Crowned Heads has announced that their limited edition version of their Juarez blend, Juarez Shots will be coming back for a third year in a row. The features the same blend as the regular Juarez line but in a special 4 x 50 petite robusto size. It comes in cabinets of 50.
I was a bit hesitant as the larger cigars are just not my “go-to” smokes. The cigar was a delight for me to smoke and I would gladly do so again. This stick is full enough to provide a nice array of flavors but not powerful enough to make me want it done before actually reaching the end. For me, this would be a great “Christmas” smoke when in the vicinity of the kitchen with all the Holiday baking going on. " -Diana (ArmyRN)
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"Such an extraordinary cigar to start the new year off on. Bold flavors, amped up strength, flavor transitions, perfect burn, this is definitely a cigar I'd try again. Very anxious to see what this is so I can find some more. As always, thanks for the chance to try this. " -Kevin J. (maninblack77)
"When you get a cigar that offers a great balance of sweet and spice, it really brings a smile to your face. Honey graham cracker and white pepper really played off each other well. This is how this cigar went for me. I was quite pleased, and now have another example of a cigar I will definitely be interested in revisiting in the future." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
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"This was a much larger cigar than I normally like to smoke. However, I went into it very open-mindedly and found the flavor notes in the first third and partway through the second third to be very good with lots of spiciness. I liked the mix of earthiness mixed with the spice and was looking forward to how the cigar progressed. Withdraw problems leading to burn issues, I truly lost interest halfway through the second third. I muddled my way through the rest of the cigar hoping that that full flavor from the beginning of the cigar would re-emerge. I would try the cigar again, but it definitely would suit me in a smaller vitola." -Diana (ArmyRN)
"I was pleased with this cigar and what it had to offer. Once I gave it the proper respect, the flavors really came together to reward my efforts. Between the chai spices and almond biscotti, I would seek this out again no question." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) has announced a new line: INTERGALACTIC. It is of course rolled at their factory Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. INTERGALACTIC is a Limited Edition and will ship to select BLK WKS retailers next week. It will also be available in Belgium and Germany later this month.
Santa Clara (the wholesale arm of JR Cigar) has announced a maduro version of one of its most popular exclusive cigars, Rocky Patel Freedom. Rocky Patel Freedom Maduro will be the third in the Freedom line following the original which is a medium-to-full-bodied smoke with an Ecuadorian wrapper, first created to represent Rocky’s continued effort to fight for the cigar industry’s freedom, and the Connecticut version.
As a part of The Great Smoke 2022 event taking place in February, a number of special exclusive release cigars will be sold. One of these is another collaboration between Espinosa Cigars and Cigar Dojo, Diet Sarsaparilla. This is a sequel of sorts to the original Sensei's Sensational Sarsaparilla that was released 2014. Sassy, for short, made a comeback in 2016 with Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla II, or Sassy II and then was released nationally again this year at the PCA show.
"This cigar was a tale of two halves. The first half had complexity while the second half was on the darker side with little change. I'm not sure if it was me or the blend but by the end, I was left with more questions about how good this cigar could really be. I will definitely revisit this cigar once I know what it is. " -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)