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Category: Nicaragua

Blind Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda | Special Selection Gran Toro Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda | Special Selection Gran Toro

“This cigar was fun to smoke. Though it may not be my favorite size, I prefer a 42-48RG, I never once felt uncomfortable smoking it. It was ever changing and kept my interest throughout. This would make a great cigar that could be enjoyed as you were day drinking. Would pair well with any type of spirit and most wines due to it flavor profile. It is a little bit of a time commitment due to it’s size but well worth it. I will have to grab a few for my next beer fest or social gathering where I know I will have the time to enjoy it. ” -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)

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Cigar News: Southern Draw Announces CEDRUS Lancero for TPE

Southern Draw is bringing a new vitola to the CEDRUS line at TPE 2020, a lancero. This vitola joins the original “Hogan” 5.5 x 52 belicoso, as well as the more recent 5.5 x 54 Robusto, Toro 6.0 x 52, and Gordo 6.5 x 60. Within the rest of the other companies offerings, this lancero joins the Rose of Sharon Lancero, Jacobs Ladder Lancero, and Kudzu Lancero.

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Quick Cigar Review: Caldwell | Hit & Run Part Deux Almost Churchill Score 92%

Quick Cigar Review: Caldwell | Hit & Run Part Deux Almost Churchill

From the first third to the final third I really enjoyed this cigar. If I could smoke all cigars in this format I would be a happy fella as lonsdale is typically my favorite size in any cigar this is just a slightly thicker lonsdale coming in at a 6 1/4 x 48. The cigar had a consistent profile from beginning to end but I thoroughly enjoyed the smoking experience. I would probably rate this cigar a bit higher if it had a bit more of a wow factor but I would be happy to have boxes of these.  

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Paniolo Especiale 2020 for Hawaii

For the second year in a row, Crowned Heads is partnering with Drew Estate for their annual “Paniolo Especiale” Limited Edition cigar. This is an exclusive to the state of Hawaii. Paniolo Especiale 2020 is rolled at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Esteli, Nicaragua and is a corona gorda measuring 5 3/4 x 46. The blend is similar to last years using a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Mexican San Andres binder, and filers from Nicaragua, and Dominican Republic, but this year features tobacco from Brazil. The Paniolo Especiale 2020 comes in boxes of 10 and have the same price of $9.80. Production is smaller this year at 5,000 cigars compared to 4,000 in 2019.

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Blind Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company | Deliverance Porcelain Corona Gorda Score 95%

Blind Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company | Deliverance Porcelain Corona Gorda

“Really enjoyable lighter bodied cigar. I typically prefer full bodied smokes, but this cigar really displayed some typical mild flavors, cream, nuts, herbs and floral notes, but still had enough potency to make it a good experience for fuller cigar fans. This would be accessible for a newcomer to the leaf and still enjoyable for a grizzled vet.” -John I. (John I.)

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