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Category: Mexican San Andres

Cigar News: Gurkha Introduces Lounge Exclusive Cigar

Gurkha Cigars have announced a cigar that will exclusively be made for Gurkha Lounges and for retailers with more than 25 Gurkha facings. This new Lounge Exclusive will be available with a Maduro or Habano wrapper.  The cigar will be made available to the seven exclusive Gurkha Lounges and any retailers that carry more than 25 Gurkha facings and that are not within a 25-mile radius of the official Gurkha lounges.

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Blind Cigar Review: My Father | La Opulencia Corona Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: My Father | La Opulencia Corona

“As ugly as this cigar was, it goes to show that you can’t judge a book by the cover. The flavors were so good. There was complexity, and yet consistent notes that pulled everything together. I would gladly reach for this cigar again. ” -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Paniolo Especiale 2018 Soon to Release

The 2018 Paniolo Especial is being produced at My Father Cigars S.A. in Esteli, Nicaragua.  It is a 5.5 x 48 Super Corona, a vitola that was inspired by the Bolivar Super Coronas EL 2014 (Cuba).  The Paniolo Especial 2018 features binder and filler leaves from Nicaragua and a San Andres wrapper leaf from Mexico.  The cigar will be priced at $8.90 per cigar and available in 12-count boxes.  Production is limited to 500 boxes, total.

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Blind Cigar Review: Espinosa | Murcielago Robusto Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Espinosa | Murcielago Robusto

“This was a pretty long smoke for a robusto, taking almost an hour and a half to complete. I enjoyed this one a lot and intentionally smoked it slow and cool. Very nice flavors and great performance. I’ll be seeking this one out again for sure. ” -Dave W. (mdwest)

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Blind Cigar Review: Foundation | The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro Corona Score 95%

Blind Cigar Review: Foundation | The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro Corona

“The cigar for filled my appetite for a hearty smoke that would be great after any meal. It reminds me of one of my favorite cigars with a different wrapper and an amped up strength. I cannot wait to find out what it is so I can try the other sizes of this fabulous smoke.” -John A. (John A.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua | Joya Black Robusto

“This was a cigar I would gladly smoke again. Every aspect of the cigar was really good, and it kept me interested the entire time. Bold smoke output, great burn, complex and yummy flavors. These are the characteristics anyone would want in a cigar.” -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

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Blind Cigar Review: Don Lucas | Family Reserve Maduro

“This was just a beautiful cigar to look at and even hold in my hand. Looks alone this cigar would be killer. Unfortunately I had some draw issues on this one. Normally I would have taken the draw poker to it but since it was a review I wanted to smoke it as is. I did enjoy the flavors I got throughout they were just very muted and in the end became bitter. I would love to try this cigar again and hope for better construction.” -Zane G. (Zane)

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Quick Cigar Review: Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla II

Full disclosure… I have been a member of Cigar Dojo for a few years now. As a result of my time on the Dojo app, I have made some great friends and learned a lot about this hobby that we all love so much. When the original Sarsaparilla cigar was released in the Fall of 2014, I was excited to try it because I was already a big fan of the cigars coming out of the La Zona factory from Erik Espinosa. The original Sarsaparilla cigar proved to be another winner, and I still consider that to be one of the best cigars to have ever been crafted at La Zona.

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Blind Cigar Review: Carlos Toraño | Vault TM-027 Robusto

“Transitions, complexity, nuance… It ain’t necessarily so with this cigar, but the flavor profile is solid and flavorful. Transitions don’t really come with this cigar but flavors are discernible and compatible. It is a good smoke for times when you want the good experience but don’t have to think hard about what the cigar is giving you.” -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

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