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Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2019

Every year we put together a list of our Top 25 Cigars of the Year. Our list is a bit different from some other lists, it is not simply a rehashing of our top scores from the year, or one person’s opinion. We gave each of our panelists 10 votes to cast how they please for what they enjoyed the most in 2019. The order of their votes matter, so their #1 pick is worth twice as much as #10. The cigars do not have to have been reviewed by Blind Man’s Puff, but the panelist must have smoked it.

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Blind Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company | Deliverance Porcelain Corona Gorda Score 95%

Blind Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company | Deliverance Porcelain Corona Gorda

“Really enjoyable lighter bodied cigar. I typically prefer full bodied smokes, but this cigar really displayed some typical mild flavors, cream, nuts, herbs and floral notes, but still had enough potency to make it a good experience for fuller cigar fans. This would be accessible for a newcomer to the leaf and still enjoyable for a grizzled vet.” -John I. (John I.)

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Cigar News: Black Label Revamps Artwork for Core Lines

Black Label Trading Company is bringing new artwork and packaging for its core-lines to IPCPR this year. Royalty, Salvation, Lawless and Last Rites will all be shoiwing off new artwork designed by designed by James Brown, creator of BLTC. These core lines have been on the market since 2013. Benediction was originally a core line for the company but is being replaced by Porcelain as a core line cigar.

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Cigar News: Black Label Trading Company Ships MORPHINE 2019

Today, Black Label Trading Company announced the sixth annual release of its MORPHINE line. Morphone is rolled at James Brown’s Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. It uses a Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper, Nicaraguan Habano binder, and Nicaraguan fillers. It is available in 3 vitolas: Corona Gorda Box Press – 5.5 x 46 (18 count) MSRP $10.50, Lancero – 7 x 38 (12 count) MSRP $11.50, Short Robusto – 4.5 x 50 (20 count) MSRP $10.50.

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Cigar News: Emilio Cigars Brings Back AF1 and AF2

After a few years hiatus, Emilio Cigars is bringing back reblended AF1 and AF2, now made at James Brown’s Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. This is the first cigar to be produced since the Emilio Cigars and Black Label Trading Company merged back in January. The blends and packaging was done by James Brown owner of BLTC and Fabrica Oveja Negra. Both new cigars will ship this month.

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