"I wanted to really give high praise for this cigar. When doing a blind review and coming across something so familiar, it almost gets your hopes up too much. The anticipation and buildup can end up having the opposite effect of one you'd expect. Fortunately, this wasn't completely the case for me. Sure, there were some issues related to construction, but I do feel like it was able to overcome them and give me an experience I would not mind repeating. With flavors like salt, sweet tobacco and marzipan blending together in harmony, this worked out well for me." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
The Premium Cigar Industry had a huge victory in the area of cigar regulation. In perhaps the biggest news since the deeming regulations were announced in 2016, those rules have now been completely vacated by the FDA. The ruling means that the deeming regulations introduced by the agency in 2016 do not apply to any cigar that meets the court’s definition of “premium cigar,” meaning that those cigars are unregulated in the U.S.
Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) will be showcasing a new release at this year’s PCA in Las Vegas; POISON DART. Like all other Black Works Studio cigars, it is rolled at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua.
Up until now, Ferio Tego’s new cigars (not originally Nat Sherman) were limited to annual limited releases, Elegancia and Generoso. Now, the company has announced their first core line under the flagship brand, Ferio Tego Summa.
"If the draw was better I would be signing it praises. With this sample I found the profile to be excellent but the draw and size are a problem. It is a weird feeling to be almost an hour and a half into a cigar and only reach the halfway point. The flavors were good and there were enough profile transitions to keep me engaged though. I would smoke this again but I would have to block out a substantial amount of time to do so." -Alan (Eulogy)
Powstanie has announced a new Connecticut Blend cigar available in four vitolas for PCA.
It's been three years since Matilde debuted the Limited Exposure No.1 blend and now the company is adding a Robusto (50x5) to the family. This new robusto joins the existing sizes of Toro (50x6) and Lonsdale (42x6).