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Category: Abe Flores

Cigar News: Royal Jamaica Cigars Come Back as Casa de Montecristo Exclusive

Royal Jamaica Cigars are back, and now as a Casa de Montecristo made by Abe Flores of PDR Cigars. The brand was started in 1935 by James Frederick Gore. Post-Cuban embargo the brand saw a lift and was very popular until 1988 when Hurricane Gilbert caused more than $700 million in damages including to tobacco crops and infrastructure.

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Blind Cigar Review: PDR | El Trovador Maduro Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: PDR | El Trovador Maduro Robusto

“While I typically do not prefer cigars that are “one dimensional”, I do appreciate ones that have minimal transitions, with outstanding representations of the flavors that are there. This is one of those cigars. My only complaint is this was a relatively fast burner. It was one that I wished I had a toro version of, cause I wasn’t ready to be done when the nub got to hot to hold! ” -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Alpha | Absinthe Infused Claro Half Corona Score 88%

Blind Cigar Review: Alpha | Absinthe Infused Claro Half Corona

“I am always looking for that perfect short/winter smoke. When I pulled out this half corona I was excited. I was a bit nervous to do a review on this small of a cigar as it’s really hard to break it up into thirds. The cigar smoked great with some nice balance of flavor to start. As the cigar warmed I did get a bitter taste that came and went. I would pick up some of these for that quick winter smoke!” -Zane G. (Zane)

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Quick Cigar Review: Pinar del Rio | Reserva Superior Salomon

This was an excellent cigar. I have never come across a PDR that I didn’t enjoy, but this one was among the best. I could also sense in it great aging potential and I believe time will only bring out more of the spice and coffee bean I detected in pre-light. These will not be around long, and I would advise against hesitation on purchasing some of these, as they will not lost long. I remember debating on pulling the trigger on a box of these when they were available years ago, and now regret not buying it even more. Buy a box of these, you will not be sorry.

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Cigar News: Underground Cigar Shop Gets Exclusive PDR Reserva Superior

For Immediate Release January 6th 2017 – The Pinar del Rio Reserva Superior Salomon was released for one year in 2012 by Abe Flores and PDR. Since the release in 2012 the entire line of PDR Reserva Superior has not been made… until now. In a special collaboration with The Underground Cigar Shop in Fort Worth, Texas, Abe Flores has made 200 boxes of this amazing cigar. These 200 boxes of the PDR Reserva Superior Salomon will only be available through The Underground Cigar Shop and go on sale Thursday, January 12th at 10am.

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Blind Cigar Review: Bugatti | Ambassador Robusto

“Marvelous from start to finish. Maybe I’m feeling charitable, as I’m smoking this on a great nigh, but it’s everything you could want in a cigar. Great draw and burn, complex flavors, satisfyingly thick and creamy smoke. I do wish there had been just a touch more pepper involved, to give it a little more character, but that’s a personal palate thing. This was an excellent cigar which could be enjoyed by new smokers and connoisseurs alike, and definitely box-worthy.” -Derek (StogieNinja)

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Blind Cigar Review: Flores y Rodriguez | 10th Anniversary Reserva Limitada Figurado

“Even though I found this cigar lacking a wow factor, the flavors were solid. Defined transitions between the thirds held my interest. I wouldn’t grab this one for a special occasion although I would gladly smoke one again.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

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Blind Cigar Review: A. Flores | 1975 Serie Privada Capa Maduro SP52

“This was a nice cigar full of robust flavors. The occasional anise, chocolate and tea created a nice contrast to the woodsy and earth tones. The balance was a little off near the end as the leather faded, but I would certainly smoke another one.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

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