Drew Estate has announced that their Liga Privada Unico Serie Papas Fritas will now come in 25-count boxes starting in August. Previously they came in boxes of 50. Liga Privada Unico Serie Papas Fritas measure (115 x 44) and have been around since 2012. The idea behind Papas Fritas was to make a more affordable Liga Privada using mixed filler tobacco. The blend remains unchanged and still features Drew Estate’s signature fantail.
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsCorona GordaCubariquenoFeaturedHector Alfonso Sr.NicaraguaPennsylvania Broadleaf·
"This was a decent smoke for me. The cigar had a lot of flavor notes that I like such as leather, coffee and cocoa. The added hickory and campfire were nice also. I sort of wish the initial mix of spice and mixed peppers would’ve stayed on longer, albeit in the background. The cigar became more monotone for me as it progressed but it still remained a tasty smoke and I would definitely revisit it again with a nice espresso or Cuban coffee." -Diana (ArmyRN)
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"Holy hell, three hours to smoke a Toro? Sure was! And it was a great one at that. It had great flavors, good transitions, and kept my interest going, somehow, for that long. The entirety of this cigar is better than its components. Each third, when broken down, doesn't score as well to me as the entire experience. This isn't a cigar I could smoke on a daily basis because, frankly, I don't have three hours every day to enjoy a cigar. However when I find such occasion you bet I will fire this one up again. " -Isaac M. (The Nothing)
The La Gianna Havana turned 25 years old last year and got a slight packaging redesign. Now, a year later, it's getting a new blend, La Gianna Havana Angelic. This is not actually the first time the Angelic line was on the market. In 2001 it made a brief appearance, now it is being brought back with a more elegant touch.
"Personally, it is a miss for me. I found the flavors to be muted with a thin body and poor burn. Hopefully, this is an outlier and the others had a more positive experience. The way that it is smoking to me, I'm not sure where it would fall into my rotation. It isn't bold enough for a nighttime smoke and it's too mild to stand up against a cup of coffee. " -Alan (Eulogy)
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.
JR Cigar has been celebrating their 50th Anniversary year with a number of new exclusive cigars, but now they have announced a 100-count custom numbered humidor. The humidor was designed by renowned accessory designer Nick Nanavichit and his team at Nsolo Consulting Group. Nsolo previously designed the Davidoff Winston Churchill Wooden Ashtray set as well as several other prominent boxes and accessories.
The M by Macanudo line has been around since 2018. The company is adding a third offering, M by Macanudo Espresso, which joins the original 2018 release M Coffee, and 2019's M Bourbon. M by Macanudo Espresso is an infused cigar inspired by the flavors of café con leche and café macchiato.
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.
Quality Importers Trading Co. has announced the Humidor Supreme Balthazar end table humidor. Humidor Supreme is the new line of upscale desktop, furniture and commercial humidors. The new Balthazar takes a modern approach to humidor design, made to be visually appealing as well as funcional. With its minimalistic approach, it uses clean lines with subtle details to fit in any space.