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Category: Lancero

Cigar News: New Four Kicks Maduro Lancero LE from Crowned Heads

For the cigars nerds of the world, the Lancero vitola holds a special place of reverence.  If you also happen to be a fan of Crowned Heads Cigars, you will rejoice at the arrival of the new Four Kicks Maduro Lancero LE.  The lancero format gives the smoker less filler and more flavor from the wrapper.  The smaller ring gauge tends to excite seasoned cigar smokers since it was conceived at the El Laguito factory in Havana back in the 1960s.  

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Cigar News: Jacob’s Ladder Box Press Lancero to be First IGNITE Release

Southern Draw Cigars announce that the Jacob’s Ladder cigar will be released in a box press Lancero as the first special release for the IGNITE some good charitable strategy. The new Lancero is being made by hand at the A.J. Fernandez Cigar Co. in Esteli, Nicaragua.  Known as the TOP RUNG, this format is for Casa de Montecristo which coincides with the Texas Cigar Festival.  The Jacob’s Ladder is an award-winning blend and was named to the 2017 Blind Man’s Puff Top 25 List.  This box pressed lancero will be extremely limited and available at many of the Casa de Montecristo locations.  

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Cigar News: 1502 XO Lancero Hits Market

The Lancero is the third in the 1502 XO series. The XO series is an annual release, each year getting a different vitola. 2015 saw the wide release of the Toro, and 2016 was the Churchill, and 2017 saw the Salamon. There is a total of 8 vitolas planned. A limited number of 1502 XO Lanceros were sold in 2016 to keep ahead of the FDA deadline with the wide release happening now. 

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Quick Cigar Review: Montecristo (Cuba) Especial No. 1 (1984)

The draw on this cigar was a bit tight, but not tight enough to affect the smoke, which is common of most cuban cigar, and lancero cigars. The burn was perfect, never had to touch it and the construction was fabulous, especially holding up like this for 31 years. While this wasn’t the most flavorful or complex cigar, it was elegant and nuanced. I was worried before smoking and during the first third that this cigar might have aged out being 31 years old, but she definitely still has some life in her and it was a pleasure and a privilege to smoke such an aged cigar.

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