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Blind Cigar Review: Gran Habano | S.T.K. Black Dahlia Robusto Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Gran Habano | S.T.K. Black Dahlia Robusto

“This was a great smoking cigar. The variance and complexity of flavors offered were amazingly tasty and made it hard to not just want to hotbox this thing because it was THAT good. That being said, I’ll defiantly recommend this cigar to any smoker as it is a mild to medium stick with uddles of semi sweet flavors. I need a box… stat. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

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Blind Man’s Puff IPCPR 2018 Live Coverage

This year we are doing things a little different for IPCPR. Instead of taking a bunch of pictures and videos and writing articles later, we are doing things LIVE. That’s right, from Today July 13th through Tuesday July 17th, follow our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube accounts for live pictures and video interviews from the show floor. You can view them all together in the feed below or follow our accounts on each platform.

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Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces 6 Liga Privada Line Extentions

Today, Drew Estate announced 6 smaller ring gauge line extensions for Liga Privada and Nasty Papas Fritas. The new vitolas for the Liga Privada No. 9 and T52 lines will be Corona Viva, Short Panatela, and Petit Corona. There will also be a new cigar Unico Serie Nasty Fritas. All these new cigars will be shown off at the IPCPR trade show later this week in Las Vegas.

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Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Sage Advice Gordo Score 88%

Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Sage Advice Gordo

“This cigar definitely had personality. It started off with a nice balance of espresso and chocolate with a very nice, mellow after-taste. The second third became more of a strong espresso with hints of chocolate, much like a chocolate brownie after-taste. Finally, it took on the personality of a strong, bold cigar that was basically a strong cup of coffee. There were nice notes of chocolate throughout but became very strong at the end. The construction was solid and the draw, while very easy at first, became just a not tight about half way through. All in all this was nice cigar that would pair well with any strong drink.” -Eric (smalls29)

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Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Entered Apprentice Toro Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Entered Apprentice Toro

“This was a good cigar if you want something to begin your day with a cup of Joe. It really didn’t have too many flavor complexities to hold or catch my attention. There was plenty of wood, cream and some spice, but that was about it. I would like to try this cigar again, but in a corona or robusto size. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Cigar News: Joya de Nicaragua Introduces Cinco Décadas to Commemorate their 50th Anniversary

As the oldest and first premium cigar factory in Nicaragua, Joya de Nicaragua already has a phenomenal legacy.  In 2018, they will bolster that legacy with the introduction of  Cinco Décadas.  This is a very special cigar made with an exclusive blend of tobaccos, and the 50 years of dedication and knowledge of the wonderful people at Joya de Nicaragua.

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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: Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No. 142 to Release at IPCPR 2018

At the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, Foundation Cigar Company will release the Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142.  Nick Melillo shared the information on social media about this line extension for the Tabernacle.  It will be available in four vitolas and prices will start at $9/cigar up to $13/cigar.  It uses a very unique wrapper that is grown right in the Connecticut River Valley, along with a Mexican San Andres binder and filler leaves from Esteli, Jalapa, and the Jamastran region of Honduras.

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Quick Cigar Review: RoMa Craft | Aquitaine EMH Saber Tooth

The saber Tooth is an extremely limited release of the Aquitaine EMH. Adding flair and flavor to the existing Aquitaine blend, is a thin barber-pole stripe of Ecuadorian Connecticut to the Habano Ligero wrapper. The Saber Tooth was made in a very small production run, with only 200 boxes and 50 bundles, each 24-count. With such a limited production and highly anticipated cigar, I count myself very fortunate that I was able to buy a box. The Aquitaine EMH Saber Tooth measures 5 x 56 and carries an MSRP of $10/cigar. As with all other RoMa Craft cigars, these cigars were rolled at Nica Sueño in Esteli, Nicaragua. 

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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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