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.
Sinistro Cigars has announced a new line - The Last Barbarian. It is in a pre-release phase currently and is currently shipping to retailers. The full production release will take place 2022. The new line is rolled at Tabacalera El Artista in the Dominican Republic. It comes in two sizes, Robusto ($10.00) and Toro ($12.00). Only 4,000 of each size have been made.
"For a cigar that looked odd from the get-go and had a highly unpleasant cold draw, it performed very well and acted overall like an “ordinary” cigar. Hooray! I liked the portfolio of flavors presented by this cigar throughout the smoking experience and, coupled with the excellent construction, I’d certainly smoke it again. " -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
"A very boxable cigar some hiccups but it is a handmade product and in my opinion worth a little coin to enjoy. I do wonder how they would age seems like a prime candidate for the experiment." -Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
Sinistro is releasing a new line with multiple blends: La Fabrica. This new series consists of small batches of "forgotten" cigars that have been aging for some time. The cigars are unearthed, tested, and given new names. The concept is similar to the Lost & Found series from Robert Caldwell and Matt Booth.
"Listen this will not be the most complex cigar you ever smoked. That being said it hit on a flavor profile and executed it well. Everything was balanced from start to finish. This makes me want to reach for another. To me, it feels like the perfect morning cigar. It will complement a cup of coffee well. Grab a few and give it a shot. Enjoy" -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
"This was an enjoyable cigar. The flavors were a nice mild to medium and never overpowering. The construction was very good and added to the overall smoking experience. " -Quinn (quinnpins269)
Tabacalera El Artista has announced two new line extensions for existing brands and one new rebrand. Fugly Cheroots and Buffalo TEN each are each getting line extensions and the eight-year-old Puro Ambar is getting a new look and blend.
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"My first impressions were negative due to the size of the cigar. Eliminating my bias towards that was easy once I started smoking the cigar. It really was a pleasant and long experience. This is still not necessarily going to be a first choice smoke for me but I can say it was flavorful enough all the way through to work for a niche smoke at the right time for me. Well constructed and good looking, I’d revisit this cigar again." -Diana (ArmyRN)