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Blind Cigar Review: J.C. Newman | Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino Sungrown No. 60 Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: J.C. Newman | Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino Sungrown No. 60

“Overall this is a decent breakfast smoke with no true transitions. If you’re looking for something to kill some time and not really looking for something complex. This is a nice smoke to pair with coffee. I prefer something with a little more character, even for my breakfast smoke. All in all, this is close but no cigar… Get it? Lol. -_-” -Jonathan R. (J.Lee)

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Cigar News: TPE 2021 Trade Show Moves Industry Education Series to January Virtually

Earlier this year, Tobacco Media Group (TMG) moved the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2021 from January to May, in order to allow more time for precautions and planning during the pandemic. Now, instead of offering their Industry Education Series during the trade show as it has in the past, it will offer them in January of 2021 virtually, closer to the time of the originally planned show.

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Cigar News: Stinky Cigar Ashtrays Add New Colors

Quality Importers announced 13 new colors for their Stinky Cigar Ashtray lines. Stinky Cigar has been around since 2004 and offers a variety of table top, floor, and cup holder model ashtrays in a variety of of colors and sizes. Stinky Cigar ashtrays have deep wind-proof bowls, easy-to-clean design and unique cigar-hugging stirrups. The signature deep bowl design prevents ash and debris from blowing out and serves as a large reservoir for many cigars requiring fewer trips to empty and clean the ashtray.

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Cigar News: Southern Draw Adds Two Jacobs Ladder Brimstone Sizes

The Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder was introduced back in 2016. Fast forward to mid-2019 and the company added a fifth vitola in the line called the “Brimstone.” Not only was this a new size, but included an additional ligero leaf, making it an even stronger version of the company’s strongest blend. Now, Southern Draw is releasing that stronger blend in two new sizes: Oblivion and Un Presidente.

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Blind Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua | Número Uno Le Premier Score 93%

Blind Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua | Número Uno Le Premier

“This cigar is my gig. Nice mild-medium bodied profile flavors of oak, vanilla, cream, custard, sweet milk caramels and the slightest bit of pepper to give this cigar great character. With unmatched smoothness, this is a cigar I could enjoy time after time after time. If this cigar remains consistent across multiple samples, I would definitely recommend buying these buy the box as it was truly a fantastic smoking experience!” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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Cigar News: Joya de Nicaragua Announces Cinco Décadas El Embargo

Joya de Nicaragua has announced a new size of the Cinco Décadas line, exclusive to Europe: El Embargo. The new size is a gordo vitola and measure 6 x 60. The cigar commemorates the resiliency of Joya de Nicaragua during the events of the 1980’s. El Embargo is limited production with only 500 boxes of 10 cigars made. It will be available in select european markets starting this month, with an initial release in the world’s flagship store for Nicaraguan Premium Cigar CIGARAGUA, in Amsterdam. A small number of boxes have been allocated for smaller markets in Asia and Latin America in 2021. Respecting its namesake, it will not be sold in the US.

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Cigar News: Altadis U.S.A. Announces Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 2

Altadis U.S.A. released the Trinidad Espiritu in July of 2019. Now, over a year later, they are releasing a followup cigar in a new blend, Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 2. The original Espiritu actually had Series No. 1 on the band, but that kind of went under the radar. The original scored a 91 in our blind test.