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Cigar News: Drew Estate Introduces Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo

Drew Estate is bringing another addition to the Liga Privada line this week at the IPCPR trade show, and this is a big one. The new blend is dubbed H99 and uses a Connecticut Corojo wrapper. This marks the first new regular production line to the Liga Privada family since the T52 in 2009. 

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Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces 6 Liga Privada Line Extentions

Today, Drew Estate announced 6 smaller ring gauge line extensions for Liga Privada and Nasty Papas Fritas. The new vitolas for the Liga Privada No. 9 and T52 lines will be Corona Viva, Short Panatela, and Petit Corona. There will also be a new cigar Unico Serie Nasty Fritas. All these new cigars will be shown off at the IPCPR trade show later this week in Las Vegas.

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Cigar News: Dapper Announces El Borracho Maduro (Broadleaf)

Dapper Cigar Co has announced a third release for IPCPR later this week, the El Borracho Maduro (Broadleaf). The original El Borracho Maduro used a San Andrés whereas this one will use a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The original blend was used as a starting point but was amped up in strength by adding more Nicaraguan Ligero from Oliva Tobacco’s prized La Joya farm. This new line is scheduled to be available November.

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Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Sage Advice Gordo

“This cigar definitely had personality. It started off with a nice balance of espresso and chocolate with a very nice, mellow after-taste. The second third became more of a strong espresso with hints of chocolate, much like a chocolate brownie after-taste. Finally, it took on the personality of a strong, bold cigar that was basically a strong cup of coffee. There were nice notes of chocolate throughout but became very strong at the end. The construction was solid and the draw, while very easy at first, became just a not tight about half way through. All in all this was nice cigar that would pair well with any strong drink.” -Eric (smalls29)

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