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Team Cigar Review: La Galera 85th Anniversary Jose Manuel Blanco

Team Cigar Review: La Galera 85th Anniversary Jose Manuel Blanco

The La Galera 85th Anniversary Jose Manuel Blanco had a nice start, but dropped to average as the creaminess departed and the profile became a bit dry. It maintained the average profile the rest of the way. I probably wouldn't see myself returning to this cigar, but between the two in the line, this is the one I'd come back to first.

Cigar News: Valentino Siesto Brand to Launch in September With 8 Cigars

Valentino Siesto’s dream was to create a “crown jewel” of the perfect premium cigar. In 2014, he created his namesake brand with the intention of defining a new standard of quality for premium cigars. Together with master blender Juan Gomez, Siesto began producing cigars in his factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic.

Team Cigar Review: Sindicato Artista Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Sindicato Artista Robusto

For the Sindicato Artista Robusto, it almost reaches "good" levels. The leather harsh tannins improve as the cigar burns through the second third and onwards, so with that said, it's almost a good cigar. And with the attractive $8 price point, it's that much more appealing. Try a couple.

Personal Cigar Review: La Gianna Havana Angelic Toro

Personal Cigar Review: La Gianna Havana Angelic Toro

The La Gianna Havana Angelic Toro provided a pretty similar profile that I get from lower grade, sometimes bundle Connecticut Shade offerings. The bitterness and burning paper notes were definitely a detractor. The sweetened head only lasted a short time and may have helped if it was around longer. The price point is a bit high for what the experience was and I don't see coming back to this cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Munchies Rocky Road

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Munchies Rocky Road

If you are looking to smoke a cigar that tastes like rocky road ice cream, then this Jas Sum Kral Munchies Rocky Road delivers that. It is stronger in flavor in the beginning, mellowing out in the end, but always delivering that rocky road flavor profile. Medium in strength and body throughout, you can really smoke this cigar in the morning or evening.

Cigar News: Cigar Release List – July 2022

Monthly, we will put together a list of all of the cigars that were released, or announced to be released, in the previous month. This should give you an easy way to stay in tune with new releases.

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Maduro Corona Gorda R

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Maduro Corona Gorda R

The Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Maduro Corona Gorda R offers up some fairly full strength flavors, surprisingly more intense than the Habano, which I was not expecting. I enjoyed the first and second thirds but given the intensity of the flavors, this cigar might be a bit too much for a lot of smokers. I would definitely smoke the Knuckle Sandwich Maduro again.

Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral Munchies Bananas Foster Announced

The latest installment of the Munchies flavor-enhanced premium cigar line is based on the well known dessert...the Bananas Foster. This idea began as another test blend concept that was sent out to many cigar smokers to test drive it. While the Breffus Bananas Foster was a Maduro blend, this offering is a Habano.

Personal Cigar Review: CAO Zocalo Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: CAO Zocalo Robusto

Quite a linear profile of musty cedar and dry earth with the profile becoming quite dry by the midpoint. No complexities or transitions to really speak of. The snug draw was a bit of a downer, but didn't have any ill effects on the performance. The price point is quite attractive, but there's nothing here that would make me want to come back to the CAO Zocalo Robusto.

Cigar News: Protocol The Law Part 2 Announced

Protocol Cigars is pleased to announce the sequel to the smash hit The Law with The Law Part 2. The Law Part 2 is for Omertà Cigar Company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, once again. The success of The Law last year demanded a sequel.

Team Cigar Review: La Sirena Mexican Mermaid Lancero

Team Cigar Review: La Sirena Mexican Mermaid Lancero

The La Sirena Mexican Mermaid Lancero showcases some of the best things from Mexican San Andres wrapper. No doubt having it as a binder has only amplified the flavor combinations here, and yet nothing seemed overpowering until the earth in the last third.

Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral Kralot Black Lion Luxuries Club Exclusive Announced

The Kralot Black Lion Luxuries Club Exclusive is a 7 x 50 Churchill. Kralot was the name of Jas Sum Kral’s first limited edition which was released in 2018. The Kralot Black Lion Luxuries Club Exclusive differs from that original release in that it uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper instead of a San Andres wrapper.

Cigar News: La Gloria Cubana Society Cigar Announced

La Gloria Cubana empowered its fans to develop the brand’s latest limited edition release. Called the La Gloria Cubana Society Cigar, the new expression is named after a special group of cigar smokers that interact with the brand regularly both online through the LGC website and offline through La Gloria activations across the US.

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