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Quick Cigar Review: Joya De Nicaragua | No. 1

Overall, this was an enjoyable cigar. Usually I don’t smoke milder sticks since they have a tendency to go sour halfway through, however this stick held its ground and provided ample amounts of body with enjoyable flavors! Definitely try out the Joya No. 1 before you count it out because of a Connecticut wrapper.

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Cigar News: El Artista Announces Cimarron

El Artista has announced a new line that will debut at the IPCPR trade show this week. There are three versions of the cigar, and only two are going to the USA. The Maduro and Connecticut versions will be making to the USA with the Maduro using a San Andres wrapper and the other a Connecticut Shade. The binder for both is a rare Negrito leaf grown by El Artista on their farms around Tamboril. The fillers are a multiple coulty blend including a T-13 Hybrid developed by Radhames Rodriguez.

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Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Entered Apprentice Toro Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Entered Apprentice Toro

“This was a good cigar if you want something to begin your day with a cup of Joe. It really didn’t have too many flavor complexities to hold or catch my attention. There was plenty of wood, cream and some spice, but that was about it. I would like to try this cigar again, but in a corona or robusto size. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Quick Cigar Review: Mbombay | Classic Torpedo

This is a very good entry cigar into the MBombay portfolio. There is a lot of flavor but not a lot of spice making it a good morning cigar. There was enough transition with the addition of some pepper to keep it interesting. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys milder cigars or an intro into the MBombay brand.

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Cigar News: The LH Claro Original Returns to Wide Release

Nick Syris released the LH Premium Cigar brand to the United States in 2014.  In that release, the LH Claro was one of the blends that was introduced.  The LH Claro originally came clad in a black and gold band over a Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf.  Nick did some rebranding in 2015 on the entire LH line of premium cigars, and he also took some time during that period to make some changes to the blend of the LH Claro.

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Cigar News: Cubariqueño Announces Protocol Themis Lancero

Back in November of 2017, Blind Man’s Puff published the blind panel review of the Protocol Themis by Cubariqueño Cigar Co. The cigar was a hit with our panelists, scoring a 91 averaged across the 5 panelists who reviewed it.  Now, to continue that line, they are introducing this tasty cigar in a fan-favorite Lancero vitola.  This new cigar will be officially introduced next month at the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. 

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Cigar News: San Pedro de Macoris | New from Royal Agio

San Pedro de Macorís will be a new line of handmade cigars from Royal Agio.  This will be a brand meant to deliver great quality within an everyday price point.  The line will start with two distinct blends, Ecuador and Brazil.  These will be displayed in the Royal Agio booth at the 2018 IPCPR Trade show in Las Vegas.

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Cigar News: Rose of Sharon Perfecto | Second IGNITE Release

Southern Draw Cigars announced that the second release in the IGNITE series will be a special vitola of The Rose of Sharon.  The special and very limited release will be a beautiful Perfecto vitola, and will be exclusively available from Famous Smoke Shop.  This cigar, along with the rest of the IGNITE series, will benefit Operation Cigars for Warriors.  Since its release, The Rose of Sharon blend has been on many top lists in the world of cigar media, including the number 13 spot on our Blind Man’s Puff 2017 Top 25 list.

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Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Headley Grange Black Dog Dobles Score 87%

Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Headley Grange Black Dog Dobles

“This was a not a flavor profile that fit my wheelhouse. Having said that, for someone who likes hazelnut and some black licorice this will be a decent cigar for them. I didn’t like the bitterness of the cigar but it did progress into a tartness that wasn’t distasteful to me. I would have thought the cigar would be stronger than it was given the types of flavors but it remained a medium to full, on the more medium side for me. A decent smoke for a specific palette.” –Diana (ArmyRN)

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