“Even though the final third was bitter and poor tasting, overall it was a good cigar. Not much in the way of flavors other than a nice woody taste and a wonderful campfire smell. The beginning had some nice spicy notes and a wonderful peppery tingle on the lips, but that did not last too long. In the end his would pair nicely with a good whiskey or even a string espresso.” -Eric (smalls29)
“I just couldn’t get passed the strong bitter taste I obtained through the first third. I was hoping it would transition away and something else would come alone. It really was a chore to smoke this cigar all the way through. If I had purchased this myself It would have been pitched.” -Zane G. (Zane)
Basel (Switzerland), May 23, 2017. As an Associate Partner of Art Basel for the seventh consecutive year, Davidoff Cigars will proudly unveil the newly commissioned Limited Art Edition, Nature Reimagined by Rodell Warner, at Art Basel in Basel, June 15 – 18, 2017....
“This cigar was fantastic and kept my interest throughout the entire experience. Exhale was delicious cream, sandalwood, and the perfect amount of spice and sweetness. Citrus and slightly bitter ripe cherry twang flirt in and out of the profile. The retrohale provided varying levels of black pepper, wet cedar, cream and bubblegum. I will be buying a ton of these cigars if readily available and putting them in my regular rotation.” -Matt C. (Big Matt)
HOLLYWOOD, FL — As part of their 20th anniversary celebration in 2015, Maya Selva Cigars has added a new cigar to their Flor de Selva collection: the Lancero. Due to its success, they decided to create an entire 20th Anniversary collection–including the most popular vitolas in Europe: the Egoísta, Robusto, Petit Corona, and Tempo. The official name is the “Colección Aniversario Nº20.” After an enormous response in Europe, they are now bringing the Colección stateside as their official 2017 release.
This was a really good cigar, not overpowering, but lots of flavor. It changed quite a bit throughout the thirds, but was always balanced. Construction was superb with an even burn and tight but good draw, think Cuba. Glad I bought a box.
La Palina over the weekend announced that the limited-edition Bronze Label begins shipping to TAA retailers today. The cigar was blended through a collaborative effort with Rocky Patel and is only available to members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America, a retailer organization that represents American brick-and-mortar tobacconists.
In a “strategic alliance agreement,” Altadis U.S.A. will begin distributing the products from Boutique Blends Cigars, a company owned by Rafael Nodal, his wife, Alina, and partner Hank Bischoff—and Nodal has accepted a position with Altadis as well. Starting June 5, all orders for brands such as Aging Room, La Bohéme, Oliveros and other cigars by Boutique Blends will be taken and fulfilled through Altadis and its sales team.