Southern Draw announced two new line extensions to the Desert Rose cigar today, the Famous Exclusivo (Exclusive to Famous Smoke Shop) and the Lonsdale. The company also announced that the original Desert Rose Belicoso Finos 5.5x54 will now be a regular production cigar in both 20 count boxes and 20 count bundles.
Drew Estate today showed off a new variety of Tubos and packaging related to them aimed at point of purchase sales. The lines getting new tubos/displays are: ACID Kuba Deluxe, Undercrown Maduro, Undercrown Shade, Undercrown Sun Grown, Tabak Especial Dulce, Tabak Especial Negra, as well as Kentucky Fire Cured and Kentucky Fire Cured Sweets. The new Drew Estate Tubos will be shown off at the Drew Estate booth at IPCPR.
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"Even though I found this cigar lacking a wow factor, the flavors were solid. Defined transitions between the thirds held my interest. I wouldn't grab this one for a special occasion although I would gladly smoke one again." -Gregg (McGreggor57)
La Familia Robaina Cigars annouced today the shipment of their H.R. Signature Exclusive Corona Gorda to The Empire Social Lounge in Miami and Casa de Montecristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar in Brickell.
"I really like this cigar. All of the flavors worked really well together and created a solid nuanced experience. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great cigar. " -Jeff (ExpendableYouth)
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"Would I buy a box of these? Absolutely. Flavors were right in my wheelhouse. Very enjoyable. Will be on the lookout for more. " -Kevin J. (maninblack77)
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"Flavors were very consistent, which is a good thing, it didn't burn hot or anything like that at all. Very tasty all the way through, and would say it was a medium, but eventually became a medium-full." -Mickey T. (irratebass)
For the 6th straight year, cigar connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts will gather in Paso Robles for the Central California Coast’s premiere festival, Crush & Roll West. This celebration of premium cigars, premium wine and the good life, takes place Sept. 5-6, 2014 in the heart of the wine country in San Luis Obispo Country. In addition to sampling world-class cigars and wines, attendees will learn the finer points of both from expert vintners and cigar manufacturers. This is a 2 day event, in which you can attend either day separately or together as a package.
"There was a promising start with a nice mocha latte flavor. The flavors were balanced and not overpowering. However, as it moved into the second third the flavors mellowed and were hard to taste unless you took a long inhale and hold it. As the final third came, the flavors went south and became bitter. Not a great ending to a great start. If they could fix the final third and at least the flavors are still there it would be a great cigar." -Eric (smalls29)