"This was an interesting cigar that featured highly enjoyable flavors, nice transitions, and the finish was the star of the show… until that harshness crept in towards the end. That harsh, somewhat bitter aspect led me to slam the brakes on the smoking experience sooner than I would have liked and it’s disappointing because I was curious as to what the final act would be. Sadly, I’ll never know BUT the first two thirds were indeed very good and based on that alone I would be more than willing to give this particular cigar a second chance." -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC
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"This cigar was one of my favorite “larger/longer” formats I have had in a while. Plenty of mild/medium profiles in the beginning and a medium/fuller profile along the backend gave great diversity in the many facets this cigar gave me. Coupled with an impeccable draw, burn, and construction, made this cigar better than the average bear. Foundational notes of cedar, leather, peppery earth, and cream cemented themselves throughout the session in one form or another and was accented with visiting flavors that helped keep this an interesting stick. I truly believe this is a stick that you would enjoy more so than most others for the given profile. Enjoy!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
JR Cigar has announced a new exclusive cigar made by Altadis U.S.A., Romeo y Julieta Devoción. Devoción translated to “devotion” in Spanish and stands for the company's devotion to their employees and customers.
Altadis U.S.A. announced today the H. Upmann 1844 Añejo. It joins the rest of the recently repackaged 1844 line and will have the same look and feel as the recently updated 1844 Reserve and 1844 Vintage Cameroon.
This cigar was a great addition to the Epic line from Montecristo, maybe the best yet. I was a big fan of the Epic Craft Cured, a cigar that I thought went kind of under the radar. This is just as good as that or better. The flavors were harmonious and left me wanting more and more. I really dug the caramel sweetness combined with the on an off oak flavor. The burn and draw were perfect the whole time and just added to the great experience. I will be picking up some more of these for myself, I think you should too.
The brand from Altadis U.S.A., Saint Luis Rey Carenas pays tribute to the Port of Havana, which was known as...
"I was leery about the first third, hoping it may have some complexity of this blend, however i was delightfully surprised bu the last two thirds. A menagerie of roasted and tasty charred flavors intermingling with sweet caramel and chocolate flavors made this end up being two thumbs up for me! Paired with flawless appearance, construction and burn made it all the better. Top notch med-full bodied smoke!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
Tobacco wholesaler Santa Clara, Inc. is introducing an exclusive cigar from Altadis U.S.A.: Montecristo Volume 1: 100 Days. The cigar is rolled in Honduras at the Flor de Copan factory and blended by the Grupo de Maestros of Altadis U.S.A. The blend is said to contain some tobacco that has been aged ten years and uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan and Dominican Republic filler.