"I won't lie; I have a love-hate relationship any time I come across a lancero. When done properly, they're typically the best means of expressing a profile for me. The problem is the consistency overall with them. Some require constant relighting if you're not tending to it perfectly with your draws, some burn super hot when you do, others draw like you're trying to suck a marble through a straw. None of these experiences are ideal in my book. Fortunately, this one gave me none of these problems. It was a nice profile mix of chocolate and cinnamon with some heavy doses of pepper starting out. I'd be willing to smoke it again, but probably not enough to run out and pick up a box or two. " -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
Alec & Bradley Rubin released the Blind Faith at the 2018 IPCPR trade show, their first release as an offshoot of the Alec Bradley brand. Today, they have announced that they will be expanding the distribution of this cigar, starting at Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) in Las Vegas, NV- January 29-31.
In support of retailers attending the TPE 2020 trade show, Cavalier Genève cigars, has announced that they will allow special orders of any of their Small Batch releases to those attending.
Casa Cuevas Cigars is launching "Patrimonio" at Tobacco Expo Plus (TPE) at the Las Vegas Convention Center starting May 12th. The Patrimonio translates to Patrimony in English, meaning property inherited from one's father or male ancestor. The name is dedicated to Luis Cuevas Sr. and to the paternal lineage of the Cuevas tobacco history which began over a 100 years ago. The Cuevas family’s tobacco history began when Juan Cuevas, a Spanish expatriate, began growing tobacco in Cuba in the mid 19th century.
Southern Draw is bringing a new vitola to the CEDRUS line at TPE 2020, a lancero. This vitola joins the original "Hogan" 5.5 x 52 belicoso, as well as the more recent 5.5 x 54 Robusto, Toro 6.0 x 52, and Gordo 6.5 x 60. Within the rest of the other companies offerings, this lancero joins the Rose of Sharon Lancero, Jacobs Ladder Lancero, and Kudzu Lancero.
Jas Sum Kral has announced two new sizes of Nuggs in both the natural and maduro blends for the 2020 TPE tradeshow: a 5.5x44 corona gorda, and a 7x44 lonsdale. These new sizes will only be available to current Nuggs retailers that carry the 4 x 48 size.
Ventura Cigar Company has announced two new cigars in the Archetype line: Master and Pupil. These new blends will make their debut at TPE (Tobacco Products Expo) later this month. Both of these new cigars were blended by Juan Martinez and Dr. Alejandro Cuenca of Joya de Nicaragua, and rolled at their factory. These new blends will ship shortly after TPE.