"This was a very tasty cigar for me and hit a lot of different flavor notes that my palette enjoyed immensely. There was enough variation and change that I was kept interested and paid more attention while smoking because of the constant nuanced changes. This is a great cigar for almost any level of cigar smoker. Not too strong for a beginner and complex enough for the seasoned smoker’s palette." -Diana (ArmyRN)
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"A cigar I hated to lose in the process of smoking. Great notes of cherry, earth, leather, cocoa, and oak make this a excellent cigar. Great ash that hung on to the cigar for 30 minutes or better. Five or more of these cigar would round out your humidor perfectly." -Sean F. (fullermaine)
Ventura Cigars is bringing the Third Chapter of it's Archetype Series to IPCPR 2019. This Chapter will feature two blends: Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny. Archetype Chapter 3 is a collaboration with E.P. Carrillo and rolled at his factory La Alianza in the Dominican Republic. Carrillo and Ventura Cigar General Manager Michael Giannini have been friends for 20 years and have collaborated before.
Ventura Cigar Company has restructured its national sales organization including some layoffs. The company cites preparation of new FDA regulations expected to hit in coming months. The company said in a press release that Kretek International, parent company of Venura Cigars, remains strong and profitable. Exact numbers of layoffs were not given, but other media outlets have reported the number going from 9 to 3.
Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) has announced a new collaboration between Michael Giannini, Benjamin “Benji” Menendez, and Manuel “Manolo” Quesada. This new project is called Cuban Cigar Factory, and will be comprised of two blends: The Benji Menendez for Cuban Cigar Factory and The Manolo Quesada for Cuban Cigar Factory.
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"I tend toward fuller bodied cigars generally, and much smaller vitolas as a rule, but I enjoyed the hell out of this beast for the full ride. I lit this late on a Saturday morning, and it paired wonderfully with a couple extra cups of dark roasted coffee well into the early afternoon. I'd strongly suggest that you do likewise. " -John I. (John I.)
"Fantastic smoke. Not as full bodied as I typically prefer, but a really impressive medium bodied experience. Great core flavors of nuts and spice along with blasts of sweetness and floral qualities throughout. Not exactly massive transitions, but there were some nice points of interest along the way. Really exceptional construction as well. The craftsmanship definitely added to the experience. " -John I. (John I.)
"Very good cigar. Started out with an incense/aromatic element that I couldn't quite put my finger on other than incense, but it didn't stay through the whole cigar. It kinda faltered out about the middle of the 2nd and walnuts and sweet tobacco took over. By the end it was just wood and that same sweet tobacco. Strength never got up to a medium. Very nice smoking experience. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
"My overall experience was tainted by the tight draw for half of the smoking experience. The flavors that I did get were very nice and I would hope they would be more prominent in a smoke without the draw issues. For flavor alone I would definitely smoke this cigar again and in all fairness I should do so with a stick that is consistent in draw throughout the smoke. " -Diana (ArmyRN)