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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Unveils Wabash Cannonball Exclusively for Casa de Montecristo Nashville

Nashville, TN, has seen a dramatic increase in growth over the last few years. In 2018, Nashville was ranked as the 8th fastest growing large city in the United States. Many long-time Nashville residents miss the ‘old Nashville’ that was around before the gentrification and construction throughout the city. It was with this ‘old Nashville’ in mind that Crowned Heads has made the “Wabash Cannonball” exclusively for Casa de Montecristo, Nashville.

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Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Chapter 3 Sacred Scales Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Chapter 3 Sacred Scales Robusto

“A cigar I hated to lose in the process of smoking. Great notes of cherry, earth, leather, cocoa, and oak make this a excellent cigar. Great ash that hung on to the cigar for 30 minutes or better. Five or more of these cigar would round out your humidor perfectly.” -Sean F. (fullermaine)

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Mule Kick LE 2020

The original Mule Kick debuted back in 2012 as a limited extension to the Four Kicks line. It used a higher priming Habano wrapper and a slightly tweaked internal blend. Production was limited to 5,000 sticks. That original Mule Kick blend was be re-released in 2017, and then there were subsequent releases in 2018 and 2019 featuring Connecticut Habano maduro and Ecuador Sumatra wrappers respectively.

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Headley Grange Chamuco LE 2019

The original Headley Grange was inspired by the drum beat on the lead-in to the Led Zeppelin classic “When the Levee Breaks.” The name came from where the track was recorded, a former poorhouse (built in 1795) in East Hampshire, England, named Headley Grange. Last year, Crowned Heads released a limited edition version called “Black Lab LE 2018,” named after the black Labrador Retriever that was hanging around the Headley Grange studio during the recording of Led Zeppelin IV. That blend uses the same fillers as the original Headley Grange, but replaces the wrapper with Connecticut (Habano) maduro. For 2019, Crowned Heads is releasing “Headley Grange Chamuco LE 2019.”

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Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Company Ships Archetype Chapter 3

Back in June of this year, Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) announced the third series in their Archetype line, Archetype Chapter 3. These cigars started shipping today to the United States. Chapter 3 contains two blends, Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny. Both new cigars in the series, blended by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, stem from the long-term freindship between Perez-Carrillo and Michael Giannini.

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces CHC Reserve XVIII Full Court Press

Crowned Heads has announced a new limited edition version of its Court Reserve XVIII line. This line extension is called the CHC Reserve XVIII Full Court Press LE 2019 and comes in one vitola, a 5 7/8″ x 52 box-pressed toro. The original Court Reserve XVIII line was released in 2018 and shown off at the IPCPR trade show.

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Cigar News: Alec & Bradley Ships Gatekeeper

Today, Alec and Bradley Rubin announced today that their second cigar, Gatekeeper, is how shipping to tobacconists worldwide. This cigar is a followup to last year’s Blind Faith, which we rated a 92. This new cigar, Gatekeeper, is made at E.P. Carrillo’s Tabacalera La Alianza in Santiago, Dominican Republic. It comes in four vitolas: Corona, Robusto, Toro and Gordo and sells for $8.75 to $12.25 per cigar.

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Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Announces Archetype Chapter 3

Ventura Cigars is bringing the Third Chapter of it’s Archetype Series to IPCPR 2019. This Chapter will feature two blends: Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny. Archetype Chapter 3 is a collaboration with E.P. Carrillo and rolled at his factory La Alianza in the Dominican Republic. Carrillo and Ventura Cigar General Manager Michael Giannini have been friends for 20 years and have collaborated before. 

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