"Overall, this was a wonderful, flavorful, tasty cigar. I truly enjoy a cigar with a shaggy foot that actually functions well for tasting the cigar blend without a wrapper and then have it transition into something truly magical when you get there. Big big big flavors and a great construction and draw made this cigar very desirable to smoke again and again and again…. Pick up all you can of this cigar, I can’t imagine it would stay on shelves for very long!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
"I ended up enjoying this cigar quite a bit which somewhat surprised me after the first third. Once the pepper spice began to recede and the rather generic coffee note was the only prominent flavor remaining, I began to lose interest UNTIL things turned around for the better and some new notes quickly presented themselves. When you factor in those enjoyable flavors with the overall great construction, I would smoke this cigar again." -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
"I had low expectations for this one based on the appearance, aroma, and first third. The final two portions brought total redemption, however, and left me wanting to light another, and wanting to buy some for the future. This could easily be my morning cigar. I recommend it to everyone." -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
Punch, owned by General Cigar, has announced the “Punch Bento Box” for the 2021 holiday season. This limited edition, brick and mortar exclusive contains all three “Year of the Zodiac” releases from 2019, 2020 and 2021. Punch Bento Box will ship in October and contains a total of 42 cigars, including 20 of the 2019's “Egg Roll," 12 “Chop Suey” from 2020, and 10 “Kung Pow!” from this year. All cigars come in their original sizes and blends. Also included is a custom-made cigar rest, created exclusively for the Bento Box. MSRP for this set is $205.58.
"It was a great smoke without "a lot going on". There weren't any mind bending flavors or significant transitions but the cigar smoked beautifully and the butter cream note throughout was pleasant and well balanced with pepper and occasional tartness." -Vance T. (Vance)
"While it's been many years since I've had a steak that required smothering in a creamy peppercorn sauce, this cigar certainly invoked those same flavors. There were times, though, that pepper cream was overwhelming the other flavors. While an enjoyable cigar, I don't think it would be would I would frequent regularly. " -Isaac M. (The Nothing)
"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)
This cigar was a great addition to the Epic line from Montecristo, maybe the best yet. I was a big fan of the Epic Craft Cured, a cigar that I thought went kind of under the radar. This is just as good as that or better. The flavors were harmonious and left me wanting more and more. I really dug the caramel sweetness combined with the on an off oak flavor. The burn and draw were perfect the whole time and just added to the great experience. I will be picking up some more of these for myself, I think you should too.
ear marked the 12th Annual Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival. Unfortunately last years event was not held in person so we were not able to do our Blind Tasting Event. In 2019 we did the first ever Blind Cigar Tasting Event for every attendee of the festival and it was a huge success. You can read about it here. This year, we went bigger and the event did not disappoint.
Oettinger Davidoff has announced this years Davidoff Golden Band Award winners. The company will honour and acknowledge its best of the best retailers and partners from around the globe with festive events in several countries worldwide.