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Cigar News: Diesel Unveils Whiskey Row

Diesel has been a well know presence in cigar shops and from online retailers for a number of years now.  Very soon, fans of the brand will have another reason to smile, as Diesel presents Whiskey Row.  As with the rest of the Diesel portfolio, they are blended by AJ Fernandez.  This cigar was also developed in conjunction with Rabbit Hole Bourbon, a new distillery in the bourbon category. Whiskey Row uses some binder leaves that were aged in bourbon barrels, using a proprietary process developed by AJ to enhance the profile of the cigar.

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Blind Cigar Review: Diesel | Grind (2017) Robusto Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Diesel | Grind (2017) Robusto

“Pretty solid effort. A really darkly attractive cigar with big rich flavors in the earthy/woody range with some interesting side notes of herbs and spices coming in at a few points. I’d love to stick a box of these in the back of my cabinet and forget about them for a year or two. I’ll bet they really sing with a little age. ” -John I. (John I.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Diesel | Heart of Darkness Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Diesel | Heart of Darkness

“For the most part this was a nice cigar. It had some personality. The wood and nutmeg flavors were nicely balanced for most of the time. There was a bit if hickory in the final third but not for long. The smoke provided a nice smell of camp fire and the flavors left in the mouth were very nice. While it did start of mellow, it slowly became bold towards the end. The final moments did produce the bitter flavors you would experience at the end of most cigars. Overall this would pair nicely with a single malt or even a mixed drink while sitting by a camp fire.” -Eric (smalls29)

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Blind Cigar Review: Hoyo | La Amistad Silver Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Hoyo | La Amistad Silver Robusto

“I was a little concerned on the cold draw before lighting, but this cigar was really pretty good. Good flavor combinations, and lots of smoke output. It did burn a bit on the fast side, but the flavors that came throughout the smoking experience were tasty and made sense together. I would smoke this again.” -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

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Blind Cigar Review: Man O’ War | Ruination Robusto No. 1 Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Man O’ War | Ruination Robusto No. 1

“This is a very good cigar and it is very good because it is unique. The first half of the cigar exhibited oak, peat and moss and other very enjoyable flavors. The retro had a flirting chocolate and a cream kaboom in the 3/3. Age this cigar and dollars to donuts you’ll be rewarded. Dank flavor cigar. 88-90 right now. 90-92 with age potential. ” -Matt C. (Big Matt)

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Blind Cigar Review: Hoyo | La Amistad by AJ Fernandez Robusto Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Hoyo | La Amistad by AJ Fernandez Robusto

“Overall this was a good smoke. I think this would not be a good first cigar of the day, but if you had a full day of smoking this would be a nice 2nd or 3rd stick of the day. Just beware it does pick up the spice in the final 1/3rd and through the whole 2nd third, but becomes a nice pleasant smoke at the end.” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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