2022 is the second year that Blind Man's Puff will be at the TPE (Tobacco Plus Expo) trade show. From today, January 26th through Friday January 28th, keep checking back here for more updates and follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts for live pictures and videos from the show floor. You can click the above links to follow our accounts on each platform or view them all together in the feed below.
The MLB lockout may delay the start of the baseball season in 2022, but United Cigars will have something to celebrate no matter what. The Big Papi Firecracker by El Artista will be released on the scheduled MLB Opening Day. Retailers and cigar media will get a preview of the new cigar at the TPE Show this week in Las Vegas, NV. This Special Edition Big Papi Firecracker is a slightly stronger variation of the Slugger line by El Artista.
"For a straight-forward cigar, I really did enjoy the profile I got from this. The combination of honey sweetness with oats and nuts really plays well with each other. Add in the pepper halfway through, and you have a solid smoke. I also found it interesting how much smoke output this lighter cigar produced. I'd smoke it again for sure. " -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
Drew Estate celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the ACID brand in 2019 with the release of the ACID 20. It was originally only available in a robusto size, then later, the company added robusto tubos, toros, and Bronxilla. During their latest "Freestyle Life" facebook broadcast, Drew Estate announced the ACID 20 Connecticut, initially available in a Toro (6 x 54) size. The blend uses a Connecticut Shade wrapper, Indonesian binder, and Nicaraguan fillers.
Altadis U.S.A. is releasing a special 6 x 60 gordo version of their Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua to celebrate their 2019 Cigar of the Year award from Cigar Aficionado. Just like the original blend, the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Impromptu is a collaboration between Rafael Nodal and AJ Fernandez.
The original CAO Amazon Basin was inspired by a rare tobacco in a remote region of the Amazonian Rainforest. The initial release happened in 2014 and was re-released in 2016 and inspired several spinoff cigars in the years since. Now in 2022, the original blend is coming back again.
"This would be the go-to cigar for someone who likes a very woody taste. It was never overly complex but a sneaky floral note would appear every so often. The white pepper added a bit of interest but the wood was the main taste. I don't know that I would smoke this all the time but it would be something I’d revisit." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)