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Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Shriner Toro Score 93%

Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Shriner Toro

“Though this cigar lacked body, in my opinion, I can not overstate how good this cigar was. I could see some people calling it one dimensional but in all honesty this cigar was a flavor bomb. Forgoing strength and body for the benefit of making a more flavorful blend. This cigar is perfect for anyone looking to expand their palate away from the light body, airy, cigars of the world. Pick one up and decided for yourself.” -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)

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Blind Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime | M.X.S. by Tiago Splitter Sublime Score 87%

Blind Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime | M.X.S. by Tiago Splitter Sublime

“This cigar had an outstanding start, with excellent flavors and transition. It really had a lot going for it. Unfortunately the burn problems more than halfway in took away from the joy this cigar had been. ” -Isaac M. (The Nothing)

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Quick Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares | Altar Q Sumatra

This was a really nice cigar, and I’m surprised by how well it preformed given that it was on the IPCPR show floor last week, and already in stores. Yes, I purchased this one. The flavors were mostly honey with a nuttiness and a bit of coffee and some spice. As I mentioned before the burn was top notch, and not one touch up was needed. I really enjoyed this cigar, and I think it would make a nice 1st stick of the day, but bear in mind this is a toro, so there is some time commitment, as this cigar last me right around 95 mins.

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Cigar News: Siempre Sun Grown to Debut for Dapper Cigar Co. At 2018 IPCPR

Translated to English, Siempre means “Always.  This is what Dapper Cigar Company wants to be known for, is always crafting world-class cigars.  Our blind reviews of the La Madrina and El Borracho from Dapper scored very well from our panelists.  The latest cigar from Dapper will be unveiled at the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas.  The Siempre Sun Grown uses a lush Sumatran Oscuro wrapper complimented by a rich combination of other tobaccos, the Siempre Sun Grown cigar is made to provide a sophisticated smoking experience.

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Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars to Introduce Cedrus at 2018 IPCPR

At the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, Southern Draw Cigars will introduce Cedrus – The Hogan.  It is a new facing that also makes the fifth core line for the young cigar brand based in Texas.  According to a press release, CEDRUS has been five years in the making and will first be available in a box pressed Belicoso Fino size known as “THE HOGAN” (5.5 x 52).  THE HOGAN will come in numbered 10-count boxes.

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Cigar News: Shore Thing Becomes Newest Crowned Heads Store Exclusive

Crowned Heads have partnered with Shore Thing Cigars in Watersound Beach, FL for a new store exclusive cigar.  The aptly named Shore Thing cigar is a 5 1/4 x 48 cigar made at Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.  Paul Copeland and Luke Bryan (yes, the International Country Music superstar) opened Shore Thing Cigars in July of 2016.  When they decided to have a namesake cigar made for their shop, they immediately thought of Nashville based Crowned Heads.

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Blind Cigar Review: Fleur De La Reine | Natural Cinq Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Fleur De La Reine | Natural Cinq

“This was a pleasant smoking experience. I was pleasantly surprised by this cigar and enjoyed the variations and progression of flavors yet the foundational consistency was also there throughout. I would love to have this with pecan coffee or a nice woodsy bourbon. I like a lot of consistency with variations in my cigars and this did it subtlety but nicely.” -Diana (ArmyRN)

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Blind Cigar Review: Oliva | Gilberto Reserva Corona Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Oliva | Gilberto Reserva Corona

“This was a nice pleasant smoke that I would absolutely smoke again. I believe this was a corona or even a petite corona. There was plenty of transitions to keep my attention. Starting out with wood, chocolate and rye then switching up to earth tones then settling out with cream…..very interesting smoke. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads TAA 2018 Announced

In 2014, Crowned Heads released their first TAA Exclusive cigar, with “The Angel’s Anvil” ad a clever play on the familiar acronym.  Since that first release, the yearly arrival of the TAA cigar from Crowned Heads has always been highly anticipated.  The team at Crowned Heads have not been afraid to mix it up either, changing the blend and vitola from year to year.  The release for 2018 will, once again, take risks and push boundaries.  This is something that has garnered Crowned Heads a loyal following and dedicated customers.

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