"Listen this will not be the most complex cigar you ever smoked. That being said it hit on a flavor profile and executed it well. Everything was balanced from start to finish. This makes me want to reach for another. To me, it feels like the perfect morning cigar. It will complement a cup of coffee well. Grab a few and give it a shot. Enjoy" -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
"This was an enjoyable cigar. The flavors were a nice mild to medium and never overpowering. The construction was very good and added to the overall smoking experience. " -Quinn (quinnpins269)
El Artista Cigars has announced Artista Studio Works (ASW), a collaborative effort between the El Artista Factory and Dominican Artists of multiple mediums. ASW seeks to bring the life and culture of the Dominican Republic to the rest of the world through works of art and inspiration.
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"My first impressions were negative due to the size of the cigar. Eliminating my bias towards that was easy once I started smoking the cigar. It really was a pleasant and long experience. This is still not necessarily going to be a first choice smoke for me but I can say it was flavorful enough all the way through to work for a niche smoke at the right time for me. Well constructed and good looking, I’d revisit this cigar again." -Diana (ArmyRN)
El Artista has announced a followup to their 2016 success Big Papi by David Ortiz: The Slugger Big Papi by David Ortiz. It will make its debut at the IPCPR trade show later this month.
"A very boxable cigar some hiccups but it is a handmade product and in my opinion worth a little coin to enjoy. I do wonder how they would age seems like a prime candidate for the experiment." -Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
Tabacalera El Artista has announced two new line extensions for existing brands and one new rebrand. Fugly Cheroots and Buffalo TEN each are each getting line extensions and the eight-year-old Puro Ambar is getting a new look and blend.
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"This cigar was enjoyable to say the least. Flavors did not develop or transition, however remain consistent and enjoyable throughout. Strength built a touch but that is expected with a ring gauge around 50. I would definitely smoke again and recommend" -Adam B. (Bushboy)
El Artista Cigars brings a new line to IPCPR 2019, Buffalo TEN. “We feel this is the beginning of a great flagship product line for us,” says Radhames ‘Ram’ Rodriguez, President of El Artista Cigars, “not only does it smoke great but the whole package looks amazing. We have developed something that we feel cannot be beat”.