"Overall, this was a solid performing stick in terms of construction and complexity. Perfection in the draw, burn, and construction category made this stick a dream to smoke on the technical aspect. Wonderful medium-bodied flavors ranging from leather, cream, and Brazil nuts to malty chocolate notes kept me on my toes with each puff. I would smoke this cigar again, over and over when I want to feel fancy as this sample just made me feel relaxed. Grab this one and smoke it!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the fifth iteration of its Las 6 Provincias Series. Las 6 Provincias ZDT highlights Cuba's most recognized tobacco growing region, Pinar del Rio. ZDT is an acronym for “Zona de Tabaco.”
"Flavors and construction were all good throughout. However, the format is on the larger size and the smoke time being as long as it was with a profile this linear has me a little bored by the end. This would be a great smoke with morning coffee, but I’d prefer it in a smaller size. " -Bill C. (Bill)
Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced announce a new limited Knuckle Sandwich cigar, the Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich "55." This new cigar was created to commemorate Guy Fieri’s 55th birthday and was first seen at his birthday party over the past weekend. Production is limited to five-hundred and fifty-five (555) boxes and delivery will start to existing Knuckle Sandwich accounts at the beginning of February 2023.
"Overall, this was an excellent cigar. It started off a little rough, but the rough patch only lasted for just a moment. Shortly after a few draws, everything transitioned into a much smoother and more flavorful cigar, so don’t let the first few puffs fool you. It does have a little nicotine punch, so maybe not for someone too sensitive to nicotine. The dominating flavors of Coco, baking spice, and cedar along with the leather kicking in towards the end, made for an overall enjoyable experience. I did find that although the smoke was smooth during the second and final third, it did dry out my mouth a little bit, so you would want to have something on hand to drink while smoking this cigar. I would definitely recommend this to individuals with a more robust pallet and would definitely smoke this again. " -Angel M. (Angel)
Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the release of a lounge exclusive cigar, Espinosa Linked. Espinosa Linked is made exclusively for the 10 Espinosa branded Lounges throughout the United States.
Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the Knuckle Sandwich “Prix Fixe” Sampler. In the culinary world, the “Prix Fixe” is a special menu, which follows the rule of “Three of Each.” In keeping with that theme, this limited release nine-cigar sampler contains: three Knuckle Sandwich Habano, three Knuckle Sandwich Maduro and three Knuckle Sandwich Connecticut cigars, all in a new exclusive 5 x 58 Figurado vitola.
"In the end, this was quite enjoyable. They were great flavor transitions and it was a cohesive mix. There are plenty of flavors to be found, and I appreciated how the body progressed throughout the cigar. I can see some people smoking this too fast and missing some of that but otherwise, it's a good cigar." -Isaac M. (The Nothing)
The Knuckle Sandwich maduro might be my favorite cigar of the last year, and this one comes close to it. It is more refined, but without the power and spice that define the Knuckle Sandwich Maduro. I only have one of these cigars and I can't wait to pick up more to age and enjoy. This collaboration between Espinosa and Guy Fieri knocks it out of the park at every opportunity, and everyone should try a Knuckle Sandwich whether it's this one, or one of the other options.
Cigar Dojo and Protocol Cigars are collaborating for a fourth time, this time to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Cigar Dojo. It all started with 2018's K9, followed by two more law enforcement-themed releases Night Stick and Taser. Now, the theme changes, but honors the most tenured members of law enforcement.