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Cigar News: Crux Launches Union Fire Exclusive for Famous Smoke Shop

Cigar News: Crux Launches Union Fire Exclusive for Famous Smoke Shop

The name Union Fire pays homage to the Union Fire Company. It was a volunteer fire department in Philadelphia, formed with the assistance of Benjamin Franklin in 1736. Known as the “Bucket Brigage,” it was the very first such fire company in the colonies.

Cigar News: Montecristo Announces Espada Oscuro

Cigar News: Montecristo Announces Espada Oscuro

Like the original Montecristo Espada, the Montecristo Espada Oscuro is a Nicaraguan Puro. However, in addition to the excellent Nicaraguan tobaccos used for the binder and filler it also includes an extremely rare and well-aged Habano Rosado Oscuro wrapper.

Cigar News: Diesel Announces Whiskey Row Sherry Cask

Cigar News: Diesel Announces Whiskey Row Sherry Cask

Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask is a cigar with epic depth and sublime flavor. Developed by Justin Andrews, blended by AJ Fernandez and handcrafted at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask features Nicaraguan-aged tobaccos cultivated on three continents.

Cigar News: First Series Unidas Release Announced as Collaboration Between United Cigars and Hammer + Sickle

Cigar News: First Series Unidas Release Announced as Collaboration Between United Cigars and Hammer + Sickle

United Cigars announces the launch of a new collaboration series shipping in May. Series Unidas has been a work in progress for many years, the idea of a collaboration between United Cigars and other cigar brands seemed to be a natural next step after the success of their Firecracker Limited Releases. This was one that was close to their hearts and had to be the launch collaboration.

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Julius Caeser Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Julius Caeser Robusto

It's been a while since I've previously smoked this cigar (most likely 5+ years ago) but smoking it for review confirms my thoughts of it being a revered cigar. The flavor profile was dessert-like with some nice accented spice and wood. I look forward to smoking the next one way sooner than 5 years down the road.

Personal Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Double Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Double Robusto

The AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Double Robusto brought more strength than I was expecting, but the fullness of flavor kept up. I felt like it was a prototypical AJ blend, really didn't showcase Cameroon at all and probably not something I'm eager to revisit.

Personal Beer Review: Fernie Dark Horse Sour

Personal Beer Review: Fernie Dark Horse Sour

The Fernie Dark Horse Sour is a decent sour, although it doesn't break the mold for complexity, but is enjoyable. I found the flavor to hit it's high point once it warmed up closer to room temperature.

Team Cigar Review: Hamlet 25th Year Salomon

Team Cigar Review: Hamlet 25th Year Salomon

The infamous Hamlet Salomon paired with a 25th year secondary band has a lot of clout. Therefore, coming into the Hamlet 25th Year Salomon, my expectations were high. Overall, the flavor profile was good with black pepper, cedar, rich nuttiness and cedar. But, with such a long smoking commitment, I expected more transitions and complex build-ups in which the cigar fell short.

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora 100 Años Belicoso

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora 100 Años Belicoso

Once in a while I come across a cigar in which I can't help but draw too frequently because I enjoy the flavors so immensely. When it comes to Dominican tobacco, if you're not looking towards a pricey Davidoff, this La Aurora 100 Años Belicoso is the one to go to.

Personal Beer Review: Collective Arts Stranger Than Fiction

Personal Beer Review: Collective Arts Stranger Than Fiction

Even though I rated the aroma and flavor average, the overall beer presents as a good experience. The flavor components are enjoyable, and I wouldn't hesitate to grab another Collective Arts Stranger Than Fiction in a can or if it was available on tap.

Aaron LoomisHome