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Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Chapter 3 Sacred Scales Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Chapter 3 Sacred Scales Robusto

“A cigar I hated to lose in the process of smoking. Great notes of cherry, earth, leather, cocoa, and oak make this a excellent cigar. Great ash that hung on to the cigar for 30 minutes or better. Five or more of these cigar would round out your humidor perfectly.” -Sean F. (fullermaine)

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Mule Kick LE 2020

The original Mule Kick debuted back in 2012 as a limited extension to the Four Kicks line. It used a higher priming Habano wrapper and a slightly tweaked internal blend. Production was limited to 5,000 sticks. That original Mule Kick blend was be re-released in 2017, and then there were subsequent releases in 2018 and 2019 featuring Connecticut Habano maduro and Ecuador Sumatra wrappers respectively.

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Headley Grange Chamuco LE 2019

The original Headley Grange was inspired by the drum beat on the lead-in to the Led Zeppelin classic “When the Levee Breaks.” The name came from where the track was recorded, a former poorhouse (built in 1795) in East Hampshire, England, named Headley Grange. Last year, Crowned Heads released a limited edition version called “Black Lab LE 2018,” named after the black Labrador Retriever that was hanging around the Headley Grange studio during the recording of Led Zeppelin IV. That blend uses the same fillers as the original Headley Grange, but replaces the wrapper with Connecticut (Habano) maduro. For 2019, Crowned Heads is releasing “Headley Grange Chamuco LE 2019.”

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Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Company Ships Archetype Chapter 3

Back in June of this year, Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) announced the third series in their Archetype line, Archetype Chapter 3. These cigars started shipping today to the United States. Chapter 3 contains two blends, Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny. Both new cigars in the series, blended by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, stem from the long-term freindship between Perez-Carrillo and Michael Giannini.

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Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Dawn of Destiny Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Dawn of Destiny Robusto

“Very good cigar. Started out with an incense/aromatic element that I couldn’t quite put my finger on other than incense, but it didn’t stay through the whole cigar. It kinda faltered out about the middle of the 2nd and walnuts and sweet tobacco took over. By the end it was just wood and that same sweet tobacco. Strength never got up to a medium. Very nice smoking experience. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Announces Archetype Chapter 3

Ventura Cigars is bringing the Third Chapter of it’s Archetype Series to IPCPR 2019. This Chapter will feature two blends: Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny. Archetype Chapter 3 is a collaboration with E.P. Carrillo and rolled at his factory La Alianza in the Dominican Republic. Carrillo and Ventura Cigar General Manager Michael Giannini have been friends for 20 years and have collaborated before. 

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Blind Cigar Review: Balmoral | Serie Signaturas Dueto Gran Toro Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Balmoral | Serie Signaturas Dueto Gran Toro

“I immensely enjoyed this cigar. The quality of flavors, smoke, and construction make this one of the highlights of the year for me. I usually would have to smoke another to make sure it wasn’t a fluke, but on this single experience I would highly recommend this cigar to anyone. ” -Alan (Eulogy)

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Cigar News: José Blanco Joins E.P. Carrillo

Two of the cigar industry’s biggest names are joining together. Starting November 1, José Blanco will be the senior vice president of EPC Cigar Co., the premium cigar company owned by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. Blanco has turned over the operations of his Las Cumbres Tabaco and its brands (Señorial and Freyja) to his wife, Emma Viktorsson, co-founder and co-owner of the company.

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