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Category: Connecticut Broadleaf

Cigar News: DeSocio Series gets a Rocky Patel Release

The next Alliance Cigar DeSocio series release will come from none other than Rocky Patel Premium Cigars (RPCC).  The new Rocky Patel DeSocio will be a corona gorda vitola of the highly acclaimed Sun Grown Maduro line.  The Sun Grown Maduro DeSocio will feature Nicaraguan filler and binder tobacco, with a classic Connecticut broadleaf wrapper.  The blend is the same that garnered RPCC their highest ever ranking in CA magazine.

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Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces Liga Privada No. 9 Corona Viva

Today, Drew Estate has announced the pre-release of the Liga Privada No. 9 CORONA VIVA exclusively for the Cigars International Super-Store in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. The event is the 15th annual CIGARfest. The #9 Corona Viva has the same Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf Oscuro Wrapper, Plantation grown Brazilian Mata Fina Binder, and Nicaraguan and Honduran Fillers as the original blend, but like the Undercrown Corona Viva, released in 2012, has increased Ligero for a stronger cigar.

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Blind Cigar Review: Home Roll | Mischievous Marshmallow Score 86%

Blind Cigar Review: Home Roll | Mischievous Marshmallow

“Off the bat I enjoyed the sweetness and pepper flavors. The way they played off each other was enjoyable. I also enjoyed how the sweetness was like a glaze on my lips. While smoking the cigar, looking at the cigar, it was ok and was not wowed by how the cigar looked. I had to touch up the cigar and had to relight it twice throughout the smoke. As much as enjoyed the flavors in the first two thirds, the last third wrecked the experience for me. The way the cigar was constructed it burned my tongue and all the flavor were bitter. It left my mouth feeling like I smoked five cigars back to back.” -Daniel S. (Daniel S.)

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Cigar News | Jas Sum Kral Shop Exclusive for Rudy’s Cigar Lounge

Jas Sum Kral has made a shop exclusive release for Rudy’s Cigar Lounge in Fort Wayne, IN.  This is a commemorative cigar to celebrate Rudy’s 4th anniversary.  This cigar release is a 6.2×42 box press of the Crna Nok blend.  They will be available in 10-count boxes, and only 200 boxes were made.  This in the first box press cigar from Jas Sum Kral.

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Blind Cigar Review: Foundation | The Tabernacle Toro

“It’s been a while since I had a cigar that I felt was truly extraordinary, and that dry spell has been broken! This cigar is firmly in my wheelhouse in all areas. The flavors were deep and meaty, the performance excellent, and the strength was just enough to pair with any meal or beverage that I’d want to enjoy it with. This probably isn’t something I’d push off on a new smoker, but really…I liked it so much that I’d be hard pressed to share it with anyone. Can’t wait for the reveal on this!” -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

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Blind Cigar Review: Quesada | Reserva Privada Oscuro Robusto

“This is a cigar I would happily smoke again while I was doing something different to occupy my time such as shooting skeet or at the golf driving range. The profile peaked in the second third but then fell off with the mineral flavors in the final third. I put the cigar down with a little less than 2 inches as I felt the profile wasn’t going to change. Smoke output was plentiful and stormed off the foot. I feel this cigar might improve with age and is worthy of a redux.” -Matt C. (Big Matt)

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Blind Cigar Review: Arandoza | Defcon Super Toro

“Never judge a cigar by the wrapper. Based on my initial observations, I would have skipped over grabbing this cigar. The flavors, however, were very well balanced and offered a nice smoke. While not a lot of dimension, I could see keeping some on hand to enjoy while grilling or golfing.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

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Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Nica Rustica Belly

“This larger vitola benefited from a nice change up of flavors. Although there were no stars, the subtle nuances held my interest for ninety minutes. My biggest issue was an inconsistent and loose draw that made it difficult to pull out a wider range of tastes. I would try this one again based on the flavors.” –Gregg (McGreggor57)

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Blind Cigar Review: Dunhill | Signed Range Selección Suprema (Pre-release)

“Overall, this was a very pleasant experience except for a slight muddling of flavors in the final third. There was a good mix of flavors and transitions and there was also some bitterness in the final third that was slightly detracting. I think this needs some more rest time before the next try. Will definitely try again.” -Sandeep (Djangos)

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