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Blind Cigar Review: Black Works Studio | S&R Corona Gorda Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Black Works Studio | S&R Corona Gorda

“Good smoke. I definitely enjoyed the earlier phases more than the finish. The early sweet and creamy profile was really nice, and the spices dancing around the background were a lot of fun. Worked really well for a lazy late Sunday smoke with my fifth or sixth cup of coffee. ” -John I. (John I.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Cohiba | Spectre Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Cohiba | Spectre

“This was a fairly straight forward smoke without many flavor frills. I found it a bit boring at times as most the flavors were basic and not very complex. It was definitely a reliable smoke with great construction, burn, and a slightly tighter draw than normal. Nothing inherently wrong, just a bit one note for me. ” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man Toro Score 88%

Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man Toro

”Overall this was a decent Cigar that would be appropriate for any time of the day regardless of how many you have already had. While not being terribly complex or diverse flavor profile, it did have a good consistent flavor throughout the session. I found it was hard to hold an ash as it consistently wanted to fall into my lap around the 1 inch mark. Smoke it again? Probably. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

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Cigar News: Siempre Sun Grown to Debut for Dapper Cigar Co. At 2018 IPCPR

Translated to English, Siempre means “Always.  This is what Dapper Cigar Company wants to be known for, is always crafting world-class cigars.  Our blind reviews of the La Madrina and El Borracho from Dapper scored very well from our panelists.  The latest cigar from Dapper will be unveiled at the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas.  The Siempre Sun Grown uses a lush Sumatran Oscuro wrapper complimented by a rich combination of other tobaccos, the Siempre Sun Grown cigar is made to provide a sophisticated smoking experience.

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Cigar News: Punch Diablo to Debut at IPCPR 2018

At the upcoming 2018 IPCPR trade show, Punch cigars will introduce a new line called Diablo.  As the name suggests, it is an extremely bold and full-bodied cigar with strength and power.  AJ Fernandez blended the cigar for Altadis U.S.A. with tobaccos from four different countries, all of which have aged 4-6 years.  The cigars are rolled by hand at the AJ Fernandez factory in Nicaragua.

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Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars to Introduce Cedrus at 2018 IPCPR

At the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, Southern Draw Cigars will introduce Cedrus – The Hogan.  It is a new facing that also makes the fifth core line for the young cigar brand based in Texas.  According to a press release, CEDRUS has been five years in the making and will first be available in a box pressed Belicoso Fino size known as “THE HOGAN” (5.5 x 52).  THE HOGAN will come in numbered 10-count boxes.

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Cigar News: Shore Thing Becomes Newest Crowned Heads Store Exclusive

Crowned Heads have partnered with Shore Thing Cigars in Watersound Beach, FL for a new store exclusive cigar.  The aptly named Shore Thing cigar is a 5 1/4 x 48 cigar made at Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.  Paul Copeland and Luke Bryan (yes, the International Country Music superstar) opened Shore Thing Cigars in July of 2016.  When they decided to have a namesake cigar made for their shop, they immediately thought of Nashville based Crowned Heads.

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Blind Cigar Review: Fleur De La Reine | Natural Cinq Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Fleur De La Reine | Natural Cinq

“This was a pleasant smoking experience. I was pleasantly surprised by this cigar and enjoyed the variations and progression of flavors yet the foundational consistency was also there throughout. I would love to have this with pecan coffee or a nice woodsy bourbon. I like a lot of consistency with variations in my cigars and this did it subtlety but nicely.” -Diana (ArmyRN)

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Blind Cigar Review: Oliva | Gilberto Reserva Corona Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Oliva | Gilberto Reserva Corona

“This was a nice pleasant smoke that I would absolutely smoke again. I believe this was a corona or even a petite corona. There was plenty of transitions to keep my attention. Starting out with wood, chocolate and rye then switching up to earth tones then settling out with cream…..very interesting smoke. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads TAA 2018 Announced

In 2014, Crowned Heads released their first TAA Exclusive cigar, with “The Angel’s Anvil” ad a clever play on the familiar acronym.  Since that first release, the yearly arrival of the TAA cigar from Crowned Heads has always been highly anticipated.  The team at Crowned Heads have not been afraid to mix it up either, changing the blend and vitola from year to year.  The release for 2018 will, once again, take risks and push boundaries.  This is something that has garnered Crowned Heads a loyal following and dedicated customers.

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