Price doesn't factor into the score, but it is an attractive one. If other samples could provide the flavor profile from the first third longer through the cigar, then this could be really good. It's well worth checking out for the price to see if it's something you might enjoy.
As I was hoping, AJ brought a stronger game to a blend under his own brand. Strength is a bit up there, so fans of AJ's stronger blends will be right at home here. This would be a great evening/after dinner cigar and I'm sure would stand up to some nice brown spirits.
This sophomore release from Plasencia is the best cigar they have released year to date. The flavor profile is complex with a nice bit of depth and it has this great medium-full body and strength level throughout. Why the company did not have their own brand years ago baffles me, but I am glad they are here now.
This is a cigar that has a darker profile but not necessarily high in strength. It's something that fits perfect as an after dinner cigar. I could see myself smoking this fairly frequently and I think fans of this flavor profile would as well. If you haven't tried it, it's well worth your time to check out.
The Flying Pig vitola has always carried its own following and this one doesn't disappoint. I would have no problem smoking this often and would really love trying it in the morning with some coffee. Go get some.
There is something truly special about the Engañoso wrapper. Knowing it's limited availability, don't snooze on these as when they are gone, you'll be SOL and will be crying in the corner. Simply delicious.
Construction was fantastic and if you are already a Southern Draw or AJ Fernandez fan, it's definitely something you should try. Lancero fans won't be disappointed either as it has great performance. Not a bad cigar to introduce someone to the brand.
Rudy's Cigar Lounge contacted Riste Ristevski looking for him to do something special for their upcoming 4 year anniversary on August 26, 2017. The results are a 6.5x42 box pressed Crna Nok in 10 count boxes which is a Rudy's shop exclusive.