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Cigar News: ACE Prime Mas Igneus Announced

MAS IGNEUS is a Catalan expression that can be translated as "House of Ignition," accurately reflecting the essence of the creation of this unique and peculiar cigar. Named for Ace Prime’s partner and award winning winery located in the Priorat, Spain, Mas Igneus will be launched in four different sizes at the 2022 PCA Trade Show.

Personal Cigar Review: El Septimo Gilgamesh Collection Sable Shamash

Personal Cigar Review: El Septimo Gilgamesh Collection Sable Shamash

The El Septimo Gilgamesh Collection Sable Shamash had an average flavor profile throughout. I'm sure bringing out the lighter a few times didn't help. Always interesting trying a new brand, but at the high price point, it's not something I'd return to. I do look forward to trying some of their other offerings though.

Cigar News: Meerapfel Richard Announced

The initial release of the “Richard” Master Blend will be presented in ornamented caskets showcasing 10 Double Robusto cigars (5 ¾ x 52), with a suggested retail price of $86 per cigar.

Cigar News: Emilio Suave Maduro Announced

Emilio Cigars (Emilio) will be showcasing a new release at this year’s PCA in Las Vegas; SUAVE MADURO. SUAVE MADURO will be added to the core-line production with shipping to commence later this summer.

Cigar News: German Engineered Autonom Project Announced

Following RVGN and RAUMZEIT, we will add a third blend and brand to our portfolio. We plan to introduce the new brand in November 2022. The blend has already been engineered within our partnership with Claudio Sgroi. It will be a dark cigar, with complex aromas, and a very soothing feeling.

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora Especiales Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora Especiales Corona Gorda

I felt this was a more modern Cameroon release from La Aurora and the Dominican Republic. Yes, it is using an Ecuadorian Cameroon wrapper and not an authentic African Cameroon, but the cigar has more strength, body and darker flavors than a lot of past Cameroon releases from the company. The almond, cream, currant and Chinese spice notes were great together.

Cigar News: 601 La Bomba Warhead VIII Announced

Espinosa Premium Cigars is proud to announce the release of our new 601 La Bomba Warhead VIII, the eighth installment of one our most successful limited year releases. This year’s release, the Warhead VIII (8) is a 6 x 60, box pressed Gordo.

Team Cigar Review: Bolivar Cofradia Lost & Found EMS Toro

Team Cigar Review: Bolivar Cofradia Lost & Found EMS Toro

The Bolivar Cofradia Lost & Found EMS Toro delivered layered, subtle and nuanced flavors through the first two thirds which kept me engaged and satisfied. The last third wasn't quite up to the same levels, but still pleasant. Once you factor in the price point on these, this would be an absolute no brainer cigar to be smoking on a regular basis.

Personal Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro Toro

Personal Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro Toro

Overall, the flavor profile of the La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro Toro was pretty boring. A typical profile from the brand that didn't bring anything unique with the hybrid wrapper. The price point isn't anything crazy, but not something that I think brings value. Not a cigar I'd see myself coming back to.

Cigar News: Diesel Sunday Gravy Grappa Announced

Blended by AJ Fernandez and Justin Andrews and crafted at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua, Diesel Sunday Gravy Grappa is rolled with an Ecuadoran Habano wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Honduran filler. It is a layered smoke that delivers notes of leather, earth and spice.

Cigar News: United Cigars Launching Yaya at PCA 2022

The new YAYA premium cigar line from CigarZona will not only have its US launch at this year’s PCA (Premium Cigar Association) trade show in Las Vegas, NV but it will also release a show exclusive: YAYA Short Robusto.

Team Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Guardian of the Farm Cerberus Lonsdale

Team Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Guardian of the Farm Cerberus Lonsdale

Not quite the Aganorsa corojo experience I was looking for. The profile starts off muted, eventually being sharp in pepper and minerals. This Aganorsa Leaf Guardian of the Farm Cerberus Lonsdale further confirms my overall feelings about recent Aganorsa offerings; i.e. they've deteriorated. The cigars either taste rushed and/or highly unbalanced. I'll still hold onto hope because I know how good Aganorsa tobaccos can be.

Aaron LoomisHome