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Blind Cigar Review: Iconic Leaf | Recluse Amadeus Habano Reserva Lancero Score 93%

Blind Cigar Review: Iconic Leaf | Recluse Amadeus Habano Reserva Lancero

“If I were to make my own cigar, it would look much like this. It was almost painful to put this cigar down. The savory qualities kept me coming back to it, distracting me from other things (like the kiddo crying about her ball rolling into the street.) It wouldn’t be hard to put this cigar into regular rotation, and when this is posted, I’ll probably find a box. While there wasn’t a whole lot of transition in flavors, what flavors it has keeps you coming back for more.” -Isaac M. (The Nothing)

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Blind Cigar Review: Davidoff | Diademas Finas Score 93%

Blind Cigar Review: Davidoff | Diademas Finas

“You ever anticipate smoking a cigar, and when you finally get the chance to smoke it it just meets all your expectations? Well that was this cigar for me. I smoked, and performed beautifully. It was exactly what I needed at the time. the cigar was very smooth, and elegant. There was lots of cream, some cinnamon and citrus flavors to hold my attention. I want, no NEED more of these. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Cigar News: Davidoff Announces Chefs Edition 50th Anniversary

In the midst of celebrating their 50th Anniversary, Davidoff will launch an additional Chefs Edition in collaboration with five of the best chefs of the world. Among these top chefs are Thomas Keller from The French Laundry in Yountville, USA, Alvin Leung from Bo Innovation in Hong Kong, Klaus Erfort from his eponymous Gästehaus in Saarbrücken, Germany, Heiko Nieder from The Restaurant in Zurich and Shaun Rankin from Ormer Mayfair in London. There are 12 Michelin stars represented among all of these culinary stars.  The common thread in each of these chefs is one passion and one mission to fill people’s time beautifully with their culinary creations. These chefs seek out the finest ingredients in the same way that Davidoff selects fine tobaccos for their cigars.

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Cigar News: H. Upmann to Ship Grupo de Maestros CT Next Month

Altadis U.S.A. will be shipping the new H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros starting next month, to selected retailers.  It is being released in conjunction with the 175th anniversary of the H. Upmann brand.  The H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros was envisioned and blended by Rafael Nodal as a unique and bold Connecticut cigar.

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Blind Cigar Review: Carolina Blue | Maduro Toro Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Carolina Blue | Maduro Toro

“This was a very full bodied cigar. I know that I am more sensitive to nicotine and pepper than most, but it wasn’t overpowering or unpleasant for me. If I hadn’t just eaten before I’m not sure if my opinion would be the same. The flavors were rich but didn’t have a real evolution throughout. If you’re a fan of rich full bodied cigars this is a great choice, but I would need to be prepared to smoke something this powerful again. ” -Alan (Eulogy)

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Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | Preferidos Diamond Broadleaf Toro Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | Preferidos Diamond Broadleaf Toro

“Overall this was a solid performing smoke. A bit full bodied and strong for sure, make sure you have something in your stomach before smoking this bad boy, it will hit you going into the second half. Flavors were spot on for a full bodied smoke and diverse enough to make it interesting. Try one out, may be your next full bodied goto!” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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Cigar News: El Artista Announces Cimarron

El Artista has announced a new line that will debut at the IPCPR trade show this week. There are three versions of the cigar, and only two are going to the USA. The Maduro and Connecticut versions will be making to the USA with the Maduro using a San Andres wrapper and the other a Connecticut Shade. The binder for both is a rare Negrito leaf grown by El Artista on their farms around Tamboril. The fillers are a multiple coulty blend including a T-13 Hybrid developed by Radhames Rodriguez.

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Cigar News: Court Reserve XVIII from Crowned Heads Announced

At the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, Crowned Heads will show off the new Court Reserve XVIII.  Fans of Crowned Heads cigars will certainly celebrate when the cigars ship to retailers later this fall.  It will be a limited edition cigar from the Nashville based company, and available in three sizes.  The Court Reserve XVIII is wrapped in Mexican San Andrés, with a binder from Ecuador and Nicaraguan filler leaves.

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Cigar News: Reintroduction of Quattro from Aging Room

Altadis U.S.A. will reintroduce Quattro, an award-winning series of premium cigars from Aging Room by Rafael Nodal. Quattro is an extension of the Aging Room family of cigars crafted by a prominent name in boutique-styled blends, Rafael Nodal. With this reimagined Quattro collection, Nodal revives the previous Quattro selections, while expanding the lineup with two new additions.

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Cigar News: Altadis Introduces Aging Room Core Series

The award-winning lineup of Aging Room cigars (Altadis U.S.A.) will get some welcome additions at the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas.  Among these new cigars will be the Aging Room by Rafael Nodal Core Series. This cigar collection is an expression of artistry from Aging Room founder Rafael Nodal. Aging Room cigars are intended to show a commitment to small batch production, and use fine aged tobaccos.

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Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana | La Volcada Score 93%

Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana | La Volcada

“Phew, after smoking this I need a nap… it was strong! Quite a bit of flavors going on at the start but this mellows out into a standard flavor profile as the pure strength of this smoke overwhelmed what other complexities there could have been. If you want a full full full flavored and nic buzz, hey try this out would ya? I enjoyed it, but not something I could smoke quite often!” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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