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Blind Cigar Review: Gran Habano | Cabinet Selection Robusto Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Gran Habano | Cabinet Selection Robusto

“First and foremost, this is a cigar that must be retrohaled to be appreciated. The smoke on the palate is fine but the vanilla essence in the sinuses for the final two third made me want more. I could see this as the perfect way to kill an hour with friends at a BBQ or in conversation. It won’t pull all of your attention away from the people and times you’re enjoy. Hell it might even enhance them. ” -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)

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Blind Cigar Review: Gran Habano | Corojo #5 Gran Reserva 2012 Corona Gorda Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Gran Habano | Corojo #5 Gran Reserva 2012 Corona Gorda

“This cigar was the tale of two cigars. If you are a smoker that only keeps the smoke on your palate, you would classify this cigar as one dimensional. Blowing some of the smoke out of your nose bring a delightful pine needle effervescent that makes this a well rounded cigar. I had to take points away do to the burn issues but overall it would be a good cigar that would be enjoyed by most people and would make a good everyday cigar.” -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)

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Cigar News: Gran Habano Announces Persian King La Contra

George Rico and Gran Habano announced a line extension to their Persian King cigar. The original Persian King with Connecticut wrapper has been around since 2009. The maduro version was included in 2016. Both are unbanded. La Contra uses a Nicaraguan wrapper in choice of Natural or Maduro and comes in two vitolas: 6 x 50 Rajah or 6 x 60 Tiger.

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Cigar News: Gran Habano Announces Corojo #5 Gran Reserva 2012

The 2012 Gran Reserva follows the 2010 and 2011 releases in previous years. These have always scored well in our blind reviews. George Rico says that these cigars are made using the top 10% best leaf from the yearly crop and then aged for seven to eight years before the cigar is rolled. After rolled, the Gran Reservas are then aged for four to six years more years before sold.

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Blind Cigar Review: Gran Habano | Corojo #5 Lancero Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Gran Habano | Corojo #5 Lancero

“I really felt like I was smoking a robusto or a more substantial cigar than the lancero. It was flavor packed and full bodied for me. The strength of the cigar can creep up on you going into the last third. This is a meaty cigar with a nice dash of pepper and mix of red meat and leather combining nicely with the dark roast coffee notes. I would definitely smoke this after a nice substantial dinner and a nice deep bourbon would pair nicely.” -Diana (ArmyRN)

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Blind Cigar Review: Gran Habano | S.T.K. Black Dahlia Robusto Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Gran Habano | S.T.K. Black Dahlia Robusto

“This was a great smoking cigar. The variance and complexity of flavors offered were amazingly tasty and made it hard to not just want to hotbox this thing because it was THAT good. That being said, I’ll defiantly recommend this cigar to any smoker as it is a mild to medium stick with uddles of semi sweet flavors. I need a box… stat. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

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Cigar News: Gran Habano Announces Persian King Maduro

Miami, Florida, June 29, 2016 – Gran Habano announces the release of the Persian King Maduro, its addition to the very popular Persian King line. The Persian King Maduro is an unbanded Persian King, a complex cigar with a full flavor profile and a creamy smooth finish. This unique blend of Nicaraguan fillers, a Nicaraguan binder foot, and a Nicaraguan sun-grown Maduro wrapper is available in both the 6 x 50 Rajah and 6 x 60 Tiger.

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Blind Cigar Review: George Rico | S.T.K. Miami Zulu Zulu Mas Paz Edition Connecticut

“The draw, burn and construction were outstanding for this beautiful looking cigar. The flavors, while not in my wheelhouse, were solid and well balanced for the first two thirds. The returning cedar and spice near the end came close to becoming harsh. This cigar might benefit from additional rest. Give me another one, however, and I will gladly smoke it.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

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Cigar News: George Rico Announces Private Humidor Selection 2007-2008

Miami, Florida, May 13, 2016 – Gran Habano announces the second official release from the Private Humidor Selection by George Rico, a series of heavenly-aged cigars straight out of George’s private reserve. The Private Humidor Selection will come from the 30,000 cigars produced and personally designated for George’s personal use since 2003, and will be eventually released in different blends and sizes.

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