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Blind Cigar Review: Dissident | Soap Box Rant

Blind Cigar Review: Dissident | Soap Box Rant

“I was pleasantly surprised by this cigar. I am a big fan of this vitola and this particular cigar is a great example of why. Without being overly strong, this blend likely benefited from some intensified flavors caused by the smaller ring gauge. I was impressed by the sweetness and spicy balance of this smoke for sure. I would definitely keep a few of these on hand for a lunch smoke or a quick after-dinner nightcap. I would recommend pairing this with a good black tea, as the flavors are quite complimentary.” -Ryan (Youngryan216)

Cigar News: Dr. Scott Gottlieb Nominated as next FDA Commissioner

Cigar News: Dr. Scott Gottlieb Nominated as next FDA Commissioner

Today President Trump announced Dr. Scott Gottlieb as his pick to lead the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Gottlieb has an impressive and extensive resume, with a wide-ranging background in both the private and public sectors and a M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. IPCPR welcomes the pick of Dr. Gottlieb and, If confirmed, we look forward to working with him as we continue to advocate for common-sense reforms to the recent FDA regulation needlessly harming the family owned small businesses retailers that make up IPCPR.

Cigar News: Congressman Testifies before House Subcommittee for Cigar Exemption

Cigar News: Congressman Testifies before House Subcommittee for Cigar Exemption

Yesterday Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture about the need for appropriations language exempting premium cigars from the FDA’s deeming rule. This testimony came during the Appropriations Committee’s annual members’ day. IPCPR applauds Congressman Posey and extends our thanks on behalf of premium cigar retailers and tobacconists across the country for his continued fight for premium cigars and individual liberty.

Blind Cigar Review: H. Upmann | Yargüera Lonsdale

Blind Cigar Review: H. Upmann | Yargüera Lonsdale

“Overall, this was a great cigar. The transitions were interesting, I loved the move from pepper and spice to rich and creamy. It’s not one that stands out as mind-blowing, but it was enjoyable throughout, and I would very much enjoy smoking more.” -Derek (StogieNinja)

Blind Cigar Review: Veritas | Three Blends

Blind Cigar Review: Veritas | Three Blends

“The final third was the star for me with perfectly balanced flavors of sweet and savory. The initial third had me wondering if this was a spice bomb but the heat backed off just before the halfway mark. I appreciated the nice transition offered during the smoke. While not flavorful enough for a special occasion perhaps, I would definitely keep some on hand.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

Blind Cigar Review: Macanudo | MAO No. 10

Blind Cigar Review: Macanudo | MAO No. 10

“I loved it. I should probably say more I guess. I didn’t have to fight with this cigar, and it gave me some flavors that were pleasant, unique, and very compatible. It also kept me interested when the profile would transition and show me something new. Combine that with a smooth retrohale and a great burn and I am happy.” -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

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