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Review: Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel Aged

Brand: Camacho

Line: Nicaraguan Barrel Aged

Size: Toro (6 x 50)

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Mexican…

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Added by Jason Meyers on November 13, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Sun Grown

Brand: Drew Estate

Line: Undercrown Sun Grown

Size: Corona (5 5/8 x 46)

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Sun Grown

Binder: Connecticut River…

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Added by Jason Meyers on November 2, 2017 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments


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REVIEW: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 Gran Reserva

Brand: Joya de Nicaragua

Line: Antaño Gran Reserva

Size: Belicoso (6 x 54)

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan…

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Added by Jason Meyers on October 25, 2017 at 12:00am — 3 Comments


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REVIEW: Ventura Case Study CS/04

Brand: Ventura

Line: Case Study - Limited Editions - CS/04

Size: Torpedo (5.5 x 52)

Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut

Binder: Mexican…

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Added by Jason Meyers on September 29, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments


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REVIEW: Ventura Archetype Initiation Corona

Brand: Ventura

Line: Archetype Initiation

Size: Corona (5 x 46)

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan Habano…

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Added by Jason Meyers on September 25, 2017 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment


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Review: Black Works Studio Boondock Saint Corona Larga



Black Label Trading Company launched in 2013, and quickly made a name for themselves with their solid core line of blends.  In 2015, they opened their own factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, and created a side-project brand called Black Works Studio(commonly stylized as BLK_WKS).

The goal of Black Works is to showcase Nicaraguan tobaccos with small…

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Added by Trippopolis on September 6, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment


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Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon

Earlier in the year I had the opportunity to smoke a number of the Rose of Sharon release from Southern Draw Cigars. That initial release sold through, and a 2nd release was debuted at the IPCPR.

The Rose of Sharon was a release dedicated to Robert’s wife:

“Much like a Rose, Sharon exemplifies our brand with her beautiful soul, humility and a “subtle” boldness which has…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 31, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment


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Review: Partagas 1845 Classico Robusto

General Cigar originally launched the Partagas 1845 in 2012.  In 2014, the Classico was joined by 2 more lines, the Extra Fuerte, and Extra Oscuro.  At IPCPR 2017, General relaunched all 3 frontmarks, with updated packaging, and all new blends.  Today, we’ll be focusing on the Partagas 1845 Classico.  

 

Brand: Partagas 1845 Classico…

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Added by Trippopolis on August 18, 2017 at 9:00am — 2 Comments


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Review: Protocol Themis Toro

"Not your father's Connecticut" is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot these days.  For a long time, a Connecticut Shade wrapper was indicative of a milder, mellower cigar, and many veteran cigar smokers viewed it as a sign of an entry-level cigar.  In the past 10 years or so, the medium-full range has been the primary focus for most consumers, and therefore has been the first priority for manufacturers, old or new.  About 3 years ago, this started to change,…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 31, 2017 at 11:00am — 2 Comments


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Press Release: Espinosa Cigars Resurrects Murcielago

Saturday July 8th, 2017 - Erik Espinosa announced on Kiss My Ash Radio that the Murcielago was being resurrected. 

Murcileago (Spanish for 'bat') is the cigar closets to Erik Espinosa's heart. To restore the original essence of the blend, he collaborated with good friend AJ Fernandez to resurrect this classic.

Made at the San Lotano Factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua and repacked with a smart and clean design…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 9, 2017 at 10:32am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Drew Estate enters the 4 x 32 Segment

Drew Estate enters the 4 x 32 Segment with Innovative Products, Merchandising, and Retailer Programs

Friday, July 7, 2017 — Miami, FL- Drew Estate debuts new initiative to its complete brand portfolio with a series of 4x32 products in 10-count tins to be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 7, 2017 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments


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Press Release: MoyaRuiz Il Ridotto ready to ship to retailers

MoyaRuiz Cigars Inc., creators of popular boutique brands such as La Jugada and The Rake, is pleased to announce their latest blend Il Ridotto is ready to ship to retailers. The Il Ridotto was originally available in limited quantities in 2016.

From last year's press release:

Continuing in the vein of their prior game-themed releases including poker and dominos, MoyaRuiz reaches further into history for IL RIDOTTO.…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 7, 2017 at 3:05pm — No Comments


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Press Release: General Cigar Appoints New Vice President of Marketing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

General Cigar Appoints New Vice President of Marketing

 

July 7, 2017, Richmond, VA -- General Cigar is pleased to announce that José de Castro will join the company as vice president of…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Drew Estate debuts the Undercrown Sun Grown at IPCPR

Thursday, July 6, 2017 — Miami, FL - Drew Estate announces today the newest extension to the prized Undercrown Brand, the Undercrown Sun Grown. 

The new Sun Grown is the third Undercrown expression, complimenting Undercrown Maduro and…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 6, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments


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Review: Muestra de Saka Exclusivo

The latest release from Steve Saka's Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is a bit different than his previous offering in terms of it's presentation, blend, and price point.  The Exclusivo is the first in the Muestra de Saka series, which Steve describes as "a line of individual batch produced cigars. Each cigar within the line is a unique vitola and liga - no two are the same. Their taste, body, strength, materials, etc. will vary widely. As will…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 15, 2017 at 10:00am — 2 Comments


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Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Release 4th Edition Morphine

June 6, 2017Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the fourth release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

Black Label Trading Co. first released MORPHINE in June, 2014 as its first Limited Release. MORPHINE is produced by BLTC’s own factory, Fabrica…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 6, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments


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Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Last Call Maduro

The first Last Call started out as one of those great projects which was just an internal house blend handed out to guests who were over watching football. As per the namesake, this was the last cigar handed out to close the evening.

Originally launched in the single Geniales (4-1/2x48) vitola, a line extension was announced late 2016 adding on Pequeñas (5x46), Corticas (4x52), Flaquitas (6x46), and a Chiquitas (3-1/2x50).

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 6, 2017 at 7:00am — 3 Comments


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Press Release: John Drew Brands Announces Leadership Team

John Drew Brands Announces Leadership Team

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 — Wynwood, FL -

John Drew Brands announces its Leadership Team: CEO Jonathan Drew, President Nancy Berkowitz, National Sales Manager Steve Chernoff, and National Director of Brand Development Frank Moreno. In addition, John Drew Brands will partner with and be supported by Joey Reichenbach…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 23, 2017 at 1:48pm — No Comments


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Review: Hoyo de Monterrey Hoyo La Amistad

General Cigar Company unveiled a number of collaboration blends with A.J. Fernandez. What makes this project special is that AJ grew up near the Hoyo de Monterrey factory in Cuba. All the tobacco for the La Amistad also comes from A.J. Fernandez farms.

Sold in 20 count boxes, with 4 vitolas to choose from: Rothschild (4-1/2x50), Robusto (5x54), Toro (6x50), and Gigante (6x60).

 

Check out our interview with Elizabeth Maksim at the IPCPR 2016 in Las…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 15, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Review: Archetype Axis Mundi Corona

The Archetype Series B was originally released in very limited quantities in July of 2016, and the second release, dubbed ‘Chapter 2’, started shipping nation wide last month.  Archetype Series B consists of 2 blends, the Axis Mundi, and Initiation, both produced by Drew Estate.…

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Added by Trippopolis on April 28, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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