"This cigar was exactly what I needed right now. Lots of sweet creams and cedar notes to hold my attention while throwing in hints of cinnamon here and there to really keep me on my toes. It stayed right at a mild to medium in strength from beginning to end. I would definitely like to have more of these on hand, and I bet this would pair amazingly with your morning coffee. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
"Overall this was a very light flavor with it being very hard to pick up flavors from this cigar of creamy, earthy, and salty flavors. The part I did not like was the flavors did not stay on the palate and between puffs it almost felt like i was not smoking a cigar. " -Chad M. (Chad Tchad
ough from the first puff until the last and became even stronger when retrohaling. Notes of cinnamon, oak, and an odd floral end gave just enough a transition to keep things interesting. If you enjoy a full-bodied pepper bomb as I do, you are going to love this cigar." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
The Punch Brand has been around since 1840, originally crafted for export to the United Kingdom. To celebrate its 18th anniversary, General Cigar is releasing the Punch Aniversario, which the company is calling its more limited offering to date.
"The flavors were plenty good just a few unwanted notes that didn't go well with the rest of the profile. Draw was great, construction on the other hand and burn suffered greatly. Depending on price point I would smoke again." -Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
"This was a very enjoyable cigar from start to finish. Surprising sweet at the start, almost to the level of it was intentional and not done naturally, though I know this is not a flavored or infused cigar. The finish was dark, earthy and a little spicy, which went well with the sweet beginning. The strength was well behaved all the way through as well, so this should not put anyone on edge with fears of "too strong of a cigar." The burn and draw performed very well from the pre-light on, better than many cigars I have smoked recently. This cigar would go great with a nice pour of bourbon or even an extra anejo tequila! Looking forward to adding these to the humi! " -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
"I have always said how a cigar look does not translate to how it performs. I have smoked some elegant-looking cigars that just didn't deliver. This one was definitely not a beauty queen, but it was a very good cigar. It kind of started to head in the direction of bitter in the middle, but recovered admirably in the final third, making for a cigar that transitioned and developed very well from start to finish. It was also a relatively slow burner. With the burn and draw on point and the strength never getting overwhelming, this is a cigar I would have zero issues handing to a new smoker, nor would I hesitate to hand one to a seasoned aficionado. Looking forward to finding out what this one is! " -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
Sebastien Decoppet, founder of Cavalier Genève Cigars, announced that Cavalier has opened its own cigar factory in Danli, Honduras. The project was 5 years in the making and the new factory is called Fabrica Centroamericana de Tabaco S.A. (FCT).
JR continues their 50th Anniversary Celebration with a collaboration from Alec & Bradley. Alec and Bradley Rubin are the namesake behind the Alec Bradley brand, chosen by founder Alan Rubin. Alec and Bradley started their own company Alec & Bradley a few years ago.
Cavalier Genève Premium Cigars has announced the BII Viso Jalapa. The new cigar ships to US retailers this week. This is the first line of their premium cigars to use the Viso Jalapa leaf as a wrapper.