Sangre Nueva translates from Spanish to “New Blood.” This is the cigar blended solely by Alec Cuevas, son of company President Luis Cuevas Jr. and grandson of Master Blender Luis Cuevas Sr. This new cigar will be shown off at the PCA trade show next week in Las Vegas.
Cavalier Genève Cigars has announced that they are shipping their Limited Edition 2021. The Cavalier Genève LE2021 is a toro measuring 6x54. As with the other Limited Editions, the blend remains undisclosed.
Alec Bradley is adding a third cigar to their Experimental Series, the Alec Bradley Announces Double Broadleaf. This released follows the original Project 40 in 2019 and the Project 40 Maduro in 2020. The Alec Bradley Double Broadleaf will be packaged in dual tone green and natural wood 24-count boxes and come in five sizes. The new line will be shown off at the upcoming PCA tradeshow in Las Vegas in July.
Protocol Cigars has announced a new 6 x 60 Gordo size in their Blue line of cigars. The new size will debut at the PCA 2021 trade show in Las Vegas. Protocol Blue was the first cigar line released by Protocol back in 2015. The other sizes in the line currently include a 6 x 52, 7.5 x 38 Lancero, and 5 5/8 x 46 Corona Gorda. This will be the first Gordo size made by Protocol, and pending the success of this launch, will add them to other lines.
ACE Prime has announced a new cigar in the Luciano line to be shown off at the PCA 2021 Trade Show. This is the first regular production cigar in the Luciano line and follows the limited production Dreamer and Traveler. This new iteration comes in 4 sizes. "Fiat Lux" is a Latin expression used during the intellectual movement of the Enlightenment and represents the search for knowledge and meaning. The company says "Fiat Lux itself is a blend that generates deliberation. The construction of the cigar provokes an inevitable exploration of flavors as it ignites the taste buds for the sake of discovery. Enlightenment is a natural, mindful consequence of its physical attributes."
Alec Bradley Magic Toast Box Pressed Gran Toro will be an exclusive for attendees of the PCA trade show and...
Aganorsa Leaf is bringing not one, but two new sizes of their Aniversario Maduro line to PCA and making one of them exclusive for attendees. The blend remains the same as least year, using 100% Aganorsa grown tobacco including their proprietary Shade Grown Corojo Maduro wrapper. The new sizes are a 6 x 54 box-pressed Toro, and a 5 3/8 x 48 box pressed Short Churchill. The boxes and bands have also been updated to showcase the Aganorsa Leaf logo, replacing the Casa Fernandez name.
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"This was a much larger cigar than I normally like to smoke. However, I went into it very open-mindedly and found the flavor notes in the first third and partway through the second third to be very good with lots of spiciness. I liked the mix of earthiness mixed with the spice and was looking forward to how the cigar progressed. Withdraw problems leading to burn issues, I truly lost interest halfway through the second third. I muddled my way through the rest of the cigar hoping that that full flavor from the beginning of the cigar would re-emerge. I would try the cigar again, but it definitely would suit me in a smaller vitola." -Diana (ArmyRN)
Foundation Cigars has announced a brand new core line to be shown off at the PCA 2022 trade show next week. The new line is called "Olmec" and is expected to ship late summer/early fall. Foundation Olmec comes in boxes of 12 and in two wrapper choices: San Andrés Maduro and Claro.