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Cigar News: United Cigars Announces HVC Black Friday Firecracker

United Cigars is collaborating with Reinier Lorenzo and HVC Cigars to release a version of their Black Friday cigar in a Firecracker format. The original United Firecracker started back in 2006, with collaborations on limited releases starting in 2010 as part of their Series Unidas line. In the following years, United Cigars partnered with a new company to release a new Firecracker. Sometimes there have been re-releases of older Firecrackers on top of the newer releases such as the Dunbarton Mi Querida Firecracker, which is making its third appearance this year. Earlier this year, United Cigars released the Perdomo Firecracker just before the Fourth of July.

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Blind Cigar Review: HVC | Serie A Perlas Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: HVC | Serie A Perlas

“Overall, not a bad tasty cigar, definitely slightly above average if smoked correctly, slow and low. The loose draw made this one smoke rather quickly, 55 minutes to be exact, and forced the smoker to slow down and sip this sample. The creamy notes of almonds, leather, peanut shells, and wood complimented each other very nicely and provided a well-balanced experience. I believe this would only be amplified with a better constructed cigar and would be improved immensely. ” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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Cigar News: HVC Adds Two New Vitolas to 500th Anniversary

Last year, HVC released the 500th Anniversary cigar to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the formation of the city Havana, Cuba. HVC stand for Havana City Cuba. Now, that 500th Anniversary gets two new vitolas. The original “TESOROS” measured 5 7/8 X 52, now they are adding a 4 1/2×52 SHORTS and a 5 5/8×46 SELECTOS. The SHORTS will be exclusive to online stores, and SELECTOS exclusive to brick and mortar. There will only be a combined 1200 boxes made of new sizes.

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Blind Cigar Review: HVC | Edicion Especial 2018 Toro Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: HVC | Edicion Especial 2018 Toro

“This was an interesting cigar. I started out mild/medium and kept ramping up in strength were it even caused a bit of a nicotine buzz. The main flavor component was wood & spice, there was a nice floral and cream on the retro in the beginning then turned to more spice, until the final third which brought heavy cinnamon on the retro very unusual. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Blind Cigar Review: HVC | First Selection Limited Edition 2018 Broadleaf Short Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: HVC | First Selection Limited Edition 2018 Broadleaf Short Robusto

“I really enjoyed this cigar. It had just enough transitions to keep me interested and just kept getting better as I went along. There was a lot of creamy coco, brown sugar, leather, hay, and woodiness notes that all worked together in a really nice way. I would suggest trying one for yourself. ” -Jeff (ExpendableYouth)

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Blind Cigar Review: HVC | Pan Caliente Double Corona Score 94%

Blind Cigar Review: HVC | Pan Caliente Double Corona

“I really enjoyed this cigar. So much sweet cream throughout with a great progression of spice building up. I was impressed by the appearance and smell even before lighting this cigar and it delivered a wonderful and relaxing experience. Would strongly recommend if the price allows. ” -David F. (dfafjf)

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IPCPR 2017 – HVC – Blind Man’s Puff

HVC’s only new line this year was the Cerro Maduro this is a followup to their original Cerro now featuring a Mexican San Andrés wrapper. It uses the same Nicaraguan filler and binder and comes in 4 sizes: 4 1/2 x 46 — $7.80 (Boxes of 20, $156), 5 x 50 — $8.50 (Boxes of 20, $170), 6 x 54 — $8.80 (Boxes of 20, $176), 5 1/2 x 58 — $9.60 (boxes of 20, $192), they launch July 2017.

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Quick Cigar Review: HVC | Edicion Especial 2015 Toro

This cigar carried a bit more strength than I expected based on previous cigars from HVC. It has darker flavors which would make me lean towards smoking it in the evening or as a final cigar of a multi-cigar smoking experience. There weren’t many transitions, but that is OK as the cigars flavors were good. I wouldn’t recommend this cigar to a new smoker, but rather someone that is interested in strength along with flavors of earthiness, coffee and wood.

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Blind Cigar Review: HVC | The City First Selection 52 – Revisited

“To be honest, I was completely surprised by this cigar. First impressions can sometimes be deceiving. This is not a very good looking stick, and the first third started off pretty slow, but the constant flavor transitions and strong overall performance of the cigar more than made up for that. At the end of it all, I enjoyed the stick quite a bit and would gladly smoke it again in the future.” -Dave (mdwest)

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Blind Cigar Review: HVC | The City First Selection 52

“The cigar provides a very easy and pleasant experience. There is not much to think about and in the same vein I wish I did! The complexity is quite lacking with a very unilateral leather and tobacco profile. I will do this one again but probably will not go out looking for one.” -Sandeep (Djangos)

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