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Cigar News: Cigar Dojo/Aganorsa Leaf Bonasi Returns to Smoker Friendly

Last years collaboration between Cigar Dojo and Aganorsa Leaf, Bonsai, has a pre-release during the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival festivities. It launched nationwide shortly after through online retailer Payless Cigars & Pipes, which is run by Smoker Friendly, the same company that runs the festival. This was one of Cigar Dojo’s most successful and fastest-selling collaborations to date. Now, Bonsai is returning to Smoker Friendly, and their online store paylesscigarsandpipes.com as a limited, but ongoing release.

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Blind Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf | Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch Orpheus Score 86%

Blind Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf | Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch Orpheus

“Despite my reporting that the flavors were one dimensional, I am not beating up on the cigar. There is nothing wrong with a cigar being one dimensional. Sometimes you just want to smoke and not have to think about it. They are made for relaxation anyway right? I would definitely smoke this cigar again to compare notes.” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana | 25th Anniversary Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana | 25th Anniversary

“I enjoyed this quite a lot. Nice change from my usual flavor preferences as well as being out of my comfort zone in terms of vitola. Served as a nice reminder to get out of your comfort zone once in a while. There’s a great big world of cigar opportunities out there and it’s nice to step out of your normal routine from time to time. This cigar stayed pretty much in the medium realm throughout in terms of strength and complexity. The display of really nicely refined baked good flavor, floral qualities, finishing with rich dark woody notes offered a nice range of experiences. Aside from some mid-smoke missteps in construction this was a real joy of a cigar. ” -John I. (John I.)

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Blind Cigar Review: HVC | Edicion Especial 2018 Toro Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: HVC | Edicion Especial 2018 Toro

“This was an interesting cigar. I started out mild/medium and kept ramping up in strength were it even caused a bit of a nicotine buzz. The main flavor component was wood & spice, there was a nice floral and cream on the retro in the beginning then turned to more spice, until the final third which brought heavy cinnamon on the retro very unusual. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate |  Liga Privada H99 Toro Score 94%

Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Liga Privada H99 Toro

“This was a thoroughly enjoyable smoke that I could recommend to anyone that enjoys medium bodied and flavorful cigars. The flavor profile of light brown sugar, spices, and figs were very enjoyable as they each took turns highlighting themselves. Definitely a box where the smoke that I would buy multiples of!” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | Nuevitas Estelí Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | Nuevitas Estelí

“I really liked this cigar. It performed beautifully, it gave me lots of sweet chocolate flavors with a bit of white pepper and some baking spices. It never got above a medium in strength, and I even caught myself a few times looking at the cigar and saying out loud “Wow this is good.” Would definitely smoke more, if not purchase a box. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Blind Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection | Corojo Coffee Break Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection | Corojo Coffee Break

“Even though this cigar was a mild/medium taste, the woody flavors had a nice balance throughout. There were flavors of oak and cherry wood with a nice campfire aroma coming from the smoke. The after-taste was not over powering and left a nice taste behind. Even though a bitter flavor showed, it did not come until almost at the end. Overall I am very pleased and would love to enjoy this one again.” -Eric (smalls29)

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Editorial: Cigar Events on a Smaller Scale

In the case of shop events, it can be challenging for a small cigar shop.  The difficulty comes in a few different forms.  On one hand, a smaller cigar shop simply doesn’t have as much space for customers.  Also, a brand owner would typically be less inclined to spend the time money and effort to hold an event at a small cigar shop.  But brands who have a broad following and dedicated group of talented sales reps can take chances on small shop events, and sometimes turn them into a success.  In late July of 2018, I spent the evening at my local shop and had a wonderful time at a small scale cigar event.

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Quick Cigar Review: Foundation | Menelik

Draw, burn, and construction were spot on and should be a mile marker what the quality of how a cigar should be rolled and constructed. The flavor profiles of chocolate, coffee, and leather appeared to be the dominate flavor profiles throughout the cigar which provided a nice relaxing experience. While I did not pair it with anything, a mocha latte or hot chocolate would pair wonderfully with this cigar as they would compliment each other immensely. Complexity was not in full force, however the profile was enjoyable enough to keep me happy throughout the duration of the session. Definitely something you should pick up if ever given the chance to attend a Foundation event!

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