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Southern Draw IGNITE Navy SEALs Foundation Habano No. 3 Double Corona

Southern Draw IGNITE Navy SEALs Foundation Habano No. 3 Double Corona

Happy Veteran’s Day everyone!  For this week’s review, I thought I should review a cigar with a military heritage to it.  I found the perfect cigar in my humidor for today in the Southern Draw IGNITE Navy SEALs Foundation Habano No. 3.  We were introduced to the IGNITE series for 2019 at this year’s IPCPR.  Southern Draw uses the IGNITE line to introduce special cigars were their sales have a portion go to a charitable foundation.  For 2019, Southern Draw …

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Warped – Maestros del Tiempo

Warped – Maestros del Tiempo

Over the weekend, Gilbertsville Cigar Factory Celebrated its Two-Year Anniversary. It is hard to believe that is has been two years since Sir Stogies was transformed. There have been a lot of changes in the shop – some good and some bad, but the selection has never been better.

Not long after Chris took over the shop, he brought in a wide assortment of cigars. One of the early additions to the humidor was the Warped Lineup. Among them was …

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Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition 2019

Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition 2019

Last week, we reviewed one of two limited editions released by Nat Sherman this year at IPCPR, Epoca Limited Edition 2019. This week, we take a look at the Timeless Limited Edition 2019.  The Timeless Limited Edition uses select Dominican tobaccos and is made in the Quesada SA cigar factory.  The cigar was released to select retailers in September in 5 count boxes with an MSRP of $85.00.  The Timeless Limited Edition was available in only one size:  6 x …

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Nat Sherman Epoca 2019 Limited Edition

Nat Sherman Epoca 2019 Limited Edition

Nat Sherman release two limited editions to their regular line up this year at IPCPR 2019 in Las Vegas.  The first one was a Timeless Limited Edition and the Epoca Limited Edition which we are reviewing here.  Both cigars were well received at IPCPR and I was able to smoke a few of each one before, and during the show.  For this review we are focusing on the Epoca Limited Edition which was released in August with the Timeless Limited …

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Black Label Trading Company Last Rites Viaticum

Black Label Trading Company Last Rites Viaticum

Black Label Trading Company is known for their special release cigars that come out annually during different times of the year.  One of the most anticipated cigars is the Last Rites.  This year, the Last Rites is a little different from the normal yearly Last Rites release.  This year, James Brown, owner of Black Label Trading Company, tweaked the blend to be more in the realm of his personal tastes.  Here is a quote from James Brown about the new …

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IPCPR 2019 Recap

With IPCPR 2019 in the books, Brian and Ben sit down to discuss the trade show and some of their favorite moments.

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Day One at IPCPR 2019

Day one of what is now the last IPCPR, as next year it becomes PCA/CigarCon is just about over. With absolutely no scientific backing, the show felt a bit lighter attendance wise. Could be just day one, but usually the first two days are the busiest. Retailers tend to get in, get their orders done and get back to their shops.

Brian, Ben and myself had the chance to interview quite a few manufacturers today. We spoke with Southern Draw,

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Red Meat Lovers by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

Red Meat Lovers by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

Smoke Inn has introduced their 12th microblend release with the Red Meat Lovers cigar blended by Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust.  Named after the famed Red Meat Lover’s Club in South Florida, Steve blended the cigar to be a perfect accompaniment to a huge steak dinner.  Steve tried several wrappers and eventually decided to go with a Connecticut Broadleaf No. 1 dark maduro wrapper over a Mexican San Andreas binder with filler from Nicaragua and US tobaccos.

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Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Robusto

Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Robusto

Diesel Cigars and Rabbit Hole Bourbon have teamed up again to collaborate on another cigar called the Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask.  The Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask follows the very successful Diesel Whiskey Row which was a huge success in the retail market.  Both cigars are part of the new cigar lines by Diesel that are for sell both online and in cigar stores, a departure from the online only distribution that Diesel has maintained for many years.  The …

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San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Robusto

San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua Robusto

We continue our San Pedro de Macoris reviews with the Nicaragua this week.  This is the other new release from this year that accompanied the Sun Grown.  The blend and binder are the same, but feature a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper.

  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder:  Dominican
  • Filler:  Dominican
  • Size:  5 1/8 x 52
  • Vitola:  Robusto
  • MSRP:  $5.50

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Like the Sun Grown, the San Pedro de Macoris Nicaragua is quite a good looking cigar considering …