Protocol Cigars has announced a new exclusive cigar for Caravan Cigar Company designed to support veterans: Battle Bourne. Battle Bourne is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Their Mission is to connect veterans with the resources needed to recover from their mental, emotional and physical trauma so they can restore their lives and reintegrate into society. Battle Bourne was established in May of 2018 by Founder/President and United States Marine Corps. Veteran, Christopher Yarnell.
"This cigar was a real treat. Exceptional flavors throughout, with subtle transitions. Even at the end of the final third, flavors were still a delight, with no heat or bitterness. I would smoke this cigar over and over." -Randy B. (randobush)
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"This was a decent smoke for me. The cigar had a lot of flavor notes that I like such as leather, coffee and cocoa. The added hickory and campfire were nice also. I sort of wish the initial mix of spice and mixed peppers would’ve stayed on longer, albeit in the background. The cigar became more monotone for me as it progressed but it still remained a tasty smoke and I would definitely revisit it again with a nice espresso or Cuban coffee." -Diana (ArmyRN)
Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the third cigar in the Espinosa Laranja Reserva line: Laranja Reserva Azulejo. The original Laranja Resrva was released in 2014, followed by the Laranja Reserva Escuro in 2019. The name Laranja is Portuguese for Orange. Azulejo is also a Portuguese word for a blueish glazed colored tile. The same blue is used on the Laranja Reserva Azulejo band.
Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the third installment of its Las 6 Provincias line: Las Villas. The Las 6 Provincias Las Villas measures 5½ x 54 and is a box-pressed robusto. It is rolled at A.J. Fernandez’s San Lotano Factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua.
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"This was likely the most challenging overall rating I've had to give since joining the team. The middle third was simply one of the best 30 minutes of cigar I've smoked this year. The unique, potent, balanced flavors were playing in perfect harmony and every puff somehow seemed to improve upon its predecessor. Unfortunately the first and final third underwhelmed. They certainly weren't bad, just subtle to the point of unnoticeable. So, would I smoke this again? 100% yes. In fact I'm dying to know: was the middle third an anomaly? Was the burn line issue a one-off? If there's even the slimmest chance I could experience, for a full 90 minutes, what I experienced at the halfway transition mark, I'd dedicate an entire shelf in my cabinet to these beauties." -Vance T. (Vance)
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"I'm very conflicted. The burn required constant attention and more relights than I cared to count. The flavors were very good though and I found the profile shifted though out in engaging ways. I would smoke this again to see if the construction issues were a fluke but I would be wary of purchase if the price was high. " -Alan (Eulogy)
Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the 601 La Bomba Warhead VII. This, as the name would imply, is the seventh in the series of limited cigars. The 601 La Bomba Warhead VII (7) is a 7 x 50, box-pressed Churchill. The blend is the same as previous releases consisting of a Nicaraguan broadleaf wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and fillers.