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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Four Kicks Maduro Lancero LE 2018

The Four Kicks Maduro Lancero LE 2018 will begin shipping this week to those select TAA accounts who placed an order during the trade show. The balance of the production will be made available to all accounts on a first-come-first-serve basis during the upcoming IPCPR86th Annual Convention and International Trade Show.

Personal Cigar Review: Island Lifestyle Aged Reserve Series Connecticut Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Island Lifestyle Aged Reserve Series Connecticut Toro

If the Island Lifestyle Aged Reserve Series Connecticut Toro could have kept the profile from the first third throughout, this would have been a pretty good traditional Connecticut shade profile. As it sits, this is a cigar I'd smoke if it was handed to me, but I probably wouldn't chase down more to smoke.

Cigar News: Debonaire House to Move to Self Distribution in 2019

Debonaire House will directly manage all facets of its U.S. business operations including distribution, sales, and marketing. The company has entered into a partnership program with United Parcel Service (UPS), “Cigars Direct” which will allow them to ship Debonaire Ultra premium and Indian Motorcycle cigars directly from their factory in the Dominican Republic to tobacconists and cigar retailers in the United States.

Team Cigar Review: Ventura Case Study 03 Toro

Team Cigar Review: Ventura Case Study 03 Toro

The Ventura Case Study 03 Toro is the second entry in the Case Study series I've had an opportunity to review. Like the previous Case Study, the cigar started out really well, with significant amounts of complexity that held my attention. Unfortunately, the complexity fell off in the middle third, and never managed to recapture the flavors I enjoyed so much.

Cigar News: Fratello Hires Director of Operations

Omar de Frias is proud to announce the hiring of Shannon Strang as the new Director of Operations for Fratello Cigars. The Pittsburgh native comes to Fratello with a wealth of experience in accounting, business development, logistics and customer service.

Personal Beer Review: Põhjala Öö Cassis

Personal Beer Review: Põhjala Öö Cassis

The Põhjala Öö Cassis was a really interesting flavor profile. Although the balance was fairly average, the overall beer experience was very good. The blackcurrant is prominent, so this isn't a beer you would have more than one of in a session.

Team Cigar Review: Illusione Singularé 2018 Turin

Team Cigar Review: Illusione Singularé 2018 Turin

I believe a little more time will do the Illusione Singularé 2018 Turin wonders even though it's still pretty good as it is now. I think revisiting it in 6 months will provide quite a treat. This is a cigar I will definitely return to and could easily recommend it to those that enjoy the profile I described. It's a blend well deserving of the Singulare name.

Personal Cigar Review: Trinidad Fundadores

Personal Cigar Review: Trinidad Fundadores

The Trinidad Fundadores 2017 release is a perfect example of a Cuban cigar that is too young to enjoy, but should be very good with a few years of aging. This box will go to the back of my humidor and I will go back to check on their evolution in 6 - 8 month periods.

Team Cigar Review: Gurkha Cellar Reserve 15 Year 10th Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: Gurkha Cellar Reserve 15 Year 10th Anniversary

I'd be interested in revisiting a better constructed version of the Gurkha Cellar Reserve 15 Year 10th Anniversary to see if the flavor profile could maintain itself longer. Outside of revisiting it for this reason, there's not really any draw for me to come back to this cigar as I felt it was a very poor showing for the brand.

Aaron LoomisHome