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Editorial: Puro Sabor 2018 | Special Events and Closing Thoughts

As we close out our series on Puro Sabor 2018, let’s take a look at the events that made the week special.  In all honesty, even the everyday lunches were special events.  It seemed like every time we gathered for a meal, the organizers pulled out all the stops and made it a grand occasion instead of just another meal.  One of my favorite things about all of these events was the reality of being able to sit down with people from all over the world, all walks of life, and all manner of experience in the cigar industry.  We were all the same at these events.  It was just an enormous group of friends gathering for a meal, some drinks, and great conversation.

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Editorial: Puro Sabor 2018 | Factory Tours

Imagine a car enthusiast having an opportunity to tour the Ferrari factory in Maranello, or someone who is a collector of fine watches going to visit Patek Philippe in Geneva.  The chance to actually see your favorite products being constructed by hand can be a real treat for the senses, and it can also give a heightened respect for the work that goes into creating these items that we love so much.  For premium cigar lovers the products that we consume are some of the most artfully and painstakingly crafted products in the world. Still, so many cigar lovers still don’t have the first-hand experience of seeing what goes into growing fine tobacco and crafting great cigars.  During Puro Sabor 2018 I was able to visit a number of cigar factories, large and small.  In this second article of the series about the festival I will take you through these factories in the same order that I visited them.

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Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2017

Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our top 25. Order mattered on their votes as their #1 vote is worth twice as much as their #10. Our list is made up of cigars that had a wide release this year. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man’s Puff, but the reviewer must have smoke it at some point to vote for it.

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Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Undercrown Sun Grown Corona Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Undercrown Sun Grown Corona

“I really enjoyed smoking this cigar. The first 1/3 of the cigar was truly fantastic. Really great spice and pepper to begin mixed with hints of sweetness. If the flavors continued throughout the rest of the cigar, it would have ranked much higher for me. While the second and final 1/3 of the cigar was very good, I was missing a lot of the flavors that the cigar started out having. ” -David F. (dfafjf)

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Cigar News: Debonaire Daybreak Ships To Retailers

Debonaire House and Drew Estate announce today that the Debonaire Daybreak cigar will ship this week (11/6/17-11/10/17) and will be on retail shelves beginning in November 2017. The Debonaire Daybreak is the first Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapped cigar exclusively sold through Drew Diplomat Retailers as part of the Drew Estate portfolio. With an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper, Daybreak offers the ultra-premium quality expected of the Debonaire product line.

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Cigar News: Liga Privada UF-4 Hits Casa De Montecristo

Drew Estate has launched the limited annual release of the Liga Privada Unico UF-4 made exclusively for Casa De Montecristo in Countryside, IL. The Liga Privada Unico UF-4 features a lush Connecticut Habano wrapper, Brazillian binder and fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua; all combining into a rich and powerful experience. UF-4 is based on original test blend of the Liga Privada T-52 that was not chosen for production, yet it remains Jonathan Drew’s favorite variant of the blend. The UF-4 was introduced in 2010 and is released annually every October as a Casa de Montecristo exclusive.

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Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Undercrown Sun Grown Gran Toro Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Undercrown Sun Grown Gran Toro

“This was such an enjoyable cigar. It was not a powerhouse, and it was not overly complex, but it was flavorful all the way. I enjoyed each puff, and the sweet/spice mix was really a nice combo at the end of the day. It also looked beautiful, and had no performance issues, so no extra work on the part of the smoker in order to enjoy the cigar. This one would have a place in my humidor. ” -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

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Cigar News | Drew Estate Announces Herrera Estelí DeSocio for Alliance Cigar

Drew Estate today announced the release of Herrera Estelí DeSocio.  It is an exclusive vitola for Alliance Cigar, a premium cigar wholesale distributor based in New York. The Herrera Estelí DeSocio is a 6 x 60 vitola with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Honduran binder, and filler from Nicaragua, in 10 count boxes with an MSRP of $8.60 per cigar.

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Cigar News: Drew Estate Louisiana Barn Smoker 2017 Tickets Now Available

Drew Estate is hosting the first ever Louisiana Barn Smoker on November 4th. Ticket price includes access to the Barn Smoker Event, a tour of the farm and food and drinks. Included is a coupon to redeem for the cigars below for an additional $10 which will be available at the event to each attendee. In order to redeem the coupon, you must meet the minimum age requirement to purchase tobacco in the state of Louisiana and present a valid ID.

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