"Overall, this was a wonderful, flavorful, tasty cigar. I truly enjoy a cigar with a shaggy foot that actually functions well for tasting the cigar blend without a wrapper and then have it transition into something truly magical when you get there. Big big big flavors and a great construction and draw made this cigar very desirable to smoke again and again and again…. Pick up all you can of this cigar, I can’t imagine it would stay on shelves for very long!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. will show off a new 5-pack lancero sampler of their Gourmet Line blends at the PCA 2021 Trade Show. The Gourmet Line features the first 5 blends of the company’s portfolio since it launched in early 2020: Fourth Dimension, Herbert Spencer, Appendix II, Lucid Interval, and U.S.I.R.. Each lancero measures the traditional 7 x 38 and the sampler containing all 5 cigars will cost $66.00.
Drew Estate announced today that two of their limited edition Herrera Estelí Lanceros would be returning in 2021: Herrera Estelí Habano Lancero and the Herrera Estelí Connecticut Broadleaf Lancero. These will now be exclusive to the Drew Diplomat Program. The Herrera Estelí Lanceros will officially debut during Drew Estate’s Freestyle Live: Special Edition, which airs on Thursday, May 6th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern on Drew Estate’s Facebook Live page facebook.com/drewestatecigar.
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"I am usually not a huge fan of Lanceros. However, this one could convert me. Box worthy for sure if the price was right although I expect this to be a super premium." -James H. (Keikan Jim)
"I enjoyed the experience, I usually look for more complexity and some transitions, but it was a good experience worth a fiver." -Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
"This cigar was exactly what I needed right now. Lots of sweet creams and cedar notes to hold my attention while throwing in hints of cinnamon here and there to really keep me on my toes. It stayed right at a mild to medium in strength from beginning to end. I would definitely like to have more of these on hand, and I bet this would pair amazingly with your morning coffee. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
"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)
Diesel Cigars has announced a new cigar exclusive to TAA retailers called Disciple. Like all other Diesel cigars, this one is blended by AJ Fernandez and rolled at his factory Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Estelí, Nicaragua. This is a collaboration between AJ and General Cigar’s Justin Andrews. Disciple will be distributed by The Forged Cigar Company.
"It is a great lancero. The flavors were bold and crisp with enough strength to provide body and depth. I realize that I forgot to mention this earlier but the smoke output was fantastic and the ash had a constant plume of smoke coming off of it. It's an easy recommendation for me and worth picking up a fiver. " -Alan (Eulogy)
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"Fantastic cigar in one of my favorite vitolas. Not really flashy in terms of serious flavor transitions, but the core flavors were magnificent, and right up my alley. I'd happily smoke these on a very regular basis. " -John I. (John I.)