"This was a good cigar, but that's about all I can say about it. It was solid, start to finish, with just enough going on to keep me interested but not amazed. In the end I'd say that it's just as forgettable as it is nub-able. That said, I'd still have another!" -Isaac M. (The Nothing)
601AllBlind Cigar ReviewsConnecticut BroadleafCraigDouble RobustoErik EspinosaEspinosaFeaturedGreggKentMaduroNicaraguaRonWes·
"This cigar settled in quickly after the initial spice bomb. The robust coffee and pepper mellowed as the leather came into play making the transition through the thirds very enjoyable. A brief showing of allspice and tobacco added a sweet element that complimented the earthy notes." -Gregg (McGreggor57)
This year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting. These manufacturers were not sharing booth space, we just combined them into a single slideshow due to the number of pictures we had from each.
Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the eighth iteration of their Warhead line. The Espinosa 601 La Bomba Warhead VIII will be shown off at the PCA trade show next week. Like previous releases, it comes in one unique size, a 6 x 60 box-pressed gordo.
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsBrazilian Mata FinaErik EspinosaEspinosaFeaturedHector Alfonso Sr.NicaraguaToro·
"The first two third ebbed and flowed with that savory meat and cappuccino creaminess and finally a dry cedar but I think the last third really takes a bunch away from the overall smoking experience. I feel like this cigar was made to experience with great friend and even better conversations. Making it a good everyday smoke." -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
Aging RoomAllArturo FuenteBlack Label Trading CompanyBodegaC.L.E.CamachoCAOChinnock CellarsClaudio SgroiCuban StockDrew EstateE.P. CarrilloE.P. CarrilloEdgar HoillEiroa by CLEEspinosaEzra ZionFeaturedFlor de GonzalezGran HabanoHammer + SickleIPCPRJonathan DrewJoya De NicaraguaLa Flor DominicanaMombachoMy FatherNomadO.S.O.K.OlivaOrtegaPadillaPura SoulRocky PatelStudio TobacSWAGTatuajeVentura CigarsVeritas·
Since the show, we had been publishing the various slideshows of the different booths we took pictures of. Here you can see the full list and click directly to the slideshow as the manufacturers are listed in alphabetical order.
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsChurchillErik EspinosaEspinosaExportFeaturedHabanoHector Alfonso Sr.NaturalUSA·
"It's not the most complex or exciting cigar ever but for those who lean more towards mild and consistent this fits that profile perfectly. A very easy smoke with a good burn and great smoke production. " -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
Today, Cigar Dojo and Espinosa Cigars announced another collaboration: Psychedelic Turtle. The two companies have previously collaborate and a number of releases including Sensei's Sensational Sarsaparilla, Feng Shui.
"I really enjoyed this cigar. I enjoy a cigar that has sweetness but not actually dipped in sugar. The addition of the nut was nice with the overall sweet. When I spoke of the bitterness it was not an unpleasant flavor. It kept the cigar from being one note. Construction was good. I had a slight blemish on the wrapper but that did not effect anything. Draw was close to perfect for me. " -Matt (Mattehh)
Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the 601 La Bomba Warhead VII. This, as the name would imply, is the seventh in the series of limited cigars. The 601 La Bomba Warhead VII (7) is a 7 x 50, box-pressed Churchill. The blend is the same as previous releases consisting of a Nicaraguan broadleaf wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and fillers.