"Even though the draw was tighter than ideal for the first third and the lineup of flavors doesn't match what I typically reach for when choosing what to smoke, this cigar was immensely enjoyable! I am quite fond of this particular vitola as the change in ring gauge and proportions of binder, filler, and wrapper all but guarantees an interesting progression or transition of flavors that I tend to think of as a story the blender is telling through the leaves. Not only did the profile of flavors build upon one another from start to finish but so did the strength which is always a plus in my book. After a bit of a slow start, this cigar truly shined in the latter two-thirds when the flavors were most balanced, complex, and robust. The smoke was incredibly smooth throughout and the flavors were clearly defined which always makes for a nice experience as I don't have to think too much about what I am smoking. This is exactly the kind of smoke I like when I am deep in a great conversation amongst great friends." -Noah S. (Noah)
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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)
The Camacho Liberty Series has been a favorite of many Camacho fans for 16 years. In 2018, Camacho will take us back to the beginning with the Camacho Liberty 2005 Throwback. As with the previous Liberty releases from Camacho, this cigar will also coincide with Independence Day to honor the Birth of The United States.
Rocky Patel Premium Cigars (RPPC) has announced a new vitola to its Hamlet 25th Year line, a Salomon size. The new vitola was shown off at this summer’s IPCPR trade show and will be shipping late October. Like the rest of the line, it was created by Cuban cigar blender and master roller, Hamlet Paredes.
"I’ll be honest… I was a bit put off by the immense size of this cigar. I normally gravitate toward lancero, corona, and robusto sizes so this is definitely out of my comfort zone. Now that I’ve finished it I think I may have been missing out. The large size allowed me to enjoy the nuanced flavors longer and really helped to make me relax and realize how good life is. This is a cigar to spend quality time with and would be excellent paired with high-quality coffee. I would highly recommend this to a friend and would be proud to smoke another very soon!" -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
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"I'm pretty sure I know what this stick was. It's unique enough in shape, size and overall design that there aren't a whole lot of things that it could be. If it is what I think it was, I am yet again impressed with the offerings from this company. I'd definitely be in for a fiver of these and will likely head out to my local B&M shortly to go grab a few." -Dave (mdwest)
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"The most impressive portion of this cigar in terms of flavor came at the end, but combined with the top notch construction leads me to rate this a bit higher than I might. It burned really nicely for much longer than I usually nurse a cigar, and I'm a fool for a big ol perfecto. " -John I. (John I.)
Camacho have announced the release of the original Diploma in the 11/18 figurado format. Made with hand-selected high priming Original Corojo tobaccos, the Camacho Diploma blend has been re-introduced to the marketplace for smokers who want a unique, intense and flavorful cigar.
The Knuckle Sandwich maduro might be my favorite cigar of the last year, and this one comes close to it. It is more refined, but without the power and spice that define the Knuckle Sandwich Maduro. I only have one of these cigars and I can't wait to pick up more to age and enjoy. This collaboration between Espinosa and Guy Fieri knocks it out of the park at every opportunity, and everyone should try a Knuckle Sandwich whether it's this one, or one of the other options.