Partagas Cameroon No. 1 Lonsdale

Partagas Cameroon No. 1 Lonsdale

posted on December 13th, 2018

Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

posted on December 7th, 2018

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

posted on November 28th, 2018

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Partagas Cameroon No. 1 Lonsdale

Partagas Cameroon No. 1 Lonsdale

This year General Cigars rebranded the Partagas line with new bands and boxes, including the original line featuring a cameroon wrapper.  I really like the new look and think it was overdue, honestly.  The new branding looks much more modern and away from the old Cuban style that we’ve all grown used to.  We have a video interview with Andres from Partagas about the new packing which you can see here.  The blends were to remain the same with the …

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Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

I’m back, having fully recovered from a case of the seasonal crud, and I’m happy to get back into the swing fo things with a review of the Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut. It’s the third in a series that includes the original blend with a Nicaraguan wrapper, and the follow up San Andres Maduro version. Though the main band has been modified to reflect the name change (Casa Fernandez is now Aganorsa Leaf, ICYMI), and the colors are different, …

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Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

The Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame was released this year in the 2018 Tobacconist’s Association of America (TAA) cigar releases for the TAA retailers.  The Opus X Forbidden X TAA was, by far, the most anticipated release of the year and probably one of the most anticipated release since the Tatuaje 2014/2017.  The Opus X Forbidden X TAA was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the TAA.  They just start arriving at TAA retailers and …

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Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Robusto

Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Robusto

Crowned Heads cigar introduced the Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII at this years IPCPR in Las Vegas.  I hadn’t heard much about the cigar before we arrived at the show so I was excited when we met up with Jon Huber of Crowned Heads to get the scoop on this exciting new release, which you can watch here.  Crowned Heads wanted to create a cigar for everyone that supported Crowned Heads through the years.  These retailers and supporters, including …

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Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto Gran Toro

Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto Gran Toro

What do you get when two manufacturers work together on a cigar? If you said “a collaboration”, you’d be right, but with this joint effort from Agio Cigars and the musically-inclined Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the term we’re looking for is “Dueto”. As in the Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto. As you have probably guessed, Dueto is Spanish for duet, which is a fun way to think of a collaboration- two people singing a song. Accordingly, there are two names on the main …

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Davidoff Florida Selection Limited Edition 2018

Davidoff Florida Selection Limited Edition 2018

The Florida Sun Grown tobacco has been around for quite awhile in several cigar blends, but none seem to have really made the tobacco shine.  Davidoff decided to give it a try by introducing the Davidoff Florida Selection.  The Davidoff Florida Selection was introduced in October 2018 to appointed merchants and Davidoff flagship stores in the United States.  The cigar blends the Florida Sun Grown tobacco with Davidoff’s Yamasa tobacco to give the cigar a unique smoking flavor.  Here is …

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Warped Cigars Gran Reserva 1988

Warped Cigars Gran Reserva 1988

At IPCPR 2018, Warped Cigars introduced a few new cigar lines including the Warped Cigars Gran Reserva 1988.  The cigar was blended to commemorate the birth year of Warped Cigars founder, Kyle Gellis.  We talked to Kyle about the Gran Reserva 1988, along with other topics, at IPCPR 2018 which you can watch here.  The cigar is available in one size with a MSRP of $9.00 and is a Nicaraguan Puro using Aganorsa tobaccos.

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Tatuaje Monster Series The Bride

Tatuaje Monster Series The Bride

It’s Monster season again. If it feels more foreboding than your typical October that could be because the cigar I’m reviewing today, the Tatuaje Monster Series The Bride, is the terminal release of the popular series. We got on this spooky train back in 2008 with The Frank, and fittingly The Bride is our final destination. There’s a nice symmetry to it all.

But before we stitch together the meat of this review, sad fans of the Monster Series have …

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Balmoral Anejo XO Connecticut Gran Toro

Balmoral Anejo XO Connecticut Gran Toro

One of my favorite cigars that has been released in the past 5 years has been the Balmoral Anejo XO by Royal Agio, so I was really excited to visit their booth at the 2018 IPCPR show in Las Vegas.  Royal Agio had a distribution deal with Drew Estate to distribute the Balmoral line in the US with the Balmoral Anejo XO and Balmoral Anejo 18 Limited Edition.  I was blown away by both cigars so I was excited to …

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Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Sin Compromiso Selección No. 5 Parejo

Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Sin Compromiso Selección No. 5 Parejo

One of the most anticipated releases for IPCPR this year was the Sin Compromiso from Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust. The Sin Compromiso is made with some of the best tobaccos available which took Steve Saka 3 years to get the blend right. Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust uses unique tobaccos for the Sin Compromiso that I’ve personally never heard of before. We sat down with Steve to talk about the new releases including the Sin Compromiso which you can watch here