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Cigar News: Joya de Nicaragua Clásico Gets New Packaging

Cigar News: Joya de Nicaragua Clásico Gets New Packaging

On the verge of their 50th anniversary, Joya de Nicaragua decided to revamp the visual identity and packaging of their original and most well-known brand. Joya de Nicaragua Clásico is the longest standing and most widely distributed cigar brand in JDN’s portfolio, currently available in 10 vitolas in 50 markets around the world.

Team Cigar Review: AVO Syncro South America Ritmo Toro

Team Cigar Review: AVO Syncro South America Ritmo Toro

The AVO Syncro South America Ritmo Toro started with a nice mellow wood and baking spice mix and then increased in the fullness of flavors. Other than the ratios of these flavors, there wasn't much in the way of transitions, but that's OK as the flavor was good. Construction was also very good and didn't require any attention.

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Robusto

This may just be the sleeper hit of the year for me. I recall the original release of the Prensado (especially the Churchill format) was a great cigar. This rendition carries forth similarities in that it is flavor driven, but the Lost Art version has deeper flavors and slightly increased strength.

Team Cigar Review: Berger & Argenti Entubar Double Corona

Team Cigar Review: Berger & Argenti Entubar Double Corona

While I remember enjoying the original Entubar, I don't recall the flavor profile. In the instance of the new Berger & Argenti Entubar Double Corona, the profile's first third was great, but led to a mundane average profile within the remaining two thirds. I think this cigar will do better with a thinner ring gauge and shorter length, which I will track down in the hopes of remembering the good old times.

Team Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Robusto

In the case of the Crux Epicure Robusto, it is a bolder, straight forward and tasty flavor profile that can be enjoyed any time of the day. Have no hesitation in buying these.

Cigar News: Plasencia Cosecha 146 Begins Shipping

Plasencia Cosecha 146 is an exquisite combination of tobacco leaves from Plasencia Cigars’ 146th harvest (2011-2012 crop). The leaves were grown in the best regions of Honduras and Nicaragua to produce a unique flavor profile, resulting from blending the crops of two great tobacco countries.

Team Cigar Review: Hit & Run Super Toro

Team Cigar Review: Hit & Run Super Toro

Not entirely sure what Hit & Run means but the cigar's profile sure doesn't feel like a hit and run. Instead, it shows balance with increasing intensities in various spices and earthiness. I love cigars (like this) where I can enjoy full retrohales without scorching my nostrils.

Team Cigar Review: Pappy Van Winkle Tradition Toro

Team Cigar Review: Pappy Van Winkle Tradition Toro

The cigar started off with a nice wood and spice combination. As things progressed it settled into a standard woody profile with some char and alternated between this and a slightly green wood note.

Team Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo III L.I.V.

Team Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo III L.I.V.

This is my first experience with the Short Tales line but has me eager to try the other iterations. In a small format like this, it's hard to ask for more in what it delivers. I would gladly smoke more of these and it is something I wouldn't hesitate to recommend that you try to track down some to smoke so you can see what you think.

Cigar News: Michael Giannini Joins Ventura Cigar

Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) welcomes Michael Giannini to its Marketing Team, where he will assume the role of Creative Director at Ventura Cigars. Giannini will lead the brand vision for proprietary VCC products and serve as the Brand Ambassador at cigar events worldwide.

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