"I have always said how a cigar look does not translate to how it performs. I have smoked some elegant-looking cigars that just didn't deliver. This one was definitely not a beauty queen, but it was a very good cigar. It kind of started to head in the direction of bitter in the middle, but recovered admirably in the final third, making for a cigar that transitioned and developed very well from start to finish. It was also a relatively slow burner. With the burn and draw on point and the strength never getting overwhelming, this is a cigar I would have zero issues handing to a new smoker, nor would I hesitate to hand one to a seasoned aficionado. Looking forward to finding out what this one is! " -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
In 2021 Blind Man’s Puff is returning to the PCA (Premium Cigar Association) Trade Show in Las Vegas with our Live Coverage from July 9th to July 13th. Keep checking back here for more updates and follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts and follow hashtag #BMPPCA21 for live pictures and video interviews from the show floor. You can click the above links to follow our accounts on each platform or view them all together in the feed below.
The original Cigar Dojo Sensei's Sensational Sarsaparilla hit the market seven years ago. Sassy, for short, made a comeback in 2016 with Sensei's Sensational Sarsaparilla II, or Sassy II. Now, in 2021 we get a third release of this cigar, now on a national level. The original Sassy was Cigar Dojo's second collaboration, this time with Erik Espinosa. The original release was a 5½" x 52 belicoso and only 1,000 bundles of 10 were made.
Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. will show off a new 5-pack lancero sampler of their Gourmet Line blends at the PCA 2021 Trade Show. The Gourmet Line features the first 5 blends of the company’s portfolio since it launched in early 2020: Fourth Dimension, Herbert Spencer, Appendix II, Lucid Interval, and U.S.I.R.. Each lancero measures the traditional 7 x 38 and the sampler containing all 5 cigars will cost $66.00.
Pete Johnson of Tatauje Cigars showed off a new addition to the Cojonu line today. The Tatuaje Cojonu 2021 will be one of the larger cigars Johnson has ever made weighing in at 7 x 58. It is a very large belicoso and uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.
Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the third cigar in the Espinosa Laranja Reserva line: Laranja Reserva Azulejo. The original Laranja Resrva was released in 2014, followed by the Laranja Reserva Escuro in 2019. The name Laranja is Portuguese for Orange. Azulejo is also a Portuguese word for a blueish glazed colored tile. The same blue is used on the Laranja Reserva Azulejo band.
One of the most anticipated releases for the PCA trade show in 2021 is Steve Saka and Dunbarton Tobacco & Trusts' StillWell Star. He's been teasing the new release for month but tight-lipped about the details, even going so far as to say this would be the most controversial release of the year. Now, thanks to a special Facebook Live press release, we know the details.
The Lithium like from Jake Wyatt was introduced in 2020 as a limited edition and in one size, a 6 x 50 with a pigtail cap and closed foot. Now, the company is adding three more sizes to the line: Robusto 5 x 50 (MSRP $10.80), Corona 5.5 x 44 (MSRP $10.60), and Belicoso with a 109 head (MSRP $10.90).
El Artista has been making the Big Papi cigar line since 2016. In 2019, they added a line extension called "The Slugger which was a new, fuller-bodied blend, but it only came in one size, a 6 x 60 Gordo. Now, the company is releasing that same blend in a 5 x 50 format.