"This was a very very enjoyable cigar, there were no extreme flavor transitions in fact the flavors seem to mildly transition at the appropriate times staying pretty consistent throughout the whole smoking experience. All the flavors highlighted in the cigar being cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa, leather, and sweet aged tobacco were perfectly balanced for me and came and went at the appropriate times. The draw and construction of the cigar were impeccable making for an overall excellent cigar and a great smoking experience. This is definitely a cigar I would smoke again and recommend to anyone who enjoys cigars. As for pairings, I think the cigar would be excellent with a mocha style coffee or an oatmeal stout." -Angel M. (Angel)
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.
General Cigar introduced a ton of new things at the show this year, and we are pretty excited about some of them.
STG and Forged Cigar Company's Justin Andrews and Robert Caldwell (Caldwell Cigars and Lost & Found) are collaborating on a new cigar, Bolivar Cofradia Lost & Found. This limited edition collection was created in Caldwell’s tradition of bringing “forgotten tobacco” from Central America’s best cigar factories to cigar lovers in the US.
"Overall, this was a very good smoking experience. Solid, quality cigar that if given the correct price point would be a consistent smoke for me, especially when hanging with the "guys" to play cards or tailgate." -Kyle (kaleehb)