014 Thru 11/8/2014!

               Wrapper: Connecticut                   
               Binder: Jamaica
               Filler: Jamaica

Tasting notes: The aroma of this cigar had some delicious sweet notes to it. The initial draw was about a 6 out... of 10 but opened up after a few puffs. Most Macanudos (at least the traditional ones) are on the very mild side (perfect morning cigars and great for new cigar smokers). This cigar, although mild, was complex and smooth throughout. As I got about halfway through the smoke it started to pick up some new flavors…all of which were good. This cigar, which has a larger price tag than most Macanudos, is definitely worth your time. I would easily put this against any of the Davidoffs in terms of quality and taste. “Each Macanudo Estate Reserve cigar comes packaged in individual coffins. Due to the limited availability of Jamaican tobacco, production quantities were extremely limited and once they’re sold out, they’re gone for good.” (Cigar International)



Voting Guide from the Cigar Rights of America

Cigar Rights of America is the only lobby actively protecting your cigar and pipe tobacco rights.

November 04, 2014 is fast approaching.

The impending mid-term election promises to be a pivotal one that could alter the balance of power in Washington.

With that, CRA would like to recognize those individuals that serve as elected representatives in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate who have stood up for premium cigars and have supported a legislative exemption from FDA regulation as co-sponsors on both H.R. 792 and S. 772 respectively.
CRA would like to publicly thank the co-sponsors of H.R. 792 and S. 772 who have stood up for Cigar Liberty!


Matilde "Renacer" On Sale At Liberty Tobacco

Sale runs from 10/12/14 to 10/19/14!

Matilde “Renacer”                                        
Style:  Robusto (54 x 5 ¼)
               Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano     
               Binder:  Dominican
               Filler:  Dominican/Nicaraguan
Price:  $8.95 (box of 20)
Tasting notes:  The newest creation from the Master Jose Seijas. Senor Seijas has revived (hence the name “Renacer”) this old brand which originally debuted in 1876. My first impression of this cigar was one of delight and high expectations. I thought it would be on the fuller side of medium but it has taken a turn for the more mild side of the flavor spectrum. The draw rates a solid 7 out of 10 and I did have to relight it a few times (the shop was busy in the morning). I would agree with Jon G.’s assessment that it is reminiscent of an AVO from Davidoff. A nice mild smoke for the first cigar of the day.


Help Exempt Premium Cigars From FDA Regulation!

Between April 26, 2010 and November 27, 2013 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration publicly posted their intent to deem cigars as subject to federal regulation. Therefore, it's 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.



Join us at Liberty Tobacco in Kearny Mesa for Olivia Day, Friday, October 10th! Olivia cigars will be on sale, there will be prizes, and a BBQ!
See you there!



The San Cristobal Elegancia will be on sale 10/5/14 thru 10/12/14 at Liberty Tobacco in Kearny Mesa!
               Wrapper:  Ecuador Connecticut
               Binder:  Nicaraguan
               Filler:  Nicaraguan
Price: $8.75 (Box of 25)
Tasting notes: A fantastic draw right out of the gate (8.5 out of 10). This cigar is right in the sweet spot for price and for strength…medium bodied and perfect for a morning smoke. San Cristobal has made quite a resurgence in popularity here at Liberty Tobacco and with good reason: they’re making great cigars. Towards the middle it shifted down to mellow and continued to be a great morning stick. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it was “layered with notes of oak, pepper, earth, coffee, and cream” but apparently someone at Cigars International felt that way. This cigar was great to the (not) bitter end. If you’re looking for an excellent cigar at any time of the day this one definitely fits the bill. I can’t recommend this enough…way to go San Cristobal!!



The Montecristo Espada is a new release from Montecristo and is now on sale at Liberty Tobacco in Kearny Mesa! The sale will last thru September 21st, 2014! This is a wonderful new Nicaraguan with a Habano Jalapa Vintage 2010 wrapper, a Habano Jalapa Vintage 2009 binder, and Habano Condego Ligero Vintage 2009 fillers. Hurry in while the sale lasts!


Scotch and Cigar Tasting at Morton's Steakhouse

On Friday, October 10th from 6pm to 9pm enjoy an evening of fine Scotch whiskey and cigars, all perfectly paired with exquisite Morton's cuisine. Whiskey Master Ed Adams will guide the evening through each tasting, and Liberty Tobacco will be on-site to provide cigars.
For details please stop in at Liberty Tobacco or contact Nicole Cofee at 619-696-3369 or



On August 6th, 2014 Gran Habano was notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office that "Gran Habano" is misleading the public. The Trade Mark office claims that because the name has "Habano" in it, that they are misleading the public to think that Gran Habano is selling cigars form Cuba.
First, sale of Cuban cigars in the U.S. is ILLEGAL.
Second all retail establishments know that Gran Habano products are not manufactured in Cuba and are grown in Honduras and Nicaragua. The labels on the product clearly state this!
Lastly the public buys Gran Habano cigars for the quality of the cigar not because they believe they are from Cuba!
This just an opening salvo and example of what government control and intrusion into an industry will produce! Remember there is a big push by the government to have the FDA regulate the cigar industry.
It is imperative that we contact our legislators and ask them to vote against any FDA regulation.

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